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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
The free album MP3 downloads, available with other discs in the Nonesuch Store, are not included with this CD.Working with the youthful trio he introduced on 2007’s brash, rock-oriented Cê, Veloso fashions a set rooted in samba but filtered through rock and funk, with songs that range from the bluntly political to the frankly sexual. The Times of London declared, “The Brazilian master remains in a league of his own.”
Caetano Veloso, acoustic guitar, voice, handclaps
Pedro Sá, electric guitar, backing vocals, handclaps
Ricardo Dias Gomes, bass, Fender Rhodes, backing vocals, handclaps
Marcelo Callado, drums, backing vocals, handclaps
A Universal Music Production
Produced by Moreno Veloso and Pedro Sá
Artistic direction: Daniel Silveira
A&R coordination: Marcelo Vilella
A&R assistants: Miguel Afonso and Patrícia Aidas
Executive coordinator: João Franklin
Assistant to the executive coordinator: Miguel Lavigne
Recorded and mixed at AR Studios and Mega Studios in Rio de Janeiro by Daniel Carvalho and Moreno Veloso
Assistants: Igor Ferreira, Luisão Dantas, Augusto César, and Leo Ribeiro
Mastered at Magic Master by Ricardo Garcia
All songs by Caetano Veloso, except 2 by Pedro Sá / Caetano Veloso, 8 by João Bosco / Aldir Blanc, and 11 by Serafim Adriano. Arrangements by Caetano Veloso, Pedro Sá, Ricardo Dias Gomes, and Marcelo callado.
Art direction: Caetano Veloso
Graphic design: Pedro Einloft
Lomography: Pedro Sá
Revisions: Luiz Augusto
Graphics coordination: Geysa Adnet
Translations: Arto Lindsay
This album is available from Nonesuch in the United States and Canada only.