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  • Audio CD (18 April 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: LusAfrica
  • ASIN: B001VB94S6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 271,153 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Libramor
2. Um Dia
3. Tabanka
4. Eclipse
5. Marinhero
6. Maria
7. Terra'L
8. Quebrod nem djosa
9. Na nha rubera
10. Orfelino
11. Sukundida
12. Mascadjon
13. Queima roupa
14. Canta um tango

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Until now, it would have been fair to say that you needed to see this Lisbon-based Cape Verdean singer in the flesh to truly appreciate her energy, charisma and unabashed sexuality. No longer. Eclipse is the work of an artist who has blossomed into full maturity. (Shame nobody thought of translating the lyrics on the sleeve.) Lura s musical roots may be more overtly African than those of some of her island rivals, but this set does a superb job of covering all the bases, from traditional morna balladry to upbeat samba and hints of reggae, without seeming at all calculated. Her voice is crisp and assertive, and she further extends her range on the tender, electro-tinged Canta um Tango.

4 stars --Clive Davis, Sunday Times 26 April 2009

Slightly throaty with a dark timbre and an inner luminosity, Lura's voice unfurls with effortless elegance over this album's sprightly rhythms. While a number of young Cape Verdean singers have emerged in the wake of the great Cesaria Évora, this marks the 34 year-old out as the melancholy diva's true inheritor. --Mark Hudson, Daily Telegraph, 2 May 2009, 4/5

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Toujours la musique. on 2 Dec. 2011
Format: Audio CD
I discovered Lura's Eclipse CD while browsing in a store in Cape Town last week as they were playing it as background music. Lura is from Mozambique or Cape Verde Islands (I got two different answers in the same store). The quality of her vocal delivery, the sexy allure of her rendition of the Portuguese language and the classiness of the samba and tango rhythms of her backing group instantly riveted my attention. I played the whole CD instantly in arrival from Amazon and I can confirm that my first impressions were correct. This lady is one class act! Now I need to buy a Portuguese-English dictionary to translate the lyrics of the songs which are given in Portuguese only. If all her albums are as good as this, it might be necessary to learn Portuguese for the pleasure of understanding her sexy,captivating melodies.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Lovins TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 26 Jun. 2009
Format: Audio CD
Four Quarters Ent. presents "ECLIPSE" --- The Portuguese singer Lura, born Maria de Lurdes Pina Assunção is a singer and musician. Born in Portugal to Cape-Verdian parents, she considers herself as a Cape-Verdian --- Her compositions are based on traditional Cape-Verdian music as for example the Morna, Funaná and Batuque, and influenced by African and contemporary Western music.

Her father came from Santiago and her mother from São Nicolau. Initially she wanted to become a dancer or a swimming instructor. She became a singer at the age of seventeen when Juka, an artist from São Tomé and Príncipe, asked her to sing a duet with him for a music album --- The album became a success, and subsequently she participated in productions by artists such as Bonga, Tito Paris, Paulo Flores and Paulinho Vieira.

In 1996 she recorded her first album Nha Vida with her own compositions --- In 1997 she participated in the AIDS awareness project Red Hot + Lisbon among famous artists such as Caetano Veloso, Marisa Monte, Djavan, Bonga and Teresa Salgueiro --- Further album productions and concerts all over Europe followed --- In 2007 she sang her song Morna in the film Fados by Spanish film director Carlos Saura.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
"Eclipse (2009) ... Lura ... Four Quarters Ent." 26 Jun. 2009
By J. Lovins - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Four Quarters Ent. presents "ECLIPSE" --- The Portuguese singer Lura, born Maria de Lurdes Pina Assunção is a singer and musician. Born in Portugal to Cape-Verdian parents, she considers herself as a Cape-Verdian --- Her compositions are based on traditional Cape-Verdian music as for example the Morna, Funaná and Batuque, and influenced by African and contemporary Western music.

Her father came from Santiago and her mother from São Nicolau. Initially she wanted to become a dancer or a swimming instructor. She became a singer at the age of seventeen when Juka, an artist from São Tomé and Príncipe, asked her to sing a duet with him for a music album --- The album became a success, and subsequently she participated in productions by artists such as Bonga, Tito Paris, Paulo Flores and Paulinho Vieira.

In 1996 she recorded her first album Nha Vida with her own compositions --- In 1997 she participated in the AIDS awareness project Red Hot + Lisbon among famous artists such as Caetano Veloso, Marisa Monte, Djavan, Bonga and Teresa Salgueiro --- Further album productions and concerts all over Europe followed --- In 2007 she sang her song Morna in the film Fados by Spanish film director Carlos Saura.

Eclipse - (Track Listings)
1 Libramor 4:26
2 Um Dia One Day 4:27
3 Tabanka the Tabanka 4:22
4 Eclipse 5:36
5 Marinhêro Sailor 3:55
6 Maria 3:51
7 Terra'l His Land 4:40
8 Quebród Nem Djosa Poor as a Church Mouse 4:02
9 Na Nha Rubera in My Valley 4:28
10 Orfelino Orphan 4:26
11 Sukundida Hide-And-Seek 3:49
12 Mascadjôn Freeloader 4:13
13 Queima Roupa out of the Blue 3:29
14 Canta Um Tango / Kantango Sing a Tango 5:50 (bonus track)

BIOS:
Lura (aka: Maria de Lurdes Pina Assunção)
Date of Birth: 1975 - Lisbon, Portugal
Date of Death: Still Living

Hats off to Jose da Silva (Producer), Guy N'Sangue (Bass Guitar), Moustapha Cisse (Percussion), Pedro Castro (Guitar), Régis Gizavo (Accordion), Toy Vieira (Harmonica, Piano, 12-string Guitar, Hand Clapping, Ferrino), Francois Perchat (Cello), Ademiro José "Miroca" Miranda P(ercussion) , Cau Paris (Percussion, Drums) --- Big thank you to the label Four Quarters Ent. for sharing this unbelievable talent with us --- less we not forget the artists herself -- LURA!

Total Time: 62 min on 14 Tracks ~ Four Quarters Ent. 1813 ~ (06/16/2009)
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Excellent!! 16 Nov. 2010
By Helen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If you want good music that embodies an amazing voice and good rhythm then this album is for you. Libramor is my favorite song on the album because it takes me back to a time of soulful international sounds, but I must say I have multiple favorites, this one stands out. Lura's voice is especially on point throughout the entire album.
Cape Verde Needs Greater Recognition for its Fine Singers 1 Feb. 2014
By walterrhett - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
One of whom is Lura. She has a strong,clear voice with subtle expression and a joy that shines through on every song. Musical and beautiful in every sense. With superb musicians who weave rhythms like tapestries, full of color and space like daily light for trickling running streams.
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