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Fina Estampa
Caetano Veloso
Fina Estampa
Genres: International Music, Jazz, Latin Music
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All Artists: Caetano Veloso
Title: Fina Estampa
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 10/11/1994
Release Date: 10/11/1994
Album Type: Import
Genres: International Music, Jazz, Latin Music
Styles: South & Central America, Brazil, Latin Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731452274526, 0731452274526, 731452274540


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A magic travel in time and space throughout South America.
Barbara J. Chaplin | 08/01/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The re-arrangement of a set of 15 classics of south American repertoire, stretched over a period of more than 100 years long (!) of different musical trends and backgrounds, was by itself a titanic goal. Veloso coped with such task in an excellent way, giving sufficient smoothness, unity and consistency to the whole. His thin light voice is probably not the ideal to interpret some of the tunes. Some among the strictest 'aficionados' of the original versions, therefore, will probably feel a bit perplexed when listening to these remakes. Nevertheless Veloso demonstrates in this album to be deeply familiar with the Latin American tradition of last century: can you name any other pop artists who manage to summarise in a single CD, and in such clever way, the feel of a whole continent so musically rich and 'hot'? Veloso's singing and arranging style give to this CD of melodic and folk tunes a musically sophisticated character, as if nothing (including the simplest love song)! could possibly sound banal when he is handling it: sometimes a malicious string arrangement gives new life to a very well known passage ("Un vestido y un amor"); sometimes his straightforward, warm, mellow voice takes the groove of the native 'pueblos' down through space and time where all of us can finally touch it ("Tonada de lluna llena"). The voice-guitar-cello version of Piazzola's "Vuelvo al sur" is an authentic gem, the perfect finale for the ones who feel nostalgia for Veloso's performances just guitar and voice of few years ago."
Sublimo que no
chato | Texas | 04/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Well I was born in Peru and can safely say that I am an aficionado of Latin American folk music. This cd has given me much satsfaction with Caetano's sublime rendering of these timeless classics. His interpretations are unique, masterfully arranged and full of heart and soul."
One of his best records
Jorge Velasco Cruz | Santiago, Chile | 03/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Cualquier latinoamericano debiera sentirse orgulloso de este disco. Caetano Veloso interpreta canciones típicas del pop y el folclor de América Latina en forma notable, en un castellano bastante bueno para alguien nativo de Brasil. Pocas veces su voz ha sonado tan bella y refinada. Los arreglos, a su vez, son novedosos y enriquecen la música. Es un disco muy del corazón, más para llorar que para reír. La elección de canciones es acertadísima, no tanto por lo representativo del repertorio sino por la calidad del mismo. Versiones como la de "Lamento Borincano", "María Bonita" y "Laguna de Ipacaraí" son simplemente memorables."