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The Bossa Nova Albums [5 CD Limited Edition Box Set] Box set, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered

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Not many artists have the chance to start a "craze," but this jazz tenor man did just that with these five bossa-nova LPs from the first half of the '60s. These were that rare combination of best sellers and artistic triumphs: Jazz Samba with Charlie Byrd, Big Band Bossa Nova, Jazz Samba Encore!, Getz/Gilberto and Stan Getz with Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida . Jazz stars from both Americas sparkle as you hear one of the defining hits of the '60s, The Girl from Ipanema , plus Desafinado; Corcovado; Samba Triste; Balanco No Samba; Once Again (Outra Vez) , and more much of it remastered for the first time in 20 years!

Disc: 1
1. Desafinado
2. Samba Dees Days
3. O Pato
4. Samba Triste
See all 7 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Manha De Carival
2. Balanco No Samba
3. Melancolico
4. Entre Amigos
See all 8 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Sambalero
2. So Danco Samba
3. Insensatez
4. O Morro Nao Tem Vez
See all 10 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. The Girl From Ipanema
2. Doralice
3. P'ra Muchucar Meu Coracao
4. Desafinado
See all 8 tracks on this disc
Disc: 5
1. Minina Moca
2. Once Again (Outra Vez)
3. Winter Moon
4. Do What You Do, Do
See all 6 tracks on this disc

Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 6, 2008)
  • limited_edition edition
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Verve
  • ASIN: B0016BUVUG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,851 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful By William P. Magliocco on January 10, 2009
Format: Audio CD
As one would expect, this is a re-release of the five core Stan Getz albums released on Verve in the early to mid 1960's. There is no bonus material with this set; the CDs are sequenced and packaged as the original LPs were.

The music is wonderful, as one would expect. However, I feel UMG missed the boat. There is no additional program or technical documentation with this set other than what was originally released with the vinyl albums. UMG does not mention if these CDs were "lovingly" re-mastered from the studio tapes, or any production data for geeks like me. In addition, the reproductions of the original LP cover notes are very hard to read when shrunken down to a CD-sized package.

Also, there are 39 songs spread across five CDs. If you look hard enough, you can find an older four CD release of a five LP set originally released in the 1980s called "Stan Getz: The Bossa Nova Years". This set has 51 tracks; the 39 found on the original five albums as well as a dozen bonus tracks. Even at a slightly higher price per disc, it might be a better value. I can't say for certain as I do not own that CD release (I have it in vinyl). Nor could I comment on the audio quality of an older CD release (there are many critics that feel early CD releases of legacy LPs had serious audio problems).

I will admit this was an impulse buy at a Border's store on New Year's Day, 2009. The copyright is 2008, and I am going to assume UMG put this re-release together for the xmas 2008 shopping season.

And the record company executives continue to ask why business stinks...In the case of a re-release like this, they could have done a lot more with it...
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By David W. Coble on September 19, 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
In the painful process of gradually replacing my treasured vinyl LP's with CD's, I recently went looking for my two favorite Stan Getz bossa nova recordings--Getz/Gilberto and Jazz Samba with Getz and Charlie Byrd. I was prepared to shell out maybe [...] each for these classic 1962-1963 recordings, which brought South American jazz to American ears for the first time...Getz was down there, heard it, dug it and thought the world deserved to share it. I came across this 5-disk boxed set used, in like-new condition for [...] (yes, folks, that's FIVE (5) disks, count 'em, ALL of Getz's bossa nova material in perfect condition for twenty bucks).

The remasterings are perfect--clear, detailed, not over-produced, just as mellow as the originals and pure as if they were recorded yesterday in a state-of-the-art studio instead of 45 years ago...all five masters were produced by board whiz Creed Taylor on the Verve label a couple of years before he founded his own label, CTI (Creed Taylor Incorporated) and jump-started the careers of an army of geniuses, some of whom are still with us. At the helm of CTI, Taylor was the driving force behind what came to be called "fusion," a stylistic description I still don't quite get, it's an alternative jazz form that some nose-in-the-air, hipper-than-thou critics put down as "non-purist" or some such jive because it's not purely spontaneous and improvisational, or something along those lines...among CTI's impure artists were the likes of Joe Farrell, Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Elvin Jones, Hubert Laws, Freddie Hubbard, Paul Desmond, Art Farmer and Stanley Turrentine.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By MJH on October 12, 2012
Format: Audio CD
Wow can't believe the hiss on these CDs. I was totally blown away by the amazing music here but the hiss is very diistracting and annoying. Something I might expect from budget cds - for this price, very disappointed!
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Buddy Dearent on May 10, 2008
Format: Audio CD
All of Stan's Bossa Nova albums on Verve beautifully recorded and repackaged. These are the studio recordings. A live date, Getz Au Go Go also on Verve and The Best Of Both Worlds on Columbia complete the Bossa Nova recordings by this master of the saxophone.
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By Cho You Kyung on October 24, 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
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