Record Collector (magazine) (p.83) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] spellbinding live recording from 1987 spotlighting singer Gal Costa."
Performers include: Gal Costa, Antonio Carlos Jobim, The Jobims (Elizabeth, Ana and Paulo), Maucha Adnet, Paulo Braga, Danilo Caymmi, Simone Caymmi, Sebastion Neto, Jaques Morelemnbaum.
Personnel: Gal Costa (vocals); Antonio Carlos Jobim (vocals, piano); Paulo Jobim (vocals, guitar); Maúcha Adnet, Paula Morelenbaum, Ana Lontra Jobim, Elizabeth Jobim, Simone Caymmi (vocals); Jaques Morelenbaum (cello); Danilo Caymmi (flute); Paulinho Braga, Paulo Braga (drums).
Audio Mixer: Joel Moss .
Recording information: Bill Graham's Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA (1987); The Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA (1987).
This live date, recorded in 1987, features Brazilian music icon Antonio Carlos Jobim paired with Tropicalia diva Gal Costa. Jobim's gravelly voice might sound a bit worse for wear compared with his recordings from the `60s and early `70s, but RIO REVISITED still pleases with its offerings of classic Jobim compositions such as "One Note Samba," "Desafinado," and "Wave." Accompaniment from a large ensemble, and the contributions of the dynamic Costa, make this an engaging listen through and through. The set was remastered and reissued in 2008.
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