Something Fine to Listen to: Rita Lee, Aqui, Ali, Em Qualquer Lugar (2001)

September 12, 2016
It’s been a long time since anything rock ‘n roll-ish has excited my ears as once it did. It’s funny because I keep getting younger, so you’d think the opposite.
But then I heard Rita Lee‘s “Aqui, Ali, Em Qualquer Lugar,” a Brasilian re-imagining of Beatles songs, sung in Portuguese and English. There is something intelligently “new” and mature and inventive about these tracks that I thought I ought to share.
Voice is gorgeous; the guitars are just awesome support for her (not to mention the rest of the band and the engineer who mixed it). Just listen to the first track and you’ll get a sense of it.
Very helpful to me, this album, I think about the next album, which will be all original music, to be recorded in 2017.

And this vital, exotic and intimate re-imagining of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

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