Canção do Amor Demais

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Canção do Amor Demais
Studio album by Elizete Cardoso
Released 1958
Recorded 1958
Genre Bossa nova
Label Festa
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
PopMatters 7/10 stars[1]

Elizete Cardoso's 1958 album Canção do Amor Demais is officially considered the first bossa nova album, mostly because it was the first time João Gilberto's guitar beat, from then on the official bossa beat, was heard (Gilberto played on the tracks "Chega de Saudade" and "Outra Vez"). The songs on the LP were composed by Vinícius de Moraes and Antônio Carlos Jobim. Despite its historical importance, and although it was noticed by important people in the recording industry, the album's commercial impact was limited. It was released on the small Festa label (which had previously primarily made recordings featuring spoken poetry), and only two thousand copies were initially pressed.[2] Cardoso, already recognized as one of Brazil's best singers ever, was never identified as a bossa singer, although she would sing on the legendary Black Orpheus soundtrack, another bossa landmark.

It was listed by Rolling Stone Brazil as one of the 100 best Brazilian albums in history.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Chega de Saudade
  2. Serenata do Adeus
  3. As Praias Desertas
  4. Caminho de Pedra
  5. Luciana
  6. Janelas Abertas
  7. Eu Não Existo Sem Você
  8. Outra Vez
  9. Medo de Amar
  10. Estrada Branca
  11. Vida Bela
  12. Modinha
  13. Canção do Amor Demais

Tracks #2 and #9 by Vinicius de Moraes, #3 and #8 by Tom Jobim. All other tracks by Tom Jobim/Vinicius de Moraes.

Performer credits[edit]

  • Elizete Cardoso - vocal
  • Antonio Carlos Jobim - arrangements, direction, and piano
  • João Gilberto - guitar
  • Irany Pinto - violin and conductor
  • Nicolino Copia (Copinha) - flute
  • Gaúcho & Maciel - trombones
  • Herbert - trumpet
  • Vidal - bass
  • Juquinha - drums
  • Seven violins, two violas, and two cellos, unidentified
  • J. Gilberto, A.C. Jobim, and Walter Santos - chorus on "Chega de Saudade"

References[edit]

  1. ^ PopMatters review
  2. ^ Castro, Ruy (1990). Chega de Saudade: A História e as Histórias da Bossa Nova. São Paulo: Editora Schwarcz Ltda. pp. 175–6. ISBN 978-85-7164-137-2. 
  3. ^ "Os 100 maiores discos da música brasileira" (in Portuguese). Umas Linhas. 2007-12-20. Retrieved 2009-04-20.