Azul

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Helena's Azul is wonderfully laid-back bossa nova with subtle electronic touches and inventive arrangements. It sounds like a companion album to Bebel Gilberto's modern bossa nova classic Tanto Tempo. Helena's dusky and unaffected voice floats over the shuffling tempos like the voice of a Brazilian angel. The fact that she is French as are all the musicians, including ace French producer Bertrand Burgalat makes the record even more impressive. The songs are all quite nice and perfectly evoke and inspire a quiet late-night mood Phillipe Katerine wrote the music, Helena the words. With any justice this record will be as hyped and as popular as the Gilberto record. It is just ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Helena's Azul is wonderfully laid-back bossa nova with subtle electronic touches and inventive arrangements. It sounds like a companion album to Bebel Gilberto's modern bossa nova classic Tanto Tempo. Helena's dusky and unaffected voice floats over the shuffling tempos like the voice of a Brazilian angel. The fact that she is French as are all the musicians, including ace French producer Bertrand Burgalat makes the record even more impressive. The songs are all quite nice and perfectly evoke and inspire a quiet late-night mood Phillipe Katerine wrote the music, Helena the words. With any justice this record will be as hyped and as popular as the Gilberto record. It is just as good, if not better.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/22/2003
  • Label: Sunny Side
  • UPC: 016728301022
  • Catalog Number: 3010
  • Sales rank: 298,005

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Morrer Nos Seus Braços - Helena (3:50)
  2. 2 Île Amoureuse - Helena (3:42)
  3. 3 Vida Nunca Terá Fim - Helena (3:04)
  4. 4 Baby Butterfly - Helena (3:50)
  5. 5 Esse Lugar - Helena (3:18)
  6. 6 Mon Bel Andalou - Helena (3:09)
  7. 7 Ceú Azulou - Helena (3:46)
  8. 8 Vai Meu Amor - Helena (4:38)
  9. 9 M'En Aller - Helena (3:41)
  10. 10 Vem Aqui - Helena (2:02)
  11. 11 Tout Commence - Helena (5:30)
  12. 12 Adieu Paris - Helena (3:04)
  13. 13 Déshabillez-Moi - Helena (4:02)
  14. 14 M'En Aller - Helena (5:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Helena Noguerra Primary Artist
Steve Arguelles Percussion, Drums
Philippe Katerine Guitar, Choir, Chorus
Bertrand Burgalat Vibes
Benoît Delbecq Keyboards, Wurlitzer, Bass Station
Christophe "Disco" Minck Bass, Hammond Organ, Choir, Chorus
Helena Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Steve Arguelles Programming
Philippe Katerine Producer
Hervé Dutournier Mastering
The Recyclers Arranger
Frank Loriou Artwork
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