Gold

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Astrud Gilberto, the winsome na?f 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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
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: 6/24/2008
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602517693319
  • Catalog Number: 001128402
  • Sales rank: 44,357

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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