Title - 'The Essential Julio Iglesias'
Artist - Julio Iglesias
My goodness! Julio Iglesias continues to delight us with his melodies. This album is certainly one of the best compilations I've ever heard. I means, sure another Essential came out back in 2010 from Legacy, but just like a fine wine, Julio get better as time passes.
Oh, and did you know that Julio was originally a goalkeeper for Real Madrid, but that career was cut short before it really got going - he was badly injured in a road accident. During his period of recovery in hospital, he became interested in a career in music, something at which he has since become very successful, originally singing just in Spanish, but later also singing in English.
Here on his Essential album, he not only sings in both English (CD 1) and then also Spanish (CD 2), but brings us lush duets also. Such as 'All of You' (with Diana Ross), 'My Love' (with Stevie Wonder), and both 'Fragile' (lead guitar and background vocals by Sting) and 'Summer Wind' (with Frank Sinatra).
If you love Julio's music (his incredible voice), this is the album you have been waiting for. I have many CDs of Julio but I never owned a such complete collection of favorites like this new 2CD. Once you let Julio's music into your heart and soul, you will look at your surroundings in a different way. This is a great album and I highly recommend it.
And so this career-spanning and comprehensive Essential 2CD includes all his biggest hits and best-loved songs from one of the most famous names in Spanish music history! Such as 'Para Todas Las Chicas (To All The Girls I've Loved Before),' 'Can't Help Falling in Love,' 'Crazy,' 'Volver A Empezar (Begin the Beguine),' and more.
It's truly a must for any fan of Julio Iglesias' music and, as this very same compilation has also been out before, let me make you aware that this splendid 2014 2CD also comes with a set of full liner notes and photos for the complete experience.