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Bossa Nova & Brazil - Released January 1, 1971 | Philips

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In 1971, while he was recording the album Construção, Chico Buarque had just spent 18 months in exile in Italy because of the dictatorship. He returned to a Brazil still under military rule. Censorship was rife, and every song to be broadcast was inspected. So as not to risk a ban, Buarque, who had no intention of mincing his words, used metaphors and roundabout stylistic methods to describe his peers' feelings towards the forced march that the government was leading them on. And so, the title piece, beautifully orchestrated by the foremost arranger of the Tropicalia movement, Rogerio Duprat, describes the day of a construction worker who leaves his family to work on the building site where he will die. The scene is repeated three times, varying slightly each time, to underline the alienation of the working class. Elsewhere, the polished words describe the dark feelings created by the times. These literary merits come alongside melodic and orchestral deftness that makes this a truly capital work. Modernist but fundamentally Brazilian, Chico Buarque elegantly deploys samba, romantic song and bossa nova. In this period he built fertile working relationships, producing co-compositions with Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes: and here we see some of the fruits: Olha Maria and Samba de Orly. But these solo compositions stand up quite well by comparison and, thanks to Robertno Menescal's painstaking production, every piece is rendered with subtlety, and the whole thing forms an indispensable and inspiring work. © BM/Qobuz

Bossa Nova & Brazil - Released January 1, 1970 | Universal Music Ltda.

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This is the CD reissue of the fifth LP by Chico Buarque (including the album recorded in Italy). He had just returned from his one-year stay in Europe, and had many things to say. The album featured a number of immortal classics, including splendid samba renditions of "Essa Moça Tá Diferente," "Agora Falando Sério," "Gente Humilde," "Rosa Dos Ventos," and "Samba e Amor," along with other wonderful songs that, although perhaps not achieving a suitably high level of recognition, constituted special moments in music and poetry nonetheless. MPB-4 made a special appearance in "Tema de 'Os Inconfidentes.'" © Alvaro Neder /TiVo
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Bossa Nova & Brazil - Released October 29, 2013 | West Wind

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1975 | Universal Music Ltda.

In 1975, Maria Betânia commemorated ten years of career with a show with Chico Buarque that was released on LP; this is the CD reissue. The album is historic, with classics like "Sinal Fechado" (Paulinho da Viola), "Foi Assim" (Lupicínio Rodrigues), even "Gitâ" (by the late rocker Raul Seixas), along with Buarque's pearls "Olê Olá," "Sem Fantasia," "Sem Açúcar," "Com Açúcar E Com Afeto," and others. Maria Betânia is the personification of the female depicted by Buarque's poetry: intense, dramatic, fragile, powerful, sensuous, aggressive -- contradictory. © Alvaro Neder /TiVo
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Pop - Released January 1, 1978 | Universal Music Ltda.

Perhaps the most famous song on this album is "Cálice," the classic protest song written by Chico Buarque and Gilberto Gil, on which Buarque is accompanied by Milton Nascimento on vocals. Although very beautiful, "Cálice," with its mildly rock-oriented sound, isn't really representative for the rest of the album, whose sound is more traditional. Apart from "Cálice," there are two other duets, "O Meu Amor" and "Pedaço de Mim," both of which are very beautiful. "O Meu Amor" is an upbeat track, nicely sung by the female duo of Marieta Severo and Elba Ramalho. On the tender ballad "Pedaço de Mim," Buarque is joined by Zizi Possi. "Trocando Em Miúdos," sung by Buarque on his own, is another great ballad with beautiful lyrics. "Feijoada Completa" is a fine, catchy, samba-based song, with lyrics describing the preparation of feijoada, a Brazilian dish. The concluding track of the album is the classic and beautiful samba "Apesar de Você." © Philip Jandovský /TiVo
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Bossa Nova & Brazil - Released January 1, 1968 | Som Livre

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Bossa Nova & Brazil - Released June 21, 2019 | Best

