Chico Buarque

Chico Buarque (Feijoada Completa)

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Perhaps the most famous song on this album is "Cálice," the classic protest song written by Chico Buarque and Gilberto Gil, on which Buarque is accompanied by Milton Nascimento on vocals. Although very beautiful, "Cálice," with its mildly rock-oriented sound, isn't really representative for the rest of the album, whose sound is more traditional. Apart from "Cálice," there are two other duets, "O Meu Amor" and "Pedaço de Mim," both of which are very beautiful. "O Meu Amor" is an upbeat track, nicely sung by the female duo of Marieta Severo and Elba Ramalho. On the tender ballad "Pedaço de Mim," Buarque is joined by Zizi Possi. "Trocando Em Miúdos," sung by Buarque on his own, is another great ballad with beautiful lyrics. "Feijoada Completa" is a fine, catchy, samba-based song, with lyrics describing the preparation of feijoada, a Brazilian dish. The concluding track of the album is the classic and beautiful samba "Apesar de Você."

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