Jorge Ben

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This is a collection of some of Jorge Ben's best-known songs from the period from 1978 to 1985. The selection is exactly the same as on Maravilhas and includes some very fine songs, like for example the frenetic samba "No Reino Encantado do Amor," the disco- and samba-influenced "Salve Simpatia," and the sweet and catchy "Ive Brussel," which features vocals by Caetano Veloso. In spite of these and other great moments, on the whole, the music recorded by Jorge Ben during the period covered by this collection doesn't live up to the same fantastic standards set by Ben during his marvelous '60s and '70s.