Milton Nascimento’s distinctive songs and his vocal interpretations set him apart from other Brazilian popular artists and indeed artists worldwide. The acclaim Milton has attracted within Brazil and around the world is based on his virtuosity as a vocalist, on his unique concepts of composition, and on the emotive strength of his sound and his lyrics. Over the years he has had his style described as “haunting, hypnotic, heartbreaking and epic”.
This compilation is the first one to cover Milton’s golden period 1969-78 when he was signed to the artist’s favourite label, ‘Odeon Brazil’. The album includes eighteen amazing songs and features many of his biggest hits. Not rooted in Bossa or Samba, The Essential Collection will introduce you to his sound that has as much to do with folk music heritage and baroque Choirs from his hometown of Minas Gerais, as it has with South American folklore, pop & jazz music. Milton Nascimento - a truly unique Brazilian artist and, next to Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque and Gilberto Gil, Milton is one of the four musical Gods of his generation.