Wednesday, September 06, 2006

O Grande Amor

Haja o que houver
há sempre um homem para uma mulher
E há de sempre haver
para esquecer um falso amor
E uma vontade de morrer

Seja como for
há de vencer o grande amor,
Que há de ser no coração
Como um perdão pra quem chorou

Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius De Moraes (1960)
Vocal: Paula Morelenbaum
Cello: Jaques Morelenbaum
Piano: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Recorded and shot at the House of Jobim, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Paula: This song has a solo intro by Ryuichi that contrasts with the rhythm that follows, the percussion and the cello creating a typical "samba-cancao" (slow samba) mood. During the recording sessions, this was the favorite track for all of us involved, and whenever we listened to it, we started dancing.

Jaques: Paulo Jobim brought us the manuscript of this pre-bossa nova jewel, a samba that Ryuichi presents to us in his inspired introduction as a classical "lied." This song features the enormous talent of percussionist Marco Suzano, playing the surdo, pandeiro and cuica.

Ryuichi: While we were recording, Jaques suddenly said, "The intro should be just you on the piano, Ryuichi." So I put this intro together on the spot.



Anonymous mimi said...

umm..wat is meant by spellbindingly?


1:47 AM GMT+8  
Blogger GM5 said...

Hey, can you lend me this CD?

10:47 PM GMT+8  
Blogger kEV said...

I don't usually let people borrow my CDs. But it's you, GM5, you can have it! Please keep it well and return soon.

1:10 AM GMT+8  
Blogger GM5 said...

Great, thanks! As a courtesy, I will let you have some freshly-reaped organic tomatoes once they are ripe.

11:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger kEV said...

Once they are ripe... I hope this "once" will materialise itself before the end of the season...

Interestingly, I have the highest number of hits yesterday, @160... not sure if it is because of the song.

4:33 PM GMT+8  
Blogger GM5 said...

Oops, just received a bad news from Johanna..

Well, I still have 6 younger bushes of cherry tomatoes. Keep your fingers crossed then.

5:58 PM GMT+8  
Blogger kEV said...

Good luck with the tomatoes!

Ring me anytime when you want to collect the CD..

12:07 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous mimi said...

hey, can u suggest how to insert a web counter in my blog?


1:07 PM GMT+8  
Blogger GM5 said...


Try the following link:

4:28 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous mimi said...

Thx a lot, GM5!

8:19 PM GMT+8  
Blogger kEV said...

mimi, if you want a map like mine, go to, register and just paste the html to your template...

9:47 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous mimi said...

umm...seems that "the problem" can't be solved..

i m so worried..

10:46 PM GMT+8  
Blogger kEV said...

mimi, you, your mother and your sisters gotta be STRONG! It takes STRENGTH to get thru this!

12:59 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous mimi said...





1:36 AM GMT+8  
Blogger kEV said...

By all means, please give my salute to your mum!

2:08 PM GMT+8  
Blogger kEV said...

Just love this song! I was trying to replace it but just can't let go. Or should I?

11:10 PM GMT+8  
Blogger GM5 said...

I think this CD is best for doing yoga.

10:44 AM GMT+8  
Blogger kEV said...

Samba/bossa nova for yoga? You're weired!

12:25 PM GMT+8  
Blogger GM5 said...

I think soft music is suitable for meditation.

2:05 PM GMT+8  
Blogger kEV said...

When did you start needing meditation? Isn't work pressure a lot less than in the past?

4:10 PM GMT+8  
Blogger GM5 said...

Meditation is a part of yoga and good for relaxation.

5:05 PM GMT+8  

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