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Livro

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  • Caetano Veloso has returned to the US for a rare tour, made all the rarer as he is joined by this three sons—Moreno, Zeca, and Tom. The Velosos, pai e filhos, begin their tour in California, with concerts in Oakland and Los Angeles, then head to the East Coast for two nights in Brooklyn and shows in North Bethesda, Cambridge, and Miami. To celebrate, we're taking 40% off everything in Caetano Veloso's Nonesuch Store in the US through April 20. Simply enter coupon code TOUR19 at checkout.

  • Caetano Veloso and David Byrne caught up backstage at Byrne's American Utopia concert on Friday, and Veloso took in the concert from the crowd. He shared his beautiful response to the show on his Instagram, roughly translated from the Portuguese here. "The David Byrne (American Utopia) show is incredible," says Veloso. "It is one of the most beautiful rock or pop concerts ever made and is unlike any other." Read what else he has to say here.

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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.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    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

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    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.

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Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 1, 1999 (All day)
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."

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.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced and directed by Jaques Morelenbaum and Caetano Veloso

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79557

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
FormatRestrictions: 

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

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UPC/Price: 
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
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9.00
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CD
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075597955729
Artist Name: 
Caetano Veloso
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MUSICIANS
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

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