Mi Amigo El Príncipe
Released: Nov 2011
Mi Amigo is technically a cover album -- more specifically, the second installment of Cristian Castro's musical tribute to his friend and mentor Jose Jose. But everything here is well within Castro's wheelhouse: sweeping strings, soaring vocals and, most of all, impassioned, emotive, desperately romantic lyrics and melodies. "Lo Dudo" was the lead single, but "Desesperado" really nails the vibe here: drama, drama and more delicious drama. Does it sound a bit dated? Sure -- these are Latin pop classics, after all -- but Castro's warm, clear voice makes them sound timeless.
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