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Destiny [Import]

Gloria Estefan Audio CD
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Sony Masterworks releases Gloria Estefan’s The Standards on September 10, 2013. Celebrating great tunes from the American Songbook, The Standards reaches out to Estefan’s global fan base via international song classics sung in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and French, some with new lyrics written by Estefan herself. The album also features collaborations with world class, ... Read more in Amazon's Gloria Estefan Store

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  • Audio CD (31 May 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Epic
  • ASIN: B000024VSX
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,872 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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GLORIA ESTEFAN Destiny (1996 Austrian 11-track CD album complete with full lyric booklet picture sleeve includes the single Reach)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Worthy purchase 20 Aug 2001
Format:Audio CD
I was always curious about Gloria Estefan. Yes, I know she's had a lot of hits, on her own and with the Miami sound machine, but would there be an album I'd be willing to buy that I could listen to over and over again?
Well yes there is, and this is it. Destiny is filled with melodic pop ballads that are enhanced by Glorias glorious voice. She is the main precursor to the modern latino singers (J Lo, Nelly, etc.) and shows on this album a grown up feel to the music.
Throughout the album a steady latin based pop sound can be heard. There is rarely that hurried beat of pop, which in my opinion is a very good thing. But pop it is, and it is this which makes it so accessible. Standout tracks are Destiny, Higher and Reach. Most likely you'll have heard and enjoyed these already. The rest of the tracks follow the same song writing techniques, and as such, you;ll enjoy them just as much.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Value 6 Oct 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Heard it originally in restaurant, wife liked it, so bought it for wife. Delivery good, quality brilliant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous! 23 Jun 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The lady still has an amazing voice, full of power and passion. It's like having melted galaxy chocolate drizzled onto your tongue. Or is that just me?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good 30 Aug 2012
Format:Audio CD
I like many other have enjoyed growing up listening to Gloria, this album almost delivers a strong, yet real woman in the songs & music. Another good album that I will continue to listen to
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deep but mellow! 7 Jan 2000
By Kevin Martin Murnane - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This has to be Gloria Estefans most accomplished album and one of her best. Conveying strong messages of love and spirituality over percussive afro cuban rhythms it really hits home. It's title track "Destiny" speaks of a sometimes dangerous and obsessive love, one that we can't turn away from no matter what the circumstances, while "I'm not giving you up" tells the tale of a thwarted love affair where the love is so strong and loyal it can beat the odds. Lyrically the album is quite deep without being pretentious..even it's upbeat tracks "You'll be mine (Party Time)" is in my opinion singing the celebrations of what waits for us after we leave this world..that no matter what we are in life or what we're seeking, the biggest party is yet to come.."When the sun is setting in the sky, everybody knows it's party-time" while "Higher" is an all out anti-drug anthem..."Path of the right love" is probably the most spiritual track on the album and with it's unforgettable haunting chorus it says that we all seek the same in life..to be loved, but sometimes without realising we're on a direct path towards it, it's all around us but we take it for granted. While it's first single "Reach" the theme tune to the 96 Olympics is one if the most up-lifting, positive and influential songs I've heard..."So I'll do whatever it takes..Follow through with the promise I made"...an excellent anthem but avoiding all the anthemic cliches in it's production and arrangements! Do yourself a favour..but this cd, sit back and listen!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real Latin music at its best 3 Oct 1999
By Chad - pnkyclnt@sd.cybernex.net - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I am by far the biggest Gloria Estefan fan in my home state (SD), and most likely the US, and Destiny is my favorite album by Gloria. What bugs me is that nowadays, the only Latin music there is playing is Ricky and Jennifer, and that's not even true Latin in my mind, its just a bad blend of pop and latin. However, this album is pure Latin from the title track, to my favorite song, "Reach". The mezmorizing guitar playing on "Steal Your Heart", and the ballad "Show Me the Way Back to Your Heart" written by Diane Warren are just some other favs on this album and let's not forget "Along Came You" which Gloria wrote for her daughter. This album has everything, including great dance numbers. So if you like REAL latin music, then I can't tell you how much I reccommend this album.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenominal! 14 Mar 2001
By Paul - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
By far, this is probably the best Gloria Estefan CD. I've never heard such creativity and emotion on an album before. Each song is very deep, leaving you looking at your life and the relationships you have. "Destiny" speaks about changing your life and accepting your fate, while the ballads "I'm Not Giving You Up" "Steal Your Heart" "I Know You Too Well" and "The Heart Never Learns" speak about relationships and the effect it has on the people in it. Gloria's dance style comes through in "You'll Be Mine (Party Time) and "Higher." Gloria pens tribute to her daughter Emily in "Along Came You (A Song For Emily)" Let's not forget about the official theme for the 1996 Olympics and very inspiring "Reach." Although the rest of the songs are magnificant, the most heart-wrenching, emotional ballad is track 7, "Show Me The Way Back To Your Heart." I must say, this song ranks better than Gloria's classic ballads such as, "Anything For You" and "Here We Are." I was amazed when I heard this song. Her voice glides with the music, very passionate. The guitar solo in the middle is outstanding. Gloria's best ballad. All in all, this CD is phenominal...very deep, emotional and relaxing. If that wasn't enough, you also get a bonus CD-Extra when you load the CD into your PC. Pick it up, I GUARANTEE you, you will NOT be disappointed!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful world influences! 7 July 1998
By Michael McDaniel - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Destiny marks the return to English music for Gloria Estefan, but the African, Carribbean, and Latin influences of her last few years can easily be heard here. From the very African You'll Be Mine (Party Time) to the beautifully rich Spanish guitar on Steal Your Heart, the world rhythms permeate this album. Reach, which is probably most familiar from radio play, is unsurprisingly the most mainstream song here. While I don't care for a couple of the songs, many of the others spontaneously pop into my head frequently. Highly recommended.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Queen of Latin Pop at Her Best So Far! 25 Sep 2003
By Nicole - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I have always been a fan of Gloria Estefan ever since her Miami Sound Machine Days. I have always loved her strong and deep voice and her amazing ability to write songs that are both catchy and meaningful at the same time. This album is no different. However, Gloria does seem more serious on this one. The biggest hit on this album was "Reach" for the Olympic Games, but although the song is wonderful, it is not my favorite. My favorites are "I'm Not Giving You Up" (the ballad version), "Steal Your Heart", "The Heart Never Learns", and "The Path of the Right Love." All of these songs, in my opinion, deal with the truth of love in it's purest form. It is not something that is constantly romantic and perfect, but an emotion filled with as much pain as pleasure. "The Path of the Right Love" especially deals with the unconditional love that the world needs more of. My favorite lyric on this song is "I do believe, If we share this life, We must learn to share, All its pain and strife." Take from that what you will. Musically this album has a very different style than her former English albums. The flavor is more Latin than Pop and has very interesting interweavings of Afro-Cuban rhythms that only her Spanish Language albums have had to date. This is my favorite Gloria album, so far.
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