In Henrique Cazes’s words, Gotas d’Água
was the release that projected Simone’s deep and warm voice nationally, and it calls attention to the number of top names involved in this production. From Mílton Nascimento and Hermínio Bello de Carvalho’s executive production to Luiz Eça’s, Magro’s and Wagner Tiso’s arrangements, this is a heavy release.
The repertoire was carefully chosen and arranged. From the haunting vocals in the title track, with the addition of Milton Nascimento’s vocals, to the last number in the album, Gotas d’Água is truly a gem. In the soft, romantic ballads such as “Disfarce” and “Matriz ou Filial,” Simone captivates the listeners. Whether more relaxed, as in “Samba pro João Gilberto,” or more vibrant as in “Idolatrada,” Simone shows good control and performance.
EMI-Odeon Brasil 833409 2 (1975)
- Gota d’Água (Chico Buarque de Hollanda) – w/ Mílton Nascimento
- Disfarce (Vital Lima – Sérgio Rocha – Sidney Piñon)
- Matriz ou Filial (Lúcio Cardim)
- Nosotros (Danillo Caymmi – Joyce)
- Sistema Nervoso (Wilson Baptista – Roberto Roberti – Arlindo Marques Jr.)
- Latin Lover (João Bosco – Aldir Blanc)
- Samba pro João Gilberto (Maurício Tapajós – Paulo César Pinheiro)
- Outubro (Mílton Nascimento – Fernando Brant)
- Idolatrada (Mílton Nascimento – Fernando Brant)
- O Trem Tá Feio (Tavinho Moura – Murilo Antunes)
- Eu nem Ligo (Gonzaga Jr.)