Elemental Music, together with Universal Music Spain proudly presents a new LP reissue of the 1968 debut solo album by Caetano Veloso. Considered one of the building blocks of the late 60’s Tropicália scene in Brazil, the album’s got an approach that’s as dynamic and trippy as its cover image might imply – the same amazing blend of sounds and styles you’d hear on contemporaneous records by Gal Costa or Os Mutantes – served up with similar wit, wisdom, and charm.
Also known as Tropicália, this amazing album summarizes what the movement was all about. The term “Tropicália” was actually borrowed from an installation by visual artist Hélio Oiticica which Veloso found very inspiring, and soon after the release of this album, it became the name used by the media to describe the entire Brazilian movement. In addition to the great and uniquely inventive music on the album, what strikes the listener is the excellent standard of the lyrics, written by such prominent poets as Capinam, Ferreira Gullar, and of course Veloso himself. More often than not, the lyrics could easily stand alone as poems. For all its artistic quality, and its position as the first Tropicália album, as well as Caetano Veloso’s first solo album, this is a classic and one of the most important albums of Brazilian popular music history.
CAETANO VELOSO, vocals & guitar, accompanied by: The Beat Boys (Side 1, tracks 1, 3 and 4 & Side 2, track 4); Musikantiga (Side 1, track 6 & Side 2, track 3); RC-7 (Side 2, track 1); Os Mutantes (Side 2, track 6); Gal Costa, (vocals on Side 2, track 3); Dirceu (percussion & opening speech on Side 1, track 1). Arrangements by Júlio Medaglia (Side 1, tracks 1, 2 & 5), Sandino Hohagen (Side 1, track 6 & Side 2, tracks 3 & 5), Damiano Cozzella (Side 2, track 2) & Manoel Barenbein (Side 1, tracks 3 & 4, and Side 2, tracks 1, 4 & 6). Produced by Manoel Barenbein.
Recorded in 1967 byRogério Gauss.TRACKS:
2. PAISAGEM ÚTIL
3. NO DIA QUE EU VIM-ME EMBORA
4. ALEGRIA, ALEGRIA
5. ONDE ANDARÁS?
8. PAISAGEM ÚTIL
10. SOY LOCO POR TI, AMÉRICA
11. AVE MARIA