Terra

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Terra feels like an attempt to move Mariza into the musical mainstream. She's already established herself at the forefront of fado, as one of the leading performers of the emotive Portuguese style, and there's no doubt she possesses a wonderful voice. But the addition of several guests, such as Chucho Valdés, Ivan Lins, and Tito Paris (among others) seems to open up the seams between fado and other genres, including Brazilian music and jazz. It does so relatively subtly, and she keeps her base pretty firmly in fado (witness the glorious "Ja Me Deixou"). But the inclusion of a standard like "Smile," which closes the album and has her singing in English, is evidence of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Terra feels like an attempt to move Mariza into the musical mainstream. She's already established herself at the forefront of fado, as one of the leading performers of the emotive Portuguese style, and there's no doubt she possesses a wonderful voice. But the addition of several guests, such as Chucho Valdés, Ivan Lins, and Tito Paris (among others) seems to open up the seams between fado and other genres, including Brazilian music and jazz. It does so relatively subtly, and she keeps her base pretty firmly in fado (witness the glorious "Ja Me Deixou"). But the inclusion of a standard like "Smile," which closes the album and has her singing in English, is evidence of the move to broaden her appeal, as is the lushness of the arrangements, much fuller than she's used in the studio in the past. Her duet with Paris on "Beijo de Saudade" is a highlight, and the voices play off each other gloriously, hers pure and clear, his gruff and harsh. Ultimately, the question is whether it all works, and it does, because it doesn't try to do too much, just a small re-positioning, although what the future will bring remains to be seen.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/27/2009
  • Label: Four Quarters Ent
  • UPC: 822545181422
  • Catalog Number: 1814
  • Sales rank: 102,844

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Já Me Deixou (3:49)
  2. 2 Minh'alma (4:03)
  3. 3 Rosa Branca (2:46)
  4. 4 Recurso (3:06)
  5. 5 Beijo de Ssaudade (4:17)
  6. 6 Vozes Do Mar (3:55)
  7. 7 Fronteira (2:48)
  8. 8 Alfama (4:02)
  9. 9 Tasco Da Mouraria (4:30)
  10. 10 Alma de Vento (4:01)
  11. 11 Se Eu Mandasse Nas Palavras (3:21)
  12. 12 As Guitarras (4:16)
  13. 13 Pequenas Verdades (3:07)
  14. 14 Morada Aberta (4:01)
  15. 15 Smile (3:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mariza Primary Artist
Ivan Lins Piano, Guest Appearance
Chucho Valdés Piano
Horacio "El Negro" Hernández Drums
Dominic Miller Acoustic Guitar
Tito Paris Vocals
Javier Limón Flamenco Guitar
Carlos Sarduy Trumpet
Concha Buika Vocals
Technical Credits
Ivan Lins Composer
Dominic Miller Composer
Geoff Parsons Composer
Óscar Clavel Mastering
Artur Ribeiro Composer
Ary Dos Santos Composer
Fernando Tordo Composer
Florbela Espanca Composer
Rui Veloso Composer
Rui Guerreiro Engineer
Javier Limón Producer
Paulo Carvalho Composer
Albert Nijmolen Executive Producer
Jorge Coelho Creative Concept
Tiago Machado Composer
Joáo Pedro Ruela Executive Producer
Resende Dias Orquestra Composer
Pedro Homem De Mello Composer
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