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Best of Fado
Amalia Rodrigues
Best of Fado
Genres: World Music, Pop
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #2

Greatest Hits from the Portuguese Diva of Fado.


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All Artists: Amalia Rodrigues
Title: Best of Fado
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Double Gold Records
Original Release Date: 9/24/1996
Re-Release Date: 9/17/1996
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Europe, Continental Europe, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 789368433322


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Greatest Hits from the Portuguese Diva of Fado.

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Rodrigues is the queen of fado.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Fado is indescribably sad, full of "saudade," that elusive Portuguese concept rich in memory, longing and the feeling that the past will always keep some essential part of us. Some of that feeling is captured in North American country music, especially the work of Hank Snow; some folk tunes, notably the music of Tom Rush, also embody saudade. But Rodrigues' work is in a class by itself. She communicates a sadness, a longing that fills her soul as she sings fado numbers like "Coimbra." The Portuguese guitar -- sometimes accompanied by zither -- adds to the melancholy. It's lovely music that can stir an amazing mix of emotions, and even if you don't speak a work of Portuguese, with Rodrigues' crystal clear interpretations, you'll get the point."
A great CD
F. A. Soares | Modesto, Ca USA | 02/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Amaila is one of the best if not the best fado singer in the world. With her amazing voice she can move you through a set emotions like no one else. I does not matter if you know Portuguese or not, this CD transcends language. I would also recommend Dulce Pontes if you like this kind of music."
Dona de uma profundidade musical imcomparável.....
Lindenberg | Fortaleza,Brasil | 01/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mais uma vez Amália transborda talento em suas músicas.Tristeza,esperança,melancolia e alegria misturam-se em suas músicas em melodias que vão e vem e nos enchem de poesia..."