Ricky Martin leads the music pack this week with his newest release Musica+Alma+Sexo or MAS. Although the title gives off the vibe that the album is entirely in Spanish, there are some English language songs that make the tracklist including his first single, The Best Thing About Me Is You featuring Joss Stone.
She isn’t the only musical guest on the album. Ricky collaborates with Claudia Leitte, Natalia Jiménez and Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel. I got a sample of the album and although I don’t speak fluent Spanish by any means, I love the tracks a lot. It sounds like Ricky is back on his game and ready to jump into the music industry again. This will be Ricky’s ninth studio album.
Martin will also be releasing a deluxe version of the album to Target. This edition will have a few more English, unreleased tracks, some dance remixes and solo versions of the lead-off single in English and in Spanish.
Cote D’Azur – The Rippingtons
If you are a jazz/fusion fan, then I highly suggest you pick up the newest release from The Rippingtons. I had the privilege of seeing them live in concert when I worked aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship and they rocked the house. Their style is easy to listen to, but fun enough to dance to. I highly recommend for dinner parties, cleaning the house and good walks with your iPod. These guys are jazz rockstars and you’re going to love them.
Live Forever, The Stanley Theatre (1980) – Bob Marley
Calling all you Bob Marley fans, you’re going to want to snag this album up. This was Bob Marley’s last ever recorded concert. These tracks were performed while he was on his Uprising album tour. This 2-Disc album compiles some of Bob’s best material including Redemption Song, a song that lives on strong today covered by some of the hottest artists including Rihanna and Stevie Wonder. A true collectors item for the ultimate Marley fan.
The Best Of… The Great American Songbook – Rod Stewart
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Rod Stewart releases the best of his American Songbook classics. This album features songs that span five albums that were recorded over eight years. This album also features one, new unreleased song title You’ll Never Know. Other classic tracks on the release include Bye Bye Blackbird, The Way You Look Tonight and They Can’t Take That Away From Me. A romantic album for a romantic evening.
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 – Blu-ray/DVD
If you love cute little dogs that talk and take on their own adventures, then this sequel is right up your alley. Starring the vocal talents of Odette Yustman, George Lopez, Zachary Gordon and Emily Osment to name a few, follow Papi, Chloe and their puppies as they attempt to save their human owners. Special features include bloopers and music video by Disney star Bridigit Mendler singing her song This Is My Paradise.
Let Me In – Blu-ray/DVD
Horror film turned novel, this movie is sure to make you jump out of your seat. It stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins and Kodi-Smit McPhee and tells the story of a kid bullied and school and having problems at home. He makes friends with a neighbor who has a dark secret and together, they form a bond which turns deadly. Special features include a ton of behind-the-scenes looks at the making of the film, commentaries, deleted scenes and much more.
Never Let Me Go – Blu-ray/DVD
Based on the novel, The Remains Of The Day, this film features Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley and the new talent Andrew Garfield. The story revolved around three friends who grow up in boarding school with a chilling secret; they are genetically engineered clones designed to be used for organ donations. They bind together to explore their fleeting chance at life and love. Special features include a featurette titled The Secrets of Never Let Me Go and on-set photography.
Conviction – Blu-ray/DVD
With an all-star cast including Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver and Juliette Lewis, there’s no wonder this film won Best Film at the Toronto, Boston and London film festivals. When Betty’s (Swank) brother is convicted of murder, she is convinced he is guilt free of the crime. She then embarks on an 18 year journey using forensics to prove he is innocent. Special features include a talk with director Tony Goldwyn and the real, Betty from which the story and film is based.