Well for once, the press release -- "one of the greatest albums ever made" -- sounds less like the usual over-enthusiastic blurb (hyperbole) and more in keeping with widely-held muso opinion. Arthur Verocai's self-titled solo record was a masterpiece produced, directed and created by the self-taught musician. Original copies of the 1972 classic recorded in Rio de Janeiro now fetch a heck of a lot of £££'s so here is a repress of the 2012 re-master supervised by the maestro Verocai himself. Truly music that transcends genre. Comes packaged in replica gatefold with artwork true to the original. On Mr Bongo records.
Vinyl LP £13.98 MRBLP133
Gatefold reissue LP on Mr Bongo.
Limited Vinyl LP £27.49 MRBLP143
Limited Deluxe Edition reissue LP on Mr Bongo. Half-speed mastered at Abbey Road by Miles Showell.
- Limited edition
- Record Store Day item
9/10 Jack 14th June 2016
Such a fantastic little record. A friend of mine discovered him and showed me and this record has quickly climbed to being a part of my favourite. It is so short, but it leaves you wanting more! If you like Brazilian music a la the almighty Joabim, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, then you'll love this. Musically, this album fits in perfectly between the Edu Lobo and Marcos Valle releases from the early 70's. If you love those guys, you will dig this. Blows me away every time I listen to it! Honestly, you'll love this album.
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