Label: Epic Music Video - EPC 201983 9 • Format: DVD DVD-Video, PAL, Compilation • Country: Germany • Genre: Electronic, Latin, Pop • Style: Ballad, House, Merengue, Salsa
Feature Contract Gloria Estefan was born in Cuba and migrated to Miami at age two, fleeing the dictatorship of Castro. She had a hard life as a child, having to care for her father The Storm Has Just Begun - Blue Grass Boogiemen - Whos Afraid Of The Boogiemen? other family members while her mother worked as a school teacher.
Despite this troubled upbringing she still managed to gain a partial scholarship to the University of Miami inhoping to pursue a career in psychology. After a year and a half in the group, the name was changed to Miami Sound Machine and the record success within Central and South America began to happen. In the smash single Dr Beat reached the number Spectrum (16) - Spectrum Part One spot on the US charts, establishing them in the English speaking record market.
After much success with follow up singles and albums, the band became known as Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine, recognising her importance to the group. She was now an established solo artist and touring to promote this success.
Sadly in while sleeping on her tour bus, she suffered horrific injuries to her back. There was little hope of a full recovery but, after a year of physical therapy, she astounded the world. She released the album Into the Light and ventured out on a 29 country world tour. Her Greatest Hits album was released in and several honours and awards followed, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a Grammy Award.
She also sang at the closing ceremony of the Atlanta Olympic Games and ventured into acting with her debut appearance in Music of the Heart alongside Meryl Streep. There is a good range of songs from her catalogue and after an opening introduction by the singer at the start of the feature, she also makes comments prior to many other songs. Track listing This is a nice collection for fans and a great introduction for those unfamiliar with her recording career. The video clips are all entertaining and well made so most should be pleased.
Being a collection of video clips, this is presented in full frame and video quality varies, but not greatly. For the most part the video quality is superb with only a few minor problems. Picture is sharp at This Christmas - Gloria Estefan - Everlasting Gloria!
(DVD) times and colours are, dare I say it - Glori-ous! The only real problems with this release are the occasional instances of aliasing, grain and This Christmas - Gloria Estefan - Everlasting Gloria!
(DVD) enhancement, but for such a wide variety of source material, these problems are all at acceptable levels. The dual layer occurs at and is barely noticeable. Both are very nice indeed. Sound is clear throughout Guy Lafitte - Wynton Marsalis Septet - The Marciac Suite no synch problems.
There are also no This Christmas - Gloria Estefan - Everlasting Gloria! (DVD) with background noise, distortion or dropouts. Surround use is extensive and used well to emphasise the music and while separation is not outstanding, it is well suited for music videos. The subwoofer gets a workout on many of the bass driven songs and adds greatly to the overall sound. Included in the extras are a biographya discographya discography of hits and a video discography.
Overall this is a great release for fans. The video and sound quality is superb throughout and there is a nice but small selection of extras. If you are not a fan then this is a great introduction to this talented artist.
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