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Caetano Veloso, Livro album cover.jpg
Studio album by Caetano Veloso
Released November 10, 1998 (1998-11-10)
Genre MPB, Latin music
Length 53:59
Label Nonesuch
Producer Jaques Morelenbaum, Caetano Veloso
Caetano Veloso chronology
Fina Estampa Ao Vivo (1994) ""Livro"" (1998) Prenda Minha (1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork (9/10)[2]

Livro is an album by Caetano Veloso, released through the record label Nonesuch in 1998.[3] In 2000, the album earned Veloso the Grammy Award for Best World Music Album and a Latin Grammy Award nomination for Album of the Year, in addition to winning the Latin Grammy Award for Best MPB Album.[I][4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Veloso, unless noted otherwise.

  1. "Os Passistas (Carnaval Dancers)" – 3:23
  2. "Livros (Books)" – 4:31
  3. "Onde O Rio E Mais Baiano (Where Rio Is Most Bahian)" – 3:22
  4. "Manhatã (Para Lulu Santos) (For Lulu Santos)" – 5:17
  5. "Doideca" – 3:40
  6. "Voce É Minha (You Are Mine)" – 3:44
  7. "Um Tom" – 2:29
  8. "How Beautiful a Being Could Be" (Moreno Veloso)– 3:27
  9. "O Navio Negreiro (The Slave Ship) (Excerto)" (Castro Alves) – 5:17
  10. "Não Enche" (Don't Tease Me) – 3:31
  11. "Minha Voz, Minha Vida (My Voice, My Life)" – 2:50
  12. "Alexandre (Alexander)" – 5:48
  13. "Na Baixa Do Sapateiro (In Baixa Do Sapateiro)" (Ary Barroso) – 3:46
  14. "Pra Ninguém (For No One)" – 2:59

^[I] The Latin Grammy nomination was shared with Jaques Morelenbaum (producer) and Moogie Canazio (engineer/mixer).


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[5] Gold 100,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone