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Astrud Gilberto - Verve Jazz Masters 9 (1993)

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Astrud Gilberto - Verve Jazz Masters 9 (1993)

Astrud Gilberto - Verve Jazz Masters 9 (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, Vocal Pop | Label: Verve | # 519 824-2 | 00:50:00

Astrud Gilberto's entry in the nicely appointed Verve Jazz Masters compilation series shows exactly why the Brazilian singer is deserving of such an accolade. In her '60s heyday, Gilberto was often derided by jazz purists for her vibrato-less "desafinado" (deliberately slightly off-pitch) singing style and deadpan, childlike voice. But the diminutive bossa nova star has since been a huge influence on dozens of jazz and pop singers. VERVE JAZZ MASTERS is less of a greatest hits package than it is a smartly balanced retrospective of many of Gilberto's best performances. Her biggest hits, "Call Me" and "Summer Samba," are not included, and her signature tune, "The Girl From Ipanema," is only represented by a live take from a 1964 Carnegie Hall concert. The collection places equal emphasis on Gilberto's bossa nova-style interpretations of jazz standards and on her signature Portuguese-language sambas.

George Michael - Greatest Hits '99 (1999) {Storm/Epic Russia}

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George Michael - Greatest Hits '99 (1999) {Storm/Epic Russia}

George Michael - Greatest Hits '99 (1999) {Storm/Epic Russia}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 519 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 179 mb
Genre: pop soul

Greatest Hits '99 is a 1999 compilation CD by George Michael. This is on Russian pirate label Storm Records, despite it having an authentic Epic Records name and logo but they are the original recordings.

Astrud Gilberto - Gold (2008)

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Astrud Gilberto - Gold (2008)

Astrud Gilberto - Gold (2008)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 641 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 262 MB | 01:40:38
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Bossa Nova | Label: Verve

Astrud Gilberto, the winsome naïf whose girlish yet sultry vocals captivated the world on the hit "The Girl from Ipanema," earned her own contract with Verve from its success and recorded throughout the last half of the '60s. Although her material wavered in quality, she was usually paired with excellent arrangers such as Gil Evans, Claus Ogerman, and Antonio Carlos Jobim himself. The Gold compilation is a two-disc set that includes 36 tracks, a good portion of everything she recorded between 1962 and 1969 (plus a pair of tracks from a 1987 comeback album). The first disc is by far the strongest of the two, including her pair of vocals for the Getz/Gilberto album as well as her early masterpieces with Jobim and Gil Evans (plus her bubbly pop album co-billed with organist Walter Wanderley).

Astrud Gilberto - Non-Stop To Brazil [Recorded 1964-1968] (2006)

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Astrud Gilberto - Non-Stop To Brazil [Recorded 1964-1968] (2006)

Astrud Gilberto - Non-Stop To Brazil [Recorded 1964-1968] (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 269 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 111 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (06024 9837700)

The Jazz Club series is an attractive addition to the Verve catalogue. With its modern design and popular choice of repertoire, the Jazz Club is not only opened for Jazz fans, but for everyone that loves good music. This collection by the wonderfully gifted Brazilian vocalist Astrud Gilberto (wife of singer/songwriter and guitarist Joao) features 18 tracks including 'I Had The Craziest Dream', 'Look To The Rainbow', '(Take Me To) Aruanda', 'Fly Me To The Moon' and more.
The honey-toned chanteuse on the surprise Brazilian crossover hit "The Girl From Ipanema," Astrud Gilberto parlayed her previously unscheduled appearance (and professional singing debut) on the song into a lengthy career that resulted in nearly a dozen albums for Verve and a successful performing career that lasted into the '90s…

Astrud Gilberto - The Silver Collection: The Astrud Gilberto Album (1991)

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Astrud Gilberto - The Silver Collection: The Astrud Gilberto Album (1991)

Astrud Gilberto - The Silver Collection: The Astrud Gilberto Album (1991)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 346 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included | 01:02:11
Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, Lounge, Vocal Pop | Label: Verve | # 823 451-2

Astrud Gilberto has never been properly anthologized by Verve Records; although they've released a number of compilations over the years, none of them have been definitive, and most of them have been rather skimpy. 1987's The Silver Collection, originally released only in Europe but later imported to North America, is an idiosyncratic selection. It omits "The Girl From Ipanema," her biggest hit, includes all 11 tracks from her 1965 release The Astrud Gilberto Album, and adds on a selection of singles and album tracks recorded from 1965 to 1970 with no particular logic. All that said, however, it's still one of the best compilations available of this idiosyncratic but brilliant singer's '60s material. Jazz purists turn up their noses at Gilberto, correctly pointing out her near total lack of technical ability. However, the Brazilian songbird's appealingly plain voice, with its deliberately wobbly pitch (the "desafinado" style celebrated in Antonio Carlos Jobim's song of that title), total lack of vibrato, and deadpan phrasing, is a delight for those attuned to its charms.

