Café Bossa

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Café Bossa
CafeBossa.jpg
Studio album by Sitti
Released January 25, 2006
Recorded late 2005—early 2006
Stone House Bar (Quezon City, Philippines)
Genre Bossa nova, jazz
Length 62:07
Language English, Tagalog
Label Warner
Producer Ricky R. Ilacad, Neil C. Gregorio
Sitti chronology
Café Bossa
(2006)
Sitti Live!
(2006)Sitti Live!2006
Singles from Café Bossa
  1. "Tattooed on My Mind"
  2. "Hey Look at the Sun"
  3. "I Didn't Know I Was Looking for Love"
  4. "Para sa Akin"

Café Bossa is the debut album by Filipino bossa nova singer Sitti. It was released on January 25, 2006 by Warner Music Philippines. The album spawned four successful singles—"Tattooed on My Mind", "Hey Look at the Sun", "I Didn't Know I Was Looking for Love" and "Para sa Akin". The album was certified double platinum by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry on September 17, 2006, denoting over 60,000 units sold in the country.[1]

A limited edition of the album was released in February 2007, containing a bonus video CD and a different cover.[2] The video CD includes her official music videos from the album and her MTV Sessions Live performance. It was also released on digital download through iTunes and Amazon.com.[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks were produced by Neil C. Gregorio.

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Girl from Ipanema" (Portuguese/English) Vinicius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel, Antonio Carlos Jobim 2:23
2. "Tattooed on My Mind" D'Sound 4:25
3. "At 17" Janis Ian 4:10
4. "Hey Look at the Sun" Nelson Angelo 3:13
5. "I Didn't Know I Was Looking for Love" Tracey Thorn, Ben Watt 3:54
6. "Invisible War" Julia Fordham 3:08
7. "One Note Samba" (English) Jon Hendricks, Jobim, Newton Mendonca 2:11
8. "Soft Melody" John Kaizan Neptune 3:48
9. "You on My Mind" Swing Out Sister 3:17
10. "Lost in Space" Lighthouse Family 3:20
11. "The Lady Wants to Know" Michael Franks 4:23
12. "Close to You - Half A Minute" Burt Bacharach, Hal David 2:09
13. "Samba Song" Bong Pinera 3:14
14. "Bridges" Birth, Fernando Brant 5:21
15. "Mas que Nada" Jorge Ben 3:24
16. "Wave" Jobim 3:29
17. "Fly Me to the Moon" Bart Howard[a] 3:12
18. "Para sa Akin" Emil Pama 3:09

Personnel[edit]

Credits were taken from Titik Pilipino.[5]

Production

  • Joseph De Vera - album cover art and design
  • Neil C. Gregorio - album producer, A & R, sequencing
  • Ricky R. Ilacad - executive producer, A & R
  • Mark Laccay - studio recording
  • Pazzy Marquez - styling and grooming
  • Paolo Pineda - album photography
  • Dante Tanedo - mixing
  • Frey Zambrano - A & R, production coordinator

Musicians

  • Erskine Basilio - acoustic guitar
  • Marcy Estrella - percussions
  • Archie Lacorte - saxophone, flute
  • Sitti Navarro - lead vocals
  • Jerome Rico - semi-hollow guitar (track 7)
  • Vic San Juan - electric, upright bass
  • Chito Servanez - piano, clavinova
  • Sonny Teodoro - drums, additional percussions

Recording locations

Certifications[edit]

Country Provider Certification Sales
Philippines PARI 2× Platinum[6] 60,000+[6]

Footnotes[edit]

a.^ Erroneously credited to Julie London, who recorded a well-known version of the song.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cafe Bossa". SittiOnline.Multiply..com. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
  2. ^ "Cafe Bossa (Limited Edition) - Sitti". Titik Pilipino. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
  3. ^ "Cafe Bossa = Sitti". iTunes. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
  4. ^ "Cafe Bossa = Sitti". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
  5. ^ "Sitti - Cafe Bossa". Titik Pilipino. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
  6. ^ a b "Awards". SittiOnline.com. Retrieved 2010-12-16.