Maria Bethânia

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Dezembros Review

by AllMusic

An album featuring Maria Bethania performing predominantly ballads, including a more recent Antonio Carlos Jobim composition "Anos Dourados," and "Cancoes E Momentos," a duet with Milton Nascimento. The production is slick, with strings and synthesizers used in delicate tandem.

Bethania's voice is used in a more subtle and restrained fashion in comparison to recordings that follow this one (such as MEMORY OF SKIN). Her vocals on "Estrela Do Meu Ceu" and the aforementioned "Cancoes E Momentos" (written by Nascimento in praise of Bethania's voice) are exceptionally beautiful. DEZEMBROS is a mellow chapter in the career of this master interpreter of Brazilian pop music.

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