Track ListingClick tracks with speaker icon to listen
|1||Desde Que o Samba é Samba||4:47|
|2||Você é Linda||4:09|
|8||Everyone's in Love with You||1:51|
|9||And She Was||3:57|
|10||She Only Sleeps||3:22|
|11||Life During Wartime||4:20|
|13||Road to Nowhere||3:44|
|14||Dreamworld: Marco de Canaveses||4:55|
|16||(Nothing but) Flowers||4:59|
News & Reviews
- Thursday, November 15, 2012
Congratulations to Caetano Veloso, an eight-time Latin Grammy winner and two-time Grammy winner, who was celebrated as the 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year last night in Las Vegas. Songs from Veloso's catalog were performed by an array of artists and friends of the honoree, including Alejandro Sanz, Juanes, Juan Luis Guerra, Nelly Furtado, and Enrique Bunbury. A portion of the proceeds from the gala will benefit Veloso's chosen charity, Fundación Viva Cazuza in Brazil, as well as The Latin Recording Academy's outreach and education programs. The celebration preceded the XIII Annual Latin Grammy Awards, which will be broadcast live on the Univision Network tonight at 8 PM ET.
- Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Caetano Veloso, an eight-time Latin Grammy winner and two-time Grammy winner, will be celebrated as the 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year on November 14 in Las Vegas. Songs from Veloso's catalog will be performed by an array of artists and friends of the honoree. A portion of the net proceeds from the gala will benefit Veloso's chosen charity, Fundación Viva Cazuza in Brazil—a not-for-profit HIV prevention and treatment organization for children and young people—as well as The Latin Recording Academy's outreach and education programs. The celebration will precede the XIII Annual Latin Grammy Awards, which will take place on November 15.
About this Album
In the spring of 2004, Caetano Veloso curated a week of special concerts at New York’s Carnegie Hall as one of its prestigious Perspectives artists. As part of the series, he invited his longtime friend and collaborator David Byrne to join him for an evening in Isaac Stern Auditorium. The concert was recorded for broadcast on NPR and now will be released by Nonesuch as Caetano Veloso and David Byrne: Live at Carnegie Hall on March 13, 2012. The singer/guitarists each performed an acoustic set of their own songs, joined by cellist Jaques Morelenbaum and percussionist Mauro Refosco, and also performed together.
“When I got the invitation to curate a program for Carnegie Hall’s Perspectives … the one American artist I was sure I wanted to invite was David Byrne,” Veloso recounts. “I met David in the 1980s … [He] impressed me by showing a very lively ear to whatever was on Brazilian radio. From our first conversation I noticed David was the first rock musician who could really feel the essence of Brazilian music … When I had to go on stage with him, I was not nervous, but I was very shy. You’ve got to be Brazilian (or something of the like) to know how awesome (I mean AWEsome) it is to sing side by side with David Byrne.”
Byrne says of his admiration for Veloso, “I’d been a Caetano fan since the late ‘80s, when I’d fallen headlong down the rabbit hole of Brazilian music. If I had to name some musicians to whom I would look as a guide to what is possible—those musicians who have managed to sustain a creative and interesting life in music—Caetano would be among the top few.” Of the 2004 concert, he continues, “I was incredibly nervous, and I remember having flubbed on a chord or two (some of those remain on this recording, I’m afraid) … but of course it was Caetano, and Carnegie Hall, so I was also incredibly thrilled and flattered.”
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 nearly 40 recordings to his credit, including 13 on Nonesuch—the most recent of which is 2010’s zii e zie. 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, his sister Maria Bethania, and a number of other poets and intellectuals—founded a movement, called Tropicalismo, that permanently altered the course of his country’s popular music.
David Byrne, known as the force behind the enormously popular Talking Heads (1976–88), complements his two-plus decade solo career with work as a photographer, designer, film director, and author. Byrne’s Nonesuch releases include Grown Backwards (2004), reissues of My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (2006) and The Knee Plays (2007), and Here Lies Love (2010), a song cycle he wrote with Fatboy Slim about the life of former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos and her childhood servant, Estrella Cumpas. Byrne’s most recent book, Bicycle Diaries (Viking, 2009), chronicles his observations and insights—what he is seeing, whom he is meeting, what he is thinking about—as he pedals through and engages with some of the world’s major cities.
Caetano Veloso, vocals, guitar
David Byrne, vocals, guitar
Jaques Morelenbaum, cello
Mauro Refosco, percussion
Produced by Caetano Veloso and David Byrne
Recorded April 17, 2004, at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
Recorded and Mixed by Tom Lazarus
Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME
Tracks 1-6, 17 written by Caetano Veloso; 7-10, 12, 13, 18 by David Byrne; 11 by David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Chris Frantz & Tina Weymouth; 14 by Caetano Veloso and David Byrne; 15 by Caetano Veloso & Moreno Veloso; 16 by David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth, Yves N’Jock & Chris Frantz
Design by John Gall
Photography by Chris Lee
Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz
This album is available from Nonesuch Records in the world outside of Latin America.