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    1999 Grammy Award Winner
    2000 Latin Grammy Award Winner

    “One of the greatest songwriters of the century: a master melodist, a lyricist who merges surreal imagery with a sense of history and a sense of humor, a singer whose voice radiates tenderness and supple swing and a musician who connects to traditional music, pop and jazz from all over.” —New York Times

    Caetano Veloso’s Livro won Best World Music Album at the 1999 Grammy Awards and was selected as ‘Best of the Year’ by several critics in both the New York Times and the Village Voice.

    Livro (Book) is the fifth Nonesuch release from Brazilian singer-songwriter Caetano Veloso. Recorded in 1997 in Rio de Janeiro and featuring lush orchestral arrangements with a full compliment of percussion, it is a collection of 14 tunes, mostly Veloso originals. Peter Watrous of the New York Times, who chose Livro as one of the best records of the year, describes it as, “wildly intelligent and sensual, and perfectly produced, moving from orchestral works to minimalist ballads and Brazilian drum workouts.” Rolling Stone calls this "a fresh, fearless collection that balances ideas and sonics, art-song stream and pop sport."

    Combining sensuality and swing, poetry and pop, Veloso’s velvety vocals create a hypnotic and inviting atmosphere. For more than three decades and with over thirty recordings to his credit, Caetano Veloso has attracted an international following, whose enthusiasm for his recorded music is exceeded only by a passion for his live concert appearances.

    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.

    Credits

    Caetano Veloso: vocals, guitar, piano
    Luiz Brazil: guitar
    Marcelo Costa: drums, percussion
    Jaques Morelenbaum: cello
    Jorge Helder: bass
    Márcio Victor: percussion
    Jó: percussion
    Du: percussion
    Léo Bit Bit: percussion
    Moreno Veloso: vocals, guitar, percussion

    Produced and directed by Jaques Morelenbaum and Caetano Veloso

    Format availability

    All formats of this album are available from Nonesuch in the United States only.

on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
Release Date: 
Friday, May 28, 1999 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79557

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
137
362
Tuesday, June 1, 1999 (All day)
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Artist Name: 
Caetano Veloso
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UPC: 
Price: 
1.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597955767
Price: 
10.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597955729
Price: 
16.00
Label: 
CD
UPC: 
075597955729
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
CD (SALE)
Description: 

1999 Grammy Award Winner
2000 Latin Grammy Award Winner

“One of the greatest songwriters of the century: a master melodist, a lyricist who merges surreal imagery with a sense of history and a sense of humor, a singer whose voice radiates tenderness and supple swing and a musician who connects to traditional music, pop and jazz from all over.” —New York Times

Caetano Veloso’s Livro won Best World Music Album at the 1999 Grammy Awards and was selected as ‘Best of the Year’ by several critics in both the New York Times and the Village Voice.

Livro (Book) is the fifth Nonesuch release from Brazilian singer-songwriter Caetano Veloso. Recorded in 1997 in Rio de Janeiro and featuring lush orchestral arrangements with a full compliment of percussion, it is a collection of 14 tunes, mostly Veloso originals. Peter Watrous of the New York Times, who chose Livro as one of the best records of the year, describes it as, “wildly intelligent and sensual, and perfectly produced, moving from orchestral works to minimalist ballads and Brazilian drum workouts.” Rolling Stone calls this "a fresh, fearless collection that balances ideas and sonics, art-song stream and pop sport."

Combining sensuality and swing, poetry and pop, Veloso’s velvety vocals create a hypnotic and inviting atmosphere. For more than three decades and with over thirty recordings to his credit, Caetano Veloso has attracted an international following, whose enthusiasm for his recorded music is exceeded only by a passion for his live concert appearances.

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.

DescriptionExcerpt: 

Veloso offers his reveries, cerebral and sensual, in song and on the page. (The booklet contains an excerpt from his memoir, Tropical Truth.) The New York Times described this Grammy winner as “wildly intelligent and sensual, and perfectly produced, moving from orchestral works to minimalist ballads and Brazilian drum workouts.” Rolling Stone called it "a fresh, fearless collection that balances ideas and sonics, art-song stream and pop sport."

FormatRestrictions: 

All formats of this album are available from Nonesuch in the United States only.

ProductionCredits: 

Caetano Veloso: vocals, guitar, piano
Luiz Brazil: guitar
Marcelo Costa: drums, percussion
Jaques Morelenbaum: cello
Jorge Helder: bass
Márcio Victor: percussion
Jó: percussion
Du: percussion
Léo Bit Bit: percussion
Moreno Veloso: vocals, guitar, percussion

Produced and directed by Jaques Morelenbaum and Caetano Veloso