The third volume of the Tropique Samba Lounge series brings listeners full circle by including João Donato's version of the same song ("A Rã") that Gal Costa had opened the first volume with. (Donato, who wrote the song, takes it at a much faster pace.) Tropique Samba Lounge: Samba e Amor includes many of the same familiar names of previous volumes, all of them giants of Brazilian music during the '60s and '70s: Gilberto Gil, Elis Regina, Djavan, and Wilson Das Neves.
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AllMusic Review by John Bush