Canção do Amor Demais  

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Canção do Amor Demais is 1958 album by Elizete Cardoso. It is often considered the first bossa nova album, and contains the first recordings of João Gilberto's guitar beat, which would go on to become a staple of bossa nova. Gilberto played guitar on "Chega de Saudade" and "Outra Vez".

The music was composed by Vinícius de Moraes and Tom Jobim. Despite its historical importance, and although it was noticed by prominent people in the recording industry, the album's commercial impact was limited. It was released on the small Festa label, which had previously primarily made recordings featuring spoken poetry, and only two thousand copies were initially pressed. Cardoso, already recognized as one of Brazil's best-ever singers, was never identified as a bossa singer, although she would be featured on the legendary Black Orpheus soundtrack, another bossa landmark.

Track listing

  1. Chega de Saudade
  2. Serenata do Adeus
  3. As Praias Desertas
  4. Caminho de Pedra
  5. Luciana
  6. Janelas Abertas
  7. Eu Não Existo Sem Você
  8. Outra Vez
  9. Medo de Amar
  10. Estrada Branca
  11. Vida Bela
  12. Modinha
  13. Canção do Amor Demais

Tracks #2 and #9 by Vinicius de Moraes, #3 and #8 by Tom Jobim. All other tracks by Tom Jobim/Vinicius de Moraes.




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