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Guerra soothes your heart and moves your feet,
This review is from: Bachata Rosa (Audio CD)I first heard this in a Granada record store and bought it after two songs - previously I'd found Latin music unmoving, but Guerra has the knack of wrapping spacious arrangements around beautiful melodies, whether on slow ballads like the title track or dance tracks such as Carta de Amor.
The album divides more or less 60-40 ballads and dance numbers. Personally, I prefer the upbeat tracks. There is some wonderfully danceable music here; Guerra never succumbs to the cliches of salsa, showing a deft touch adding African inflections especially on the guitar tracks and the harmonies on "A pedir su mano".
Over ten years later, after hearing much more of Guerra's music, I still think this is his best work. It remains a treat for your ears, and if your Spanish is up to it, there are some very witty lyrics to enjoy. Even when mourning his unrequited love, Guerra raises a smile. If Spanish isn't your language, the music alone will warm your heart.