Gal Costa: Plural 1983 Remastered 1990 with Caetano Veloso & Olodum CD-New $59.99


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Gal Costa – Plural 1983 

Held in very high regard in Brazilian music circles, Gal Costa has been impressively consistent over the years. And the charismatic singer was in excellent form when she greeted the 1990s with Plural. Though Costa isn’t a jazz singer per se, she uses jazz influence to her advantage on caressing versions of the standards “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was” and “Begin the Beguine” (which was a major hit for Artie Shaw during the swing era). Costa sings mostly in Portuguese, but switches to English for those standards. While they favor the type of relaxed introspection one expects from bossa nova, Costa is much more exuberant and upbeat on the reggae-influenced “Cabelo,” the Caribbean-minded “Zanzando,” and the percussive “Salvador Nao Inerte” (a fine example of the Bahian school of Brazilian pop). Plural demonstrates that the dedicated following she commands is well deserved.

Video: Gal Costa – Cabelo 1983

1    Holoftotes
João Bosco / Antônio Cícero / Waly Salomão
Gal Costa 04:15
2    Fon Fon
João de Barro / Alberto Ribeiro
Gal Costa 02:58
3    A Verdadeira Baiana
Caetano Veloso
Gal Costa 03:37
4    Eu Acredito
Gal Costa 04:18
5    Nua Ideia (Lelia XLL)
João Donato / Caetano Veloso
Gal Costa 03:04
6    Begin the Beguine
Haroldo Barbosa / Cole Porter
Gal Costa 04:15
7    Cabelo
Arnaldo Antunes / Jorge Ben
Gal Costa 03:34
8    Alguem Me Disse
Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia
Gal Costa 03:46
9    I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Lorenz Hart / Richard Rodgers
Gal Costa 04:45
10   Zanzando
Carlinhos Brown
Gal Costa 03:28
11   Salvador Nao Inerte/Ladeiro Do Pelo
Betão / Adriand Bobocoa
Gal Costa 02:47
12   Brilho de Beleza
Gal Costa 05:03



Additional information

Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 1 in