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The Rough Guide to Fado


  • 1. Beijos de Fogo - Antnio Zambujo
    2. Amor de Mel, Amor de Fel - Katia Guerreiro
    3. Rotas Maritimas - Antnio Chanho
    4. Tudo Isto Fado - Joao Pedro
    5. Fado Perdicao - Cristina Branco
    6. Dois Cantares - Vicente Da Camara
    7. Ponto Final - Carlos Zel
    8. Variacoes Em Mi Menor - Artur Paredes
    9. Fado Amalia - Amlia Rodrigues
    10. Confessando - Fernando Mauricio
    11. Fado Da Golega - Hermnia Silva
    12. Troove Do Vento Que Passa - Antonio Bernardino
    13. At Que a Vaz Me Dao - Maria Da F
    14. Tenho Ruas No Meu Peito - Ana Sofia Varela/Antnio Chanho
    15. Canoas Do Tejo - Carlos Do Carmo
    16. Fado Em Cinco Estilos - Maria Teresa De Noronha
    17. Amor Mais Que Perfeito - Joana Amendoeira
    18. Fado Da Desistencia - Filipa Pais/Antnio Chanho
    19. Amor Em Tons de Sol Maior - Ana Moura
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0001117RGN

  • Credits
    ProducerPhil Stanton (Compilation); Isabel De Lucena (Compilation)
    Engineer

    Liner Note Author: Isabel De Lucena.
    Photographers: Antonio Homem Cardoso; Augusto Brazio; Ian Aitken.
    Arranger: Maria Teresa De Noronha.
    Not to be outdone in Iberian song by their own flamenco albums, in 2004 the Rough Guide series released The Rough Guide to Fado, an album that consciously looks only at the Lisbon and Coimbra traditions, and focuses on their differences to a degree. The album opens with Antnio Zambujo, one of the newer stars with a touch of the cante tradition included in his song. An Amalia protg follows, as does guitarrada star Antnio Chainho. The powerful Cristina Branco comes soon after, followed by traditional format singer Vicente Da Camara (a relative of the great Maria Teresa de Noronha, no less). Artur Paredes, the very inventor of the Coimbra guitar traditions, is given a prominent spot in the middle of the album, joined by the master Amalia herself. The iconoclast Maria Da Fe has a moment in the light, and after a few others the venerable Maria Teresa De Noronha takes a turn. The album finishes on some of the newer voices of the tradition, from both sides of fado. Between the old and new, and the traditional and revolutionary, the album finds a good balance of sounds. The vocals are constantly worthwhile, as they are really the soul of fado, a music known almost entirely for its soul. Likewise, the regrettably few tracks of guitarrada here hail from the greatest names of the tradition. There are a few other noteworthy fado albums to be had already on the market, but this one is easily included as one of the better compilations, particularly for beginning listeners. ~ Adam Greenberg

  • Critic Reviews
    The Wire (p.74) - "[T]here's guitar playing with flair to burn from Artur Paredes."
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