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Acoustic
Gilberto Gil
Acoustic
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
 
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Budget-price Danish edition of 1994 release featuring 'unplugged' versions of the multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter's best known tracks as well as a cover of Stevie Wonder's 'The Secret Life Of Plants'. MTV Acoustic...  more »

      
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All Artists: Gilberto Gil
Title: Acoustic
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Original Release Date: 6/7/1994
Release Date: 6/7/1994
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: South & Central America, Brazil
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075678256424, 075678256448, 745099532420, 766489818221

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Album Description
Budget-price Danish edition of 1994 release featuring 'unplugged' versions of the multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter's best known tracks as well as a cover of Stevie Wonder's 'The Secret Life Of Plants'. MTV Acoustic/WEA.

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CD Reviews

Don't Steal This Album - Buy It Now! Support Gilberto Gil!
arroyo | Graton, CA United States | 07/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This isn't your neighbor's Brazilian music - it's so much more. This is soul music in the purest sense. Reggae, samba ballads, rhythym, funk. Live performance excitement, and good feelings all the way around. Gil loves his art and his music, and the sincerity shows. Performer, musicians, and audience are all on the same wavelength. A great performance. Doesn't matter when, or with whom. I just play this CD and it's always right, always good."
This is one fantastic CD
D. Pawl | 10/13/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's seems to be a rarity to find an artist who has such a combination of integrity, musicianship, and an obvious love of music unincumbered by any of the trappings of the industry. Gilberto Gil has it all, and it is never so clear as on Acoustic. Gil's variety ranges from Reggae, to Ballads, to Party Samba always with the rhythmic and tonal complexities which make Brazilian music so special. His working of Stevie Wonder's "The Secret Life Of Plants" is a truly spiritual experience as well as providing the only English sung on the album. The rest is marvelous Brazilian Portuguese which enables Gil to prove once and for all that the human voice is also an intricate percussive instrument. Yet Gil is not the only player, the whole band including Gil is a fantastic sextet of musicians delivering fine performances throughout. Of special note is Arthur Maia whose bass work borders on perfection. Overall, I prefer this album to Quanta Live merely because the acoustic setting provides a more personal interaction with the artist. Also recommended is the studio album Quanta."
Fabulous acoustic performance!
D. Pawl | 06/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If I had to reccomend a CD to someone who wanted to start discovering Brazilian music, this would definitely be it. From Brazilian reggae to great rythms or sweet ballads, this CD has it all. I saw an acoustic performance by Gil in which he included most of the songs on this CD, the recording really catches Gilberto Gil's fantastic energy on stage. The musical arrangements are exquisite (giving beautiful parts to a flute or even the triangle!!). Definitely a must-have in your Brazilian CD collection."