Sol da Liberdade (Portuguese for Sun of freedom) is the fifth studio album by Daniela Mercury, released in April 2000 in Brazil through BMG. Two of its singles, "Ilê Pérola Negra" and "Como Vai Você", became number-one hits in Brazil. The other single released from the album, "Santa Helena", peaked at number twenty-six.

Sol da Liberdade
Sol da Liberdade.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 2000
RecordedJanuary 2000
GenreAxé, MPB
Length67:43
LabelBMG)
Daniela Mercury chronology
Elétrica
(1998)
Sol da Liberdade
(2000)
Sou de Qualquer Lugar
(2001)
Singles from Sol da Liberdade
  1. "Ilê Pérola Negra"
    Released: 1999
  2. "Santa Helena"
    Released: 2000
  3. "Como Vai Você?"
    Released: 2000
  4. "Só No Balanço do Mar"
    Released: 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars link

BackgroundEdit

On the cover of Sol da Liberdade, photographed by Mario Cravo Neto and created by Gringo Cardia, the singer wields a dry branch that suggests a sword, but her peaceful look eliminates an intention of war. "There I represented a black Iansã that freed Brazil from slavery in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the country." said Mercury.

Two songs present in Sol da Liberdade made huge success in Brazilian radios. The first was "Ilê Pérola Negra", a song that actually the joining of two different compositions: "O Canto do Negro" (The Song of the Negro) written by Miltão and "Pérola Negra" (Black Pearl) written by Guiguio and Rene Poison. The music video of this song won the VMB award for Best Axé Video. The other song that reached enormous popularity on the radio was "Como Vai Você?", a song written by the brothers Antonio and Mario Marcos, who was part of the soundtrack of the telenovela "Laços de Família" (Family Ties). Other songs on the album, such as "Santa Helena" and "Só No Balanço do Mar" - the latter included in the soundtrack of another telenovela "Porto dos Milagres" (Port of Miracles) - won a success somewhat moderate.

The album-selling in Brazil was higher than 800,000 copies, which is the fourth biggest selling album of Mercury in the country. It was also released a re-edition of the album produced especially for the countries of Latin America. This re-edition, produced by the famous Emilio Estefan Jr., contained some tracks sung in Spanish.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Sol da Liberdade" (featuring Milton Nascimento)Daniela Mercury4:34
2."Groove da Baiana"Jorge Zárath, Paulo Vascon, Tenison Del Rey4:12
3."Ilê Pérola Negra"Miltão, Rene Veneno, Guiguio5:53
4."Santa Helena"Márcio Mello5:15
5."Axé Axé"Caetano Veloso, Moraes, Fausto Nilo4:04
6."Itapuã @no 2000"Lucas Santtana, Quito Ribeiro3:41
7."Sou Você"Veloso4:01
8."Dara"Mercury4:33
9."Funk da Decepção"Mello4:03
10."Só no Balanço do Mar"Lenine, Dudu Falcão3:42
11."Viagem"Vanessa da Mata4:30
12."De Tanto Amor"Roberto Carlos, Erasmo Carlos3:49
13."Crença e Fé"Beto Jamaica, Ademário4:53
14."Ilê Pérola Negra" (Club Mix)Miltão, Rene Veneno, Guiguio10:38
15."Como Vai Você" (Bonus Track)Antônio Marcos, Mário Marcos3:49

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Portugal Albums Chart[1] 4

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification
  Brazil (ABPD) Gold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Billboard". 2000-05-27.