I much prefer Elis performing MPB material than her bright, brash take on bossa nova. This record really marks a new chapter in her trajectory. All of records are more than worth listening to and having, but this is as good a place to start as any. Enjoy this gem from the woman widely regarded as Brazil’s greatest singer.
Review from Dusty Groove
One of the greatest records ever by this amazing Brazilian singer! This hard-to-find session from 1970 is a perfect bridge between Elis’ early bossa work and her later albums as a sophisticated pop singer — and it’s got a wonderfully lively feel all the way through, with loads of uptempo numbers that have a great great groove! Erlon Chaves handled the arrangements — and his style takes off from the marvelous work that Roberto Menescal did on Gal’s albums from 1969, with lots of breezy orchestrations, and nice jazzy patches of instrumentation. Titles include “Ate Ai Morreu Neves”, “Vou Deitar E Rolar”, “Bicho Do Mato”, “Nao Tenha Medo”, “These Are The Songs”, “Frevo”, “Fechado Pra Balanco”, and a version of Joyce’s “Copacabana Velha De Guerra”