Nov 12 2003

Simone: Amar

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Amar (1981)

In a new recording contract with Columbia, Simone started off with a strong release. Amar brought her together with producer Mazola, and taking care of the artistic direction, Cesar Camargo Mariano, Luiz Avellar and Wagner Tiso were responsible for the excellent arrangements. Besides their guest appearances, other musicians included Hélio Delmiro, Márcio Montarroyos and Sivuca. This was also the first time Simone recorded Tom Jobim: “Espelhos das Águas.” Another first was Simone’s recording in Spanish: Pablo Milanés’s “Yo no Te Pido.” It is hard to pick one song alone as representative of this album, but the closing duet with Gal Costa and Toquinho on guitar stands out among the other gems.









CBS 850.057 (1981)
Time: 37’04”


  1. Mundo Delirante (Sueli Costa – Abel Silva)
  2. Pequenino Cão (Caio Sílvio – Fausto Nilo)
  3. Pão e Poesia (Moraes Moreira – Fausto Nilo) – w/ MPB- 4
  4. Yo no Te Pido (Pablo Milanés)
  5. Amar (Mílton Nascimento – Fernando Brant)
  6. Naquela Noite com Yoko (Sueli Costa – Abel Silva)
  7. Encontros e Despedidas (Mílton Nascimento – Fernando Brant)
  8. Vida (Chico Buarque)
  9. Espelhos das Águas (Tom Jobim)
  10. Bárbara (Chico Buarque – Ruy Guerra) – w/ Gal Costa & Toquinho