Lightly Latin - 1966

How Insensitive ( Insensatez ) Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim with lyrics by Vinicius De Moraes
English lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
Choral Director: Ray Charles and the Ray Charles Singers.
Produced by Andy Wiswell
Recorded in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Final Recording Time 3:10
Recorded December 29th, 1965  ~ Matrix No. SPA1-6223 Take 2

Lightly Latin ~ RCA Victor 1966


Another bittersweet bossa nova from the pen of Antonio Carlos Jobim is this one, originally titled 'Insensatez', which means 'unwise' or 'foolish'. American lyricist Norman Gimbel chose to stay close to the sound of the original title, but not its meaning. He wrote lyrics that are poignant and filled with yearning for what might have been. During the 1960s the songs semed to flow from Jobim as easily as April skies deliver rain. Now, more than 15 years and at least two musical style changes later, they arfe still as fresh and melodic as they were on first hearing.

( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )

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