Miss Perfumado Original recording reissued
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The songs on this CD are lilting, melodic gems, most with a nice slow swing to them, with a few that are more up-tempo, like tracks # 3, 10, and the fabulous "Angola" (# 6), which is my favorite number on the CD.
Four of the tracks (# 2, 7, 9, 11) were written by Cesaria's prolific uncle Francisco (better known as B. Leza), as well as three by one of Francisco's followers, Manuel de Novas (# 3, 4, 12). The musicianship is marvelous throughout this recording, and a lot of the world-wide success of this CD is owed to the masterful arrangements and piano artistry of Paulino Viera, whose solos add much to the beauty of the music, as does the haunting violin playing by Malaquias Costa featured in the final "Tortura".
A good place to start your Cesaria Evora collection, the sound is quite good and total playing time is 59'29.
My favorite track is Cumpade Ciznone, where a 1930's seaside night club comes to life. I hope Ms. Evora sings until her last breath because I'll be listening. If you want to broaden your horizon but don't have the money to travel, pick up 'Miss Perfumado'. Once Ms. Evora hooks you in, you'll never be the same.
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What a great singer. Everyone should experience this lady's singing. This is one of her
earlier CD's. Good shipper and will use again!
this is said to be her "best" album (disc). i don't know
if that is true, but it is fantastic. Read more
Absolutely wonderful.The voice, the musicians and the music bring haunting refrains to life. Very evocative music to share with people you care about.
As a musician who has performed with, listen to and seen many of the class acts, I regret deeply that I never had the opportunity to have seen and heard Cesaria Evora in person. Read morePublished on December 28, 2010 by Ooma
Excellent album, but her best album to date, in my opinion, is her last effort, "Nha sentimento"Published on January 31, 2010 by Alessandro Filippini
Cesaria Evora does some of her finest work here. Those who are familiar with her other recordings will recognize the minor-key modes and yearning quality typical of her style. Read morePublished on May 12, 2007 by Lefay
From half a dozen of her records I've purchased so far this is one of the best, well, after "Cesaria". Read morePublished on April 16, 2003 by A. Maisuradze