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Most recent release, Antologia (1987-2007 compilation, 2012); most recent release of new material, Essência (2012)
The more stripped-down side of Loreena McKennitt's music if she were Portuguese
I wanted to share my new "find" with everyone: Madredeus. A beautiful band from Portugal, one people would like if they like the "world" music of Loreena McKennitt. It's not Celtic, but it is wonderful, and the lead singer has a tremendous voice. (Matt.Bittner)
Recommended first album:
Antologia is a good place to start and Electronico is a fascinating take on their music. (Neile)
2000—EMI (Europe)—7243 5 25945 2 6
António Vitorina de Almerida—piano
Executive Producers—Paulo Junqueiro, Maria Joao Fortes, and Verónica Paine
A stunningly beautiful compilation. The acoustic instruments and Teresa Saigueiro's beautiful, angelic vocals are a lovely, powerful, yet peaceful combination. The songs have a traditional/world music feel, but are mostly written by the guitarist. (Neile)
2002—EMI (Europe)—07243 539895 2 1
Mixes by: Lux, Alpha, Sunday Best, Buscemi, Banzai Republic, Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band, Steve Miller, Dusted, Telepopmusik, Al Johnson, David Bridie & Christian Scallan, Craig Armstrong, Manitoba
The remixes maintain the spirit of Madredeus's work (especially the purity of Teresa Saigueiro) but add that extra electronic edge. A fascinating collection and collaboration. Still mostly peaceful but often danceable. (Neile)
Vocalist Teresa Saigueiro released a solo disc, Obrigado in 2006
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