Best Of/20th Century

March 29, 2005 | Format: MP3

$9.49
Song Title Artist
Time
Popularity  
30
1
5:23
30
2
4:12
30
3
3:37
30
4
2:47
30
5
3:35
30
6
2:50
30
7
2:14
30
8
2:52
30
9
4:03
30
10
3:56
30
11
3:50
30
12
3:37


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  • Label: Hip-O/Verve
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  • Total Length: 42:56
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  • ASIN: B001NZ0W9A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,296 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

I love listening to this CD.
Jeddy
If you want to get acquainted with Jobim's work but you can only choose a single CD to buy you can't go wrong with this one.
Matthew G. Sherwin
Jobim writes passionate happy music.
Gaby

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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Antonio Carlos Jobim weaved a magic spell with his music the way few songwriters ever can; and he sang wonderfully as well. He truly invented Bossa Nova music in the late 1950s with João Gilberto; and for this he deserves to be in the history books forever for his fine contributions to the world of music.

The CD starts off with the smash hit "The Girl From Ipanema." Astrud Gilberto, Joao Gilberto's wife, sings the part of the vocals that are English. Although some may say that Astrud "sang flat;" her voice imparted a sense of natural sensuality and honesty that few professional singers ever achieve. The Portuguese lyrics are also beautiful even if you don't understand precisely what they mean--this song is THAT good.

Another major early hit for Jobim follows; the song entitled "Desafinado (Off Key)" shines like gold. Jobim plays piano on "Desafinado (Off Key)" while both Astrud and João Gilberto sing to perfection. Stan Getz does a great saxophone solo on this classic track, too. In addition, "Só Danço Samba" continues the romantic, enchanting early '60s Bossa Nova flavor; Jobim is on guitar and again Stan Getz accompanies the rest of the crew with a flawless saxophone performance.

"Insensatez (How Insensitive)" features Astrud Gilberto once more as she sings the lyrics to this melancholy ballad. The Marty Paich Orchestra performs a very well done musical arrangement; and Jobim also plays guitar for this number.

"Amor Em Paz (Once I Loved);" Água De Beber" and "Samba De Uma Nota Só (One Note Samba)" provide us with three magical instrumental numbers. The sophistication of the musical arrangements showcase the genius of Jobim's music and artistry; and the Brazilian beat enchants you with its captivating beauty.
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45 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Victoria L. Galinsky on April 25, 2005
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Ahh! Bossa Nova! Antonio is truly the King of daring dreamy distinguished Bossa Nova. What could possibly be more beautiful than Antonio and his guitar work? I've never been to Brazil but GOD if the music is THIS good down there, then it's time to move.
They don't make em like that in the US.
The Girl From Ipanema is outstanding but the rest of his work leaves me SPEECHLESS.
I give this musician 10,000 stars, the Sun, the moon and my virginity.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gaby on April 20, 2013
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A compilation of Jobim that I never tire of listening to. Jobim writes passionate happy music. The sound is great, and you cannot NOT move as it plays.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By mistermaxxx08 HALL OF FAME on April 14, 2008
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Antonio Carlos Jobim made some of the Greatest most breathtaking Music ever. his tone and textures are timeless and so unique. his approach to creativity is amazing and the music stands the test of time. a warm soulful collection and very Ground breaking.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Henderson on June 15, 2014
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After 40 years of listening to Brazilian music, I never tire of listening to the one who put Bossa Nova on the map. The genius of his music and lyrics are still as popular now as they were in the 60s. Each song bears the stamp of romance, sensuality and longing. The Girl from Ipanema is a true story he tells so well in song. You won't regret this purchase!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JHD on May 31, 2014
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Nearly all of these are tracks I enjoyed in my youth, performed by the artists who did them best, and the sound quality on all of them is better than I've heard before. Although one seldom hears Jobim's music on the air any more, it does not sound the least bit dated. It's just as invigorating and natural today as it was when new.

There is one track on the disc I had never heard before, Tide, which is a clever takeoff of Wave. Another track (the one I mainly bought this recording for) is not new to me, but I had only heard Art Garfunkle's version of it before: The Waters of March. Garfunkle certainly has the better singing voice, and he pretty much remained true to the original in terms of tempo, mood and arrangement; but it turns out Jobim's voice and sense of timing lend an authenticity that I doubt anyone else could match.

This is music both of warmth and substance. I highly recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lynda Langridge on April 6, 2012
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If you love bossa nova, and I do; this is a must have CD for your collection. Timeless and elegant music, perfect in the car and at dinner. I just wish "Waters of March" was sung in Portuguese not English.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Booklover on February 1, 2012
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I had this on cassette for many years, and it's better on CD. This music is ageless, and refreshing even after a long time. As always the packaging and condition of CD were excellent, and I've enjoyed my dealings with Amazon - & their sellers.
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