This three-time Grammy-winning performance by the daddy of bachata and modern merengue is a must-listen for not only the tropical music fans of the world, but any music lover with a pulse. Juan Luis Guerra, often credited with bringing his nation's music to a global audience, has created yet another landmark album for lovers of Dominican music to relish. Be it with humorous and rollicking merengues like "Mi PC," the steamy and simmering salsa "Quisiera," or the irresistibly singable "El Niagra en Bicicleta" (which won Best Tropical Song at the Latin Grammys in 2000), Guerra offers delightful surprise in song after song. His ballads "Testimonio" or "Amapola" prove as tender and poignantly written as always. Grammy winner of Best Merengue Performance, this album sets new standards of excellence for both writing and ensemble performance for generations of Merengueros to come. Sonically, Ni Es Lo Mismo Ni Es Igual proves a lush and brilliant success. Having also won Best Engineered Album from the Latin Grammys in 2000 is testament to this rich, crystal-clear studio masterpiece. Not only a brilliant songwriter but also a master arranger, Guerra is responsible for every fiery horn line and rousing coro. For both the dedicated merengue patriot and those looking for their musical maiden voyage to the Republica Dominicana, Ni Es Lo Mismo Ni Es Igual is a must-own.
Performance CreditsJuan Luis Guerra y 440 Primary Artist
Arturo Sandoval Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Luis Enrique Percussion
Edwin Bonilla Percussion
Ed Calle Baritone
Juan Luis Guerra Guitar
Lee Levin Drums
Juan Rizek Background Vocals
Jimmy Morales Conga
Juan Valdez Piano
Frank Ceara Background Vocals
Mariela Mercado Background Vocals
Charlie Sierra Bongos,Timbales
Audrey Campos Background Vocals
Technical CreditsMike Couzzi Engineer
Juan Luis Guerra Arranger,Director,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Lee Levin Programming
July Ruiz Engineer
Eric Ramos Engineer
Janina Rosado Writer
Eugenio Vanderhorst Writer
Luis Mansilla Engineer
Kike Santander Composer
Carlos Ordehi Engineer
Eric Schilling Engineer
Carlos Alvarez Engineer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ni Es Lo Mismo Ni Es Igual based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Once again Juan Luis Guerra has raised his own standards by coming out with this new album. His creativity, which is never compromised by the consistency of musical quality, could only be understood when one listens to his previews albums. When it comes to merengue or Dominican music in general, he is definately up there with the legends.
comprenlo en verdad, es una excelente produccion, de muy buen gusto
Experience the world of Guerra and his musica and you'll crave more. Makes you want to dance, cry, party and fall in love. I'm on my third CD now and don't speak or understand much Spanish, but what I do comprendo is Juann Luis Guerra's voice and his magical ability to transcend a language barrier and deliver music filled with emotions. Like a roller coaster ride for the ears and spirit. Try his CD Arieto with 440.