Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Various Artists - Soundtracks|
Next Stop Wonderland: Music From The Miramax Motion Picture
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Latin Music
The fear of loneliness, a hope for romance, the occasional pang of moody nostalgia--it's all found in the light romance of Next Stop Wonderland. But few of Wonderland's plot devices work quite as convincingly at portraying... more »
The fear of loneliness, a hope for romance, the occasional pang of moody nostalgia--it's all found in the light romance of Next Stop Wonderland. But few of Wonderland's plot devices work quite as convincingly at portraying these themes as the movie's soundtrack. Filled with the classic sounds of bossa nova and samba, these songs ooze with the melancholy found in the movie. There's a lot of great stuff here: classic Astrud Gilberto, Coleman Hawkins, Marcus Valle, new interpretations of Jobim. But the unexpected highlight is the original score: Claudio Ragazzi backed by the smooth-as-flan vocals of avant-jazz-guitarist-gone-Jobim-freak Arto Lindsay. Their trio of bossa-nova inspired collaborations sounds as sweet and timeless as the classic originals here. In all, it's one of the best soundtrack collections of 1998, and one you'll be listening to long after you've forgotten its sorta-like-Sleepless in Seattle film counterpart. --Jason Verlinde
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Fantastic Bossa Nova Soundtrack + another recommendation
bordersj2 | Boston | 01/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I wrote a review of this a few years ago, and like another reviewer, still love this CD. I recommend it to people in music stores all the time since usually, if someone is in the Brazil section they ask me about the movie and I then have to point them to the soundtrack. Also, the Sarah Vaugh version of Wave is not on this cd, but the original Antonio Carlos Jobim version is. What is special about this CD is that it includes many of the older tracks of Bossa Nova and has an original score which defines that moment in time in Boston and the movie. Rarely do you find a soundtrack that so matches the feel of a movie like this. Bebel Gilberto gets her first "real" notice from this album, in fact, redoing versions of songs from her father, Joao, and a wonderful acoustic remake of "Uma Nota So" and "The Girl From Ipanema". A year later, Bebel Gilberto was featured in "Brasil 2Mil" compilation and then in 2000, released her own feature release "Tanto Tempo". This is an exceptional soundtrack which will not disappoint. If you enjoy Airto Lindsey's or Claudio Ragazzi's music, or simply love the sounds of the old Bossa Nova era you will enjoy this CD.ALSO - If you have this soundtrack and are looking for something similar, look into the soundtrack of the movie "Bossa Nova". The movie itself is based in Brazil and this soundtrack is in the same mold really - featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim and Elis Regina. You won't be disappointed."
An excellent compilation
Theresa | Columbus, OH | 07/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've never seen the movie, so I don't know how well the music is integrated in the film, but the music itself is quite superb. It presents a pretty even mixture of new and old Brazillian music. The best song, in my opinion, is "Batucada" sung by Babel Gilberto and Vinicius Cantuaria - his voice is like silk. This song is worth the CD alone. The percussion is excellent. You also get a lot of music on this CD. If you're looking for a primer on Bossa Nova this is a good selection."
One of my favorites
Needlephile | Massachusetts | 03/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie introduced me to Bossa Nova. Ever since, I have been in love with the genre. I could never get sick of it. I love listening to it on Sunday mornings while I read the paper. It makes me miss Boston."