Live at Carnegie Hall

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Fred Thomas
Longtime friends and collaborators Caetano Veloso and David Byrne joined forces for a special Carnegie Hall concert broadcast on National Public Radio in the spring of 2004. Eight years later, Live at Carnegie Hall is released, containing highlights from this stripped-down, primarily acoustic meeting of one of Tropicalia's biggest artists with one of the pillars of art rock. Sequenced in the order the concert was played, the disc begins with a solo set by Veloso ending with his cover of the Talking Heads' "The Revolution" to segue into Byrne's set. While not exactly a hushed affair, there's a quietly breezy feeling throughout the recording. Veloso's incredibly smooth voice ...
See more details below
CD
$19.24
BN.com price
(Save 12%)$21.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (10) from $3.99   
  • New (8) from $8.50   
  • Used (2) from $3.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Fred Thomas
Longtime friends and collaborators Caetano Veloso and David Byrne joined forces for a special Carnegie Hall concert broadcast on National Public Radio in the spring of 2004. Eight years later, Live at Carnegie Hall is released, containing highlights from this stripped-down, primarily acoustic meeting of one of Tropicalia's biggest artists with one of the pillars of art rock. Sequenced in the order the concert was played, the disc begins with a solo set by Veloso ending with his cover of the Talking Heads' "The Revolution" to segue into Byrne's set. While not exactly a hushed affair, there's a quietly breezy feeling throughout the recording. Veloso's incredibly smooth voice is the definition of Brazilian pop: laid-back and welcoming at all times. Even singing the comparatively bouncy "O Leãozinho," his voice lilts gently around the song's rigid curves. Languid ballads like "Sampa" and "Coração Vagabundo" breathe with an effortless beauty and the stark yet satisfying instrumentation of Veloso's plucked nylon-string guitar and occasional accompaniment by cellist Jacques Morelenbaum. Also in the mix is percussionist Mauro Refosco providing understated rhythms for both artists' sets. The disc's second half finds Byrne struggling against uprooting the low-lit vibe laid down by Veloso. While performing in a mode decidedly less turgid than normal, even his takes on mellower Talking Heads classics like "And She Was" or "Heaven" sound especially rock when compared to his concert-mates' staid performance. Rompers like "Life During Wartime" stick out, seeming a little lost; not quiet enough for spartan acoustic ambience and not loud enough for even a spirited unplugged reading. Byrne admitted in interviews he was "extremely nervous" about the concert and his jitters are evidenced by the occasional flubbed guitar chord or slightly rushed vocal delivery. Given his pedigree of quirk, these flaws read more endearing than ham-fisted, especially in the intimate context of an acoustic performance. The disc is pretty standard fare up until the final four or five tracks, where the two come together to duet on each other's songs. It's in these tracks that Live at Carnegie Hall really becomes transcendent. Long influenced and inspired by each other, Byrne and Veloso seem genuinely thrilled to be in each other's presence musically. Byrne's soft vocal augmentation on "Ilê Aiyê" seems reverent and humble and seconds later, Veloso's unfamiliar voice delivering lines about 7-11s and chocolate chip cookies on Byrne's lyrically goofy "Nothing But Flowers" is downright cute. While the two don't always match up exactly in terms of presentation, by the end, Byrne's nerdy rock and Veloso's airy sonnets prove highly complementary to each other, especially in tandem.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/13/2012
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • UPC: 075597988079
  • Catalog Number: 513702
  • Sales rank: 160,545

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Desde Que o Samba é Samba (4:48)
  2. 2 Você é Linda (4:09)
  3. 3 Sampa (3:52)
  4. 4 O Leãozinho (3:05)
  5. 5 Coração Vagabundo (2:55)
  6. 6 Manhatã (4:10)
  7. 7 The Revolution (2:31)
  8. 8 Everyone's in Love with You (1:50)
  9. 9 And She Was (3:56)
  10. 10 She Only Sleeps (3:22)
  11. 11 Life During Wartime (4:19)
  12. 12 God's Child (4:27)
  13. 13 Road to Nowhere (3:43)
  14. 14 Dreamworld: Marco de Canaveses (4:54)
  15. 15 Ilê Aiyê (3:34)
  16. 16 (Nothing but) Flowers (4:58)
  17. 17 Terra (5:54)
  18. 18 Heaven (3:56)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Byrne Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Caetano Veloso Guitar, Vocals
Jaques Morelenbaum Cello
Mauro Refosco Percussion
Technical Credits
Caetano Veloso Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
David Byrne Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Jerry Harrison Composer
Chris Frantz Composer
Robert Hurwitz Executive Producer
Tom Lazarus Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Tina Weymouth Composer
Moreno Veloso Composer
Yves Njock Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously