Diva from Bahia. The Definitive Collection

A Diva from Bahia. The Definitive Collection

by Gal Costa
     
 
Part of the never-ending series of Brazilian greats on the British Wrasse label, A Diva From Bahia is a fine compilation of Gal Costa's work, spanning the whole of her career. As with similar releases for other artists, the album collects pieces from the very beginning of her career up nearly to the present day. Also like others in the series however, the

Overview

Part of the never-ending series of Brazilian greats on the British Wrasse label, A Diva From Bahia is a fine compilation of Gal Costa's work, spanning the whole of her career. As with similar releases for other artists, the album collects pieces from the very beginning of her career up nearly to the present day. Also like others in the series however, the tracks are in something of a mixed order. Chronology here is better than many, with eras of work collected together, but it would appear that the main focus in ordering tracks is to make a pleasing transition from song to song (which, of course, is a key to creating a good album aside from chronology). Costa's voice is the prototypical female Brazilian songstress, caressing the lyrics and working well with interplay between herself and the band. Perhaps a greater feature, though, is the collection of compositions. Caetano Veloso has a song here; Erasmo Carlos has a song; Jorge Ben has a song; Tom Jobim has a song. The greats of MPB are all presented through the voice of Costa, and she puts a fine mark upon their work.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/27/2004
Label:
Wrasse Records
UPC:
0875232000926
catalogNumber:
117

Tracks

  1. Que Pena (Ele Já Não Gosta Mais de Min (So Sorry She Does Not Like Me
  2. Coração Vagabundo (My Vagabond Heart)
  3. Baby
  4. Luz Do Sol (Sunlight)
  5. Balancê (Dancing)
  6. Aquarela Do Brasil (Colours of Brazil)
  7. Festa Do Interior (Country Party)
  8. Bahia de Todas as Contas (Bahia of All the Beads)
  9. Açaí (Fruit)
  10. Desafinado (Out of Tune)
  11. Não Identificado (Unidentified)
  12. London London
  13. So Louco (So Crazy)
  14. Trem das Onze (The Train at 11.00)
  15. Mamãe Coragem (Heroic Mother)
  16. Maria Joana
  17. Esotérica (Esoteric)
  18. Modinha Para Gabriela
  19. Força Estranha
  20. Sua Estupidez (Your Foolishness)
  21. India
  22. Sonho Meu (My Dream)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gal Costa   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Jorge Ben   Composer
Djavan   Composer
Caetano Veloso   Composer
Gilberto Gil   Composer
Roberto Carlos   Composer
James Flores   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Moraes Moreira   Composer
Ary Barroso   Composer
Erasmo Carlos   Composer
Alberto Ribeiro   Composer
Abel Silva   Composer
Adoniran Barbosa   Composer
Délcio Carvalho   Composer
Joao de Barro   Composer
Sidney Miller   Composer
Torquato Neto   Composer
M. Ortiz Guerrero   Composer

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