Friday, November 6, 2009

"The Real Thing"

While usually featuring crystalline vocals alongside clean tones and perfect production, Brazilian star Bebel Gilberto dirties up her sound a bit on this cover produced by Mark Ronson. Sounding like some sort of lost 60s soundtrack to a tropical James Bond film, "The Real Thing" shows a more sultry and mysterious side to Gilberto, and it suits her. The production is vintage Ronson, even if it sounds a little unoriginal after 5 or so years on the market. All in all this track will round out any party playlist you have this weekend, and makes for a damn fine morning listen at the office. Happy Friday. Gilberto's latest effort All In One is out now. NA tour dates after the jump.

11.18.09 – Fillmore Miami Beach – Miami Beach, FL
11.20.09 – The Loft – Atlanta, GA
11.22.09 – The National – Richmond, VA
11.23.09 – 9:30 Club – Washington D.C.
11.25.09 – Hiro Ballroom – New York, NY
11.27.09 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
11.28.09 – Wellmont Theatre – Montclair, NJ
11.29.09 – L’Astral – Montreal, QC
11.30.09 – Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
12.02.09 – Park West – Chicago, IL
12.03.09 – Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant – Minneapolis, MN
12.05.09 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
12.08.09 – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
12.09.09 – Henry Ford Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
12.10.09 – Bimbo’s 365 Club – San Francisco, CA
12.12.09 – Holocene – Portland, OR
12.13.09 – Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
12.14.09 – Commodore – Vancouver, BC

1 comment:

Boomka said...

She is charming. We saw her at Town Hall in the summer. The production value of the show wasn't amazing, and the sound was a lil off, but she was charming. She just seems like somebody who you want to get coffee with ya know? What a fantastic picture.