Arriving in 1996 after several years of alternating English-language adult contemporary pop albums with contemporary Latin pop albums, Tango was a back to basics move of sorts for Julio Iglesias. Back to basics might be stretching it a little, because Iglesias always was a contemporary pop singer, so this was more of a roots move, finding Iglesias tackling 12 of the most famous tangos, many of which date back to the '30s and '40s, if not earlier. If the production did not exactly sound timeless – it was a contemporary big-budget recording, so it was very clean and polished – it nevertheless wasn't nearly as slick as his English language records, and the execution of these tangos modernized these classic songs, bringing them to new audiences. Iglesias responded in kind, giving them some of his most passionate performances in years, and the result was one of the highlights of his '90s work.
Album interpreted by internationally renowned Spanish singer Julio J. Iglesias de la Cueva (Madrid, 1943). It's dedicated to the music of tango, has a total of 35 gold and multi-platinum disks worldwide, where it's estimated to have reached a sales volume of around 10 million copies. It was the result of the union of performance style and universal tango music. Julio is considered the Spanish and Latin artist with more sold albums worldwide (350 million) and one of the 10 largest sellers of discs performers in music history. 45-year career with the public, more than 5,000 concerts in over 600 cities worldwide and recordings in 20 languages prove the uniqueness of this singer.
The original Spanish crooner to the stars returns with his first studio work since 1996's TANGO with NOCHE DE CUATRO LUNAS. This first-class production moves deftly back and forth between the Iberian Peninsula and the Americas, navigating a swirl of arid flamenco melodies, Caribbean rhythms and cosmopolitan electronic pop finesse. The enlisting of such winning producers and songwriters as Rene L. Toledo and Robbi Draco Rosa seals the album's course for international appeal…
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 José Iglesias de la Cueva was born in Madrid, Spain, on September 23, 1943.