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Quanta

4.9 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

It has been nearly 5 years since Parabolicamera, the last album of new material from Brazilian master Gilberto Gil. For his new release, the singer/songwriter presents 20 new songs, his own (the majority), some from other composers and some written together with new partners. To support this beautiful recording, Gilberto will begin a national tour at the Hollywood Bowl; additionally he will be playing New York, Miami, Washington, Seattle and Chicago. [Note: This product is an authorized CD-R and is manufactured on demand]

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Quanta
  2. Ciencia E Arte
  3. Estrela
  4. Danca De Shiva
  5. Vendedor De Caranguejo
  6. Chiquinho Azevedo
  7. Pilula De Alho
  8. Opachoro
  9. Graca Divina
  10. Pela Internet
  11. Guerra Santa
  12. Atimo De Po
  13. Fogo Liquido
  14. Pop Wu Wei
  15. O Lugar Do Nosso Amor
  16. De Ouro E Marfim
  17. Sala Do Som
  18. Um Abracco No Joao
  19. O Mar E O Lago
  20. La Lune De Goree


Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 19, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mesa
  • ASIN: B000002JXY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,765 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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When I first bought this CD, I knew very little of Gilberto Gil. I was simply looking for something Brazilian. Now, i can only slap myself over the head for not discovering him sooner. The man combines intelligent lyrics covering a wide range of subjects with a diverse rhythem covering multiple musical styles. This is a CD to be enjoyed by all, no matter what your tastes are. I have never heard anyone sing about the internet and quantum theory as poetically as Mr. Gil. This CD, as with the numerous Gilberto Gil CD's i have purchased since this one, is the true essence of songwriting and expression.
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A gloriously mature CD from the Brazilian master, filled with treasures. Thank heavens that those who do not speak Portuguese will have translations of Gil's brilliant lyrics, which cover diverse topics from quantum theory to the true story surrounding a rescue (by one of Gil's band) of a drowning boy in Bahia. And the music, including a lovely guitar homage to Joao Gilberto that showcases Gil's instrumental skill, is equally marvelous, drawing from a number of different styles. Gil's voice retains its beauty, warmth, and playfulness, especially on "Pela Internet"--a reference to the song "Pelo Telefone," the very first recorded samba--where he teasingly imitates Mick Jagger as he sings "I can't get no...connection." Highly recommended.
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Gilberto Gil is a godsend. After wallowing a few years in drum-machine pop in the 1980's (which, by drum machine pop standards was still good), Gil comes out with a beautifully-made ode to science, art, nature and technology. This CD contains 20 songs--and there's not a bad one in the bunch! On its own, this CD is amazing, but also remember that this CD came out in 1997--exactly 30 years after his first album, "Louvação" (recently re-released). If the likes of Paul McCartney made good, quality music with integrity such as Gil after 30 years, pop music would not be in the sorry state it is today. My favorites are "O Mar e o Lago", "Dança de Shiva" and "Estrela". And don't forget "Pela Internet"--a better song about the Net than any Internet-generation artist could create! Do yourself a favor--GET THIS CD!
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I live up north in Canada (Québec) and believe me, listening to this album was such a discovery that I decided to learn brazilian portuguese just to better enjoy this music. Sure enough, it lead to Veloso, Buarque, Ivan Lins, etc...
What a wonderful new world of music!
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Gilberto Gil concocts a blend of such diverse styles as bossa nova, Bahian, pop, rock, and country(!), on this haunting CD, with his agile voice flavoring the brew. Great songs performed by awesome musicians. Buy it!
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Pure class from the magician of Brazilian music. Hear it over and over again, all 20 tracks are imaginative, challenging and complex, but at the same time accessable and enjoyable. Buy, Buy, Buy!
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I wish I were as verbose as some of the great reviewers here at Amazon, but I don't have that kind of talent. This CD is simply fabulous, I could not say enough good things about it. It is so wonderful to listen to. This CD is a MUST HAVE for your collection, believe me. After listening to this, Gilberto became my favorite male Brazilian artist.
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This is music-making of the highest order. The music is a reflection of the many threads of Brazilian society--from Bossa Nova to Africa. The mood is never anything but light, gauzy. Close your eyes and you'll swear you're floating.
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