Woman on Top

Woman on Top

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Like the music of Burt Bacharach, bossa nova was deemed unhip for a long time because of its unabashed lightness of spirit. In recent years, however, young music fans have been rediscovering the cocktail music of the '60s, making both Bacharach and the bossa cool again. The soundtrack to the romantic comedy Woman on Top is

Overview

Like the music of Burt Bacharach, bossa nova was deemed unhip for a long time because of its unabashed lightness of spirit. In recent years, however, young music fans have been rediscovering the cocktail music of the '60s, making both Bacharach and the bossa cool again. The soundtrack to the romantic comedy Woman on Top is simply an excellent compilation that favors lesser-known but highly alluring slices of samba magic. Contributors include veterans such as gifted instrumentalist Baden Powell and pioneering lounge wizard Xavier Cugat, as well as new names like singer Paulinho Moska and eclectic remixers Bossa Cuca Nova. This lilting collection is a brilliant companion to the film, but it also makes an excellent introduction to the rich musical heritage of Brazil.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Appropriately enough for a movie that takes place in Brazil and San Francisco, the soundtrack to the romantic comedy Woman on Top consists of bossa nova from Xavier Cugat, Geraldo Azevedo, Caetano Veloso, and Paulinho Moska. The story of a chef in -- and out of -- love with the leader of a bossa nova band, the film is complemented perfectly by songs like "Obsessao," "Chao De Estrelas," "Cajuina," and "Falsa Baiana." A charming, sensual collection of music for an equally enjoyable film.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/12/2000
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998927926
catalogNumber:
89279
Rank:
16625

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dori Caymmi   Track Performer
Xavier Cugat   Track Performer
Maria Creuza   Track Performer
Baden Powell   Track Performer
Geraldo Azevedo   Track Performer
Moraes Moreira   Track Performer
Lenine   Track Performer
Paulinho Moska   Track Performer
Norma Bengell   Track Performer
Cyl Farney   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Luis Bacalov   Producer,String Arrangements
Antonio "Moogie" Canazio   Producer
Paulo Albuquerque   Producer
Bossacucanova   Remixing
Paul Cremo   Executive Producer

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Woman on Top 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This soundtrack puts me in the mood where if i listen to it with my eyes closed, I can see the clear blue ocean, coconut trees and an icy cold Pina-colada. It's an ultimate sensation that's turned on automatically.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just love listening to this music in the car, at home while cleaning, baking, or cooking!! it puts me in such a good mood!! I call this happy music. it also inspires me to travel to south america and learn to dance all the diffrent dances know to south americans. the movie was fun and beautiful to watch and i wish i had purchased a copy of it as well. have fun listening.