This 21-track live DVD, celebrating the illustrious 35-year career of Brazilian singer-songwriter Djavan, features tracks from his 2011 album ‘Aria’ plus a selection of his most famous songs. It was recorded on the 8th and 9th April, 2011 at the Grand Theatre of the Palace of Arts in Belo Horizonte, South-East Brazil.
Released two years after her romantic and a little bit cheesy album "As canções que você fez pra mim", which covered Roberto Carlos' repertoire, "Ao vivo" sounds so much greater! Here she is much more passionate, powerful and compelling! As I always say, to know deeply Bethânia, it is just essential to listen her live. In "Ao vivo" she sings, among many others, several songs from the Roberto Carlos album, and most of them, especially "Fera ferida", "Costumes" and "Você não sabe" become much more touching, just wonderful. Chico Buarque's "Mar e Lua" is also thrilling, the best cover of this song I've ever heard. Other very nice tunes include Caetano Veloso's samba "Tudo de novo" and the ballads "Lua" and "Todo o sentimento". Highly recommended.
Live CD of this very good symphonic band from Brazil. It is their first with the new line up that includes another keyboards player and a new singer. The sound is very much 70´s keyboards driven prog music not much unlike ELP (of course), Triumvirat and others. Actually most of the time the band reeks of 70´s music in both musical and lyrical fields. So much one wonders if this record was a reissue of some long lost live recording of that era, even in some instruments timbres (like the Ovation acoustic guitar). Fortunatly the recording quality and overall sound is very modern. Production is crystaline and you can hear each instrument perfectly.