on 26 August 2010
This has always been one of the essential bossa albums and a must-have for anyone beginning to explore Brazilian music. Antonio Carlos Jobim (the 'Tom' in 'Elis & Tom') arranges and performs on these recordings with the marvellous Elis Regina taking the lead vocal. The arrangements are tastefully spare allowing the focus to remain firmly on the vocal performances.
This DVD Audio/CD package contains digitally remastered versions of the original recordings. Even if you do not have DVD Audio playback equipment for the hi-resolution surround mixes, you will find that the CD re-mastering is jaw-droppingly good compared to the original CD release. A night and day difference as a matter of fact. One person listening to a comparison between my original CD and the re-mastered version said that the difference was so great that it was as if I had upgraded the hi-fi equipment.
Incidentally, the newly re-mastered version includes snippets of studio chatter between Jobim and Regina between tracks not available on the previous version of the CD. In addition the DVD-Audio disc contains two extra tracks from the sessions.