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    Nonesuch Records releases Caetano Veloso’s album Abraçaço in North America on March 25, 2014. The album, which was released in 2012 in South America and Europe, won a Latin Grammy for Best Singer-Songwriter Album and earned the #1 spot on Rolling Stone Brazil’s Best National Albums of 2012 list. Produced by Pedro Sá and Caetano Veloso’s son Moreno Veloso, Abraçaço is the final installment of a trilogy with the youthful trio he employed on 2007’s and 2009’s zii e zie known as the Banda Cê: Pedro Sá on electric guitar, Ricardo Dias Gomes on bass and Rhodes piano, and Marcelo Callado on drums. “We are people of different generations sharing similar musical and human interests,” Veloso says. A fusion of the traditional Tropicália style and the indie pop of contemporary Rio, Abraçaço includes 11 original songs written by Veloso. 

    The title of the record, Abraçaço, meaning “big hug,” is an expression the singer uses to sign off on emails and is employed here to mark the end of the critically acclaimed musical trilogy. David Byrne said of in Artforum, “Veloso has found a sparse, post-rock beauty in which strange yet simple rock instrumentation is juxtaposed with softly seething vocals.” Of zii e zie, the Times (UK) says, “The Brazilian master remains in a league of his own. Forty years after injecting a rock beat into Brazilian pop (and earning the disapproval of the country’s military rulers in the process), Veloso has returned to similar territory ... fans won’t be disappointed.”

    Caetano Veloso is among the most influential and beloved artists to emerge from Brazil, where he began his musical career in the 1960s. He has over 50 recordings to his credit, including 14 on Nonesuch. Absorbing musical and aesthetic ideas from sources as diverse as The Beatles, concrete poetry, the French Dadaists, and the Brazilian modernist poets of the 1920s, Veloso—together with Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Tom Zé, his sister Maria Bethânia, and a number of other poets and intellectuals—founded the Tropicália movement and permanently altered the course of his country’s popular music.

    The free, full-album MP3 downloads, available with other discs in the Nonesuch Store, are not included with this CD.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Caetano Veloso, guitar, voice
    Bandacê:
    Pedro Sá, guitar, chorus
    Ricardo Dias Gomes, bass, keyboards, chorus
    Marcelo Callado, drums, percussion, chorus

    Guest musicians:
    Thalma de Freitas, Nina Becker, Lan Lan, Alinne Moraes, chorus on "Parabéns"
    Moreno Veloso, bass and cymbals on "Gayana"

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    A Universal Music Production produced by Moreno Veloso and Pedro Sá

    Universal Music Team
    Artistic Director: Paul Ralphes
    A&R Supervisor: Miguel Afonso
    A&R Coordinator: Lucas Abude and Patrícia Aidas

    Production Coordinator: Natasha Enterprises Ltda.
    Executive Coordinator: Paula Lavigne
    Executive Producer: João Franklin
    Production Assistant: Miguel Lavigne

    Recorded and Mixed at Monaural (RJ) by Daniel Carvalho and Moreno Veloso
    Assistants: Leo Moreira, Pedro Tambellini, Felipe Fernandes
    Technical Representative: Tilico
    Roadies: Pimpa Cruz and Gabriel Gomes
    Mastered at Magic Master (RJ) by Ricardo Garcia

    Arrangements: Caetano Veloso, Pedro Sá, Ricardo Dias Gomes and Marcelo Callado

    Album Design:
    Art Direction and Photography: Fernando Young and Quinta-Feira
    Styling: Felipe Veloso
    Review of Texts: Luiz Augusto (Revertexto)
    Graphics Coordinator: Geysa Adnet
    English Translation: Arto Lindsay
    Design Adaptation: Jason Arias

    Format availability

    This album is available from Nonesuch in the United States and Canada only.

