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Beach Samba

Astrud Gilberto

1967

Beach Samba

Album Summary

Beach Samba is a 1967 studio album by Astrud Gilberto, arranged by Eumir Deodato and Don Sebesky. Beach Samba was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

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Rating

2.94

Votes

5087

Genres

  • Jazz
  • Samba
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Mon May 17 2021
2

Songs the colonialist‘s wife is getting drunk to while her husband is messing up another country & fucking its innocent peasants‘ daughters. Beijihno tristo 1.6

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Tue Apr 13 2021
3

Restaurant chef simulator but its one of those games where you csnt technically fail and its just chill. Cooking mama vibes and character design but only the fun non time pressured minigames for cooking and then when you complete a full meal if you do well enough you get a michelin star. Minigames include chopping peppers, frying some vegetables, baking some stuff etc and there's a lovely vibe in the kitchen all the time and at the end you get to plate it and make it look chill, and there's some story about this being your grandparents restaurant and you want to keep the family business going. Anyway the albums alright Id give it like a 3, no final boss musIc so the story felt incomplete

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Wed Nov 30 2022
1

Muziek is emotie. Wat dat betreft doet dit album het goed want het roept enorm veel irritatie op. Ruim twee jaar coronapandemie, het begin van de 3e wereldoorlog, hyperinflatie waardoor de verwarming nog maar op 18,5 graad staat, een sfeerloos schaam-wk voetbal en toen moest ik ook nog door dit album heen. Liftmuziek voor een horrorfilm. Kattengejank. En dit schreef ik nog voordat ik "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice" moest doorstaan. Compleet misplaatst in deze lijst. Dit hoor je mensen niet aan te doen.

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Thu Feb 18 2021
5

Amazing bossa nova and orchestral stuff. Astrud Gilberto was a big favourite of mine and this album is beyond amazing.

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Fri May 07 2021
5

Brilliant. Bossa Nova to the Max!

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Wed Feb 10 2021
4

such a vibe.

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Sun Feb 06 2022
4

Made me feel like I was on the beach despite it being a frigid winter day. The quality was inconsistent, definitely some good ones and some not so good ones. Felt jerked around by the Sousa style march (Parade) and the lyrics in that one were bad. The child singing in You Didn't Have to Be So Nice was charming in a way, but also maybe a bad choice for the song. "Stay" was one of my favorites.

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Fri Feb 19 2021
3

Perfectly fine and pretty, but I don't think id really come back to it

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Wed Jan 19 2022
2

With a few notable options, this album is a solid jazzy sort-of nice dinner background music kind of thing. Doesn't hit as hard in 2022, but not offensive. EXCEPT for the weird parade song and the one with the child singing. Why??

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Mon Jan 24 2022
2

Meh. At least it was a short album. Nothing else is noteworthy about the album

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Thu Mar 03 2022
2

The sound of a fembot sipping a cocktail from a coconut next to the pool just before Austin Powers swings round the corner. Not my bag, baby, but inoffensive and clearly well done.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
5

This reminds me of Tania Maria who I am pleased to discover is not dead.

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Wed Jan 12 2022
5

Awesome voice. Loved it.

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Mon Feb 14 2022
5

Very interesting! I like it. I’ve never listened to samba music but it has a really nice vibe.

