Julio Iglesias – Emociones (1978)
Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva (born 23 September 1943), better known as Julio Iglesias, is a Spanish singer and songwriter who has sold over 100 million records worldwide in 14 languages, has released over 80 albums, and has more than 400 gold and platinum records certified, making him one of the best selling artists of all time and the best selling Latin artist in history.
Artist: Julio Iglesias
Label: CBS Records
Blessed with good looks, a powerful voice, and a gift for communicating with an audience, Julio Iglesias is one of the most popular and enduring figures in the history of Latin music, a true international superstar who has sold over 300 million albums worldwide and remains a popular concert draw and chart-topping recording artist in a career that has spanned six decades. Julio‘s father was a successful physician, and his son’s initial career ambition was to become a lawyer and a diplomat. Young Iglesias was also a gifted football player, and as a teenager he achieved one of his great dreams when he was recruited to play goaltender with his favorite team, Real Madrid. However, Iglesias‘ athletic career was cut short in 1962 by an auto accident that left him with a spinal injury that kept him in bed for nearly two years. As Iglesias recovered, he taught himself to play guitar, and began writing songs as he discovered his passion for music.
While Iglesias would return to his legal studies in Great Britain, he was still interested in music, and in 1968, Iglesias entered a song he’d composed, “La Vida Sigue Igual” (Life Goes On) in the Benidorm International Song Festival, an annual Spanish songwriting competition. Iglesias‘ song won first prize, and he was offered a recording contract with the Spanish branch of Columbia Records. Iglesias‘ recording of “La Vida Sigue Igual” became a number one hit in Spain, and he set aside his career in law to pursue music full-time. Iglesias released his first full-length album in 1969, he represented Spain in the 1970 Eurovision Song Contest, and by 1971 he’d already sold a million records.
Iglesias had a keen facility for languages, and in 1972 he started recording material in German, Italian, French, and Portuguese as well as Spanish; soon he was one of the most popular musical performers throughout Europe, performing for tens of thousands of fans in most of the world’s capitals. In 1976, Iglesias played a sold-out concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City, though the United States was one of the few countries where he was not yet a household name. In the late ’70s, Iglesias signed a new record deal with CBS International that reflected his global popularity, and he set his sights on conquering the English-language markets.
In 1979 he moved to Miami, Florida, in the United States, signed a deal with CBS International, and started singing in different languages such as English, French, Portuguese, German and other languages to his music. The height of his success was during the 1970s and 1980s. Among his best-known melodic and sentimental hit songs are “Quiereme Mucho” and “Quiereme”, two songs from “Emociones” that were big hits in Europe.
1. Me Olvide De Vivir (4:51)
2. Voy A Perder La Cabeza Por Tu Amor (4:37)
3. Spanish Girl (3:39)
4. Pobre Diablo (2:55)
5. Quiereme (Basada En Las Danzas Polovtsianas De “El Principe Igor”) (2:48)
1. Preguntale (4:55)
2. Quiereme Mucho (4:07)
3. Con Una Pinta Asi (3:23)
4. No Vengo Ni Voy (3:26)
5. Un Dia Tu, Un Dia Yo (3:04)