Barroso's Brasil has achieved iconic status, the film was memorable, Michael Kamen did exceptional, imaginative work with the music, yet the CD was put together in a sloppy manner. What I heard on the Amazon provided samples is pretty much all there is. For example, "Central Services/The Office" piece, which showcases Kamen's extraordinary talent, is 1'41 minutes and is sloppily ended with talk from film scenes. It appears the publisher was not interested in this project, they just cut pieces from the film which contained music, without much concern of how the pieces begin or end. I also expected more music, less chat and less special effects. However deficient, just having samples of Kamen's work is worth the price.
Received the CD in five days. The seller, ImportCD and Amazon both get 5 stars for their service.