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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the BEST compilations from ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM's work!!!
This album includes tracks from THREE other albums: THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM (1965); LOVE, STRING AND JOBIM (1966) and A CERTAIN MR. JOBIM (1967)... plus four unreleased songs recorded for this last album.

Here we find a young and vibrant Jobim during one of his most creative phases with many, many classics like SHE'S A CARIOCA, SURFBOARD,...
Published on November 9, 2007 by Paulo Leite

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1.0 out of 5 stars Allaround musical fraud
This CD(composer) is the worst example of a totally incompetent singer I've ever heard...hopelessy out of tune and with no vocal quality...the weak sounding orchestra is almost as out of tune...the recording technique ia at best very amatuerish...the disc now resides at the bottom of the local landfil...John L. Buchanan (ret. music faculty UTSA)
Published on July 27, 2012 by John L. Buchanan


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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the BEST compilations from ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM's work!!!, November 9, 2007
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Paulo Leite (Lisbon, Portugal) - See all my reviews
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This album includes tracks from THREE other albums: THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM (1965); LOVE, STRING AND JOBIM (1966) and A CERTAIN MR. JOBIM (1967)... plus four unreleased songs recorded for this last album.

Here we find a young and vibrant Jobim during one of his most creative phases with many, many classics like SHE'S A CARIOCA, SURFBOARD, BONITA, SAMBA DO AVIÃO, DESAFINADO, USELESS LANDSCAPE, SÓ TINHA DE SER VOCÊ and DINDI.

Beautifully arranged by Nelson Riddle (tracks 1-12), Gaya and Eumir Deodato (13-14) and Claus Ogerman (15-28), these songs show the unforgettable genius of Tom Jobim along with fellow composers Vinícius de Morais, Aloysio de Oliveira and Dolores Duran. These recordings are truly among the best examples of the best Brazilian music ever written!

In fact, these were the songs that really made of Brazilian music one of the worldwide creative quality references is has been ever since.

It is impossible not to feel the musical uniqueness of songs like DINDI and SURFBOARD. After listening to these songs for all my life I still get an incredible sense of amazement thinking how can someone write such beautiful music. Well... the truth is nobody really can - except legendary figures like Jobim and Vinícius who were probably super humans... because these songs are larger than life.

One final note: American audiences have got used to hear English versions of Jobim and Vinícius' songs. Although most of them are great, none can match the beauty of the original lyrics who (many times) are very different from the English versions.

Ever thought about learning Portuguese? Well... here's a great excuse to start today: Brazilian Music.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the Nelson Riddle & Claus Ogerman Jobim LPs, June 17, 2000
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Barbara J. Major "bjbear71" (Upper Darby, PA United States) - See all my reviews
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This CD is a welcome compilation to have because the albums that make up its tracks are currently only available as expensive imports (if they are still even in print). Tracks from "The Wonderful World of Antonio Carlos Jobim", "A Certain Mr. Jobim" and "Love, Strings, & Jobim" are here, along with at least two previously unreleased tracks. I can't say enough about Claus Ogerman's arrangements and Nelson Riddle's are also very excellent. These albums which Jobim recorded in the U.S. before his "Wave" LP are among his best efforts. There are both vocals and instrumentals on this CD, something to please a fan of either. Don't miss getting this one!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars hypnotic, enchanting versions of timeless Brazilian classics, April 4, 1999
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This is the definitive CD for lovers of Jobim....to hear the Composer himself vocalize his own songs is to hear them as they are meant to be heard....simply, beautifully rendered. Jobim's world is a universe of Love, of Hope, of Romanticism realized to it's fullest....you believe in the Power of Love and it's capacity to heal...the Beauty of Life is easily manifested in every note and lyric.....Listen to this music and eat a fabulous meal, make love, kiss your children, hug your spouse....Jobim wrote and played the Music of Life, and we are all a part of it.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best, September 24, 1998
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Just like the man himself, I have always believe that true lovers of Jobim's music, have gentleness in their hearts and an appreciation of nature. This collection highlights the composer's love of nature and a somewhat surreal message to his fans that gentleness is what his music is really all about. For those of us who can't afford to make the pilgrimage to Rio to pay homage to this great composer, listening to this collection will surely put a smile on Tom Jobim's face from somewhere up there. Enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific., June 20, 2013
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I an am an Antonio Carlos Jobim fan and have been for a long time. This was a wonderful compilation of his musical talents.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD, December 13, 2012
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Despite the fact that the back cover makes reference to Jobim not being a great singer, I find the entire CD very listenable and have done so about once every ten days or so. A great collection of his music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of Jobim's best, February 4, 2009
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I have many Jobim CDs - this is one of the best. Has a good variety of his songs and 28 tracks! The songs are beautiful and from one of the most prolific and fruitful periods of his life. Enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars What you say....Its JOBIM!, December 2, 2014
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EVERYONE must have Jobim! If you're young, I hope you experience the calm, mesmerizing side of the 60s!
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5.0 out of 5 stars lovely, May 19, 2008
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Like always my experience with amazon is always the best !!
Thank you amazon for the costumer service !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful album., July 31, 2014
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Very happy with this purchase.
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