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Jobim  - Antonio Carlos Jobim - 1972
Label: Verve 314 543 381 2 (USA)
Format: CD
From: Brazil
My rating: 6/10

Entered: 06/22/2001
Last updated: 00/00/0000

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An interesting 1973 release, the sleeve of which features a gaudy painting, apparently by Jobim's son. All nicely packaged in the 'verve - by request' series.
This was the album in which Jobim first introduced his classic 'Aguas de Marco' (in both english and portuguese), although it is the version from 1974's 'Elis and Tom' which is more celebrated. This a very interesting and complex album, with highly orchestrated arrangements from my idol, Claus Ogerman. The sound is rather unsettling throughout. I can't say exactly why or how, but somehow the vocal tracks sound very unusual. On some songs they are double-tracked with what sounds like a touch of reverb. The overall impression is very dark and atmospheric, certainly a world away from the jaunty sound he had on albums like 'Terra Brasilis' or even 'Elis and Tom'. Great stuff anyway though. It's just not one of those albums I put on very often. One track is a ten minute collage of film music, which is great in places. So, a slightly inpenetrable release, but with some great stuff thrown in there.

These reviews I'm doing are terrible, eh... I always do them at the end of the day when I'm tired......... ah well....

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