Caetano Veloso

Transa (900082)

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1972

Transa

Caetano Veloso

Lilith

8013252900082

LPS 161494

900082

LATIN

1

LP 22,30 €

Transa is generally regarded as a classic and was recorded while the artist was exiled in London, though he returned to Brazil shortly after completing it. The sound of ‘70s electric rock predominates, fused with Brazilian rhythms and percussion, berimbau sounds, and his own violão playing. Perhaps this is why this album has seemed to gain in stature over the years. It offers enough Western styles to keep outsiders interested but also sounds undoubtedly Brazilian. It also helps that it features strong numbers as “You Don’t Know Me”, “Nine out of Ten” (his best song in English according to Caetano himself), “Neolithic Man” and “Mora Na Filosofia” (a song that originally caused uproar thanks to its rock treatment of a classic samba). “Nostalgia (That’s What Rock ‘n’ Roll Is All About)” can also be seen as the template for Devendra Banhart’s first albums.

PERSONNEL:

  • Jard Macalé - guitar
  • Gal Costa - vocals on A1; B3 & B4
  • Moacyr Albuquerque - bass
  • Tutty Moreno - percussion
  • Áureo de Souza - drums
  • Ângela Rô Rô - harmonica on B4

Recorded in London, 1971

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A:
  • 01. YOU DON’T KNOW ME
  • 02. NINE OUT OF TEN
  • 03. TRISTE BAHIA
  • SIDE B:
  • 01. IT’S A LONG WAY
  • 02. MORA NA FILOSOFIA
  • 03. NEOLITHIC MAN
  • 04. NOSTALGIA (That’s What Rock’n Roll Is All About)