O Que Você Quer Saber de Verdade

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All Music Guide - Mariano Prunes
It has been over five years since Marisa Monte's last studio albums, the stunning 2006 double release of Infinito Particular and Universo ao Meu Redor. Each of these ambitious records was a masterpiece in its own right, the former showcasing Monte's finely tuned, cosmopolitan ear to contemporary music, and the latter her deep-seated love for traditional Brazilian music. In that context -- but only in that context, mind -- their long-awaited successor, Que Voc? Quer Saber de Verdade, can feel like a slight disappointment. One would have expected Monte to spend all that time dreaming up an even grander artistic project, yet Que Voc? Quer Saber de Verdade seems to have been...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mariano Prunes
It has been over five years since Marisa Monte's last studio albums, the stunning 2006 double release of Infinito Particular and Universo ao Meu Redor. Each of these ambitious records was a masterpiece in its own right, the former showcasing Monte's finely tuned, cosmopolitan ear to contemporary music, and the latter her deep-seated love for traditional Brazilian music. In that context -- but only in that context, mind -- their long-awaited successor, Que Você Quer Saber de Verdade, can feel like a slight disappointment. One would have expected Monte to spend all that time dreaming up an even grander artistic project, yet Que Você Quer Saber de Verdade seems to have been conceived as a minor work, a transition piece. Rather than looking to the future or at the past, this pastoral interlude of an album has a classicist, atemporal feel. For the most part, it does not even sound particularly Brazilian, as most compositions are chamber ballads built around a classical piano paired with string and wind instruments, with guitars and percussion conspicuously toned down. In fact, many of these songs first bring to mind those lush, late-'60s Françoise Hardy records, rather than, say, Gal Costa or João Gilberto; so much so that when tracks 11 and 12 out of 13 turn out to be a forró and a baticum, the sudden change in tempo and rhythms feels almost disorienting, rather than a homecoming. Having duly noted all these objections born mostly in relation to Monte's previous work and subsequent expectations, rather than on an individual analysis of this record, it should be stated that Que Você Quer Saber de Verdade is an utterly exquisite piece of music. Made by Monte with the help of all of her usual suspects the extraordinary Arnaldo Antunes and Carlinhos Brown, as well as the less visible but ever present Dadi, who also co-produces, everything about this album exudes an effortless, bucolic charm. Furthermore, the fact that the music is more often stately, instead of intriguing or exotic, focuses the ear more than ever on the luminous wonder that is Monte's voice. Listening to marvels such as "Depois" or "Ainda Bem," one would even be tempted to say that she has never sung better, if it were not impossible for anyone to sing better than Monte in her previous albums. Her voice is the perfect embodiment of the quiet happiness and understanding her gentle lyrics advocate, and can presumably bring inner peace to the most troubled of souls. The true epitome of grace.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2012
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • EAN: 5099932720822
  • Catalog Number: 27208

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 O Que Você Quer Saber de Verdade (2:21)
  2. 2 Descalço No Parque (2:48)
  3. 3 Depois (2:53)
  4. 4 Amar Alguém (3:03)
  5. 5 O Que Se Quer (2:47)
  6. 6 Nada Tudo (3:14)
  7. 7 Verdade, Uma Ilusão (4:13)
  8. 8 Lenchinho Querido (3:19)
  9. 9 Ainda Bem (3:35)
  10. 10 Aquela Velha Canção (3:21)
  11. 11 Era Óbvio (4:18)
  12. 12 Hoje Eu Não Saio, Não (2:53)
  13. 13 Seja Feliz (2:58)
  14. 14 Bem Aqui (3:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marisa Monte Primary Artist, Harmonica, Percussion, Drums, Steel Guitar, Ukulele, Vocals, Melodica, Hand Clapping, Guitar (Nylon String), Hammond B3
Bernie Worrell Clavinet, Hammond B3
Marty Ehrlich Bass Clarinet, Alto Flute
Erik Friedlander Cello
Joyce Hammann Violin
Lois Martin Viola
Gustavo Santaolalla Sitar, Drones, Guitar (Nylon String), Ronroco
Jesse Harris Steel Guitar
Dengue Bass
Vinicius Cantuaria Percussion
Daniel Jobim Piano
Lúcio Maia Guitar
Arnaldo Antunes Vocals
Cornelius Dufallo Violin
Andricka Hall Background Vocals
Renee Ternier Background Vocals
Money Marc fender rhodes, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3
Thomas Bartlett Piano, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Violin, Viola
Pupillo Drums
Rodrigo Amarante Bass, Percussion, Keyboards, Guitar (Nylon String)
Pedro Baby Hand Clapping, Shaker
Cézar Mendes Guitar (Nylon String)
Waldonys Percussion, Accordion
Fernando Suárez Paz Violin
Dadi Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Percussion, Steel Guitar, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Ukulele, Hand Clapping, Vibes, fender rhodes, Guitar (Nylon String), Hammond B3
Adrian Morejon Bassoon
Robby Marshall Clarinet
Sergio Polizzi Violin
Raúl Di Renzo Violin
Maico Lopes Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Domenico Lancellotti Drums
John James Background Vocals
Claudio Melone Viola
Aníbal Kempel Keyboards
Miguel Angel-Varvelo Bandoneon
Reco Pupillo Drums
Diogo Hand Clapping
Technical Credits
Marisa Monte Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Carlinhos Brown Composer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Mario Caldato Jr. Engineer
Greg Cohen String Arrangements, Woodwind Arrangement
Patrick Dillett Engineer
Antoine Midani Engineer
Leonardo Netto Executive Producer
Arnaldo Antunes Composer
Juan de Dios Filiberto Composer
Gabino Coria Peñaloza Composer
Daniel Carvalho Engineer
Gustavo Lenza Engineer
Giovanni Bianco Art Direction
Betão Composer
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Violin Arrangement, Viola Arrangement
Ariel Lavigna Engineer
Rodrigo Amarante Composer, Engineer, drum machine
Jorge Ben Jor Composer
Marcelo Jeneci Composer
Dadi Composer, Producer, Engineer
André Carvalho Composer
Chico Salém Composer
Benhamin Tierny Engineer
Aníbal Kempel Engineer
Suely Aguar Executive Producer
Gustaco Mozzi Arranger, Director
Wagner Maugeri Neto Composer
Cafe de los Maestros Composer
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