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Romantica: Great Love Songs from around the World
Various Artists
Romantica: Great Love Songs from around the World
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
 
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Love stories abound in the literature and art of cultures dating back to ancient times: from the Chinese (represented by the still popular Blue Willow dishware pattern) to indigenous American tribes whose stories are told ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Romantica: Great Love Songs from around the World
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Putumayo World Music
Release Date: 1/13/1998
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 790248013626, 790248013640

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Love stories abound in the literature and art of cultures dating back to ancient times: from the Chinese (represented by the still popular Blue Willow dishware pattern) to indigenous American tribes whose stories are told in parable and carving, to the Western world's current infatuation with soap operas, romance novels, and even Top 40 radio. Putumayo's Romantica presents an appealing alternative to the airwaves' fast-food diet of "oh baby, baby" with a collection of music that sounds more colorfully genuine, rooted in the age-old tradition of courtship common to all cultures. Scotland's favorite son Dougie MacLean contributes a traditional hopeful ballad, "She Will Find Me," and Louise Taylor's sweetly eccentric intonation is set off beautifully by rousing hand drums on the standout "Your Face." American Toshi Reagan's "Love and Affection" is spirited, sultry, gospel-tinged R&B, while a loose and lighthearted Marley-esque take on a reggae tune of the same name is performed to great effect by African popster Majek Fashek. --Paige La Grone

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CD Reviews

Wonderful!
10/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of Putamayo's best collections. It has both edgy and soothing songs. It's a diverse and unified collection of work and it has something that everyone will like. This CD also lets you sample many excellent and largely unheard artists who have their own wonderful CD's!"
You don't need to know the words, just the feeling...
Nitta Forest | Lakewood, CO | 03/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is definitely a must-have for any Putumayo music collector. Not only is it a diverse collection of songs, but it's also the ultimate in around-the-world, mellow, by-the-firelight love songs (step aside Barry White!). And it doesn't matter that most of the songs aren't in English; you can FEEL what the artists are singing about. Recommended for the person with a little bit of an eclectic taste and looking for some "romantica" in their life..."
AWESOME CD!
Nitta Forest | 04/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I really love this CD. The melodies are exotic and warm and stay with you long after the CD is finished playing. Beautiful, melodic songs with an ecclectic mix of flavors all throughout. Great CD!"