Elis & Tom

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Elis & Tom
Studio album by
RecordedFebruary 22 to March 9, 1974, at MGM Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States
GenreBossa nova
(Original 1974 LP)
Trama/Universal Music
(30th Anniversary Edition)
Verve Records
(United States release)
(United Kingdom release)
ProducerAloysio de Oliveira
(Original 1974 edition)
Cesar Camargo Mariano
(30th Anniversary Edition)
Elis Regina chronology
Elis & Tom
Falso Brilhante
Antônio Carlos Jobim chronology
Elis & Tom
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

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

Recorded over a 16-day period at MGM Studios in Los Angeles, California, the album was an old wish of Regina, who always wanted to record a full album of Jobim's songs with him. This finally came 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 that "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 voted by the audience of Radio Eldorado FM, of Estadao.com and 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]

1."Águas de Março"Antônio Carlos Jobim3:32
2."Pois É"Antônio Carlos Jobim, Chico Buarque1:43
3."Só Tinha de Ser com Você"Antônio Carlos Jobim, Aloysio de Oliveira3:48
4."Modinha"Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes2:16
5."Triste"Antônio Carlos Jobim2:39
6."Corcovado"Antônio Carlos Jobim3:56
7."O Que Tinha de Ser"Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes1:43
8."Retrato Em Branco E Preto"Antônio Carlos Jobim, Chico Buarque3:03
9."Brigas, Nunca Mais"Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes1:39
10."Por Toda a Minha Vida"Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes2:04
11."Fotografia"Antônio Carlos Jobim2:46
12."Soneto de Separação"Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes2:20
13."Chovendo na Roseira"Antônio Carlos Jobim3:11
14."Inútil Paisagem"Antônio Carlos Jobim, Aloysio de Oliveira3:08
30th Anniversary Edition bonus tracks (DVD Audio)
15."Fotografia (alternative version)"Antônio Carlos Jobim4:36
16."Bonita"Antônio Carlos Jobim3:07



  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). Rate Your Music. 2008-07-21. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  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.