Atado A Tu Amor

Chayanne

Sony Music, 1998

http://chayanne.com

REVIEW BY: Tammy Childs

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: 08/17/2005

"Atado A Tu Amor" -- "Tied To Your Love" -- I wish! Chayanne can tie me down or tie me up. I don't care. I'll do whatever he wants. He is sex, sex, sex personified. Sigh…my_heart_sings_the_harmony_web_ad_alt_250

Oh yeah, and he also sings.

Born in Puerto Rico, Chayanne guides his life by cultivating the happiness of his family and caring for himself. And even though the charismatic singer only croons in Spanish, listeners will appreciate the vitality and fiery nature of his music.

Songs such as "Soy Como Un Nino" ("Through The Eyes Of A Child") are innocent-sounding but belied by the man's soft sensual voice. "Otra Vez" ("Another Time") is a song for rubbing up against someone and arousing those fires of desire, with lusty and romantic guitar work by Hal Batt and Donato and lyrics such as "Amor amor me estoy, quemando, otra vez," which loosely translated means, "love love I'm burning again." Yep, me too, honey.

"Refugio De Amor" is a duet with Vanessa Williams and was highlighted in the movie "Dance With Me." Seductive and sweet, this is a beautiful love song, and both singers perform well together, with a richness to Williams' voice that complements the passion of Chayanne's.

High-energy numbers like "Nadie Como Tu" and "Salome" are dance tunes, flowing easily and flawlessly into delicious pieces such as "Pienso En Ti" ("I Think About You"), and what girl wouldn't want to hear that crooning from a man? This sweet ballad is unblemished and performed with no faltering. If you weren't in love before you hear this song, you will be afterward. He gives it all to you but leaves you hungering for more.

Chayanne started with the group Los Chicos but stepped away to pursue his personal career. It has paid off -- I know I'd follow Chayanne in any direction he chose…or at least back to the music store to buy another of his albums.

Rating: B+

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