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STEPHEN BISHOP: Romance in Rio
Grammy award-nominated singer-songwriter Stephen Bishop
joins legendary Brazilian guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves to
conjure a sensual, tropical atmosphere — thhe sound
of pure romance. Travel to the far shores of the heart's
yearning with Romance in Rio.
"I've been a fan of Brazilian music for years,"
says Stephen Bishop. His exquisite songs have often evoked
a tropical mood. But with "Romance in Rio," this
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter takes listeners to a
private resort of the soul - shimmering with sensual, entrancing
melodies and swaying rhythms.
"Romance in Rio means to have an earnest, heartfelt
longing, especially for something or someone beyond reach,"
he explains of the album's title. It's a longing; it's much
more than nostalgia."
With legendary Brazilian guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves (A.C.
Jobim, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder) and longtime Bishop
collaborator Peter Bunetta sharing production duties, Bishop
set out to evoke this feeling, selecting six classics from
his catalog and six new songs for "Romance in Rio."
In addition to such favorites as "On and On, "
"Bish's Hidewaway," "Separate Lives (previously
an Oscar-nominated #1 duet for Phil Collins and Marilyn
Martin) and "Save It For A Rainy Day," Bishop
delivers several lovely new compositions.
With "Romance in Rio," Bishop's fans can enjoy
what is perhaps his most intimate offering yet, an enticing
soundtrack to the eternal dance of the heart.
1. "Under The Jamaican Moon"
2. "On and On"
4. "Un Baile de Corazon"
5. "Save it for a Rainy Day"
6. "Never Letting Go"
7. "Bish's Hideaway"
9. "Take This Empty Heart"
10. "One More Night"
11. "Separate Lives"
12. "New York in the Fifties"