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Quanta

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All Music Guide - Daniel Browne
Longtime fans of the Brazilian bard could probably do without the slick synthesizers and sterile drum loops that candy up his 36th album, but no Gil effort is without appeal. Throughout Quanta, he gets by on his gift for melody and his far-ranging imagination (a trademark of the Tropicalia movement). Shouts-out to quantum mechanics, crab vendors, and the goddess Shiva dot his slinky, intricate compositions. "Pela Internet," a buoyant, starry-eyed ode to the information superhighway, makes a strong impression, but the real high point comes toward the end with a trio of songs that rely on little more than acoustic guitar and Gil's mellow, lilting voice. The instrumental "Um...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Daniel Browne
Longtime fans of the Brazilian bard could probably do without the slick synthesizers and sterile drum loops that candy up his 36th album, but no Gil effort is without appeal. Throughout Quanta, he gets by on his gift for melody and his far-ranging imagination (a trademark of the Tropicalia movement). Shouts-out to quantum mechanics, crab vendors, and the goddess Shiva dot his slinky, intricate compositions. "Pela Internet," a buoyant, starry-eyed ode to the information superhighway, makes a strong impression, but the real high point comes toward the end with a trio of songs that rely on little more than acoustic guitar and Gil's mellow, lilting voice. The instrumental "Um Abraço No João" (a tribute to João Gilberto) and the soothing "O Mar E O Lago" find him setting aside cleverness in favor of a gentle, unassuming profundity. Like his comrades in the Tropicalia movement, Caetano Veloso and Tom Ze, Gil possesses an omnivorous intelligence and the talent to pursue every passing fancy. At 20 tracks, Quanta is overstuffed. Busy arrangements and gleaming production sometimes swamp the innate beauty of its songs. Nevertheless, adventurous, attentive listeners will find plenty to delight in.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/1997
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075679277824
  • Catalog Number: 92778
  • Sales rank: 85,602

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Quanta (4:23)
  2. 2 Ciência E Arte (3:07)
  3. 3 Estrela (4:25)
  4. 4 Dança de Shiva (3:45)
  5. 5 Vendedor de Caranguejo (4:05)
  6. 6 Chiquinho Azevedo (3:37)
  7. 7 Pílula de Alho (3:39)
  8. 8 Opachorô (3:33)
  9. 9 Graça Divina (3:45)
  10. 10 Pela Internet (4:14)
  11. 11 Guerra Santa (4:00)
  12. 12 Átimo de Pó (3:09)
  13. 13 Fogo Líquido (3:12)
  14. 14 Pop Wu Wei (3:10)
  15. 15 O Lugar Do Nosso Amor (3:30)
  16. 16 De Ouro E Marfim (2:35)
  17. 17 Sala Do Som (3:25)
  18. 18 Um Abraço No João (1:53)
  19. 19 O Mar E O Lago (3:00)
  20. 20 La Lune de Gorée (3:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gilberto Gil Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Human Whistle
Milton Nascimento Vocals
Raul Mascarenhas Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Chiquinho do Acordeon Accordion
Leo Gandelman Alto Saxophone
Liminha Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Drums, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Sitar, Sampling, Agogo, E-bow
William Magalhaes Keyboards, Kalimba, fender rhodes, Synthesizer Horn
Alceu Maia Ukulele
Armando Marçal Tambourine, Surdo, Shaker
Marcio Montarroyos Trumpet
Ramiro Mussoto Tambourine, Triangle, Atabaque, Agogo, Shaker, Zabumba, Xequere
Marcos Suzano Percussion, Tabla, Triangle, Multi Instruments, Shaker
Serginho Trombone Trombone
Celso Fonseca Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, 12-string Guitar
Arthur Maia Bass, Acoustic Bass
Paulinho Trompete Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Gustavo de Dalva Percussion, Bells, Djembe, Reco-reco, Moringa
Milton Guedes Harmonica
Lucas Santtana Flute
Jorginho Gomes Percussion, Drums, Tambourine, Atabaque, Agogo, Reco-reco, Shaker, Xequere
Breno Gradel Acoustic Guitar, Tambourine, Agogo, Xequere
Sérgio Sá Piano, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Jurema Lourenço Background Vocals
Raymundo Lopes Background Vocals
Glauco Fernandes Violin
Christiaan Oyens Mandolin
Genaro Soalheiro Background Vocals
Ovidio Brito Tambourine, Shaker
Zé Gonzales scratching
Technical Credits
Gilberto Gil Arranger, Text
Chiquinho do Acordeon Arranger
Vitor Farias Engineer
Nara Gil Revision
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Liminha Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
William Magalhaes Arranger
Ramiro Mussoto Arranger, Contributor
Marcio Gama Engineer
Paulo Junqueiro translation
Fábio Henriques Digital Editing
Paulo Lima Digital Editing
Sérgio Sá Arranger
André (Refazenda) Vallias Text
Mariana Young Digital Editing
Eduardo Costa Engineer
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