Sim

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All Music Guide - Philip Jandovský
Sim is Vanessa da Mata's third album and the first after the huge commercial success of Essa Boneca Tem Manual, from 2004. If Essa Boneca Tem Manual was a blatant, although undeniably very successful, appeal to pure commercialism and the radio hit lists, Sim is a firm step back towards a more intellectual approach to Brazilian pop music. Liminha, who produced the last album, has been substituted by the hip and hyped production duo Kassin and Mario Caldato. As usual when Kassin is involved, the result is an excellent and very fresh sounding production which manages to give a very modern impression without appearing fake or overproduced. Sim was partly recorded in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Philip Jandovský
Sim is Vanessa da Mata's third album and the first after the huge commercial success of Essa Boneca Tem Manual, from 2004. If Essa Boneca Tem Manual was a blatant, although undeniably very successful, appeal to pure commercialism and the radio hit lists, Sim is a firm step back towards a more intellectual approach to Brazilian pop music. Liminha, who produced the last album, has been substituted by the hip and hyped production duo Kassin and Mario Caldato. As usual when Kassin is involved, the result is an excellent and very fresh sounding production which manages to give a very modern impression without appearing fake or overproduced. Sim was partly recorded in Jamaica, and reggae is indeed one of the primary themes of the album. "Vermelho," "Ilegais," and "Absurdo" are all pure reggae songs. And as a bonus, Sly & Robbie, one of Jamaica's most acclaimed and prolific producer teams, contribute on five tracks. A less welcome guest appearance is that of Ben Harper, who lends his voice and English lyrics to "Boa Sorte/Good Luck." The purpose of Harper's presence is undoubtedly to keep the attention of the mainstream teenage crowd, who first discovered da Mata through the success of Essa Boneca Tem Manual. It has to be said, though, that in spite of Harper, "Boa Sorte/Good Luck" is actually a quite nice song. "Baú" with its imposing and danceable Afro-beat is one of the real highlights of the album. As is the opening reggae "Vermelho" and the romantic dance track "Você Vai Me Destruir," written together with guitarist Fernando Cacatau and flirting enthusiastically with '70s style disco. Apart from the three reggae tracks, the music on Sim for all its obvious pop mannerisms stands firmly rooted in the rich Brazilian music tradition, drawing from samba, baião, coco and even brega. The album conclusion is a simple and sweet little song, where da Mata is backed only by her own acoustic guitar.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/2/2007
  • Label: Sony Bmg Europe
  • UPC: 886971184822
  • Catalog Number: 711848

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Vermelho (3:43)
  2. 2 Fugiu com a Novela (3:15)
  3. 3 Baú (4:25)
  4. 4 Boa Sorte/Good Luck (3:55)
  5. 5 Amado (4:09)
  6. 6 Pirraça (3:24)
  7. 7 Você Vai Me Destruir (4:31)
  8. 8 Absurdo (3:26)
  9. 9 Quem Irá Nos Proteger? (3:50)
  10. 10 Ilegais (3:51)
  11. 11 Quando um Homem Tem uma Mangueira No Quintal (2:13)
  12. 12 Meu Deus (4:54)
  13. 13 Minha Herança: uma Flor (3:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vanessa da Mata Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Don Chacal Percussion, Cuica
Wilson DasNeves Bateria
João Donato Piano
Sly Dunbar Bateria
Robert Lyn Keyboards
Armando Marçal Percussion
Jota Moraes Marimbas, Vibes
Nambo Robinson Trombone
Robbie Shakespeare Baixo
Pedro Sá Bass, Guitar
Alberto Continentino Baixo
Stephane San Juan Percussion, Claves, Agogo, Shaker, Bateria
Berna Ceppas Coro
Ricardo Prado Guitar, Electric Piano
Davi Moraes Guitar, Violin
Harold Emert English Horn, Oboe
Fernando Catatau Guitar
Gabriel Muzak Coro
Technical Credits
Ricardo Garcia Mastering
Gringo Cardia Art Direction
Bruno Batista Art Direction
Mario C. Producer
Leninha Brandão Producer
Álvaro Nascimento Executive Producer
Vanessa da Mata Arranger, Composer, Author
Fernando Catatau Composer
Andre Rafael Contributor
Marcelo Jeneci Composer
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