This album marked the first solo show by Chico Buarque after the Paratodos tour (1994). As always, Buarque played for full houses. Having almost only new songs (exceptions are "Chão de Esmeraldas," with Hermínio Bello de Carvalho, from Chico Buarque de Mangueira; "Assentamento," from Terra, companion for the homonymous photography book by Sebastião Salgado; and "A Ostra E O Vento"), explored with his somewhat sad voice, the album presents, nevertheless, a rich urban imagery landscape where humor and irony dwell. "Cecília," with its rich string arrangement, is an example of the latter, with the irony directed against himself -- where he expresses his envy of grandiloquent orchestral singers. Buarque's fans will charge him for almost non-existent political references, but he wisely accompanied the times, which are obviously less politicized. He even says "Hoje tem baile funk!" ("Today there is a funk party" in Carioca) The melodies in this album are the great news. Complex, hard to sing, rich, and sophisticated, they are the best evidence that Buarque knew how to adapt himself to the times, still making justice to his broad fan base. With partnerships with Hermínio Bello de Carvalho, Dominguinhos, and Guinga (this one has so strong a personal mark in his complex, dissonant melodies that one can undoubtedly point out his authorship through the sole audition of the song "Você, Você"), the samba as his main vehicle (even if in a subtle way), the violão in the forefront, and delicate orchestrations showing underneath, Chico Buarque remains Chico Buarque even when being contemporary. © Alvaro Neder /TiVo
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Pop - Released January 1, 1999 | RCA Records Label

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Bossa Nova & Brazil - Released June 21, 2019 | Sony Music Entertainment

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Pop - Released January 1, 1980 | Universal Music Ltda.

Reissue in CD format of the LP released in 1980. Chico Buarque remains an extremely sensitive poet, telling sagas of women's lost lives in scattered beds ("Vida"), describing an improbable love affair between sea and moon ("Mar E Lua"), trying to convince the former lover of the end of the passion ("Já Passou"), and detailing an artist after the performance ("Bastidores"). But also remains an exciting sambista, counseling a jealous guy in "Deixe A Menina," opening the doors of imagination ("Fantasia"), or celebrating the dark charms of the "Morena de Angola." The album also has two soundtrack themes: "Eu Te Amo" (written with Tom Jobim) and "Bye Bye Brasil," both themes of the same-named films. Another of Buarque's classic, must-have albums. © Alvaro Neder /TiVo
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Bossa Nova & Brazil - Released November 9, 2018 | Universal Digital Enterprises

Pop - Released January 1, 2004 | Universal Music Group International

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1976 | Universal Music Ltda.

Chico Buarque's tenth LP, released in 1976, in its CD reissue. The album has Milton Nascimento delivering the vocals to the important "O Que Será," later recorded by Nascimento and many other interpreters. "Mulheres de Atenas," from Augusto Boal's play Lisa, a Mulher Libertadora, is a delicate canção with a feminine theme. "Olhos Nos Olhos" is a deeply heartfelt song about the end of a love affair. "Vai Trabalhar, Vagabundo," from Hugo Carvana's homonymous film, is a lively samba talking about oppression and massification. "Corrente" is a very interesting semiological experience, where each sequence of verses can be followed with no specific order. "A Noiva da Cidade," a lyrical and tender samba-canção, was taken from Alex Vianni's same-named film. From the same film is the ecological "Passaredo," while the dramatic "Basta Um Dia" is from the play Gota D'água, by Chico Buarque/Paulo Pontes. "Meu Caro Amigo" is another song that became a hit from this album, a beautiful traditional choro with a samba-influenced melody. © Alvaro Neder /TiVo
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Bossa Nova & Brazil - Released January 1, 1967 | Som Livre

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Bossa Nova & Brazil - Released September 25, 2000 | Universal Music Ltda.

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Bossa Nova & Brazil - Released January 1, 1997 | RCA Records Label

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Bossa Nova & Brazil - Released January 1, 1994 | Universal Music Ltda.

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Pop - Released January 1, 1995 | RCA Records Label

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Bossa Nova & Brazil - Released October 30, 2004 | Universal Music Ltda.

Bossa Nova & Brazil - Released January 1, 2012 | Universal Music Ltda.

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