Cru

Cru

by Seu Jorge
     
 

There is a reason that Brazilian singer/actor Seu Jorge regularly sells out live shows and attracts the likes of Bill Murray, his co-star in 2004's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, to performances: he not only has a charming way with acoustic renditions of classic David Bowie songs (as proved in theSee more details below

Overview

There is a reason that Brazilian singer/actor Seu Jorge regularly sells out live shows and attracts the likes of Bill Murray, his co-star in 2004's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, to performances: he not only has a charming way with acoustic renditions of classic David Bowie songs (as proved in the movie; those who missed it should check the soundtrack), he exhibits as much charm when playing his own material. Cru, which translates as "Raw," is a fine example. Not every song is original -- Jorge covers the Leiber & Stoller classic "Don't," made famous by Elvis Presley, as well as Serge Gainsbourg's "Chatterton" -- but he maintains a consistently stripped-bare sensibility throughout. Sun-baked vocals drive the sound; backed by barely-there acoustic guitar strumming and spare, casual percussion, they leave a listener to wonder how he made it through the 12-song set without getting sunburned and sand between his toes. As Jorge's lyrics and his sporadic, effective use of electronic beats make clear, though, the music aims at more than conveying a stranded-at-sea, message-in-a-bottle vibe: "Mania de Peitao," which in English means "Large Chested Mania," offers a Portuguese-language lesson on the evils of silicone breast implants, and "Eu Sou Favela" recounts, via music entirely too gorgeous for its subject matter, the grim realities of life within a Brazilian slum.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/06/2005
Label:
Wrasse Records
UPC:
0875232002425
catalogNumber:
160

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Seu Jorge   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,wah wah guitar
Robertinho Brant   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Edmundo Carneiro   Percussion
Fabio Fonseca   Synthesizer
Mathieu Chédid   Acoustic Guitar
Gringo DaParada   Synthesizer,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Synthesizer Bass
Marcelo Aube   Bass
Pretinho DaSerrinha   Percussion,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Cavaquinho

Technical Credits

Jerry Leiber   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Robertinho Brant   Arranger,Composer
Murilo Antunes   Composer
Noca da Portela   Composer
Seu Jorge   Arranger,Composer,Adaptation
Gringo DaParada   Arranger,Producer
Pretinho DaSerrinha   Arranger
Rafael Doria   Logo
Alexandre Rabaço   Engineer
Claudio Manetta Scott   Artwork
Dom Mita   Composer

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