O Amor que Acabou was introduced in late 1962 on six albums by Tamba Trio, Maysa, Sandoval Dias, Juarez Araújo, Célia Reis and Luiz Bonfá. Although the original recording is unidentified, there are signs that it was most likely by either Tamba Trio or Maysa.
While Maysa’s version features a lush orchestral setting arranged by Erlon Chaves, Tamba Trio’s recording was produced by Armando S. Pittigliani for their self-titled debut album which helped pave the way for bossa jazz trios to come.
At that time, Tamba Trio consisted of Luiz Eça on piano, Bebeto Castilho on bass and flute and Hélcio Melito on drums. Sharing solo voices between them, O Amor Que Acabou features lead vocals by Bebeto Castilho. The following year, Tamba Trio recorded a re-arranged version with Leny Andrade while Maysa released a live version recorded in April 1963 at ‘Boate au Bon Gourmet’ in Rio de Janeiro featuring Eumir Deodato on piano.
Chico Feitosa recorded his own version only in 1965 as the closing number on his sole album Chico Fim-de-Noite Apresento Chico Feitosa, with Ugo Marotta on piano, Oscar Castro Neves on guitar, Laerte Alcântara on alto saxophone, Paulo Moura on clarinet, J.T. Meirelles and Nicolino Cópia on flute, Sérgio Barroso Netto on bass, Édison Machado on drums and the 22 piece string orchestra Turma de Murillo Loures.
Selected recordings of O Amor que Acabou:
1. Tamba Trio from the album Tamba Trio (1962, Philips P 632.129 L)
2. Maysa from the album Canção do Amor mais Triste (1962, RGE XRLP 5180)
3. Juarez Araújo from the album Bossa Nova nos ‘States’ (1962, Masterplay MDL 13020)
4. Célia Reis from the album O Samba é Celia Reis (1962, Philips P 632.112 L)
5. Manfredo Fest from the album Bossa Nova Nova Bossa (1963, RGE XRLP-5.209)
6. Orquestra Brasil Moderno from the album A Revolução (1963, Odeon MOFB 3357)
7. Pedrinho Mattar Trio from the album Bossa Nova (1963, Farroupilha LPFR-603)
8. Leny Andrade with Tamba Trio from the EP Leny Andrade (1963, RCA Victor LCD-1043)
9. Moacyr Peixoto from the album Pra Balançar (1963, Philips P 632.175 L)
10. Maysa from the album Maysa (1964, Elenco ME-8)
11. Conjunto Sete de Ouros from the album Impacto! (1964, Polydor LPNG 4100)
12. Sambalanço Trio from the album Sambalanço Trio (1964, Audio Fidelity AFLP 2010)
13. Roberto Menescal from the album A Bossa Nova de Roberto Menescal e Seu Conjunto (1964, Elenco ME-3)
14. Chico Feitosa from the album Chico Fim-de-Noite Apresento Chico Feitosa (1965, Forma FM-7)
Selected medleys including O Amor que Acabou:
1. Sandoval Dias from the album Sandoval Dias e Seus Sax-Dançante (1962, Philips P 632.109 L)
2. Sambalanço Trio from the album Reencontro com Sambalanço Trio (1965, Som Maior SMLP 1517)
Selected recordings of O Amor que Acabou originally not issued in Brazil:
1. Luiz Bonfá from the album Luiz Bonfá plays and sings Bossa Nova (1963, Verve Records [USA] V-8522)
O AMOR QUE ACABOU
Meu amor, lamento não poder lhe dar amor • Meus olhos não merecem o seu olhar • Não quero lhe fazer chorar assim • Prefiro ter você longe de mim • A chama do amor quem chama é o próprio amor • Por isso eu volto a lhe dizer
Meu amor, lamento não saber lhe dar amor • Lamento lhe dizer que nunca mais • Serei feliz, pois a tristeza já chegou • Meu amor, lamento lhe dizer que nunca mais • Nunca mais