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Werther

Werther

ALT007
Release Notes
  • Reissue of the most collectable Bossa Nova record, originals costing $1500+
  • Official, fully licensed high quality reissue, with original gatefold cover and extended liner notes
  • Features “Catavento”, written by Arthur Verocai
  • Two tracks previously compiled in the acclaimed Via Brazil and Nicola Conte’s “Viagem” compilations
  • With the participation of world-class percussionists Naná Vasconcelos and Edison Machado

The list of musicians born or raised in the Tijuca district of Rio de Janeiro is long and illustrious and includes names that have shaped Brazilian music: Tom Jobim, Roberto Carlos, Tim Maia, Milton Nascimento, Jorge Ben or Erasmo Carlos – to mention but a few. We can now add to that list another name: Werther. In 1970, a man by that name recorded an album unique in its personality, its honesty, and its lack of pretense. In a time when Bossa Nova had become a global phenomenon and its main characters were already household names in Brazil, Werther assembled a collection of songs that uncannily – almost naively – remind us of the time when Bossa Nova was just a group of youngsters making music. His songs are about simple things: bohemian life, the sea, love.