On this first album in a three-part celebration of his career, it's easy to remember why Juan Gabriel has owned the game for decades. Reason 1. Gabriel's got serious dramatic presence, whether he's working his classic hits or new tracks like the Gabriel-produced opener. Reason 2. Soaring highs, desperate lows and resonant, tremulous tones everywhere. The man can sing. And reason 3. Ro. Mance. Sure, the sweeping strings and crocodile rock sound dated. Yes, he may be your mama's (or even abuela's) pop star. But dang if Juan Gabriel doesn't sweep you off your feet like a romance novel hero.