This is the CD reissue of a 1970 LP. With a few more instrumental solos than the regular Lobo albums, this one takes advantage of the genius of the arranger/instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal. The album has other stars, including percussionist Airto Moreira and drummer Cláudio Slom. There are several important songs on this album: "Casa Forte" (which would be recorded later by Flora Purim), "Mariana, Mariana," "Cantiga de Longe," "Zanzibar," and others. Not Lobo's biggest hits, but beautiful melodies/lyrics on an album with stronger instrumental support.
First let me give some respect to drummer, Claudio SLON. Now to the music, much of which lobo had recorded elsewhere, including the gem 'Sergio Mendes Presents.." "Casa Forte" is likely his most familiar, but "Zanzibar" is, by title, the most rewarding. Herb Albert did another tune with the same name, as did Billy Joel. This version, however, is so uplifting.
"Na Fiera de Santarem" is my favorite in this wonderful collection. I certainly love the version of "Contiga de Longe" on the Mendes A&M issue better, but this has some primal roots I like too.
This is a great collection piece, but not the polished sound I hear from other Lobo efforts, so purists might like it. Edo Lobo is one of the much understated genius' of the genre.
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s
Top Albums and Songs By Edu Lobo
||Boranda||Bossa Nova - Trinta Anos Depois||2:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Ponteio||Sergio Mendes Presents Lobo||3:05||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Casa Forte||Sergio Mendes Presents Lobo||3:39||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Zum-Zum||Cantiga de Longe||2:47||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Pontelo (Violeiro Mix)||Lo Mejor Para Dancar||4:45||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Zanzibar||Sergio Mendes Presents Lobo||4:06||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Jangada||Sergio Mendes Presents Lobo||2:26||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Hey Jude||Sergio Mendes Presents Lobo||4:14||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Luiza||Fotografia - Os Anos Dourados de Tom Jobim||2:59||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Crystal Illusions||Sergio Mendes Presents Lobo||6:14||$0.99||View In iTunes|