Nov 12 2003

Simone: Cigarra

A Household Name

 

Cigarra (1978)
Now a household name, Simone solidified her continuing association with Mílton Nascimento throught the song he wrote for her giving Cigarra its title. Arranged by Pedro Cezar Willcox, the album contained songs by Sueli Costa, Gonzaga Jr. and Roberto Carlos. An eclectic release, Cigarra even had some Brazilian rock, as in “Petúnia Resedá,” “As Curvas da Estrada de Santos” and “Sangue e Pudins.” It was, however, with the highly sensual ballad “Medo de Amar Nº 2” that Simone touched hearts again. The opening introduction with spoken words raised the temperature every time the song was performed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALBUM INFORMATION

Simone
Cigarra
EMI-Odeon Brasil 364 793313 2 (1978)
Time: 33’06”

Tracks:

  1. Cigarra (Mílton Nascimento – Ronaldo Bastos)
  2. Coisas da Balada (Nélson Ângelo – Fernando Brant) – w/ Nélson Ângelo
  3. Petúnia Resedá (Gonzaga Jr.)
  4. Então Vale a Pena (Gilberto Gil) – w/ Gilberto Gil & Danilo Caymmi
  5. A Sede do Peixe (Para o que Não Tem Solução) (Mílton Nascimento – Márcio Borges)
  6. Medo de Amar Nº 2 (Sueli Costa – Tite de Lemos) – w/ Danilo Caymmi
  7. Diga Lá, Coração (Gonzaga Jr.) – w/ Gonzaga Jr & Danilo Caymmi
  8. As Curvas da Estrada de Santos (Roberto Carlos – Erasmo Carlos)
  9. Ela Disse-me Assim (Vá Embora) (Lupicínio Rodrigues)
  10. Sangue e Pudins (Fagner – Abel Silva)