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Bebel Gilberto (download)

26 Dec. 2005 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 7 Jun. 2004
  • Release Date: 7 Jun. 2004
  • Label: Warner Strategic Marketing
  • Copyright: 2004 Ziriguiboom / Crammed Discs under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd for the UK and Ireland
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  • Total Length: 47:48
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  • ASIN: B001LMJXAY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 79,712 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Michael Kyriagis on 9 Jun. 2004
Format: Audio CD
It's only when I read the Amazon blurb about Bebel's latest CD that it dawned on me it has been 4 long years since her previous effort, Tanto Tempo. Four years to try and evolve, update, style and perfect the lovely sounds she created then. So, has she suceeded?
Absolutely! This is a gorgeous album with songs to sway with, shimmy to or simply while away those long, lazy days of summer. Well in Brazil anyway! It is hard to talk about separate songs (they are all good) because this is one of those rare things these days - a well crafted, whole album, that needs to be listened in its entirety rather than picked at. The music flows, Bebel's voice glides and you really can be seduced by her soft, sexy singing and soft, sexy rythmns. It sounds effortless but the craft is clearly there - you hear it in the clever use of strings and background vocals. Marius de Vries has done a wonderful job here producing.
It's no surprise that the Portuguese language songs sound authentic - O Caminho and Cada Beijo are the real deal - and Simplesmente manages to combine English and Portugues verses in the opening track which sets the mood beautifully. But the real surprise here are the English lyric songs - Baby is lounge music heaven and Winter closes the album with simple, understated beauty. A lovely mixing and Bebel's voice, as always, smooth as silk.
Buy the album, buy a caparinha, find a shady place near the sea (or under a tree) and melt in style!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By acid_win VINE VOICE on 14 Jun. 2004
Format: Audio CD
So after a long hiatus four years to be exact we finally get Bebel's third album! Tanto Tempo actually being her second album and "De Tarde, Vendo o Mar" being her first album in 1991 but only originally released in Japan. Looking at all of the albums there has been a steady progression in quality and this does move her back in the direction of that original album in terms of the organic sound. However, that is where the similarities between the first and third diverge as this is a far superior outing. With regards to Tanto Tempo it is very subjective as to which album is the better as gone are a lot of the obvious electronic touches added by the great Suba replaced with a more organic sounding bossa album, albeit with some subtle electronic touches.
The electronic/brazillian sound has been claimed by the likes of Carla Alexander, Cibelle and Patricia Marx in Bebel's absence to great effect. If you haven't checked out their albums then give them a listen. Bebel meanwhile hasn't reinvented herself to stay ahead but gone back to her roots. The hushed tones in songs such as "All around" reminiscent of her father's style.
I gave this the full summer test whilst relaxing in the garden on a warm summer evening and can honestly say that it was refreshing, soothing and very relaxing. Miucha, Bebel's mum also lends a hand on background vocals on "Aganju". Agreeing with an earlier comment that Bebel has opted for more English lyrics to perhaps win over a larger audience but that shouldn't detract from the fact that there is a lot of good music and original compositions on this to relax to. However, with compositions by the likes of Carlinhos Brown as well as Caetano Veloso there should be enough for everybody.
Anyway why let me tell you how good this album is give it a test and appreciate it.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Jun. 2004
Format: Audio CD
Bebel Gilberto's second album is a more mature offering and, whilst it may take some time to get into, it is definitely a wise purchase. Gilberto's vocals are slightly reminiscent of Jane Burkin's classic work with Serge Gainsbourg, yet that comparisson doesn't quite give justice to her sultry, sexy and seductive sound which is truly unique. This record is worth every penny for it's challenges to standard Bossa Nova work as much as it's conformity. Outstanding original tracks such as Simplesmente, O Caminho, Jabuticaba and Ceo Distante blended with the work of both Carlinhos Brown and (the legendary) Caetano Veloso will provide your summer weekends with plenty of lazy inspiration.
The main weakness of the album is purely the fact that there are too many English lyrics, it seems to be an attempt to corner a new audience. Whilst it doesn't seem to be put together in such a seemless way as Tanto Tempo this record is a must for lovers of bossa nova, summer and good times. Why waste your time on lounge pretenders like Amy Winehouse et al when the Gilberto girls does it best?
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By "meeowen4" on 18 July 2004
Format: Audio CD
Imagine, summers evening, not in the garden, walking out and about, people watching. A small hill looking over an English seaside town or in southern France. You are sitting watching the sun going down, this is the feeling of the music. Promending, in Nice, feet hanging over the waters edge, with somebody you want to be with, a proposal of marriage and the answer will be yes. A film sound track, a romantic comedy with your favourite actors, the romantic moments and this is playing in the background.
This is a beautiful, soulful CD, in truth I have never heard of this particular singer, but I will buying previous work. A fantastic voice, clear and calming. This is my opinion, buy it and see, hopefully you will understand, you will see the images that were produced while listening
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