Woman On Top (1999 Film) Soundtrack, Import
The soundtrack from Woman on Top, starring Madrid-born bombshell Penelope Cruz as the beauty and brains behind a popular cooking show, is the perfect introduction to the Brazilian sound--and just might live up to the label's promise that it's "destined to bring Bossa Nova music to the world" (though bossa nova has long been popular in the West, albeit in specialized circles). The highly listenable album features contemporary Brazilian artists such as singer-songwriter Lenine; pop-rocker and Joao Gilberto sound-alike Paulinho Moska; and the three-DJ collective Bossa Cuca Nova putting a new spin on a classic Geraldo Pereira tune. It also includes gems such as Maria Creuza and her delicately wavering voice, and guitarist Dori Caymmi performing one of his father's songs. Mellow yet upbeat, it's relaxation music that won't put you to sleep. --Jamie FitzGerald
Well, I was not disappointed in the CD at all. It is quite mellow and sexy at the same time---just like the movie.
For those that have not seen the movie, I would describe it as a "Fantasy Romance" movie. The music fits the style of the movie beautifully.
This CD can be enjoyed while cooking any meal, & with a good glass of fine wine in hand.
Get ready to sway to the soft Brazilian sounds!
This CD will sound better and better , the more times you play it! That's the effect it has had on me.