Album: Joyce Moreno, Rio de Janeiro (Far Out)
Sunday 04 March 2012
If you can imagine an album about London whose songs included Charlie Chaplin
and Noël Coward as well as Gerry Rafferty and Ralph McTell, you'd get the point
of singer/guitarist Joyce's solo tribute to her home city, inspired by a concert
she performed on Ipanema beach.
The lyrics are all in Portuguese bar the closing "See You in Rio", which for non-speakers limits understanding, but the music is sublime. Old-time sambas sit next to songs by Carlos Lyra, Tom Jobim and Caetano Veloso.
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