Editors’ Notes Livro captures Caetano Veloso at his sensitive best: His voice is the primary instrument here, as delicate and precise as a fingertip tracing a pattern on your skin. The heat lies, paradoxically, in his restraint: Brazil’s Carnival rhythms constantly shift and clap underneath songs like “Os Passistas” and “Onde o Rio e Mais Baiano,” but they never explode. Meanwhile, the celestial “Um Tom” feels like a mission statement, of sorts, for Veloso’s restlessly experimental career.

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Os Passistas
1
3:22
 
Livros
2
4:30
 
Onde o Rio É Mais Baiano
3
3:21
 
Manhatã (Para Lulu Santos)
4
5:17
 
Doideca - Incidental - London, London
5
3:39
 
Você É Minha
6
3:44
 
Um Tom
7
2:30
 
How Beautiful Could a Being Be
8
3:27
 
O Navio Negreiro (Excerto)
9
5:15
 
Não Enche
10
3:30
 
Minha Voz, Minha Vida
11
2:50
 
Alexandre
12
5:46
 
Na Baixa do Sapateiro
13
3:45
 
Pra Ninguém
14
2:59