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Fri Feb 18 2022
5

This wonderful LP just kind of sneaks up on you, filling the heart more and more with each song. Lyrically, we are deep within love’s grasp. And it’s the best kind of love to be in, too, where one lover invites another to ‘Bring me your free soul and I’ll make your heart sure,’ on the terrific opening jazz number, ‘Stay.’ (Incidentally, this is the polar opposite of the very thing Bob Dylan is singing about in ‘It Ain’t Me Babe.’) And then there are the more wistful songs like ‘Misty Roses,’ (you’re) ‘… too soft to touch, but too lovely to leave alone.’ In ‘My Foolish Heart’ we discover that Astrud’s heart is forever overriding her brain, which is a blessing joyfully received but comes with its own cost, too. Musically, I don’t know when I’ve last heard such a magnificently tasteful and oh, so subtle accompaniment. From the fluttering flute on ‘Stay,’ mimicking the singing skylark of the lyrics, to the high tinkling of the piano perfectly capturing the mood of ‘Misty Roses,’ each and every number is a glorious samba between the band (and orchestra) and the vocalist, always complimenting one another. I’m a sucker for standup bass, and Ron Carter won me over from the first number. I also can’t say enough about Eumir Deodato and Don Sebesky’s outstanding arrangements and conducting (again, just so subtle, so elegant.) Oh, and a surprising duet between mother and child, literally, on a super sweet cover of the big Lovin’ Spoonful’s hit, ‘You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice.’ And finally, Astrud Gilberto’s vocals. Technically, I think it would be fair to say they are average. She’s no highly trained opera singer. Doesn’t pretend to be. Doesn’t need to be. Because Astrud oozes integrity, genuineness, affection. And so beauty, once more, is in the ears that hear and not the mouth that sings. Which, for this listener, raises her vocals to the level, and enjoyment, of other vocalists I love (also technically average) like Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Janis Joplin, and so on. And, as I keep repeating, like everything else on 'Beach Samba,' her voice just kept gradually filling me up until I found myself unexpectedly filled with joy! There's nothing to add to the perfect closer, in the Big Band Samba style, ‘Nao Bate O Coroca,’ where no stops are left unpulled. As the last song faded, I was desperately craving some cachaça (Brazil’s national alcoholic spirit), a pair of polished black dance shoes, and my arms around Astrud’s waist, if she’d have me. Oh, ‘My Foolish Heart.’ Look, people. I like to rock and I like to rock hard. And I’m giving 'Beach Samba' five stars?! Let those with ears hear, irmaos e irmas.

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Sun Apr 03 2022
5

nice

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Thu Apr 14 2022
5

10/10 I’ll listen to samba any day of the week, easily one of my favorite genres

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Wed Jun 15 2022
5

Very smooth and relaxing, with deceptively amazing musicianship. Definitely a product of its time but that’s not a bad thing.

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Fri Sep 23 2022
5

This is the perfect album for sitting in the hot tub with a drink in your hand. If it wasn’t 6:30am, my coffee would include whiskey.

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Fri Oct 28 2022
5

This has that old record charm. That trumpet on The Face I Love. I wish this album was like 10x longer.

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Fri Dec 02 2022
5

It’s too short and the marching band song isn’t great, but pretty much everything else is wonderful

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Fri Jan 13 2023
5

Wowza I sure loved this one. Will return to this again and again I feel. Really neat since I doubt I would have found this album otherwise. Mid to late 60s was such a good time for music. Stay was a great opening. Parade (A Banda) was right up my alley, super enjoyable. Oba oba has that 60s whimsy in sound and lyrics that I am a sucker for. You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice was a cute and pretty little tune!

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Mon Jan 16 2023
5

lovely

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Tue Nov 03 2020
4

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Fri Jul 09 2021
4

Relaxing, very aptly named. Heavy bossa nova vibes. Ms. Gilberto's voice is very relaxed and relaxing, and I think I could throw this on while cooking or hanging out somewhere. It's very pleasant. Favorite tracks: "The Face I Love", "Misty Roses", "I Think of You"

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Fri Mar 19 2021
4

Perfectly good background music for a scene at a beach cabana.

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Tue Jun 22 2021
4

A delightful slice of sunshine that took me right out of a damp west coast of Scotland summers day.

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Thu Feb 25 2021
4

Couple songs were a little weird. Classic bossa nova tho

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Thu Feb 18 2021
4

Lovely summer vibes from Brazil. Good mood samba album. Not the most ecstatic one but still spent an enjoyable moment listening to this short album.

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

Incredibly pleasant to listen to

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Sun Apr 11 2021
4

This is way too short to be an album. 27 minutes? Really? It's nice, and I would definitely listen at a beach. But 27 minutes??

