Subtitled: Bossa Nova and the Story of Elenco Records, Brazil. "Following on from Soul Jazz Records' Bossa Nova album and deluxe book (compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker) comes this incredible collection of bossa nova tracks from Brazil's infamous Elenco Records, the legendary record label -- whose releases represent a who's who of bossa nova artists in Brazil in the 1960s -- Vinicius de Moraes, Edu Lobo, Baden Powell, Nara Leao and many, many more. Soul Jazz Records delve further into the world of bossa nova music in Brazil in the 1960s with this deluxe CD-pack of music from Elenco Records, whose iconic output represented the pinnacle of bossa nova music in Brazil during this celebrated era. The best artists, the best designs, the best music, the best everything! Elenco is the definitive bossa nova label (the equivalent of Studio One in reggae, Blue Note in jazz etc). None of these tracks have ever before been released outside of Brazil, and over the years Elenco releases have become the holy grail for fans and collectors alike of Brazilian music. Elenco's superb, high quality output featured all the bossa nova major artists and defined everything that was great in bossa nova and Brazilian music with stunning graphics (many featured in a gallery section in the extensive booklet) and sophisticated sound. This package includes extensive a 52-page booklet with text on the story of the legendary label, and a gallery section featuring the iconic designs of Cesar G. Villela whose covers defined bossa nova -- stylish, cool and hip. Essential for anyone interested in bossa nova and the music of Brazil!"
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