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A Foreign Sound

5 July 2004 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 19 April 2004
  • Release Date: 19 April 2004
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • Copyright: (C) 2004 Universal Music Ltda
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  • Total Length: 1:15:23
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  • ASIN: B001NODSZG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 220,715 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Juan Mobili on 22 May 2004
Format: Audio CD
Caetano Veloso has returned to us with an album of American popular music, and what may appear, at least to the cynics among us, as his attempt to cash on the recent fad of reviving old classics -like Rod Stewart or Cindy Lauper, or even Boz Scaggs with more felicitous results- it's another strong statement from one of the world's seminal artists in contemporary music.
For those who may know little about Veloso, think of a composer on par with Stevie Wonder or Jimmy Webb, or of a poet of the stature of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Think of an icon of popular music who happened to have been born in Brazil, rather than Liverpool or New York, and suffered from the massive disinterest that seems to fall on so many great ones who, by and large do not sing in English, in the English-speaking world.
For the ones among us who already worship Caetano, this is the kind of "return to form" which you can easily compare with Dylan's "Love & Theft." Another work from a mature artist hitting the stride of his bottomless talent.
What Caetano has done here is to dedicate a whole album from the canon of popular music, the majority of which are revered American gems like "Love Me Tender" or "Body and Soul," or even Cole Porter's gorgeous "Love For Sale," and chiseled them anew, back to their essences, taking away and revealing new edges until they can be solely themselves and, yet, completely his.
Caetano Veloso may be a romantic, but never a sentimental man, and where others would have settled for the comfort of counting on so many willing listeners who would gladly indulge him and be satisfied with any version that his voice could grace, he has pushed these songs to say all that they can say, stepping into them carefully, audaciously, but never intruding.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Peter J. Gasston on 22 Oct 2004
Format: Audio CD
Caetano Veloso's beautiful voice and sense of rhythm is not enough to carry this collection of cover versions. While he tries a few contemporary numbers (from Nirvana, for one) the majority are from classic writers such as Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, and as such have been heard many times before. Adding the slightest hint of bossa nova to them is not enough to make them new, so this album suffers from repetition even the first time you hear it.
There is nothing as inventive as his previous cover of Billie Jean, and he seems just too restrained at times. A shame, but this album won't bring him to the wider audience he deserves.
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By Ian Campbell on 4 Oct 2013
Format: Audio CD
I like this cd very much. It is the first by Caetano Veloso I've heard. The voice and interpretations are pure and simple, and seem to let the songs speak for themselves without ego getting in the way. With the Cole Porter songs, So in Love and Love for Sale, I took in a breath as if to say, At last, this is what I've been waiting for!
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By Ladybird on 8 Mar 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I bought this as a christmas present for a couple of friends and they loved it! Who wouldnt love caetano?
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