As Cidades

As Cidades

by Chico Buarque
     
 

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This album marked the first solo show by Chico Buarque after the Paratodos tour (1994). As always, Buarque played for full houses. Having almost only new songs (exceptions are "Chão de Esmeraldas," with Hermínio Bello de Carvalho, from Chico Buarque de Mangueira; "Assentamento," from Terra, companion for the homonymous photography book by …  See more details below

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This album marked the first solo show by Chico Buarque after the Paratodos tour (1994). As always, Buarque played for full houses. Having almost only new songs (exceptions are "Chão de Esmeraldas," with Hermínio Bello de Carvalho, from Chico Buarque de Mangueira; "Assentamento," from Terra, companion for the homonymous photography book by Sebastião Salgado; and "A Ostra E O Vento"), explored with his somewhat sad voice, the album presents, nevertheless, a rich urban imagery landscape where humor and irony dwell. "Cecília," with its rich string arrangement, is an example of the latter, with the irony directed against himself -- where he expresses his envy of grandiloquent orchestral singers. Buarque's fans will charge him for almost non-existent political references, but he wisely accompanied the times, which are obviously less politicized. He even says "Hoje tem baile funk!" ("Today there is a funk party" in Carioca) The melodies in this album are the great news. Complex, hard to sing, rich, and sophisticated, they are the best evidence that Buarque knew how to adapt himself to the times, still making justice to his broad fan base. With partnerships with Hermínio Bello de Carvalho, Dominguinhos, and Guinga (this one has so strong a personal mark in his complex, dissonant melodies that one can undoubtedly point out his authorship through the sole audition of the song "Você, Você"), the samba as his main vehicle (even if in a subtle way), the violão in the forefront, and delicate orchestrations showing underneath, Chico Buarque remains Chico Buarque even when being contemporary.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/01/2008
Label:
Sony / Bmg Brazil
UPC:
0886973016626
catalogNumber:
7301662
Rank:
206342

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chico Buarque   Primary Artist,Viola
Cristina   Vocals
Francisco   English Horn,Oboe
Luís Alves   Baixo
Chico Batera   Percussion
Don Chacal   Percussion
Wilson DasNeves   Bateria
Gordinho   Percussion
Armando Marçal   Percussion
Giancarlos Spala Pareschi   Violin
Gilson Peranzzetta   Piano
Robertinho Silva   Percussion,Bateria
Paulo Sérgio Santos   Clarinet,Clarone
Victor Santos   Trombone
Rick Amado   Violin
Frederick Stephany   Viola
Dominguinhos   Accordion
Carlos Duarte Moreno   Violin
Paulinho Trompete   Bass Trumpet
Jorge Helder   Baixo
Eduardo Morelenbaum   Clarinet
Jesuina Noronha Passaroto   Viola
Eduardo Pereira   Viola
Marcelo Bernardes   Flute
Michel Bessler   Violin
Bernardo Bessler   Violin
Marcelo Costa   Percussion,Drums,Bateria
Walter Hack   Violin
Jose Alves   Violin
Marcelo Martins   Flute
Joao Daltro   Violin
Jairo Diniz   Viola
Marcio Eymard Malard   Cello
Marcus Ribeiro   Cello
Pascoal Perrotta   Violin
Marcos Esguleba   Percussion
Carlos Bala   Bateria
Andréa Earnest Dias   Flute
Antonella Pareschi   Violin
Gringo Cardia   Capa
Cristina Buarque   Guest Appearance
Vera Maria de Castro Barreto   Violin
Vittor Santos   Trombone
Paul Prates Barbato   Violin
José Menezes   Bandolin
Jorjão Carvalho   Banjo,Baixo
João Reboucas   Piano
Rogério Rosa   Violin
Bia Paes Leme   Vocals
Ubirajara Silva   Bandoneon

Technical Credits

Dominguinhos   Arranger
Jorge Davidson   Art Direction
Alex   Photo Assistance
Marcio Thees   Engineer
Fabio Arruda   Image Manipulation
André Oliveira   Photo Assistance
Liber Gadelha   Studio Coordinator
Pedro Borges   Studio Coordinator

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