Astrud Gilberto's Finest Hour
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||Goodbye Sadness (Tristeza)||Astrud Gilberto & Walter Wanderley Trio||3:35||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Girl from Ipanema||Stan Getz & João Gilberto||5:22||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Meditation||Astrud Gilberto||2:43||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Face I Love||Astrud Gilberto||2:09||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)||Stan Getz & João Gilberto||4:15||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||So Nice (Samba de Verão)||Astrud Gilberto & Walter Wanderley Trio||2:39||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||A Felicidade||Astrud Gilberto||2:49||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Photograph||Astrud Gilberto||2:15||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||It Might as Well Be Spring||Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto & João Gilberto||4:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Wish Me a Rainbow||Astrud Gilberto||2:27||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Fly Me to the Moon||Astrud Gilberto||2:21||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Crickets Sing for Anamaria||Astrud Gilberto & Eumir Deodato||1:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Who Needs Forever?||Astrud Gilberto & Quincy Jones and His Orchestra||3:10||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Insensatez||Astrud Gilberto||2:48||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Berimbau||Astrud Gilberto||2:26||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Come Softly to Me/Hushabye||Astrud Gilberto & Orchestra||2:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Trains and Boats and Planes||Astrud Gilberto||2:50||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Canto de Ossanha (Let Go)||Astrud Gilberto||3:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I'm Nothing Without You||Astrud Gilberto||4:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||In the Wee Small Hours||Astrud Gilberto||2:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
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.
Oh so GOOD
Astrud Gilberto: This is one of the finest playlist I have on my Ipod. Her music is wonderful for sitting alone and listing or as background music for conversation. Her voice is always refreshing. Trains and Boats and Planes, a beautiful song.
A terrific introduction to both Ms. Gilberto and the music
This is a terrific introduction not only to the wonderful singing of Astrud Gilberto but also to many of the standards on the compilation. Her versions of these songs have quickly become my favorites and a staple of my ipod rotation. Trains and Boats and Planes almost always brings tears to my eyes.
A must-own album
For the mere $7.99 you'd be a fool to pass up this wonderful and historic collection.
Born: March 30, 1940 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s