Win one of three copies of Julio Iglesias' new CD album '1'
Posted: 20th August 2012
Multi-platinum Spanish star recreates his greatest hits on double-disc omnibus, ends on 31st August
Whilst many Spanish music exports have been rooted in the traditional (Miguel Ríos, Paco de Lucía) and the socio-political (Ojos de Brujo, Duncan Dhu), somewhere in the middle are the charmers, the crooners and the damn straight lady-killers. In the late '70s and most of the '80s, shouting the name Julio Iglesias at any red-blooded woman could have been misconstrued as a chat-up line, such was the unearthly power the Latin 'lothario' had over them, musically not physically, you understand.
Julio, father of present-day smoulderer Enrique Iglesias, has shifted millions and millions of albums worldwide and not just to the Spanish residents - Portuguese, English, German, French, Filipino, you name it, Julio has sung in it, which makes his achievements all the more remarkable. As far as the UK is concerned, a song typically absorbed by British holidaymakers in Spain earned him a turnaround in fortunes and a major international hit. 'Begin the Beguine' is a discofied Spanish-language classic that still has a certain generation, male and female, go all unnecessary.
Not surprisingly, it is this song which kicks off his latest album. Entitled '1', the two-disc set contains re-recordings of 38 of his most famous songs. As well as '...Beguine', there's 'Hey!', 'Amor, Amor, Amor' and cover versions of 'Vincent (Starry Night)' and 'Crazy', plus hit collaborations with Willie Nelson, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton and many more, all given a sprinkle of the old fairy-dust and a new Julio vocal.
Fancy winning a copy? Step this way... To win one of three copies of Julio Iglesias' '1' CD album, simply click on the Enter Competition button below and follow the dead-simple instructions.
The deadline for entries to the Julio Iglesias CD competition is close of play on Friday 31st August. The competition is a prize draw, with the winners chosen at random.
Entrants from the UK only. Good luck!