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  • Audio CD (11 Nov 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000066TKL
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 306,433 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Haja O Que Houver (Lux Mix) 5:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Vem (Além De Toda A Solidão) (Alpha Remix) 3:14£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Ecos Na Catedral (Sunday Best Remix) 4:14£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. O Paraíso (Buscemi's Afro Mix) 5:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. O Mar (Moana Maru Remix) 7:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. O Sonho (Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band Remix) 5:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. A Lira - Solidão No Oceano (Afterlife Mix) 5:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. A Andorinha Da Primavera (Dusted Remix) 5:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Oxalá (Telepopmix) 5:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Ao Longe O Mar (Astro's Reflect & Chill Mix) 8:14£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Ainda (Insect Harmonic Mix) 6:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Anseio (Fuga Apressada): Anseio 2 (Craig Armstrong Mix) 4:40£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Guitarra (Manitoba Remix) 8:06£0.79  Buy MP3 

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Cd > Popular Music > PortugueseCD > POPULAR MUSIC > PORTUGUESE

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By T. Johnston on 5 Jan 2003
Format: Audio CD
Having lived in Lisbon for several years, maybe I'm biased, but the music of Madredeus has to be one of the most beautiful and simply unique sounds around, and this album can maybe introduce this to the sadly (for them!) ignorant masses. I've seen them live several times in the UK, yet they're a closely kept secret here.
To describe them is hard, but the best description would be a chilled mix of jazz, classical and Fado (folk) music, but the sum is far greater than its parts, and this new remix CD extends this further. As Alpha says in the sleeve notes, the music is the sound of lazy Lisbon afternoons, and this listening to this album in the UK is "like eating an ice cream in the rain", in the most positive sense...
The mixes on this CD, by notable names such as Alpha, Craig Armstrong and Rob Da Bank range from the sublime to occasionally the mildly ridiculous, but as a whole, the album is perfect for those Sunday afternoon "come-downs" and compliments the existing work of the band admirably.
Please, check this out and if you like it, head straight for "O Porto", a live album which best captures the beauty of this extraordinary band.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Luis P on 7 Aug 2002
Format: Audio CD
Bizarre - Madredeus get the remix treatment. The two just don't seem to go.
Having heard this collection of remixes, in some instances it works - the beautiful melodies, the amazing, touching vocals, definately will chill you out. On the other hand it smells of selling out. Madredeas are totally unique, special and bringing their music on par with your average chill out sound is a little offensive.
If you've never heard them, get the Anthology albumn and work from there. Well worth the purchase. I give 5* to all their other CD's. 6 if I could. But this will end up as nothing more than an experiment in their discography listings. And there's nothing wrong with experimenting, I guess...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A remix CD like no other 10 Jan 2003
By Matt Green - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I had never heard of Madredeus before stumbling upon this album of Electronica remixes. While expecting the usual Hard Dance-floor Beat remixes, I was stunned to hear down-tempo, chilled-out, electronic beats by some of my favorite musicians (Dusted, Craig Armstrong, Alpha). The others seemed to work in the same vein, which is fine by me. If you like laid-back, chilled out or trip-hop music with ethereal vocals, this CD is hard to beat. Rarely do I find A CD that I am totally happy with, but this is a keeper and a solid alternative to the usual run of the mill "Chillout" compilation.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Thoughtful 25 Feb 2004
By S - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Maybe this isn't representative of Madredeus' work, but it is a beautiful album. The vocals are still as stunning with an interesting mix of electronic sounds. I began to like Madredeus' other albums after hearing this one because no amount of remixing can take away the beautiful, haunting quality of many of their songs, and this album only seems to enhance them.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
news from portugal 1 Nov 2005
By víctor de samotràcia - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I've always loved Madredeus and electronic music. Having both things in a same album was an interesting issue. I don't regret to have bought this Electronico. Madredeus selected the elite of electronic music artists (Buscemi, Alpha, Télépopmusik, Moana Maru...) to remix some of their beautiful songs.

If you expect to listen to added samplers and dance tracks you'll be disappointed. All groups have reinterpreted (and even charmingly dissected) each song to create this compilation. Minimal electronica is excellently mixed with Teresa Salgueiro ("the singer with the amber voice") performances and Madredeus' melancholic (and irremediable marine) atmospheres.

Madredeus' Electronico is simply a must.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Less acoustics yet still perfect ! 20 Sep 2002
By JASTMI.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
After a couple of years listening to the harmonious mixing between "fado", Classics and the divine voice of diva Teresa Salgueiro you may not stand the impact of a new component: the electronic sound! You may listen to the band's old great hits included in this edition with a little sensation of "Madredeus?? No way..." But hold your horses because you'll agree after a couple of listens that harmony and feeling are still there, I mean, it's still Madredeus.
Well, I didn't give 5 stars just because despite the tremendous quality of this work I want them back to the old style. You know, too many years listening to the old sound recipe...
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Remix album worth listening 22 July 2002
By Sandy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I was doubtful about this remix album. Madredeus music is so specific that I was scared an electronic treatment would destroy its equilibrium and kill Theresa's voice. I was wrong, those remixes actually work out well. When reading the liner notes, comments from each remixers about Madredeus music and their remix, I was relieved to see they all worked with respect to the originals. Theresa's breathy voice remains the center of attention. The new production adds even some melancholy to the tracks, and might attract new listeners to the originals.
"Haja o que houver" 'Lux mix' accentuates the melancholy and longing of the original with a floating and aerial electronic loops background. "Vem" gets a majestic string mix by Alpha. The strings and percussion climb hand in hand in intensity and passion with the vocals. Sunday Best version of "Ecos na catedral" is ethereal and contemplative. Banzai Republic washes out the vocals in a musical sea wave turning "O mar" into a haunting mermaid song. Bushemi proves with the "O Paraiso" 'afro mix' that Madredeus music can contain beats without turning into a dance track. Theresa's voice seems to float above the light orchestration.
"O sonho" keeps the trademark guitar sound in Ralf Myerz and Jack Herren Band version, but they push the vocals in the background to add to the atmospheric, dreamy feeling. Afterlife remix of "A lira" keeps the trademark cords and brings pulse to the song with a conga beat while the voice remains pure. Dusted keeps most the original elements of "Andorinha da primavera" and throws some quiet beats and spacy electronic loops in. The song becomes a waltzing lullaby.
Telepopmusic incorporate perfectly Madredeus natural elegance into their electronic musical world. Their remix of "Oxala" is elegant, twisted and nonchalant. "Ao longe o mar" receives a chill out treatment from Astro who preserves the haunting, contemplative feeling of the original, and is successful in marrying tradition and modernity as he attempted to.
David Bridie and Christian Scallan remix of "Ainda" is extremely interesting. They created an instrumental with sounds recorded in Mississippi bayou and "cut into rhythmic grabs" (in their own words) and married it with Theresa's vocals. The result is stunning. Craig Armstrong chose "Anseio". With the somber beats he added, the track made me think about Massive Attack. The vocals sound even more tragic, passionate and luminous at the same time. Manitoba added tribal drums and percussion to "Guitarra" and its typical guitar motifs but took out the vocals. I think the right word to describe this mix is 'tropical'.
If you're a fan, don't be afraid to purchase this album. You will not find your favorite song in a badly adjusted disguise. You might discover new elements in Madredeus music. If you do not know them yet, it is not a bad way to start, but I recommend you to purchase "Antologia" or any of their previous studio albums to be able to compare to the originals. You will succumb quickly to the Portuguese charm too.
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