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Caetano Veloso Nonesuch Catalog Now Available Digitally in the US in the Nonesuch Store, iTunes, Amazon

  • Monday, August 22, 2011
    Caetano Veloso Nonesuch Catalog Now Available Digitally in the US in the Nonesuch Store, iTunes, Amazon

    It was 25 years ago this fall that famed Brazilian singer-songwriter Caetano Veloso's self-titled album was released in the United States on Nonesuch Records. That acoustic guitar set, featuring his own classic material and his inimitable interpretations of songs by Cole Porter, Lennon/McCartney, and Michael Jackson, launched a relationship that has since brought more than a dozen unforgettable albums, most recently last year's zii e zie, of which the Times of London declared: "The Brazilian master remains in a league of his own." Now, Veloso's Nonesuch catalog is available digitally in the US, in the Nonesuch Store, the iTunes Store, the Amazon MP3 Store, and other digital music retailers. This digital release makes a few of those albums, no longer available on CD, available again for the first time.

    Following the 2010 release of zii e zie, New York Times music critic Nate Chinen noted that, while the songs covered subjects ranging from politics to relationships, "the one abiding constant ... is the sinuous clarity of samba: a thing endlessly variable in its details."

    Variable as well is Veloso's Nonesuch catalog, beginning with the spare self-titled album and moving forward through the Arto Lindsay-produced art-rock albums Circulado and Estrangeiro, to his lush collaborations with producer/cellist Jaques Morelenbaum on Livro and Noites do Norte, both tributes to the percussion styles of his native Brazil. Recent additions include the English-language collection, A Foreign Sound, and 2007's spare rock-album, , which features the same young trio as zii e zie.

    To download the albums now, go to the Nonesuch Store, iTunes, and Amazon.

    Caetano Veloso will be the Guest Director of the 2011 Telluride Film Festival, which will be held over Labor Day weekend, September 2–5, 2011, in Telluride, Colorado. Veloso has been invited to select a series of films to present at the festival, now in its 38th year. In keeping with Telluride Film Festival tradition, Veloso’s film selections, along with the rest of the Telluride lineup, will be kept secret until the festival's Opening Day. For more information, visit telluridefilmfestival.org.

on August 22, 2011 - 3:32pm
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It was 25 years ago this fall that Caetano Veloso's self-titled album was released in the US on Nonesuch Records. That acoustic guitar set launched a relationship that has since brought more than a dozen unforgettable albums, most recently last year's zii e zie, of which the Times of London declared: "The Brazilian master remains in a league of his own." Now, Veloso's Nonesuch catalog is available digitally, in the Nonesuch Store and on iTunes and Amazon. Veloso is Guest Director of the 2011 Telluride Film Festival, which will be held over Labor Day weekend.

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It was 25 years ago this fall that famed Brazilian singer-songwriter Caetano Veloso's self-titled album was released in the United States on Nonesuch Records. That acoustic guitar set, featuring his own classic material and his inimitable interpretations of songs by Cole Porter, Lennon/McCartney, and Michael Jackson, launched a relationship that has since brought more than a dozen unforgettable albums, most recently last year's zii e zie, of which the Times of London declared: "The Brazilian master remains in a league of his own." Now, Veloso's Nonesuch catalog is available digitally in the US, in the Nonesuch Store, the iTunes Store, the Amazon MP3 Store, and other digital music retailers. This digital release makes a few of those albums, no longer available on CD, available again for the first time.

Following the 2010 release of zii e zie, New York Times music critic Nate Chinen noted that, while the songs covered subjects ranging from politics to relationships, "the one abiding constant ... is the sinuous clarity of samba: a thing endlessly variable in its details."

Variable as well is Veloso's Nonesuch catalog, beginning with the spare self-titled album and moving forward through the Arto Lindsay-produced art-rock albums Circulado and Estrangeiro, to his lush collaborations with producer/cellist Jaques Morelenbaum on Livro and Noites do Norte, both tributes to the percussion styles of his native Brazil. Recent additions include the English-language collection, A Foreign Sound, and 2007's spare rock-album, , which features the same young trio as zii e zie.

To download the albums now, go to the Nonesuch Store, iTunes, and Amazon.

Caetano Veloso will be the Guest Director of the 2011 Telluride Film Festival, which will be held over Labor Day weekend, September 2–5, 2011, in Telluride, Colorado. Veloso has been invited to select a series of films to present at the festival, now in its 38th year. In keeping with Telluride Film Festival tradition, Veloso’s film selections, along with the rest of the Telluride lineup, will be kept secret until the festival's Opening Day. For more information, visit telluridefilmfestival.org.

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