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- Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Caetano Veloso’s new album, Abraçaço, is out today in North America on Nonesuch Records. The album, which was released in 2012 in South America and Europe, won a Latin Grammy for Best Singer-Songwriter Album. Abraçaço is the final installment of a trilogy with the youthful trio of 2007’s Cê and 2009’s zii e zie known as the Banda Cê. A fusion of the traditional Tropicália style and the indie pop of contemporary Rio, Abraçaço includes 11 original songs written by Veloso. KCRW says the album finds Veloso "at his best."
- Monday, March 17, 2014
Nonesuch Records releases Caetano Veloso’s album Abraçaço in North America next Tuesday, March 25. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it: the album is streaming in full via WNYC's Soundcheck. "Abraçaço, (which means “big hug”) is not some subdued, late-career exercise in nostalgia or retrospection," asserts Soundcheck host John Schaefer. KCRW, also streaming the album, calls it Veloso "at his best." You can download two album tracks, "A Bossa Nova É Foda" and "Um Abraçaço," when you pre-order the album in the Nonesuch Store.
About this Album
Veloso performs his own classic material and interprets Cole Porter, Lennon/McCartney, and Michael Jackson on this acoustic set, his Nonesuch debut. The songs, says The New Yorker, have "the harmonic sophistication and introspective dreaminess of Erik Satie or Bill Evans."
Caetano Veloso's Nonesuch CD catalog is now available from the Nonesuch Store; however, free album MP3 downloads, available with other discs in the Store, are not yet included with these CDs.
Caetano Veloso, vocals and guitar
Toni Costa, additional guitar (4, 6, 10, 13), additional vocals (9)
Marcelo Costa, Armando Marcal, percussion
Produced by Robert Hurwitz
Executive Producer: Carlos Alberto Sion
Recorded September 1985 at Vanguard Studios, NYC
Engineer: John Newton
Digital editing: Tim Geller
Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg Cover photograph by Joel Meyerowitz
All formats of this album are available from Nonesuch in the United States only.