A sweet second trip into the world of Nouvelle Vague – a strange place where post-punk tunes mix with bossa rhythms and French pop inspiration! Most of the tracks here are from the darker side of the pop spectrum in the early 80s – tunes that are well-remembered, but which were more underground numbers of the era, mostly recorded by British groups like Yazoo, The Buzzcocks, Bauhaus, and others. Enter Nouvelle Vague, who rework the tracks with lightly skipping rhythms that are far gentler than the originals – stripping out the colder electric modes and fuller production in favor of a bossa-inspired blend of acoustic instrumentation and lightly grooving production – all used as the backdrop for airily-produced vocals from singers who include Melanie Pain, Gerald Toto, Phoebe Tolmer, Marina, and Birdpaula. Titles include "The Killing Moon", "Ever Fallen In Love", "Heart Of Glass", "Shack Up", "Let Me Go", "Fade To Grey", "Bela Lugosi's Dead", "Dancing With Myself", and "Don't Go". CD
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Perolas ... CD Som Livre (Brazil), 1970s/1980s. Used ...
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Tracks include "Faz Parte Do Meu Show", "Doa A Quem Doer", "Chuvas De Verao", "Marina/Nem Eu", and "Rio Antigo" – 16 tracks total. CD
More of Caymmi's classic compositions, redone in modern versions by some of Brazil's greatest artists! This volume's got 21 tracks in all, and features "Cantig" by Pery Ribeiro, "Rosa Morena" by Emilio Santiago, "Marina" by Hermeto Pascoal & Cassia Eller, "Morena Do Mar" by Beth Carvalho, "Sao Salvador" by Quarteto Em Cy, "Roda Piao" by Sivuca, "Balada Do Rei Das Sereia" by Francis & Olivia Hime, and "E Eu Sem Maria" by his daughter, Nana Caymmi. CD
A groundbreaking piano trio from the end of the 60s – headed up by Brazilian jazz legend Gilson Peranzetta! Gilson's work has graced countless recent bossa revival sessions, as well as important 70s MPB albums – but this set was recorded back in 1969, when Peranzetta was a pianist trying to break out of the bossa stereotypes of the 60s generation. In doing so, he still used lots of the older trappings of bossa combo albums – sweet rhythms, gentle grooves, and lots of space for keyboard interplay – but he also worked in some more sophisticated arrangements, performed by additional horns on a number of tunes, working in small combo space the same kind of magic that Eumir Deodato would normally craft with a larger orchestra. The results are magically airy and appealing – and the set's a mix of original tunes and groovy covers, with titles that include "Samarina", "Manha Branca", "Afro", "Amazonas", "Watch What Happens", "Zond 5", "Sabia", and "Ela Vem De Volta". CD
(Out of print. Still sealed with the hype sticker!)
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