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Todos Los Romances (All the Romances) is a three-disc compilation album by Mexican singer Luis Miguel. Released on 11 August 1998 by WEA Latina, the record features the three previously released Romance-themed albums in which Miguel covered classic boleros in each of them: Romance (1991), Segundo Romance (1994), and Romances (1997). An editor for AllMusic rated the album four of five stars. Commercially, Todos Los Romances peaked at number four in Spain and was certified double Platinum in the country. It also achieved Gold status in Argentina and peaked at number 12 on the Billboard's Top Latin Albums in the United States.

Todos Los Romances
A black-and-white photo of a man in a tuxedo standing next to a microphone stand is staring to the right.
Compilation album by
Released11 August 1998
Recorded1991–97
GenreBolero
Length1:33:02
LanguageSpanish
LabelWEA Latina

Contents

Background and releaseEdit

In 1991 Miguel released his eighth studio album, Romance, a collection of classic boleros, the oldest dating to the 1940s. Produced by Armando Manzanero and arranged by Bebu Silvetti,[1] the record was a success in Latin America and sold over seven million copies worldwide.[2][3] It revived interest in the bolero genre, and was the first record by a Spanish-speaking artist to be certified Gold in Brazil, Taiwan and the United States.[3] It received a Grammy nomination for Best Latin Pop Album.[4][5] Its follow-up, Segundo Romance, was released in 1994; Manzanero, Juan Carlos Calderón and Kiko Cibrian co-produced the record with Miguel, with it winning a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Performance.[6][7] In 1997 Romances was released, with Miguel and Manzanero co-producing Silvetti's arrangements;[8] it sold over 4.5 million copies, winning another Grammy for Best Latin Pop Performance.[9][10] Each of the three discs were certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipping one million copies in the United States. One year after the release of Romances, WEA Latina announced that it will issue a three-disc compilation album Todos Los Romances, which contains three Romance-themed albums and was released on 11 August 1998.[11]

ReceptionEdit

An editor for AllMusic gave the album a four out of five star rating.[12] In Spain, Todos Los Romances debuted and peaked number four on the Spanish Albums Chart, selling over 200,000 copies in the country and gaining a double Platinum certification awarded by Productores de Música de España for shipping 200,000.[13][14] In the United States, the record peaked at number 12 on the Billboard's Top Latin Albums and number six on the Latin Pop Albums chart.[15] In Argentina, it was awarded Gold by the Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers for shipments of 30,000 copies.[16]

Track listingEdit

Disc 1 (Romance)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."No Me Platiques Más"Vicente Garrido3:31
2."Inolvidable"Julio Gutiérrez4:16
3."La Puerta"Luis Demetrio3:19
4."La Barca"Roberto Cantoral3:28
5."Te Extraño"Armando Manzanero4:23
6."Usted"
3:43
7."Contigo en la Distancia"César Portillo de la Luz3:23
8."Mucho Corazón"Emma Elena Valdelamar3:23
9."La Mentira"Álvaro Carrillo3:46
10."Cuando Vuelva a Tu Lado"María Grever3:48
11."No Sé Tú"Manzanero3:50
12."Cómo"Chico Novarro3:14
Total length:44:02
Disc 2 (Segundo Romance)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."El Día Que Me Quieras"3:58
2."Sin Ti"Pepe Guízar3:00
3."Somos Novios"Manzanero3:10
4."La Media Vuelta"José Alfredo Jiménez2:42
5."Solamente una Vez"Agustín Lara2:58
6."Todo y Nada"Garrido3:35
7."Historia de un Amor"Carlos Almarán3:55
8."Como Yo Te Amé"Manzanero3:30
9."Nosotros"Pedro Junco4:00
10."Yo Sé Que Volverás"
  • Manzanero
  • Luis Pérez Sabido
3:35
11."Delirio"Portillo de la Luz4:34
Total length:38:57
Disc 3 (Romances)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Voy a Apagar la Luz / Contigo Aprendí"Manzanero4:10
2."Sabor a Mí"Álvaro Carrillo3:05
3."Por Debajo de la Mesa"Manzanero3:03
4."La Gloria Eres Tú"José Antonio Mendez3:21
5."Amanecer"Manzanero3:31
6."Encadenados"Carlos Arturo Briz 
7."Bésame Mucho"Consuelo Velázquez5:26
8."Contigo (Estar Contigo)"
4:08
9."Noche De Ronda"Lara4:16
10."El Reloj"Cantoral3:02
11."Júrame"Grever3:57
12."De Quererte Así (De T'Avoir Aimee)"3:13
13."Uno"4:48
14."Mañana de Carnaval (Manhã de Carnaval)"
4:06
Total length:54:05

ChartsEdit

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[17] 4
US Top Latin Albums (Billboard)[18] 12
US Latin Pop Albums (Billboard)[19] 6

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[16] Gold 30,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[13] 2× Platinum 200,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Romance — Credits". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Dimes y Directes". El Siglo de Torreón (in Spanish). Editora de la Laguna. 12 October 1992. p. 51.
  3. ^ a b Candelaria, Cordelia; Garcia, Peter; Adalma, Arturo (2004). Encyclopedia of Latino popular culture. 2. Westport, United States: Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 551–552. ISBN 9780313322150. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Grammy nominees". The Baltimore Sun. Tribune Publishing. 8 January 1993. p. 2. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Luis Miguel en Altos de Chavón, y en el Sur profundo, una sonrisa para los turistas" [Luis Miguel in Altos de Chavon, and in the Deep South , a smile for tourists]. Diario Libre. 2 November 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Segundo Romance — Credits". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  7. ^ "The 1995 Grammy Winners". The New York Times. Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. 3 March 1995. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Romances — Credits". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Latin Star Miguel To Launch World Tour". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on 11 November 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
  10. ^ "Grammy Award Winners". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Publishing. 26 February 1998. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  11. ^ Lannert, John (8 August 1998). "Latin Notas". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 110 (321): 45. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  12. ^ "Todos Los Romances – Luis Miguel". AllMusic. Rovi. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  13. ^ a b Salaverri, Fernando. Sólo éxitos. Año a año. 1959–2002 [Only Hits. Year by year. 1959–2002] (in Spanish). Madrid, Spain: Iberautor Promociones Culturales. p. 952. ISBN 9788480486392.
  14. ^ Carrasco, Maria José (9 October 1999). "Luis Miguel actúa en el estadio de La Cartuja ante 25.000 personas". El País (in Spanish). PRISA. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
  15. ^ "Luis Miguel – Chart history". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  16. ^ a b "Discos de oro y platino" (in Spanish). Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  17. ^ "Hits of the World". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 110 (21): 63. 23 May 1998. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  18. ^ "Luis Miguel Chart History (Top Latin Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  19. ^ "Luis Miguel Chart History (Latin Pop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 30 April 2017.