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A new Lani Hall release is reportedly due in April 2022. No further info yet, but would suspect that her recent single will be there.
I have all three of these on LP and I have recently played them on the turntable. I do not remember exactly when I finally got this album but it was not until 1976 or 1977. The two followups I found in stores as cutouts.Finally downloaded on Apple iTunes "Sundown Lady" (1972), "Hello It's Me" (1975) & "Sweet Bird" (1976). Don't like the Spanish stuff.
If the station in my area had not played the songs, I would have probably never known the album existed as there was no promotion of it at any store. I actually bought it from Record Club Of America as I don't think I ever saw it here.The station I listened to played "We Could Be Flying", "How Can I Tell You", "Come Down In Time" and "Love Song". I was working in a drug store part time to pay for college expenses and the adult lady who worked there full time would always claim how awful the repetitious high organ part was, so in order to keep "my" station on, I had to guard the radio whenever "We Could Be Flying" came on. I'd turn the volume way down at that point.
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Renowned author and Grammy award-winning singer Lani Hall returns to release her first new studio album in over 20 years, Seasons Of Love. Rising to fame in the 1960s as the lead singer for Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '66, Hall has been a prominent vocal talent for decades. She famously sang the title song for the 1983 James Bond film, Never Say Never Again. Her Latin albums in the 1980s yielded multiple gold records and a Grammy award for Best Latin Pop Performance. Hall continues to record and perform with husband Herb Alpert, and this new collection of songs is a major return to form. The title track, "Seasons Of Love", is an emotional rendition of the hit song from the Broadway show Rent. Bill Withers' "Lovely Day" and The Beatles' "Here Comes The Sun" are expertly reimagined. Classic standards "Waters Of March" and "Sorri" (a Portuguese take on "Smile") shine with the relaxed Bossa Nova feel that permeates the entire album. Herb Alpert co-produces and lends his unmistakable trumpet to the proceedings as well. Seasons Of Love is a can't miss effort from one of music's most enduring voices.
I don't recall her version, but Jobim's Portuguese lyrics were slanted more towards Autumn and life dying off, whereas his English lyrics changed those thoughts to "It's the promise of life/It's the joy in your heart" as a means of passing along Spring and rebirth, and to make more sense to those of us north of the Equator. I don't recall if anyone has done a translation of the Portuguese "Autumn" version to English.I know Lani’s (from BRASIL NATIVO) is controversial, but I think it shows that a song about life can be done both joyously and mournfully.
Rudy: Here's Lani's. The visual has nothing to do with it. Looks like Windham Hill grabbed the wrong photo:I heard the Tom & Elis version on a Verve compilation in the 90s. Wish I could remember the name of it. It had an early Walter Wanderley song on it (pre-A&M), Tamba Trio's "Mas Que Nada," and a couple of the more obvious Bossa Nova hits.
I don't recall her version, but Jobim's Portuguese lyrics were slanted more towards Autumn and life dying off, whereas his English lyrics changed those thoughts to "It's the promise of life/It's the joy in your heart" as a means of passing along Spring and rebirth, and to make more sense to those of us north of the Equator. I don't recall if anyone has done a translation of the Portuguese "Autumn" version to English.