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Tue Jul 06 2021
4

Muy bonito, con un ambiente tranquilo, se antoja una caipirinha a orillas del mar (?). Pienso que a Astrud Gilberto la conocía inconscientemente y también creo que tiene mucho sentido para mí que sea música sesentera. Me gustaron sobre todo "The Face I Love", "Canoeiro" y "My Foolish Love". Creo que otra de las pruebas de la despreocupación que se siente con este disco son los sonidos infantiles que se cuelan, como la canción que suena a feria (desfile, justo) y esa pequeña conversación con una niña. 8/10

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Thu Jun 03 2021
4

Very chilly vibes, bossanova kind of

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Tue Jul 06 2021
4

Pues chill y todo lo estereotipico que se dice del bossa nova. Me gustó la canción inicial tiene el ritmo muy guapachoso y elegante que se acompaña con los vientos, Canoeiro también me pareció de las chidas va rapidito, los vientos, los metales y las cuerdas en una medida no excesiva pero le dan un buen toque.

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Wed Mar 24 2021
4

Great energy

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Thu Feb 25 2021
4

pleasant listen and musically interesting if you listen closely, i'm not crazy about these songs though, especially the ones that arent bossa nova or samba. like why did they put a march on here. 4-

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Fri Apr 30 2021
4

Loved this!

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Mon Feb 22 2021
4

Perfect, sunshine and cocktail invoking easy listening.

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Thu Feb 18 2021
4

Delightful

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Sat Mar 27 2021
4

Excelente voz que combina perfecto con el bossa-nova

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Thu Mar 25 2021
4

4/5

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Sat May 08 2021
4

Good shit

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Wed Apr 14 2021
4

I am enjoying this album, though it is slower than what I typically listen to. I got a strong Christmas music vibes while listening to some songs. I quite enjoyed the album actually.

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Thu May 20 2021
4

So eine Art Lounge Musik aber gut

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Tue Jun 01 2021
4

Reminded me of Austin Powers!

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Fri May 14 2021
4

That's some 60s music.

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Fri May 28 2021
4

Chill and good vibes

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Fri May 28 2021
4

Really nice album, super chill and the singer is great

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Sat Jul 17 2021
4

Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Stay, Parade, Oba, oba, Call me

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Fri Jul 02 2021
4

Fantastic piece of late 60's "pop" jazz.

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Wed Jul 28 2021
4

July 27, 2021 This lowkey sounds like elevator music but I'm into it??? Kind of a great listen for July.

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Wed Aug 04 2021
4

Hard to decide between 3 and 4 stars - I liked the atmosphere but it was ruined by a couple of tracks.

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Mon Aug 09 2021
4

Pleasant.

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Sun Sep 19 2021
4

Some fun jazzy samba vibes. Pretty happy and good as a background for life.

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

Wahnsinnig abwechslungsreiches Album ohne vom Stil abzuweichen. Tolle Stimme. Tolle Mood. Mochte nur das Lied mit dem Kind nicht. Das erste Album, das mich überzeugt hat. Sims vibes

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Fri Dec 03 2021
4

Chill, soft, and relaxing. Not incredible, but a nice 'sit on the beach with a beer' sort of sound.

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Fri Dec 17 2021
4

Fun! Will listen again. Favorited one track. [insert articulate reasons why]

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Fri Dec 17 2021
4

Astrud sait pertinemment qu'elle raconte n'importe quoi et se réjouit d'imaginer ses auditeurs européens claquer des doigts sur le rythme de ses mélodieux baragouinages. Bien joué Astrud.

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Sun Feb 06 2022
4

What's not to like? Passed this one up on vinyl awhile back and now I regret it.

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Fri Mar 18 2022
4

What a beach samba this was. Tanning outside this really is a sweet lil cool smooth sweat upbeat album to lightly relax to

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Sun Apr 03 2022
4

Pleasant

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Thu May 05 2022
4

I love me some bossa nova. Astrud has such a wonderful voice.

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Fri Jun 10 2022
4

Canny. Some questionable choices - the circus thing was pretty bleak, but otherwise an enjoyable enough album.

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Thu Jun 16 2022
4

Classic Gilbertoes samba

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Wed Jun 22 2022
4

Muy agradable música, que aunque tal vez no tendría puesta en un shuffle con todo lo demás, tiene momentos (me imagino sol, cockteles, relax) en los que caería muy muy bien. La música es muy linda, la voz de Astrud preciosa y un poco de lamentarse que solo una rola es en portugués.

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Fri Jun 24 2022
4

Almost as nice as going to the beach in person!

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Fri Jun 24 2022
4

Fukk yeah!!

