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Leva-Me Aos Fados - Ana Moura

Ana Moura Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (26 April 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: World Village USA
  • ASIN: B0036V4DM6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 96,057 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Leva-me aos fados 3:00£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Como uma nuvem no céu 3:10£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Por minha conta 3:32£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. A penumbra 2:44£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Caso arrumado 2:22£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Talvez depois 3:16£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Rumo ao sul 3:51£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Fado das águas 3:15£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Fado vestido de fado 2:32£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Crítica da razão pura 2:56£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. De quando em vez 4:00£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Fado das mágoas 2:44£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Águas passadas 4:08£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Que dizer de nós 4:42£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Não é um fado normal 4:23£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Esta noite 3:05£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Na palma da mão 3:17£0.89  Buy MP3 


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BBC Review

Mick Jagger – who has recorded and sung on stage with Ana Moura – has described fado music as Portugal’s version of the blues, though its overriding aura of tragedy is perhaps more akin to opera.

If the great Amália Rodrigues was the undisputed fado queen, singing with a raw intensity every bit as dramatic as Édith Piaf or Maria Callas, her spiritual heir Mariza spectacularly introduced the Rodrigues legacy into the 2000s, texturing her crushing power with style and elegance.

Ana Moura is a mellower inheritor of this deeply evocative legacy, providing a more subdued yet nevertheless affecting link in that same proud and colourful chain. Her main collaborator is Jorge Fernando, who once played alongside Rodrigues and, with the brilliant Custódio Castelo, not only adds some of the lovely fluid acoustic guitar work that paints busy backdrops behind Moura’s mournful voice, but is also the album’s producer, musical arranger and predominant songwriter.

Neither Fernando nor Moura have previously been afraid to veer from fado’s venerated café history as the expressive voice of Portugal’s underclass – apart from Moura’s exploits with The Rolling Stones, there were previous dalliances with pop and rock and enticing talk of a Prince collaboration. But the three acoustic guitars/one voice format of this fourth album pitches it at the pure heart of the fado tradition.

Her melancholic intimacy dominates the moment it sashays out of the speakers over Castelo’s masterly Portuguese guitar on the title-track (which translates as Take Me to a Fado House), setting a mood of mesmerising sorrow. This is a mood that’s sustained, even when the pace lifts and the mood brightens on Tozé Brito’s Como Uma Nuvem No Céu or enters poppier territory on Rumo Ao Sul, a Fernando song that wouldn’t be out of place in a smoky jazz club.

The one departure, the upbeat Não Ė Um Fado Normal (This Is No Ordinary Fado), features Portuguese folk group Gaiteiros de Lisboa and proves Moura has plenty more strings to her bow. Sleeve translations of the songs in both English and French are indicative of her growing international standing, but by nailing fado with such natural soul, she scarcely needs much else.

--Colin Irwin

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The international success of Mariza has raised the profile of Portuguese fado but it's put other singers in the shade. This is a shame because there are other fine voices. One of these is Ana Moura. This is her fourth album and she numbers Mick Jagger and Prince among her fans. She's a class act, with a voice of clarity which is to the fore on this excellent disc with a small ensemble, including Custodio Castelo on Portuguese guitar. --Simon Broughton, London Evening Standard, 29 October 2010

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfectly Restrained Passion 29 Oct 2010
By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
However much we have come to love Mariza (what's not to love?!) Fado also
has other fine ambassadors finding their way into the wider listening world.
Portuguese singer Ana Moura is one such worthy representative.
Her most recent album 'Leva-Me Aos Fados' is a perfect marvel.

Ms Moura's voice is an extraordinary instrument. She guides us through
the seventeen tracks in this generous collection with restrained passion
and astonishing technical ability. These are not easy songs to sing but
with her gentle vibrato and perfectly focussed line they arrive fully-formed
and blissfully unadorned as though she has plucked them out of the air.

The instrumental ensemble does nothing more or less than is absolutely
necessary to frame Ms Moura's glorious performances with sympathetic
and economic musical grace and understanding.

Jump straight to 'Rumo Ao Sul' for a wonderful example of her craft.
It is a beautiful melody delivered with the kind of reigned-in emotion
which doesn't need to shout from the rooftops to realise its inherent magic.

'Esta Noite', too, is a truly beautiful composition delivered with just the
right amount of emotional distance and absence of sentimentality to
make the words burst into life with subtly refined fire.

There are many treasures to savour here and Ms Moura is the perfect guide.

Highly Recommended
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Do not miss it 28 Jun 2010
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I have heard her in a life performance, here in Greece and I bought her CD. As a musician and a music professor I can say that Miss Moura is a phenomenon...! From her first notes I was speechless. Excellent, marvelous voice, very expressive, with wide middle frequencies, without bothering when she is climbing to higher tunes. I recommend the CD without any second thoughts.

Nicolai Manoliakis
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous 8 July 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This was my first introduction to Ana Moura, what a fabulous voice. This is a must for Fado collection. This album is for anybody wishing to experience Fado music for the first time or to add to their existing collection.
My order was received well before the expected delivery date and arrived well packaged and in perfect condition
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Ana Moura 11 April 2011
Format:Audio CD
What an excellent singer Ms Moura is. She has a 'deep' voice for fado, but can also thrill you with her sweet soft trills. For me it was love at first sound. I listen to her music a great deal especially this CD. Some of the composers on this CD are just excellent (especiall track 5 and track 8, track 8 is fado cubed to the power of 2 really. I want to drown my sorrows in the song and come out uplifted. This is what a great artist brings in her wake, great composers writing songs for her, which she sigs beautifully. I dream of attending one of her concerts, not at the O2 please, some where where I can quietly drink a glass of wine and listen to her songs and also listen to the instruments play. One day I also dream of being able to play one of her songs, for myself, for the ouzo and maybe the cat, who seems to like my singing, especially when he's drunk
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ana Moura Leva-me aos Fados 19 Feb 2011
By Malbon
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This selection of Ana's music is excellent. Her voice has attained an impressive range and timbre and the quality of the accompanying arrangement compliment it excellent. It stands comparison with the great fadoists. I would recommend this unreservedly
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5.0 out of 5 stars review of cd 24 Jan 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I enjoyed listening to someone I had not heard of before.
It's not as 'traditiona'l as I hoped it would be but still a
good cd. Well worth it.
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