|Misia / Ritual|
|Add Date:||2002-11-18||Pull Date:||2003-01-20||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||19 Jan||12 Jan||8 Dec||1 Dec||24 Nov|
|1.||Jan 14, 2003:||At the Cafe Bohemian |
|4.||Dec 03, 2002:||No Cover, No Minimum |
|2.||Jan 07, 2003:||At the Cafe Bohemian |
|5.||Dec 02, 2002:||This is What 15 Years of Radio Have Done to Me |
Misterio Lunar, Cor De Lua
|3.||Dec 03, 2002:||At the Cafe Bohemian |
|6.||Nov 26, 2002:||At the Cafe Bohemian |
Artist name – Misia|
Album name – Ritual
Label – Erato
Think the blues but sung in Portuguese - Fado in Portuguese means Fate and the music is lyrical, sentimental and almost a lament. Very simple melodies, Misia’s very strong (and mournful) voice is accompanied by bass, acoustic and Portuguese guitar (fado guitar). Even if the music (which includes Fado guitar) sounds upbeat in a couple of tracks, don’t be fooled! The lyrics are always sad (the insert has translations of all the song lyrics), always mournful. While performing fado music the singer - the fadista - stands dressed in black in front of the audience, and behind the fadista are the musicians (the bare minimum is one fado guitar and one 6 string). The music for this album was recorded the old-fashioned way live in the studio, with single takes (for each song) and no sound mixing, using an old-style microphone.
Track 2 –This is a tribute to one of the most famous Fado artists – Amalia Rodrigues. The lyrics are part of a poem written the day Amalia died and the music for this is composed by Carlos Gonsalves, who composed for Amalia in the later years.
Tracks 6,9 and 10 – These tracks are the best of the melancholy, yearning numbers on the album.
Track 3 and track 7 – Slightly upbeat and even jaunty. A nice change of pace from the rest of the tracks (till you read the translated lyrics).
Track 13: Only the piano accompanies Misia. Beautiful. Evocative of the way Amalia used to rehearse at the piano (see insert).
|1.||Nao Guardo Saudade a Vida||7.||Formiga|
|2.||Xaile De Silencio||8.||O Verso Em Que Peco|
|6.||Cor De Lua||12.||A Beira Da Minha Rua|
|13.||Vivendo Sem Mim|