Dreaming of You - (Import CD)
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- Mono / Stereo
- Dreaming of You
Released in 1995, the same year she was tragically shot, DREAMING OF YOU was the first of Selena's posthumous releases. Prior to her death, Selena had been something of a cultural icon in Latino communities, admired as much for her status as a positive cultural role model as for her breezy, catchy dance-pop.
Like many of Selena's albums, DREAMING OF YOU balances ballads with bouncy, Latin-inflected grooves, a combination that had gained her popularity with young Latino listeners and traditional Tejano fans alike. The news of the singer's death brought her music to wider attention among North American audiences, so the album struck a chord across different cultural communities, a fact reinforced, no doubt, by the album's mix of Spanish and English lyrics, and her duet with David Byrne on "God's Child."
- Country of Origin
- EMI Music Distribution
- Studio / Live
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] I Could Fall in Love - (previously unreleased)
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Captive Heart - (previously unreleased)
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] I'm Getting Used to You - (previously unreleased)
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] God's Child (Baila Conmigo) - (Spanish, previously unreleased)
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Dreaming of You - (previously unreleased)
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Missing My Baby
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Amor Prohibido - (Spanish) :: Forbidden Love - (Spanish)
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Wherever You Are (Dondequiera que Estes) - (Spanish)
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Techno Cumbia - (Spanish)
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] El Toro Relajo - (Spanish) :: The Crazy Bull - (Spanish)
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Como la Flor - (Spanish) :: Like A Flower - (Spanish)
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Tu Solo Tu - (previously unreleased)
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Bidi Bidi Bom Bom - (Spanish)
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Spoken Liners Notes by the Band and Family
- EMI Music Distribution
Rolling Stone (9/7/95, pp.72-73) - 3.5 Stars - Good Plus - "...Any of her five English-language ballads on DREAMING OF YOU could've been made for a sweet VH1 crossover..."
Spin (p.90) - "[A] multiplatinum marvel....It definitely maps out the sainted singer's omnivorous appetite."
Entertainment Weekly (7/21/95, p.63) - "...Whether belting out traditional ballads or tropical fantasies, Selena evokes lust and passion..." - Rating: B
Vibe (9/95, p.176) - "...at once a brief recap of her cumbia-flavored, Tex-Mex excellence and a poignant glimpse of the exploratory English-language path her career was beginning to take....her musical language flowed between South American cumbia, Caribbean reggae/dancehall, and...a kind of Latino urban contemporary..."
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