Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
In stock on May 2, 2016.
Order it now.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Desfado has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Kings Emporium
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Overall Very Good Condition. Minimal Wear! Eligible for FREE Amazon Shipping Programs!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Desfado

4.4 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, February 26, 2013
"Please retry"
$11.88
$8.75 $6.34

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream millions of songs FREE with Amazon Prime. Start your free trial.
$11.88 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details In stock on May 2, 2016. Order it now. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Desfado
  • +
  • Leva-me aos fados
  • +
  • New Queens of Fado
Total price: $37.86
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Product Description

On her new album titled Desfado, Ana Moura stretches her extraordinary talent beyond the limitations of traditional Fado in every area. For the first time she is singing in English as well as her native Portuguese, as well as performing songs that are written in traditional fado form, as well as songs such as Joni Mitchells A Case Of You, which embody the spirit of Fado, while not being Fado in the traditional sense of the genre. It is an adventurous step for this phenomenal vocalist towards being becoming a truly international artist.

Review

Mouras physical beauty is undeniable, but her mesmeric appeal radiates from within, even if you dont know a syllable of Portuguese. Her ability to alternately whisper, growl and ring like a silver bell are the hallmarks of a fine singer, not just another pretty face. --NPR-All Things Considered
  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
1
30
2:35
Play in Library $1.29
 
2
30
5:03
Play in Library $1.29
 
3
30
4:08
Play in Library $1.29
 
4
30
5:18
Play in Library $1.29
 
5
30
3:56
Play in Library $1.29
 
6
30
2:46
Play in Library $1.29
 
7
30
4:05
Play in Library $1.29
 
8
30
4:20
Play in Library $1.29
 
9
30
2:48
Play in Library $1.29
 
10
30
4:12
Play in Library $1.29
 
11
30
4:30
Play in Library $1.29
 
12
30
2:12
Play in Library $1.29
 
13
30
4:23
Play in Library $1.29
 
14
30
3:36
Play in Library $1.29
 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 26, 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EmArcy
  • ASIN: B00A3WNWDW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,668 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Amazon's Ana Moura Store

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
This may be Ana Moura's best work yet and a great introduction to modern fado. Even if you don't understand Portuguese, you need no translation of the beauty of her voice in "Ate ao verao" ("Until summer") or the guitar in "Fado alado" ("Winged fado") or "A fadista" ("The fado singer" [should be noted that other meanings of fadista include prostitute or low-class woman]). There seems to be an American folk feel to this album, which does, after all, include a cover of a Joni Mitchell song (A Case of You).
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
We just love Fado. This singer is outstanding, but, if you are looking for Fado, this is not for you. Wonder what the producers were thinking, worst yet, why would Ana make a cd like this.... We just don't get it and had we known, we would not have gotten it. Sorry Ana.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: MP3 Music
As an Ana Moura fan I love the Portuguese songs, but could have done without the English songs. Not sure why she did it except to demonstrate range or for English speaking locales for her album tour. They add nothing to an otherwise fine album. Surprised to see "A Case of You" on here since Christina Branco already did a better cover of it. Also, for those not familiar with Fado, this is not a representation of traditional Fado, but modern Fado. Her previous albums are actually closer to traditional Fado. "Desfado" translates roughly as "not Fado" or "anti-Fado". If you want real Fado listen to Amalia Rodrigues or Argentina Santos. If you want easy listening pleasure listen to Ana Moura.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
The Portugese treat their spoken words like treasures of gold, weighting in their minds, placing them on their tongues with the same pleasures that one has when viewing gold or gems. Fado lyrics are their jewels and precious possessions, and when shared those riches are cast to the world.
In the long history of fado, Ana Moura's work casts further the rich net of the former Portugese explorers into the atmosphere of today.
One will be entranced by Ana's words, as well as enthralled by the music.
Desfado
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Well orchestrated, great voice, overall a great cd to collect. Will recommend her music to any music lover that wants to listen to something new.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
I had just returned from vacationing in Portugal and discovering Fado! After much listening to various artists I fell in love with Ana Moura's voice. Desfado is a perfect combo of Fado and Ms. Moura's voice especially her English "Dream of Fire" with Herbie Hancock. Grab a bottle of wine, lay in front of a roaring fire, relax and listen to Desfado, you won't regret it ;)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Ana Moura has a terrific voice, and I like the combination of Portuguese and English songs. I'm very fond of her take of "A case of You," especially the instrumentation. The only track i don't like, and I truly hate it is the bitter, sarcastic "Thank you'" with its "bloody, bloody heart." I don't know whether this is a bad translation or simply a poor song, but it tarnishes an otherwise wonderful album. I'm new to Fado, and I understand that this is certainly not all that genre, but I highly recommend it.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
Having just had the pleasure of seeing Ana Moura in concert, during her recent visit to Durham, NC, the purchase of this CD was a no-brainer for me. The sound of Ms. Moura's voice is something I could listen to for hours on end and this collection of songs highlights the beauty of that wonderful instrument!

When it come to fadistas Ana Moura and Mariza are my absolute favorites and I would highly recommend Desfado to any who wish to experience the best that current Fado has to offer!

G.Browne
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums



What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: vinyl pop