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  • Audio CD (21 Sept. 1998)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hemisphere
  • ASIN: B00000C2NH
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,459 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Nem As Paredes Confesso
  2. Maldicao
  3. Fado Portugues
  4. Ai Mouraria
  5. Vou Dar De Beber A Dor
  6. Barco Negro
  7. Gaivota
  8. Povo Que Lavas No Rio
  9. Estranha Forma De Vida
  10. Ha Festa Na Mouraria
  11. Uma Casa Portuguesa
  12. Lisboa Antiga
  13. Coimbra
  14. Maria Lisboa
  15. Havemos De Ir A Viana
  16. Primavera
  17. Com Que Voz
  18. Foi Deus

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Amalia Rodrigues is the unchallenged queen of fado--the Portuguese equivalent of flamenco or blues--and one of the greatest singers on record. Her voice is rich and sinuous, with the soulful intensity of a Billie Holiday or Edith Piaf, but a warmth and sense of phrasing all her own. This retrospective ranges from her first recordings in 1952 up to 1970 and gives a superb picture of her work. The instrumentation is simple guitar and Portuguese mandolin, perfectly framing her aching laments and flowing melodies, like a gentler version of flamenco or a continental cousin of Cesaria Evora's morna. The songs include folk and popular material, but the emphasis is on the deep, passionate fado, and it doesn't get any better than this. --Elijah Wald


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