As Canções de Eu Tu Eles

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As Canções de Eu Tu Eles
Gilberto Gil - Eu Tu Eles.jpg
Soundtrack album by Gilberto Gil
Released June 15, 2000
Genre MPB, pop
Label Warner
Producer Gilberto Gil, Tom Capone[1]
Gilberto Gil chronology
Vira Mundo
(2001)Vira Mundo2001
As Canções de Eu Tu Eles
São João Vivo
(2001)São João Vivo2001

As Canções de Eu Tu Eles (The songs of "Me, You, Them") is an album released by Brazilian singer-songwriter Gilberto Gil in 2001. The album is the soundtrack for the 2000 film Eu Tu Eles directed by Andrucha Waddington, starred by Regina Casé, Lima Duarte, Stênio Garcia and Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos. Set in Russas, the film is about a countywoman who lives together with her three husbands and two children in the arid backlands of the northeast of Brazil. At the 2000 Cannes Film Festival it earned a "Special Distinction" in the Un Certain Regard section.[2]

Waddington asked Gil to record the album, which also became Gil's tribute to Luiz Gonzaga "The King of the Baião", recording songs previously released by Gonzaga, such as "Assum Preto," "Asa Branca," "Juazeiro," and "Qui Nem Jiló".[3] Gil also wrote songs especially for this movie soundtrack, "As Pegadas do Amor" and "Lamento Sertanejo". The first single released, "Esperando Na Janela", became a hit in Brazil in 2000.[3] There is also a song recorded by Gil on his album Dia Dorim, Noite Neon (1995), "Casinha Feliz", that is recreated and closes the album, which was recorded in ten days.[4]

The album was named by Phillip Jandovský of Allmusic one of Gil's best since the 1970s and a "very authentic and down-to-earth tribute to the old masters of the popular music of the Brazilian Northeast region."[3] Alvaro Neder, also of Allmusic, referred to the music on the album as "delicious", with the songs "filled with the genuine soul of the suffering northeast."[4] As Canções de Eu Tu Eles received a Latin Grammy Award nomination for Album of the Year[I] and was awarded for Best Brazilian Roots/Regional Album.[1][5] The song "Esperando Na Janela" earned the Latin Grammy for Best Brazilian Song and was nominated for Record of the Year.[1][5]

Track listing[edit]

This information adapted from Allmusic.[6]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Oia Eu Aqui de Novo" Antônio Barros 3:39
2. "Baião de Penha" Guio DeMorais, David Nasser 4:07
3. "Esperando Na Janela" Raimundinho DoAcordion, Targino Godim, Manuca 4:20
4. "Juazeiro" Luiz Gonzaga, Humberto Teixeira 3:42
5. "Ultimo Pau-De-Arara" Corumbá, José Gumarães, Venancio 3:20
6. "Asa Branca" Gonzaga, Teixeira 3:36
7. "Qui Nem Jiló" Gonzaga, Teixeira 3:24
8. "Assum Preto" Gonzaga, Teixeira 3:19
9. "Pau-De-Arara" Gonzaga, DeMorais 3:11
10. "A Volta Da Asa Branca" Gonzaga, Zé Dantas 4:30
11. "O Amor Daqui de Casa" Gilberto Gil 2:28
12. "As Pegadas Do Amor" Gil 3:29
13. "Lamento Sertanejo" Dominguinhos, Gil 4:20
14. "Casinha Feliz" Gil 0:32

^[I] The nomination was shared with Vitor Farias, Marcelo Machado and Nas Nuvens (engineers/mixers).


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[7] Platinum 125,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ a b c "Past Winners Search". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved July 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Eu Tu Eles". 2000. Retrieved July 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Jandovský, Phillip. "As Canções de Eu Tu Eles - Album review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Neder, Alvaro. "Me, You, Them [Brazil] - Album review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "The Full List of Nominations". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. July 18, 2001. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  6. ^ "As Canções de Eu Tu Eles – Gilberto Gil". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 23, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Gilberto Gil – Eu, Tu, Eles" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. Retrieved July 23, 2011.