Gold

Gold

by Astrud Gilberto
     
 

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Astrud Gilberto, the winsome naïf whose girlish yet sultry vocals captivated the world on the hit "The Girl from Ipanema," earned her own contract with Verve from its success and recorded throughout the last half of the '60s. Although her material wavered in quality, she was usually paired with excellent arrangers such as Gil Evans, See more details below

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Astrud Gilberto, the winsome naïf whose girlish yet sultry vocals captivated the world on the hit "The Girl from Ipanema," earned her own contract with Verve from its success and recorded throughout the last half of the '60s. Although her material wavered in quality, she was usually paired with excellent arrangers such as Gil Evans, Claus Ogerman, and Antonio Carlos Jobim himself. The Gold compilation is a two-disc set that includes 36 tracks, a good portion of everything she recorded between 1962 and 1969 (plus a pair of tracks from a 1987 comeback album). The first disc is by far the strongest of the two, including her pair of vocals for the Getz/Gilberto album as well as her early masterpieces with Jobim and Gil Evans (plus her bubbly pop album co-billed with organist Walter Wanderley). The second disc includes her later work as well as some rarities: four songs that were released on singles only and the soundtrack title "Who Needs Forever?" (from the Sidney Lumet spy film The Deadly Affair). Gilberto benefits quite a bit from this compilation, one of the longest she's received. Although some purists will forever criticize her amateurish sound, her persistence in the cultural imagination is proof enough of her charm.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/2008
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602517693319
catalogNumber:
001128402
Rank:
23102

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The Girl from Ipanema
  2. Corcovado
  3. Once I Loved
  4. Água de Beber
  5. O Morro (Não Tem Vez)
  6. Dindi
  7. Photograph
  8. Only Trust Your Heart
  9. Eu e Você
  10. (Take Me To) Aruanda
  11. Manhã de Carnaval
  12. The Gentle Rain
  13. Berimbau
  14. Felicidade
  15. Look to the Rainbow
  16. So Nice (Summer Samba)
  17. Você Já Foi à Bahia
  18. Goodbye Sadness (Tristeza)
  19. Tú Mi Delirio

Disc 2

  1. Don't Go Breaking My Heart
  2. Wish Me a Rainbow
  3. Misty Roses
  4. The Face I Love
  5. Canoeiro
  6. I Had the Craziest Dream
  7. Who Needs Forever?
  8. Come Softly to Me/Hushabye
  9. Lilies by Monet
  10. On My Mind
  11. Crickets Sing for Anamaria
  12. I Haven't Got Anything Better to Do
  13. Didn't We?
  14. Wailing of the Willow
  15. Let Go (Canto de Ossanha)
  16. Samba do Soho
  17. Saci

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Astrud Gilberto   Primary Artist
Quincy Jones   Conductor
Deodato   Conductor
Don Sebesky   Conductor
Paulo Jobim   Vocals
Norman Bergen   Conductor
Albert Gorgoni Orchestra   Conductor

Technical Credits

Tim Hardin   Composer
Dorival Caymmi   Composer
Edú Lobo   Composer
Harry Nilsson   Composer
Quincy Jones   Composer,Producer,Orchestral Arrangements
Gene Lees   Composer
Brooks Arthur   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Deodato   Arranger,Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Baden Powell   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Aloysio de Oliveira   Composer
Don Sebesky   Arranger
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Howard Greenfield   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
James Last   Orchestral Arrangements
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Paulo Jobim   Composer,rhythm arrangement
Burton Lane   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Kevin Reeves   Remastering
Creed Taylor   Producer
Marcos Valle   Composer
Paul Vance   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Norman Bergen   Arranger
Gretchen Christopher   Composer
Barbara Ellis   Composer
Lee Pockriss   Composer
Gary Troxel   Composer
Ray Avery   Cover Photo,Inlay Photography
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Ronaldo Bastos   Composer
Matt Dubey   Composer
Paulo Sérgio Valle   Composer
Albert Gorgoni Orchestra   Arranger
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Andrew Skurow   Tape Research
Niltinho   Composer
XIV Philip Frederick Margo   Composer
Cesar Portillo de la Luz   Composer

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