The Silver Collection: The Astrud Gilberto Album
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||Once I Loved||Astrud Gilberto||2:15||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Agua de Beber||Astrud Gilberto||2:20||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Meditation (Meditação)||Astrud Gilberto||2:40||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||And Roses and Roses||Astrud Gilberto||2:34||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||O Morro (Não Tem Vez)||Astrud Gilberto||2:56||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||How Insensitive||Astrud Gilberto||2:47||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Dindi||Astrud Gilberto||2:41||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Photograph||Astrud Gilberto||2:09||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Dreamer||Astrud Gilberto||2:00||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Só Tinha de Ser Com Voce||Astrud Gilberto||2:19||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||All That's Left to Say Is Goodbye||Astrud Gilberto||3:13||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Shadow of Your Smile||Astrud Gilberto||2:29||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Aruanda (Take Me to Aruanda)||Astrud Gilberto||2:26||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Manha de Carnaval||Astrud Gilberto||1:59||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Fly Me to the Moon||Astrud Gilberto||2:19||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Gentle Rain||Astrud Gilberto||2:24||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Non-Stop to Brazil||Astrud Gilberto||2:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||O Ganso||Astrud Gilberto||2:08||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Who Can I Turn To? (When Nobody Needs Me)||Astrud Gilberto||2:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Day by Day||Astrud Gilberto||2:03||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Tristeza (Goodbye Sadness)||Astrud Gilberto||2:22||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Funny World||Astrud Gilberto||2:25||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||So Nice (Summer Samba)||Astrud Gilberto & Walter Wanderley Trio||2:39||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Let Go||Astrud Gilberto||3:03||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Berimbau||Astrud Gilberto||2:23||$1.29||View in iTunes|
Astrud Gilberto has never been properly anthologized by Verve Records; although they've released a number of compilations over the years, none of them have been definitive, and most of them have been rather skimpy. 1987's The Silver Collection, originally released only in Europe but later imported to North America, is an idiosyncratic selection. It omits "The Girl From Ipanema," her biggest hit, includes all 11 tracks from her 1965 release The Astrud Gilberto Album, and adds on a selection of singles and album tracks recorded from 1965 to 1970 with no particular logic. All that said, however, it's still one of the best compilations available of this idiosyncratic but brilliant singer's '60s material. Jazz purists turn up their noses at Gilberto, correctly pointing out her near total lack of technical ability. However, the Brazilian songbird's appealingly plain voice, with its deliberately wobbly pitch (the "desafinado" style celebrated in Antonio Carlos Jobim's song of that title), total lack of vibrato, and deadpan phrasing, is a delight for those attuned to its charms. (It's likely that many indie pop singers of the '90s, male and female both, were at least indirectly influenced by Gilberto's vocal style, which, in retrospect, seems absolutely revolutionary.) A fine mix of classics and obscurities focusing on her Portuguese language material, The Silver Collection is an excellent starting point for the Gilberto novice, despite the lack of her signature song and the absence of liner notes. One listen to a song like "Summer Samba (So Nice)," arguably the dreamiest pop hit of the '60s, makes plain Gilberto's lasting importance.
Astrud's Sweet Rio de Janeiro Sounds
Raised in Rio de Janeiro, Astrud's very notable smooth and sensual sounds were later discovered by greats as Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto (former husband) and a host of other Brazilian artists. She was referred to as 'The Queen of Bossa Nova' in the mid 60's and achieved a Grammy for 'The Girl from Ipanema'. A must buy!
Astrud = a really nice sunday afternoon
Yum! The total antidote to the multi-octaved divas of today. Simply sung. Innocent. Wide-eyed. The way these songs were meant to be sung. I love this woman!
Love her style and music! One of the best for total relaxation!
Born: March 30, 1940 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s