Astrud Gilberto's Finest Hour
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Like Nico, Astrud Gilberto's everywoman voiced has always had a polarizing effect on critics and fans alike. While her take on bossa nova is less than reverent and decidedly lightweight, the warmth and approachability she brings to each performance is stunning. Verve's lovingly compiled — and blissfully affordable — Astrud Gilberto's Finest Hour is as solid a collection of her heady mixture of samba, jazz and pop as you're likely to find. Twenty songs, including the classic "Girl From Ipanema," wash in like waves from the warmest of oceans, carrying with them the soft, reverb-drenched soundtrack to summer. If the tropical heat of "Berimbau," the lazy and lonely pulse of Burt Bacharach's "Trains and Boats and Planes" and the upbeat swing of "Wish Me a Rainbow" don't instantly take the drudgery of your day away, then consider yourself hopelessly bitter. Highly recommended.
Born: 30 March 1940 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
Top Albums and Songs by Astrud Gilberto
||The Girl From Ipanema||Getz / Gilberto||5:24||$2.19||View In iTunes|
||The Girl From Ipanema (Single)||Getz / Gilberto||2:54||$2.19||View In iTunes|
||Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars) [Single Version]||Getz / Gilberto||2:20||$2.19||View In iTunes|
||Fly Me to the Moon||Astrud Gilberto's Finest Hour||2:21||$2.19||View In iTunes|
||The Girl from Ipanema||Cocktail Disco (Bonus Track Version)||5:52||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars) ||Getz / Gilberto||4:16||$2.19||View In iTunes|
||The Girl from Ipanema||Astrud Gilberto's Finest Hour||5:25||$2.19||View In iTunes|
||The Girl from Ipanema||The Girl from Ipanema||3:20||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||So Nice (Summer Samba)||Astrud Gilberto's Finest Hour||2:39||$2.19||View In iTunes|
||Who Needs Forever (Thievery Corporation Remix)||Verve Remixed||4:13||$1.69||View In iTunes|