Music: Easy Listening Revival Begins Now


  1. Today I bought an album (see below). It’s the soundtrack to a 1965 romantic comedy set in Brazil.
  2. The glorious kitsch of the sleeve and Eumir Deodato‘s name made it initially stand out.
  3. He composed ‘2001 Also Sprach Zarathustra’ and brought the funk on occasion.
  4. Turns out Astrud Gilberto sang a mesmeric version of the title track.
  5. And this album could not be more gloriously romantic, cheeky or hip-nudging.
  6. Of course this is as much a mythologised, cinematic version of a well-known Latin American country (what, no favelas?) as The Ladykillers represents merrie old London.
  7. Thus it’s all the more better as a result, no doubt.
  8. This is music to swoon by.




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