Astrud Gilberto Gold (2-CD)
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Format: CD (2 Discs)
- by Antonio Carlos Jobim ~ 20th Century Masters: Best Of Jobim ~ $6.74
- by Astrud Gilberto ~ Astrud Gilberto's Finest Hour ~ $10.56
- by Astrud Gilberto ~ The Diva Series ~ $10.56
- by Stan Getz / João Gilberto ~ Getz / Gilberto [Bonus Tracks] ~ $16.55
- by Astrud Gilberto ~ The Silver Collection: The Astrud Gilberto Album ~ $12.31
- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: June 24, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Verve
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.The Girl From Ipanema
- 3.Once I Loved
- 4.Agua De Beber - (Portuguese)
- 5.O Morro (Nao Tem Vez)
- 7.Photograph - (Portuguese)
- 8.Only Trust Your Heart
- 9.Eu E Voce (Me and You)
- 10.(Take Me To) Aruanda
- 11.Manha De Carnaval
- 12.The Gentel Rain
- 13.Berimbau - (Portuguese)
- 15.Look To the Rainbow
- 16.So Nice (Summer Samba)
- 17.Voce Ja Foi Bahia
- 18.Goodbye Sadness (Tristeza)
- 19.Tu Mi Delirio
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Don't Go Breaking My Heart
- 2.Wish Me a Rainbow
- 3.Misty Roses
- 4.The Face I Love
- 6.I Had the Craziest Dream
- 7.Who Needs Forever?
- 8.Medley: Come Softly To Me / Hushabye
- 9.Lilies By Monet
- 10.On My Mind
- 11.Crickets Sing For Anamaria
- 12.I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do
- 13.Didn't We?
- 14.Wailing of the Willow
- 15.Let Go (Canto De Ossanha)
- 16.Samba Do Soho
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Personnel: Paulo Jobim (vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Kevin Reeves.
Photographers: Lee Tanner; Chuck Stewart.
Arrangers: Deodato; Don Sebesky; Albert Gorgoni Orchestra; Norman Bergen.
Had Astrud Gilberto only ever recorded her endearing rendition of the Antonio Carlos Jobim song "The Girl from Ipanema," she still would have gone down in pop music history. Fortunately, Gilberto had a long association with Verve Records that resulted in a number of jazzy Brazilian pop albums that made excellent use of her breathy voice and unassuming delivery.
The two-disc GOLD set skims the cream from Gilberto's output, bringing together her recordings of such bossa nova classics as "Corcovado" and "Berimbau" alongside material that falls more in line with '60s-era adult pop. But whatever the song, Gilberto's wistful, breezy vocals bring out its essential appeal. Well selected, and boasting remastered sound, GOLD is the definitive Astrud Gilberto sampler.
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