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Wed Jul 27 2022
4

Happy fluffy lovey gooey joyful stuff. Upvoting a star because I went and listened to Girl From Ipanema again.

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Thu Jul 28 2022
4

Bossa nova. Canta muy bien. Un 4.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
4

Buen oldie bossa

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Thu Sep 22 2022
4

Leuk wegdromen, meestal met bossa nova. Blijkbaar vind ik dat wel nog een leuk genre

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Fri Sep 23 2022
4

Wonderful stuff! That breezy, sensual Brazil sound.

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Mon Oct 03 2022
4

br tru

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Fri Oct 14 2022
4

Really nice, peaceful and relaxing. Made for good cooking music! I don't know if I could see myself listening to this normally in many other scenarios, but it was certainly a nice one. I also thought Astrud's duet with her son Marcello in "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice" was really cute. Favourite: "It's A Lovely Day Today"

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Sun Nov 06 2022
4

Jako lijepo i opuštajuće. Pusiti cu si ponovo

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Fri Nov 11 2022
4

8/10

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Thu Nov 17 2022
4

Love love love

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Fri Nov 25 2022
4

A joyful, jovial, and relaxing album to listen to and it's one that I quite enjoy. Gilberto's voice is incredibly soft and it really fits well with the Brazillian-jazzy hybrid instrumentals, as well as the carefree, innocent lyrics that invoke tranquility and serenity.

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Thu Jan 12 2023
4

Pleasant

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Fri Jan 20 2023
4

Who doesn't love some Brazilian jazz?

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Thu Mar 04 2021
3

Nice

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Thu Oct 08 2020
3

Perfectly pleasant. Interesting to me that it was also a 1967 Verve release.

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Mon Nov 09 2020
3

5.5-6/10

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Thu Feb 11 2021
3

soothing but not super interesting. nice relaxing listen

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Fri Jun 04 2021
3

There's been a weird influx of latinx music in the past week after not getting any previous to that. Overall it was pretty cool, though I really hated the parade song (perhaps because I don't really enjoy actual parades either). Some of the other songs were a bit cloying as well. This works really good as a kids album, but I don't think that's how it was intended. It's fine, but I don't ever see myself coming back to it 3/5

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Fri Jul 02 2021
3

not crappy.

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Thu Mar 18 2021
3

sounds like you'd expect

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Mon May 17 2021
3

It was alright, interesting in places but wouldn't seek it out again

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Wed May 12 2021
3

Very relaxing

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Wed Jun 09 2021
3

Pretty chill 60s South American artist.

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Mon Feb 01 2021
3

Calm and jazzy bossa nova, but nothing really stands out. Singing doesn't quite sound natural and comfortable.

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Fri Feb 19 2021
3

Not bad

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Wed Mar 24 2021
3

I now know what Bossa Nova is. It's fun, vaguely exotic lounge music. Pleasant. Music for swingers and shag carpet enthusiasts.

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Wed Apr 14 2021
3

It is what it says it is. Samba!

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Thu Feb 25 2021
3

It’s just mediocre imo.

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Mon May 17 2021
3

Nachdem sie mich mit den Misty Roses und den nachfolgenden Blumen wahnsinnig schmeichelhaft umgarnt und fast schon sirenengleich in einen tropicana-umflorten Sabberzustand entführt hatte, fährt sie mir den Wecker in Form einer Marching Band in die Parade. Hm, wirklich sehr unsanft. Auch sonst nicht immer so ganz ausgewogen, außerdem ist der Titel ne Mogelpackung; da ist ja gar nicht nur Samba drauf, das geht auch in den Jazz, Bossa Nova sowieso und wie diese ganzen Tänzchen noch so heißen. Und dann dieses "Didn't Have To Be So Nice", süß - aber worum geht's da? Was macht sie mit dem kleinen Jungen? Trotzdem: Ich liebe ja diese Wärme, diese Holzbläser und diese schwülen Easylistening-Arrangements, macht doch einfach nächstes Mal noch bisschen mehr davon drauf.

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Thu Apr 01 2021
3

Good uptempo album with a great voice.

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Sun May 16 2021
3

Nice, no desire to relisten 3.4

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Fri Jul 02 2021
3

definite 60s vibes

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Thu Feb 25 2021
3

Pretty good! Not many comments for this one

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