Prime Music
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $1.10
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Sings the Vinicius De Moraes Songbook
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Sings the Vinicius De Moraes Songbook


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Prime Music Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, October 3, 2006
"Please retry"
$39.99 $26.98

Amazon's Maria Bethania Store

Music

Image of album by Maria Bethania

Photos

Image of Maria Bethania
Visit Amazon's Maria Bethania Store
for 98 albums, 7 photos, discussions, and more.

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 3, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Drg
  • ASIN: B000HRME82
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #435,000 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Modinha
2. Poetica I / O astronauta
3. Minha namorada
4. A felicidade
5. Tarde em Itapoa
6. Lamento no morro / Monologo de Orfeu
7. Mulher, sempre mulher
8. Gente humilde
9. O mais - que - perfeito
10. O que tinha de ser
11. Bom dia bencao
12. Voce e eu
13. Eu nao exosto sem voce
14. Nature boy (Encantado)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
2
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 5 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By lovebeauty on November 13, 2006
Format: Audio CD
One of Brazil's greatest voices tackles the back catalogue of one of its greatest songwriters.

Maria Bethânia has carved out a distinctive place for herself amongst the pantheon of Brazilian greats of the last half century.

Her love for the dramatic, the theatrical and the unashamedly romantic has earned her a place in the hearts of a devoted fan-base and today, 40 years after her debut show in Rio set her on the path to stardom, she is still one of the biggest names in Brazilian music.

It is also 40 years since she first met the legendary poet, lyricist and co-founder of the bossa nova movement Vinícius de Moraes, an early supporter with whom she went on to forge an enduring friendship.

To celebrate this double anniversary, Bethânia has produced "Que Falta Você Me Faz" ( this is the original title of the album), a homage to Vinícius that draws on material from across his luminous career, including his near-mythical collaborations with Tom Jobim and Baden Powell.

Typically, Bethânia has sought out material with a dramatic edge. Her selections range from the smooth, confident samba of `Lamento no Morro' to the introspective `O Astronauta'. Her smoky, controlled delivery is complemented perfectly by an expansive musical setting based around sensitive arrangements of piano, guitar and percussion. Unfortunately, the glossy, overwrought strings that Bethânia too often relies upon to provide the emotional punch are also present on many of the tracks, needlessly distracting from the otherwise subtle performances.

"Que Falta..." is at its best on songs such as "Modinha" and the closing "Nature Boy" (with brother Caetano Veloso) when the backing is kept simple, allowing the quality of the songwriting and Bethânia's remarkable voice to shine.

At moments of undeniable beauty such as these, the set borders on perfection.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Eric Crawford on March 23, 2007
Format: Audio CD
A celebratory triumph of a poet, songwriter, and performer who embodied a love of life, good company, melody, and the beauty of women and words. Bethania's voice is as remarkable as Vinicius's twin talents for poetry and the pleasures of love. This album somehow manages to out-ballad her great career of balladeering, AND have more energy and pleasure in the "up" sambas as well. Superb and varied arrangement throughout, among the best in modern MPB.

I could listen to Mulher, Sempre Mulher and Tarde em Itapua all afternoon. Actually, I have!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Venzor on August 2, 2009
Format: Audio CD
This is the first time in my life that I've fallen in love with a voice.
The soul resonances of her voice, shine the most in her capella interpretetions. Na! Even when she only talks,
there's such a richness of emotions. Sense. Something that tears down human barriers and puts me in
comunion with her fellings. Should I say "erotica" in its finnest. Somethin that goes beyond
music, perhaps eternity?: "the poor people that can't stop crying" This is a great song.
And when she talks to us the legend of Orpheus: "without Euridice...cossa incomprensible"

Thank you Maria. You made me feel human down to my bones.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Audio CD
Maria Bethania in her greatest days. Vinicius de Morais in his most emotional words.
The fabulous meeting of one of the greatest classic piano player and most inspirated woman Maria Joao Pires with bossa nova
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By V. L. Stewart Carton on May 11, 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Enjoy listening to this old recording..Maria Bethania is an incredible musician and performer..and it is very nice to hear her do the songs of one of her mentors..the inimitable Vinicius de Moraes..
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?