Guerra, Juan Luis / La Llave De Mi Corazon
Album: La Llave De Mi Corazon   Collection:World
Artist:Guerra, Juan Luis   Added:Apr 2008
Label:Emi Latin  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-05-26 Pull Date: 2008-07-28 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jul 20 Jul 13 Jul 6 Jun 29 Jun 15
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 07, 2011: Alachinada!
Te Contaran
4. Jan 19, 2011: Morning Glory (Full Moon)
Medicine For My Soul
2. Jun 30, 2011: Alachinada!
Medicine For My Soul
5. Dec 05, 2009: Music Casserole
La Llave De Mi Corazon
3. Jan 26, 2011: Morning Glory
Como Yo
6. Jul 15, 2008: At the Cafe Bohemian
La Llave De Mi Corazon

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2008-05-27
Juan Luis Guerra – La Llave de Mi Corazon
Reviewed by Sadie O., 5/12/08
Merengue and bachata from Dominican Republic’s mega-star. Often known for biting political humor, he seems to have fallen in love –mostly without getting all sappy and top-40 about it. Pretty much all tracks seem to be love songs, but most with a great Latin dance groove. Playing is exemplary, and he’s a terrific singer.
No FCCs detected. I like 1 and 11, 15 and esp. 14 best (which is basically 4 versions of the same song…)
1. 3:16 ***a bit of static and horns, then a swingy midtempo salsa groove, fun lyrics in Spanglish.
2. 3:25 **bongo fury intro, horns and uptempo salsa, lyrics in Spanish.
3. 4:05 *mellow but slightly uptempo hip wiggler, pretty solo vocals. Great syncopated percussion.
4. 3:28 *very mellow midtempo groove with hand drums – just the thing for watching the sunset on the beach, with a nice mojito or something. Very pretty.
5. 3:25 **nice midtempo groove with double-time hand percussion, soulful vocals. Cool horns, esp. in second half.
6. 2:42 *hand drum intro, acoustic guitar, extremely sweet and relaxed. I wonder if he got the idea for the song from an old Fred Astaire number…
7. 3:20 acoustic guitar and solo horn and sweet/sad vocals. No drums. I’ll sit this one out, thanks…
8. 3:25 **back on target with some fabulous percussion, uptempo salsa.
9. 3:48 *slow Latin jazz intro, midtempo salsa with sweet hand percussion and piano.
10. 3:56 jazz sax intro, very slow and mellow – a slow dance number for the incurably romantic.
11. 3:15 ***uptempo and upbeat pop salsa – basically track 1 in Spanish.
12. 4:03 *mellow samba with guest female jazz vocalist, in English.
13. 2:50 somber orchestral intro, acoustic guitar and vocals. Gets a bit of percussion action towards the end.
14. 3:16 ****remix of track 1 with added guest vocals.
15. 3:15 ***track 11 in Portuguese.

Track Listing
1. Medicine For My Soul   8. Amores
2. La Travesia   9. Cancioncita De Amor
3. Te Contaran   10. Sabia Manera
4. Que Me Des Tu Carino   11. La Llave De Mi Corazon
5. Como Yo   12. Something Good
6. Si Tu No Bailas Conmigo   13. A La Vera
7. Solo Tengo Ojos Para Ti   14. Medicine For My Soul
  15. La Llave De Mi Corazon