Vinícius de Moraes – Vinícius & Odette Lara – Limited Edition 180 Gram LP

Vinícius de Moraes – Vinícius & Odette Lara – Limited Edition 180 Gram LP

Elemental Music, together with Universal Music Spain proudly presents a new 180-gram vinyl reissue of the long unavailable earliest release in the catalogue of the highly influential Bossa Nova label Elenco. Its executive producer, Aloysio de Oliveira, could hardly make a better choice than putting together the great Vinícius de Moraes and actress/singer Odette Lara.

Vinícius’ lyrics were essential in the birth of the Bossa Nova genre. Legendary Brazilian guitarist Baden Powell also contributed his immense talents to the effort. The recording also features arrangements by another essential musician in Brazilian’s popular music: Moacyr Santos.

Vinícius de Moraes and Odette Lara make a wonderful team. The breathtaking “Samba Em Prelúdio” is a delightful duet. On “Deve Ser Amor,” playful reeds and high-note trumpet accent a smooth, powerful vocal by Lara. “Berimbau” and “Labareda” have beautiful renditions, and it’s impossible not to sketch out a smile when listening to “Mulher Carioca”, knowing that Vinícius got married no less than eight times. But the true highlight here is undoubtedly “Samba da Bênção”, a true classic.

SIDE A:

1. BERIMBAU 3:10
2. SÓ POR AMOR 3:52
3. DEIXA 3.00
4. SEJA FELIZ 3:00
5. MULHER CARIOCA 3:10
6. SAMBA EM PRELÚDIO 3:00

SIDE B:

1. LABAREDA 2:50
2. É HOJE SÓ 1:50
3. O ASTRONAUTA 3:40
4. DEVE SER AMOR 3:09
5. SAMBA DA BÊNÇÃO 6:55
6. ALÉM DO AMOR 3:08

Composed by Baden Powell & Vinícius de Moraes
Arrangements & production by Moacyr Santos