Includes 39 tracks,
the songs that started the Bossa Nova Craze!
Presented in Digipack with 20-page booklet including all lyrics
Includes a rare version of "Este Seu Olhar" In summer 1958, JoÃ£o Gilberto an unknown 28 year-old Brazilian guitarist and singer from Baia made his recording debut as a single with two songs "Chega de Saudade" and "Bim Bom." With a new rhythmic feeling, "batida", and rich harmonies he laid the basis of the modern Brazilian samba, now known as Bossa Nova. Underpinned by his insouciantly swinging guitar, JoÃ£o's seductive, vibratoless vocals caressed both ear and soul in a mesmerizing, highly addictive combination, refreshing and modern. "Chega de Saudade" was a hit, launching Gilberto s career and the bossa nova craze. Soon, singers and guitarists were trying to imitate him and composers were all on a "Desafinado" (the second Gilberto's hit) and "Chega de Saudade" kick. The long-awaited renewal of the Brazilian samba was now a fact. Antonio Carlos Jobim said: "Gilberto appeared as a light, as a big star in the firmament, in the heavens. He became a focus, because he was pulling the guitar in one way and singing the other way, which created a third thing that was profound. Yes, the guy who brought the Bossa Nova beat to the world was JoÃ£o Gilberto."