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Christmas Through Your Eyes is the fourth solo studio album, and 16th overall, by Latin-American singer Gloria Estefan, released in September 1993.

Christmas Through Your Eyes
Gloria Estefan Christmas Through Your Eyes.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 27, 1993
StudioCrescent Moon Studios, Miami; Capitol Studios, Los Angeles; The Hit Factory and Flying Monkey Studios, New York and the Village Recorder, Los Angeles
GenreHoliday
Length46:01
LabelEpic
ProducerPhil Ramone
Gloria Estefan chronology
Mi Tierra
(1993)
Christmas Through Your Eyes
(1993)
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[2]
Los Angeles Times1.5/4 stars[3]

Contents

HistoryEdit

Following the success of her multi-awarded Latin album Mi Tierra, Estefan recorded a collection of all Christmas songs released in the early autumn of 1993. The collection contains mostly traditional songs along with the title track, an original song written by Estefan and Diane Warren. The title track was previously released with a different instrumental arrangement on Estefan's 1992 Greatest Hits album, and it was released as a double A-side single with "Miami Hitmix" in Europe.[4] The Spanish-language song called "Arbolito de Navidad" is also included.

Estefan, who had found worldwide success singing pop and dance songs, was accompanied by a big band on the song "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" and sings a jazz-inspired rendition of "This Christmas". Music videos were filmed and released for the songs "This Christmas" and "Silent Night", which are included on the video collection Everlasting Gloria!.

Technologically, the album production was used as a testing ground for what would be the digital long-distance audio technology used in the production of the Frank Sinatra album Duets using the Dolby Digital system provided by Skywalker Ranch-based Entertainment Digital Network, so that Estefan could remotely listen to the production sessions in Los Angeles from her home studio in Miami. Both the Estefan and Sinatra album were produced by Phil Ramone and principally recorded and mixed by Eric Schilling.

Track listingEdit

PersonnelEdit

Adapted from AllMusic.[5]

MusiciansEdit

ProductionEdit

  • Patrick Williams – arranger, conductor
  • Juanito Márquez – arranger, guitar (acoustic), producer, programming
  • Doug Katsaros – arranger, producer, programming, background vocals
  • Rob Mounsey – arranger, producer, programming, background vocals
  • Clay Ostwald – arranger, producer, programming
  • Peter "Ski" Schwartz – arranger, producer, programming
  • David Coleman – art direction
  • David Daoud Coleman – art direction
  • Sebastián Krys – assistant engineer, mixing, mixing assistant
  • Leslie Ann Jones – assistant engineer
  • Charles Paakkari – assistant engineer
  • Neil Perry – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwing – mastering at Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine
  • Emilio Estefan Jr. – management

DesignEdit

  • David Coleman – art direction
  • Alberto Tolot – photography

Release historyEdit

Region Date
Europe September 27, 1993 (1993-09-27)
United States September 28, 1993 (1993-09-28)
Canada October 12, 1993 (1993-10-12)
Japan November 3, 1993 (1993-11-03)

Charts and certificationsEdit

The album went to No. 43 on the Billboard 200 Pop Album chart and was certified Platinum by the RIAA in the United States for shipments of over a million copies. According to a 2001 review of her album sales on her discography database web, the album has sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Browne, David (1993-11-12). "Christmas CD Roundup Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  3. ^ Willman, Chris (1993-12-12). "Holiday Recordings : HOLIDAY : It's Ring-a-Ling Recordings Time : Those Seasonal Sugarplums and Lumps O' Coal". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-11-28.
  4. ^ Gloria Estefan, "Greatest Hits." 1992 Sony Music Entertainment
  5. ^ "Christmas Through Your Eyes - Gloria Estefan | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Gloria Estefan Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  7. ^ "American album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Christmas Through Your Eyes". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.