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on January 14, 2014 - 4:01pm
Release Date: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

541364

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
Artist Name: 
Caetano Veloso
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597956382
Price: 
12.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597956399
Price: 
16.00
Label: 
CD
UPC: 
075597956382FL
Price: 
13.00
Label: 
FLAC (Lossless)
Description: 

Nonesuch Records releases Caetano Veloso’s album Abraçaço in North America on March 25, 2014. The album, which was released in 2012 in South America and Europe, won a Latin Grammy for Best Singer-Songwriter Album and earned the #1 spot on Rolling Stone Brazil’s Best National Albums of 2012 list. Produced by Pedro Sá and Caetano Veloso’s son Moreno Veloso, Abraçaço is the final installment of a trilogy with the youthful trio he employed on 2007’s and 2009’s zii e zie known as the Banda Cê: Pedro Sá on electric guitar, Ricardo Dias Gomes on bass and Rhodes piano, and Marcelo Callado on drums. “We are people of different generations sharing similar musical and human interests,” Veloso says. A fusion of the traditional Tropicália style and the indie pop of contemporary Rio, Abraçaço includes 11 original songs written by Veloso. 

The title of the record, Abraçaço, meaning “big hug,” is an expression the singer uses to sign off on emails and is employed here to mark the end of the critically acclaimed musical trilogy. David Byrne said of in Artforum, “Veloso has found a sparse, post-rock beauty in which strange yet simple rock instrumentation is juxtaposed with softly seething vocals.” Of zii e zie, the Times (UK) says, “The Brazilian master remains in a league of his own. Forty years after injecting a rock beat into Brazilian pop (and earning the disapproval of the country’s military rulers in the process), Veloso has returned to similar territory ... fans won’t be disappointed.”

Caetano Veloso is among the most influential and beloved artists to emerge from Brazil, where he began his musical career in the 1960s. He has over 50 recordings to his credit, including 14 on Nonesuch. Absorbing musical and aesthetic ideas from sources as diverse as The Beatles, concrete poetry, the French Dadaists, and the Brazilian modernist poets of the 1920s, Veloso—together with Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Tom Zé, his sister Maria Bethânia, and a number of other poets and intellectuals—founded the Tropicália movement and permanently altered the course of his country’s popular music.

The free, full-album MP3 downloads, available with other discs in the Nonesuch Store, are not included with this CD.

DescriptionExcerpt: 

Abraçaço is the final installment of Caetano Veloso's trilogy with the youthful trio heard on and zii e zie known as the Banda Cê: Pedro Sá on electric guitar, Ricardo Dias Gomes on bass and Rhodes piano, and Marcelo Callado on drums. The album won a Latin Grammy for Best Singer-Songwriter Album and earned the #1 spot on Rolling Stone Brazil’s Best National Albums list. A fusion of the traditional Tropicália style and the indie pop of contemporary Rio, Abraçaço includes 11 original songs written by Veloso. KCRW calls it Veloso "at his best."

FormatRestrictions: 

This album is available from Nonesuch in the United States and Canada only.

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
Caetano Veloso, guitar, voice
Bandacê:
Pedro Sá, guitar, chorus
Ricardo Dias Gomes, bass, keyboards, chorus
Marcelo Callado, drums, percussion, chorus

Guest musicians:
Thalma de Freitas, Nina Becker, Lan Lan, Alinne Moraes, chorus on "Parabéns"
Moreno Veloso, bass and cymbals on "Gayana"

PRODUCTION CREDITS
A Universal Music Production produced by Moreno Veloso and Pedro Sá

Universal Music Team
Artistic Director: Paul Ralphes
A&R Supervisor: Miguel Afonso
A&R Coordinator: Lucas Abude and Patrícia Aidas

Production Coordinator: Natasha Enterprises Ltda.
Executive Coordinator: Paula Lavigne
Executive Producer: João Franklin
Production Assistant: Miguel Lavigne

Recorded and Mixed at Monaural (RJ) by Daniel Carvalho and Moreno Veloso
Assistants: Leo Moreira, Pedro Tambellini, Felipe Fernandes
Technical Representative: Tilico
Roadies: Pimpa Cruz and Gabriel Gomes
Mastered at Magic Master (RJ) by Ricardo Garcia

Arrangements: Caetano Veloso, Pedro Sá, Ricardo Dias Gomes and Marcelo Callado

Album Design:
Art Direction and Photography: Fernando Young and Quinta-Feira
Styling: Felipe Veloso
Review of Texts: Luiz Augusto (Revertexto)
Graphics Coordinator: Geysa Adnet
English Translation: Arto Lindsay
Design Adaptation: Jason Arias