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Joao Gilberto
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Latin Music
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All Artists: Joao Gilberto
Title: Legendary
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Blue Note Records
Release Date: 6/12/1990
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Latin Music
Styles: South & Central America, Brazil, Brazilian Jazz, Latin Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 077779389124, 077779389148

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What a shame!!! Out of print?!?!?
Eric Primeau | 12/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is my top #1 desert island disc. If I have not listened to this album 500 times since I bought it 10 years ago, then I haven't listened to it at all.

It contains three years' worth of absolute seminal recordings. Yes it is in the late 50's style (compared to today's productions, it is fairly "lame") but musically there is so much packed into these 38 tracks it is nothing less than astonishing.

What hasn't already been said about JG? That he is a guitar god? That he has worked with brilliant songwriters? That his mixture of guitar and voice is unique and enticing?

OK so the CD is out of print. Dang. While you wait, buy the Getz-Gilberto album in the meanwhile. It's better than nothing at all.

Long live bossa nova!
The Absolute Best
James Bunnelle | 11/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's a shame this disc is out of print. Packed with two-minute bursts of Bossa Nova goodness. Sound is crystal clear. Of all the samba discs I own, this seems to be the one perennial. Find it used if you can. Hopefully World Pacific will release it again at some point."
This is on my desert island list
Craig R. Smith | Washington, DC USA | 03/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I purchased this double album in 2003 in some cheap music store in Barcelona. I was new and only put me back 7 euros. Best purchase for an album EVER. If I could only take 10 albums with me to a desert island, this would definitely make the cut (along with Beach Boys Pet Sounds and Sublime's 40oz to Freedom).

It takes awhile for the hooks to set in (I'd start with the second disc first), but they will always stay with you. Highly Recommended.

update: I wrote this review before reading the other reviews. I didn't know the desert island vote was already used!"