Percy Faith always sounded his best when he chose material that held up to how powerful and complex his arrangements could become, even though he became well known for his sickly sweet renditions of American pop music. This set, Columbia's reissue of Viva!: The Music of Mexico and The Music of Brazil! on one compact disc, ranks high in demonstrating the artistry Percy Faith was capable of -- the artistry that has been drowned over time by the dated pop arrangements mentioned above. The two albums and sit side by side wonderfully and delightfully illustrate how cinematically inclined Faith often became when supplied with inspiring material.
AllMusic Review by Gregory McIntosh