Chill: Brazil

Chill: Brazil

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A quick survey of the track listing of Warner Music Latina's Chill: Brazil collection is sure you make you salivate if you're into Brazilian music, especially any kind with a bossa nova slant. Marcos Valle, Milton Nascimento, Gilberto Gil,

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A quick survey of the track listing of Warner Music Latina's Chill: Brazil collection is sure you make you salivate if you're into Brazilian music, especially any kind with a bossa nova slant. Marcos Valle, Milton Nascimento, Gilberto Gil, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Bebel Gilberto, João Gilberto, Os Cariocas, Elis Regina, Jorge Ben, Banda Black Rio -- these are just some of the most-recognizable names, not to mention many of the others present here who may not be overly familiar to anyone not knee-deep into the many wonders of Brazilian music. And too, these artists are represented by standout recordings, not cheaply licensed latter-day efforts or anything else even mildly disappointing. So does Chill: Brazil play like a greatest-hits of Brazil collection? Well, kinda -- the music here is certainly top-shelf Brazilian music of the late 20th century, spanning a few decades and even dipping into the 21st century, but it's not presented like a greatest-hits album. It's actually a mix album. The tracks are subtly blended into one another, resulting in a seamless listen that transitions well, even as it time travels. Much praise goes to Marcos Valle for compiling this excellent collection of music. He's not credited with the "soft mix," but his expertise and taste is much in evidence. As for that "soft mix," it can be mildly annoying if you're the type of person who likes to edit your CDs. You know, like if you were to pick and choose some tracks from this collection for one of your oh-so-awesome play lists. If you're one of those bedroom DJs who prefers downloads and CD-Rs to commercial product like this, you're going to have slightly screwy intros and outros for the songs you lift from this mix. That heads-up aside, there's really nothing to complain about here (well, maybe the "chill" billing is a misnomer, as this is far from a run-of-the-mill "chillout" Muzak mix). Warner Music Latina has put together a great series of collections here -- from the double-disc packaging to the superstar compiler, to the soft mixing, to the black-check licensing -- and anyone even slightly into Brazilian music is sure to eat these collections up.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/12/2002
Label:
Warner Music Latina
UPC:
0809274701923
catalogNumber:
47019
Rank:
334000

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Guanabara
  2. Mas Que Nada
  3. Vôo Sobre O Horizonte
  4. A Paz
  5. Wave (Vou Te Contar)
  6. Áqua de Beber
  7. Samba da Benção
  8. Pode Parar
  9. Menino Do Rio
  10. Ando Meio Desligado
  11. Mistério da Raca
  12. 1800 Colinas
  13. All Star
  14. Menina Bonita @@Pedro E A Parede Luís
  15. Pescador de Ilusões
  16. À Vontade
  17. Maria Fumaca
  18. Sambassim

Disc 2

  1. Garota de Ipanema
  2. Tim Tim Por Tim Tim
  3. Tarde Em Itapoã
  4. Tanto Tempo
  5. Eu Vim da Bahia
  6. Alô Alô Marciano
  7. Linha Do Horizonte
  8. Artist Sony Music Only a Dream in Rio
  9. Abri a Porta
  10. Alice (Não Me Escreva Aquela Carta de Amor)
  11. Momentos Que Marcam
  12. Um Jantar Pra Dois
  13. Bumbo da Mangueira
  14. Mr. Funk Samba
  15. Santo Antonio
  16. Por Você
  17. Eu Só Quero Um Xodó
  18. Só Tinha Que Ser Com Você

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Gilberto Gil   Producer
Jack Endino   Producer
Jeronimo   Producer
Bom Bom   Producer
Renato Correa   Producer
Helen Keane   Producer
Tommy LiPuma   Producer
Liminha   Producer
Mazola   Producer
Hermeto Pascoal   Producer
Marcos Valle   Producer
Nando Reis   Producer
César Camargo Mariano   Producer
Ed Motta   Producer
Chico Neves   Producer
Guto Graça Mello   Producer
Tom Capone   Producer
Pena Schmidt   Producer
Barão Vermelho   Producer
Miguel Cidras   Producer
Maurício Barros   Producer
Marcelo Maia   Marketing

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Chill: Brazil 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have listened to this cd everyday driving into work for a year and I still haven't tired of it. It works to calm the madness of an hour city commute and reinvigorates me every time. This is more than a cd it's a drug. One becomes addicted. The voices of Brazilian music are an incredible life force. The way this cd is put together is genius. It comes on slow.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had seen some ad on Bravo Tv,an thougt i give it a listen in the store.It was a pleasant surprise,because this music is so "mellow" but not at all boring.I am planning on using this double cd,at my next party.Severeal of my friends have commented on the music,and in a very positive way.After a few listenings ,it just sound better and better.here is anything from the classic brazil",to some reaggie beats ,to a bit jazzy stuff.Go buy it,it is fun and different!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Barnes and Noble Corporate Store in the city of New York has a list of CDs to be played in their stores speakers systems nationwide.I had the chance to hear this cd while I was browsing at the store here.I do recommed it to all those that know how to enjoy music from Brazil. I went to the counter and it was sold out and the store had 5 more ordered on the way.