Thirteen years after setting a new standard for soaring male vocals|
accompanying airborne melodies, Secada showcases all the flavors he has
mastered over time. This is the kind of meticulously produced album that
most of us thought were a thing of the past. Every one of the 13 tracks
on 'Same Dream' accomplishes a distinct mission. There is the uptempo
Latin pop gem 'It`s Over' and first single 'Window to My Heart' (already
charting at AC), the heartbreaking ballad 'Last to Know' and the hopeful,
intimately voiced title track.
There is also a reggaeton jam, an R&B sizzler that samples Hall & Oates
and versions of two hits Secada wrote for others: 'She`s All I Ever Had'
for Ricky Martin and 'Coming Out of the Dark' for Gloria Estefan. 'Dream'
only grows more fruitful with repeated listening.