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A Nice Find On Vinyl

March 25, 2014 Leave a comment

Hi there, how have you been?

This week while visiting an antiquarium my girl decided to pick an old Chico Buarque vinyl to inaugurate our new-old record player… :P And despite being a generic compilation there was a nice, unexpected find in it.

Chico has composed a song–along Roberto Menescal–called Bye bye Brasil to be a part of the homonym movie by Cacá Diegues late in the 70s; and re-recorded it one year later for one of his official albums. The fact is the original movie’s recording was never released again in digital format (even in the late Cacá Diegues music compilation the version there is the wrong one as far as I know) and could only be found in the original (and rare) soundtrack records.

Needless to say how happy I was to find out that the version in that compilation was the older one. I’m pretty sure it was included there by mistake since the sleeve notes talk about Chico’s personal album… :P Lucky me, I guess. :)

Here you can give both versions a listen–I’ve uploaded mine to YouTube. :) The original has more of a black music, 70s mood to it, while the other in more leaned towards latin rhythms.

Enjoy ’em, take care!

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Intouchables: A French Soundtrack

August 26, 2013 2 comments

Hi there, how are you all doing?

This week I watched a nice French comedy/drama movie called The Intouchables. A beautiful story, depite being told in a bit of a Hollywoodian mood–but still fresh for NOT being American, I guess. :) Anyway–as always–I want to talk about the soundtrack…

Intouchables Soundtrack

Mr. Ludovico Einaudi–the composer–made the clever choice of borrowing influences from French romantic composers like Chopin to craft a brand new OST while keeping some emotional attachment to it–as if the new themes ring an old bell within the minds of the viewers. The American licensed R&B don’t hurt the selection a bit too. :)

Check this sample, watch the movie and grab the entire soundtrack if you like it. :)

See ya, take care!

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