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. 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.