Elis & Tom

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Elis & Tom
Studio album by Elis Regina and Antônio Carlos Jobim
Released 1974
Recorded February 22 to March 9, 1974 at MGM Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States
Genre Bossa Nova
Length 37:46
Label Philips
(Original 1974 LP)
Trama/Universal Music
(30th Anniversary Edition)
Verve Records
(United States release)
(United Kingdom release)
Producer Aloysio de Oliveira
(Original 1974 edition)
Cesar Camargo Mariano
(30th Anniversary Edition)
Elis Regina chronology
Elis & Tom
Falso Brilhante
Antônio Carlos Jobim chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Elis & Tom is a bossa nova album recorded by Brazilian singer Elis Regina and singer/songwriter Antônio Carlos Jobim, released in 1974.

Recorded over a 16-day period at MGM Studios in Los Angeles, California, the album was an old wish of Elis, who always wanted to record a full album of Jobim's songs with him - the dream finally became true in 1974, when Elis was celebrating her 10th anniversary as an artist of Philips Records. The label approved the project as a gift for her.

In 2004, the 30th anniversary of the initial release, a remastered Special Edition was released on DVD Audio which included a 5.1 multi-channel surround mix from the original master tapes.[2]


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awards the album 4.5 stars and states "This beautiful — and now legendary — recording date between iconic Brazilian vocalist Elis Regina and composer, conductor, and arranger Tom Jobim is widely regarded as one of the greatest Brazilian pop recordings."[3]

It was ranked 11th on Rolling Stone's Top 100 Brazilian albums of all time.[4] The album was inducted into the Latin Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007.[5] On September 2012, it was elected by the audience of Radio Eldorado FM, of Estadao.com e of Caderno C2+Música (both the latter belong to newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo) as the fourth best Brazilian album ever.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Águas de Março"   Antônio Carlos Jobim 3:32
2. "Pois É"   Antônio Carlos Jobim, Chico Buarque 1:43
3. "Só Tinha de Ser com Você"   Antônio Carlos Jobim, Aloysio de Oliveira 3:48
4. "Modinha"   Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes 2:16
5. "Triste"   Antônio Carlos Jobim 2:39
6. "Corcovado"   Antônio Carlos Jobim 3:56
7. "O Que Tinha de Ser"   Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes 1:43
8. "Retrato em Branco e Preto"   Antônio Carlos Jobim, Chico Buarque 3:03
9. "Brigas, Nunca Mais"   Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes 1:39
10. "Por Toda a Minha Vida"   Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes 2:04
11. "Fotografia"   Antônio Carlos Jobim 2:46
12. "Soneto de Separação"   Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes 2:20
13. "Chovendo na Roseira"   Antônio Carlos Jobim 3:11
14. "Inútil Paisagem"   Antônio Carlos Jobim, Aloysio de Oliveira 3:08
30th Anniversary Edition bonus tracks (DVD Audio)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. "Fotografia (alternative version)"   Antônio Carlos Jobim 4:36
16. "Bonita"   Antônio Carlos Jobim 3:07



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Trama Catalog
  3. ^ Allender, M. W. B. Allmusic Review: Elis & Tom accessed 23 April 2010
  4. ^ "Rolling Stone's Top 100 Brazilian Albums" (in Portuguese). http://rateyourmusic.com/. 2008-07-21. Retrieved 2012-08-21.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Latin GRAMMY Hall Of Fame". Latin Grammy Award. Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. 2007. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ Bomfim, Emanuel (7 September 2012). "'Ventura' é eleito o melhor disco brasileiro de todos os tempos". Combate Rock (in Portuguese). Grupo Estado. Retrieved 28 January 2016.