Dois Quartos, Vol. 2

Dois Quartos, Vol. 2

by Ana Carolina
     
 

Sprawling across two discs and comprising 24 songs that range stylistically from forceful rockers to moody instrumentals to heartfelt ballads, Dois Quartos is a bold statement of artistic expression by Ana Carolina, who was one of Brazil's most celebrated MPB superstars at the time of the album's 2006 release. She was also the subject of controversy at the timeSee more details below

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Sprawling across two discs and comprising 24 songs that range stylistically from forceful rockers to moody instrumentals to heartfelt ballads, Dois Quartos is a bold statement of artistic expression by Ana Carolina, who was one of Brazil's most celebrated MPB superstars at the time of the album's 2006 release. She was also the subject of controversy at the time, as she'd recently gone public as a bisexual. This revelation lends an air of curiosity to some of the lyrics of the album, which is tagged with a parental advisory warning about the adult-oriented content. Yet while there's plenty to consider from a lyrical standpoint on Dois Quartos, the scope of the album is most noteworthy. Two uptempo songs ("Nada Te Faltará," "Tolerância") get the album off to a rousing start before "Ruas de Outono," the first of many heartfelt ballads, slows down the proceedings to a meditative lilt that is periodically disrupted by energetic songs such as "Rosas," the album's biggest hit single, and "Eu Comi a Madona," one of several atmospheric mini-songs clocking under three minutes. The second disc of Dois Quartos offers fewer highlights than the first, but beginning with the very first track, a five-minute instrumental, "La Critique," it's more daring, showcasing some of the most experimental music of Carolina's career to date (alongside plenty of ballads, including the single "Carvão"). Fans of Carolina will find plenty to enjoy on Dois Quartos, which not only runs long but sheds new light on the MPB superstar, who either writes or co-writes most of the songs. Longtime collaborator Antônio Villeroy (aka Totonho Villeroy) is once again her primary co-writer. Given its wide range of material, Dois Quartos isn't an ideal starting point for newcomers (that would be the compilation Perfil [2005]), but it's surely a gift to those who want to dig deeper and explore a more challenging side of Carolina's artistry. [The two discs of Dois Quartos were subsequently released separately in two volumes. The first volume includes the hit singles "Rosas" and "Ruas de Outono" while the second includes "Carvão.""]

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/03/2007
Label:
Sony / Bmg Brazil
UPC:
0886970856027
catalogNumber:
708560

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ana Carolina   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Bruce Dukov   Concert Master
Darius Campo   Violin
Larry Corbett   Cello
Assa Drori   Violin
Ronald Folsom   Violin
Patricia Johnson   Violin
Roland Kato   Viola
Miran Kojian   Violin
Armen Ksadjikian   Cello
Robin Olson   Violin
Marco Pereira   Guest Appearance
Katia Popov   Violin
Nilo Romero   Baixo
Harry Shirinian   Viola
Josefina Vergara   Violin
Lokua Kanza   Guest Appearance
Guto Graça Mello   Baixo
Sacha Amback   Piano,Keyboards
Johana Krejci   Violin
Braulio Lima   Cello
Dani Buira   Percussion
Adriana Chamorro   Cello
Alejandro Ramirez   Violin,Spalla
Adriano José de Mello   Violin
Jennifer Munday   Violin
Mauricio Takeda   Violin
Tuco Marcondes   Guitar,Autoharp
Samuel Formicola   Viola
Leonardo Reis   Percussion
Carlos Trilha   Keyboards
Gonzalo Aloras   Guitar
Dave Walther   Viola
Alyssa Park   Violin
Mariano "Paya" Cigna   Bandoneon
Gustavo Pinto Lessa   Cello
Lui Coimbra   Cello
Billy Brandão   Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Eliane Tokeshi   Violin
Abrahão L. Saraiva   Viola
Leandro Bulacio   Keyboards
Antonio Villeroy   Guitar
Victoria Miskolczy   Viola
Phillip Levy   Violin
Tamara Hatwan   Violin

Technical Credits

Alvin L.   Composer
Nilo Romero   Composer,Producer
Antonio "Moogie" Canazio   Mastering
Sergio Ricardo   Mastering
Guto Graça Mello   Programming,Producer,Choir Arrangement
Marilene Gondim   Producer
Guilherme Canaes   Mastering
Afo Verde   Producer
Alejandro Ramirez   Arranger
Bebeto Alves   Composer
Bruno Batista   Art Direction
Ana Carolina   Composer,Producer
Lula Queiroga   Composer
Nicolás Kalwill   Mastering
Remo Brandalise   Administrative Director
Daniela Conolly   Graphic Design,Art Direction
Sandro Mesquita   Image Manipulation
Carlos Freitas   Mastering

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