Border Girl

Infobox Album | Name = Border Girl
Type = Album
Artist = Paulina Rubio


Released = June 18, 2002
Recorded = 2001
Genre = Latin Pop
Length = 62:03
Label = Universal Records
Producer =
Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|2.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:81apqj1qojja~T00 link]
Last album = "Paulina"
(2000)
This album = "Border Girl"
(2002)
Next album = "Pau-Latina"
(2004)

"Border Girl" is the first English-language album and the sixth solo studio album of the Mexican singer Paulina Rubio. The album was released in North America by Universal Records on June 18, 2002. "Border Girl" includes Rubio's most successful single in English, "Don't Say Goodbye (Si Tú Te Vas)", which opened doors for Rubio in new markets such as the United Kingdom. The next singles, "The One You Love (Todo Mi Amor)", "Baila Casanova (Casanova)", and "I'll Be Right Here (Sexual Lover)" failed to gain airplay due the medium promotion of the album. It had sold almost 1.7 million of copies worldwide [ [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/paulinarubio/albums/album/104917/review/5943801/border_girl "Rolling Stone" Magazine review"] ] .

Review

Just like her blockbuster album Paulina (the biggest Latin album of 2001), Border Girl, Paulina Rubio's first foray into English-language musical territory, is a winning combination of different musical styles, successfully bridging pop, dance, hip-hop, rock, ballads, Latin, and even ranchera into one delicious package. The album opens with the first single, "Don't Say Goodbye," a feverish bit of Top 40 dance-pop, then quickly delves into the Latin rhythms of "Casanova," which is followed by the funky and melodic "Border Girl," whose underlying hip-hop beats only serve to make the song even more appealing. The album's true gem, however, is "The Last Goodbye," which bridges ranchera with a hip-hop beat and features one of the most memorable sing-song choruses in years. "The Last Goodbye" was one of the biggest hits from Paulina (originally titled "El Ultimo Adios"). Other hits from Paulina which are here in English versions include the rock ballads "The One You Love" and "Not That Kind of Girl" and the Hi-NRG dance ditties "I'll Be Right Here (Sexual Lover)" and "Fire (Sexy Dance)." Highlights include the gorgeous and breathy ballad "Undeniable," the funky and soulful "Stereo" (which features a rap), and, almost unbelievably, her version of the Kiss classic "I Was Made for Lovin' You." No matter how pop this album may lean, Paulina Rubio injects these songs with an undeniable and irresistible earthiness (and one heck of a sexy accent) and, in turn, makes Border Girl one of the most interesting and international pop albums of 2002. As a final note, the album closes with two new Spanish-language tracks, those being "Libre" and "Todo Mi Amor," as well as Spanish versions of "Don't Say Goodbye" and "Casanova" and the original version of "I'll Be Right Here" ("Y Yo Sigo Aqui").

Tracklisting

#"Don't Say Goodbye" - 4:49 (Cheryl Yie; Gen Rubin)
#"Casanova" (Calanit Ledani, Darryl Zero, Jeeve, Kevin Colbert) - 3:36
#"Border Girl" (Richard Marx) - 3:36
#"The One You Love" (Brett James, Troy Verges) - 3:47
#"Not That Kind Of Girl" (Christian De Walden) - 3:26
#"Undeniable" - 3:29 (Jodi Marr; Rodolfo Castillo)
#"The Last Goodbye" (Estéfano) - 4:39
#"Stereo" (featuring Pretty Willie) - 3:48 (Michelle Bell)
#"I'll Be Right Here (Sexual Lover)" (Estéfano) - 3:58
#"Fire (Sexy Dance)" - 3:29 (Estéfano)
#"I Was Made For Lovin' You" (Desmond Child, Paul Stanley, Vini Poncia) - 3:33
#"Si Tu Te Vas" - 4:50
#"Baila Casanova" (Calanit Ledani, Darryl Zero, Jeeve, Kevin Colbert) - 3:46
#"Todo Mi Amor" (Brett James, Troy Verges) - 3:36
#"Libre" - 3:43
#"Y Yo Sigo Aqui" - 3:58 [ [http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/store/artist/album/0,,1693716,00.html "Border Girl" Tracklisting"] ]

ingles

#"Don't Say Goodbye (Si Tú Te Vas)"
#"The One You Love (Todo Mi Amor)"
#"I'll Be Right Here (Sexual Lover)"
#"Baila Casanova (Casanova)"
#"Libre"*

* Only released in Spain.

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Credits

Audrey Martells — background vocals
Lorraine McIntosh — background vocalsbr>Gary Miller — keyboards, mixing, programming
Brian Rawling — arranger, drums, producer
Bob Rosa — engineer, vocal engineer, vocal producer, mixing
Dana Teboe — horn
Shep — bass, engineer, programming, producer, guitar
Dan Warner — guitar
Bill Importico — engineer
Alfredo Oliva — violin
Hex Hector — producer, mixing, remixing
Marcello Azevedo — bass, engineer, producer, background vocals, programming, keyboards, electric guitar, drums, arranger, guitar
Omar Cruz — photography
Estéfano — background vocals, Spanish adaptation
Rey Nerio — orchestration, horn arrangements
Katie Agresta — vocal coach
Sandy Brummels — art direction
Gustavo Correa — violin
Orlando J. Forte — violin
Sal Guastella — executive producer
Ivan Zervigon — percussion
Doug Morris — executive producer
Michelle Bell — background vocals
Marian Lisland — background vocals
Gen Rubin — acoustic guitar, producer, drum programming, engineer, keyboards, arranger
Jules Gondar — vocal engineer
Cesar Urrutia — cover photograph
Craig Robert Smith — engineer, mixing assistant
Jennifer Karr — background vocals
Vicky Echeverri — background vocals
Andres Bermudez — engineer, overdub engineer, horn engineer, vocal engineer, track engineer
Tommy Torres — background vocals, vocal producer
Pretty Willie — performer
Michael "Junno" Cosculluela — background vocals
Sindre Hotvedt — accordion
Börge Petersen Överlei — guitar
Silvio Richetto — engineer
Ralf Virguez — studio assistant
Angela Spellman — A&R
Ron Taylor — mixing
Javier Carrion — guitar, engineer
Hitesh Hubner — programming, Fender Rhodes
David Eriksen — arranger, programming, drum programming, engineer, producer, keyboards
Joe Spix — design
Roderigo Medeiros — electric guitar
Sal Oristano guitar
Nina Freeman — A&R
Jessica Chirino — background vocals
Paulina Rubio — background vocals, main performer
Edwin Bonilla — percussion
Ed Calle — Aaranger
Bruce Carbone — executive producer
Tony Concepcion — trumpet, horn
Chris Gehringer — mastering

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