Riding on the success of Charlie Massó’s 1988 self-titled album, Melody Records wasted no time in getting another album recorded. Between the 1988 release and his newest album, Sin Ti, Charlie stayed busy with recording a handful of songs for various albums featuring all of the Melody’s high-grossing artists. Charlie was one of those artists.
Charlie didn’t have the same success as he found with the first album but honestly, listening to this album now I don’t know why. Charlie’s vocals are better than ever and his romantic side comes through on songs like, “Deja Que Mi Amor” and “Nada Mio.” At the same time, there are quite a few tracks that didn’t really fit the music coming out at the time. Okay, so maybe I can see why this album didn’t have as much commercial success.
Sometimes you have to look at what else is around and not actually on the album. Mexico is a really finicky market and one day you are a pop star but if someone else comes in, they don’t have the money to buy both. Gloria Trevi hit the scene at the same time as this album came out. Lucero’s new album was released on Melody Records, too. Pablo Ruiz’s debut album was released, along with Loco Mia. There were so many top-selling albums, that Charlie was old hat.
I do like this album and there are many good songs on it. It is quintessential eighties music but I can’t find a song that I truly love more than Charlie’s previous album. After Sin Ti, Charlie took a break from singing to focus on acting. He starred in two popular Mexican soap operas. It would not be until 1994 that Charlie returned to the studio to record again. This time under a new label.
Charlie is one of my favorite Ex-Menudo’s that I enjoy his early solo works. Maybe I like this time in music history, but it had some really good songs and albums. Charlie falls during this time.