Astrud Gilberto - Gilberto With Turrentine (1971) (Repost)

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Astrud Gilberto - Gilberto With Turrentine (1971) (Repost)

Astrud Gilberto - Gilberto With Turrentine (1971)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 217 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 99 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: CBS Records/Epic (EPC 460837 2), 1988

Incredible 70s work from the lovely Astrud Gilberto - a rare effort for the CTI label that has her teaming up with arranger Eumir Deodato and saxophonist Stanley Turrentine - all in a groove that's totally different than most of her earlier work! Astrud's breathy vocals are still wonderfully intact - but they're given a more spacious approach in the arrangements - strings mixes with rolling basslines, soaring keyboards, and stone cold tenor from Stanley - in a groove that's simply wonderful, and which takes off in a whole new direction than before! Other players include Airto, Sivuca, Hubert Laws, and Dom Um Romao - and tracks include classic versions of "Ponteio", "Vera Cruz", and "Zazueira" that are all some of the most grooving takes on the tunes ever - plus "Historia De Amor", "Where There's A Heartache", "Brazilian Tapestry", and "Wanting Things".

Astrud Gilberto - Astrud Gilberto Plus James Last And His Orchestra (1986) [Reissue 2009]

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Astrud Gilberto - Astrud Gilberto Plus James Last And His Orchestra (1986) [Reissue 2009]

Astrud Gilberto - Astrud Gilberto Plus James Last And His Orchestra (1986) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 301 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 108 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (06007 5317848)

The honey-toned chanteuse on the surprise Brazilian crossover hit "The Girl From Ipanema," Astrud Gilberto parlayed her previously unscheduled appearance (and professional singing debut) on the song into a lengthy career that resulted in nearly a dozen albums for Verve and a successful performing career that lasted into the '90s. Though her appearance at the studio to record "The Girl From Ipanema" was due only to her husband João, one of the most famed Brazilian artists of the century, Gilberto's singular, quavery tone and undisguised naïveté propelled the song into the charts and influenced a variety of sources in worldwide pop music…

Astrud Gilberto - Astrud Gilberto's Finest Hour (2001)

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Astrud Gilberto - Astrud Gilberto's Finest Hour (2001)

Astrud Gilberto - Astrud Gilberto's Finest Hour (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 373 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 143 MB | Covers - 39 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (520 790-2)

Like Nico, Astrud Gilberto's everywoman voiced has always had a polarizing effect on critics and fans alike. While her take on bossa nova is less than reverent and decidedly lightweight, the warmth and approachability she brings to each performance is stunning. Verve's lovingly compiled - and blissfully affordable - Astrud Gilberto's Finest Hour is as solid a collection of her heady mixture of samba, jazz and pop as you're likely to find. Twenty songs, including the classic "Girl From Ipanema," wash in like waves from the warmest of oceans, carrying with them the soft, reverb-drenched soundtrack to summer. If the tropical heat of "Berimbau," the lazy and lonely pulse of Burt Bacharach's "Trains and Boats and Planes" and the upbeat swing of "Wish Me a Rainbow" don't instantly take the drudgery of your day away, then consider yourself hopelessly bitter.

Stan Getz - Stan Getz meets Joao & Astrud Gilberto (1989)

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Stan Getz - Stan Getz meets Joao & Astrud Gilberto (1989)

Stan Getz - Stan Getz meets Joao & Astrud Gilberto (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 343 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 166 MB | Covers - 22 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Giants of Jazz (CD 53021)

Stan Getz meets João & Astrud Gilberto: New York 1964 is a live recording of bossa nova in the making. In 1989, the Giants of Jazz label released a live recording of a 1964 New York City performance featuring Stan Getz, João Gilberto and Astrud Gilberto, his then-wife. The album, entitled Stan Getz meets João & Astrud Gilberto is actually misleading: the trio had met previously in 1963 for the recording of the wildly successful album Getz/Gilberto, which was released in 1964 and set off the bossa nova frenzy in the U.S. As a result of that album’s success, the Brazilian Gilbertos and the American Getz played a number of shows in the U.S., such as the one recorded here. Released as part of the “Immortal Concerts” series, this recording exhibits the chemistry the three obviously shared and captures bossa nova in its infancy, as it was still being created and defined.

Astrud Gilberto - The Astrud Gilberto Album (1965) [Reissue 2008]

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Astrud Gilberto - The Astrud Gilberto Album (1965) [Reissue 2008]

Astrud Gilberto - The Astrud Gilberto Album (1965) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 167 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 71 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (0602517679276)

Astrud Gilberto became an accidental success when her fragile command of English made her the de facto choice to sing "The Girl from Ipanema" at a session led by Stan Getz and her husband, João Gilberto. Of course, despite its overwhelming success, it wasn't clear that she could sustain a career when she recorded her first solo LP, The Astrud Gilberto Album. She had sounded more like an amateurish novelty act than a recording professional, her voice was sweet but fragile, and the Getz/Gilberto album had featured two strong voices, with Gilberto herself an afterthought (albeit a commercially effective afterthought)…