20th Century Masters - The Millenium Collection: The Best of Astrud Gilberto
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||Non-Stop to Brazil||Astrud Gilberto||2:26||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Agua de Beber (1965)||Astrud Gilberto||2:18||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Girl from Ipanema||Stan Getz & João Gilberto||5:22||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||So Nice (Summer Samba)||Astrud Gilberto & Walter Wanderley Trio||2:40||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Fly Me to the Moon||Astrud Gilberto||2:19||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Shadow of Your Smile||Astrud Gilberto||2:29||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) ||Stan Getz & João Gilberto||4:14||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Misty Roses||Astrud Gilberto||2:37||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Dindi||Astrud Gilberto||2:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Berimbau||Astrud Gilberto||2:23||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Tu Mi Delirio||Astrud Gilberto & Walter Wanderley Trio||3:38||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||My Foolish Heart||Astrud Gilberto||2:45||$1.29||View in iTunes|
The discount-priced compilation 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Astrud Gilberto is a reasonable highlights disc drawn from Gilberto's recordings for Verve Records originally released between 1964 and 1967, her period of greatest visibility in the U.S. About the length of an old LP, the 12-track set of course includes Gilberto's big novelty hit with Stan Getz, "The Girl from Ipanema," along with plenty of other Brazilian pop of the era, including three more songs composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim. The selection also illustrates Gilberto's move into American pop, with covers of such songs as folk-rock singer/songwriter Tim Hardin's "Misty Roses," the traditional pop standard "Fly Me to the Moon," and the movie theme "The Shadow of Your Smile." Gilberto's artless singing style is displayed best on the earlier tracks, but she maintains her charm throughout, making this a good, reasonably priced addition to the collection of any jazz-pop fan who doesn't already own a similar disc.
This album just takes me back to the simpler days, when martinis were the drink of choice, parties were cool and calm, houses had walls of glass, pools were a mainstay, and everyhting was perfect, as smooth music like Astrud's graced anyone nearby.
My favorite Astrud songs in this album. Her voice is just so soothing and relaxing. Love it!
Born: March 30, 1940 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s