Doces Barbaros – Doces Barbaros (1976)

28 07 2013

Link original: Doces Barbaros – Doces Barbaros (1976)
Publicado em: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 by zecalouro

Doces Bárbaros, Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil & Maria Bethânia - Doces Bárbaros

I have a nice connection with this album and I’m glad it is back to Loronix again. The first time it was made available, it lasts less than 24 hours. I made it by mistake, a few copies were already being sold by an on-line store and now it has gone definitively out of print, which is a shame, this is a classic. As I said, this album was important for my background as an amateur musician and also to drag my attention to Brazilian music and the four giants that share the role of main performer, the tropicalia legends Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Gal Costa and Caetano’s sister Maria Bethania. Let’s see.

This is Doces Barbaros – Doces Barbaros (1976), for Philips, according with many reviews I read today, this is one of the nicest Brazilian popular music albums recorded in the 70’s. The group and the concert were assembled to celebrate 10 years of their artistic career. I also learn something that I did not know today, a DVD was released with original footage of these concerts as a documentary featuring backstage scenes and live performances. Meanwhile, let’s stay with this double album, in the spirit of Carmen Miranda Centennial. Tracks include:

Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa & Maria Bethania


Arnaldo Brandao
Chiquinho Azevedo
Djalma Correa
Mauro Senise
Perinho Santana
Tomas Improta
Tuze de Abreu

Track List

01 – Os Mais Doces Bárbaros (Caetano Veloso)
02 – Fé Cega Faca Amolada (Milton Nascimento / Ronaldo Bastos)
03 – Atiraste Uma Pedra (Herivelto Martins / David Nasser)
04 – Pássaro Proibido (Caetano Veloso / Maria Bethânia)
05 – Chuckberry Fields Forever (Gilberto Gil)
06 – Genesis (Caetano Veloso)
07 – Tarasca Guidon (Waly Salomão)
08 – Eu e Ela Estávamos Ali Encostados na Parede (Gilberto Gil)
09 – Esotérico (Gilberto Gil)
10 – Eu Te Amo (Caetano Veloso)
11 – O Seu Amor (Gilberto Gil)
12 – Quando (Gal Costa / Caetano Veloso / Gilberto Gil)
13 – Pé Quente Cabeça Fria (Gilberto Gil)
14 – Peixe (Caetano Veloso)
15 – Um Índio (Caetano Veloso)
16 – São João Xangô Menino (Gilberto Gil / Caetano Veloso)
17 – Nós Por Exemplo (Gilberto Gil)
18 – Os Mais Doces Bárbaros (Caetano Veloso)


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Antonio Carlos Jobim – Gabriela | OST (1983)

16 06 2013

Link original: Antonio Carlos Jobim – Gabriela | OST (1983)
Publicado em: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 by zecalouro

Gal Costa, Tom Jobim - Gabriela

Hello, good evening! I think I’m getting older very fast this year and losing my good memory for albums. I was looking for something by Maestro Antonio Carlos Jobim and I did not remember this soundtrack as Jobim’s regular career album. By the way, this post was only possible with the help of the mysterious friend and his huge and amazing collection made available to Loronix community. This is Loronix tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim years passing in 08 December 1994. Antonio Carlos Jobim will be missed forever. Let’s see.

This is Antonio Carlos Jobim – Gabriela | Trilha Sonora Original (1983), for RCA, featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim and Gal Costa, based on Jorge Amado Gabriela, Cravo & Canela novel. Gabriela should not be taken as TV Globo soup opera soundtrack released in 1975 by Som Livre, Gabriela belongs to the 1983 film, directed by Bruno Barreto and starred by Sonia Braga — the “original” 1975 Gabriela — and Marcelo Mastroianni. I did not see this film, but the soundtrack is really pleasant, featuring arrangements by Oscar Castro Neves with Tom and Gal Costa singing and performing together in a few tracks. Loronix Preview Center peak is the opening track, an instrumental tune by Jobim which alone worth the whole record. Tracks include:

1. Chegada dos Retirantes
(Tom Jobim)
Intérprete(s): Instrumental

2. Tema de Amor de Gabriela
(Tom Jobim)
Intérprete(s): Gal Costa / Tom Jobim

3. Pulando Carniça
(Tom Jobim)
Intérprete(s): Instrumental

4. Pensando na Vida
(Tom Jobim)
Intérprete(s): Instrumental

5. Casório
(Tom Jobim)
Intérprete(s): Tom Jobim / Gal Costa

6. Origem
(Tom Jobim)
Intérprete(s): Gal Costa

7. Ataque dos Jagunços
(Tom Jobim)
Intérprete(s): Instrumental

8. Caminho da Mata
(Tom Jobim)
Intérprete(s): Tom Jobim

9. Ilhéus
(Tom Jobim)
Intérprete(s): Instrumental

10. Tema de Amor de Gabriela
(Tom Jobim)
Versão completa
Intérprete(s): Gal Costa / Tom Jobim


Este disco pode ser buscado provisoriamente na forma de um magnet link que contém a discografia da Gal Costa, ordenada por ano. Se quiser selecionar apenas este disco, procure por 1983 dentro dele.

Gal Costa – O Sorriso do Gato de Alice (1993)

19 05 2013

Link original: Gal Costa – O Sorriso do Gato de Alice (1993)
Publicado em: Thursday, September 04, 2008 by zecalouro


Hello, good evening! I spent a lot of time deciding the album we would have today at Loronix. It happens every day, it is always very hard to make this choice. All options were very good, each one with its ups and downs, but in the last minute I thought it would be a great idea to bring Gal Costa back to Loronix front page. It has been quite a time since her last release was made, and she is an artist that everybody loves. Let’s see.

This is Gal Costa – O Sorriso do Gato de Alice (1993), for BMG RCA, featuring Gal Costa with Arto Lindsay production and a constellation of special guests. Although issued very recently in 1993, this album has been unexplainably out of print. I read some reviews today and it is interesting how they vary at the extreme, with some people saying this is Gal Costa at her best and others – probably influenced by the arrangements with lots of percussions – saying it does not add much to Gal Costa discography. I think Jorge Ben fans with have a nice entertainment with Sorriso do Gato de Alice, featuring several Jorge Ben songs, including Alkahool, one of my favorites here. Tracks include:

Special Guests

Caetano Veloso
Gilberto Gil
Jorge Ben
Paulinho da Viola


Paulo Belinati
(violao, viola, seresta, percussion, arrangements)
Arthur Maia
(bass, arrangements)
Jurim Moreira, Carlos Bala
Marcal, Marcos Suzano, Marcelo Costa, Monica Millet
Mark Ribot, Celso Fonseca, Arto Lindsay
Paulo Calazans
Paulinho da Viola
Jorge Ben
Oswaldo Lenine
Jota Moraes
Mauro Senise
Marcos Pereira
Gilberto Gil
Nico Assumpcao
Frank London

Track List

01 – Bahia Minha Preta (Caetano Veloso)
02 – Bumbo da Mangueira (Jorge Ben “Jorge Benjor”)
03 – Errática (Caetano Veloso)
04 – Mãe da Manhã (Gilberto Gil)
05 – Gratitude (Arto Lindsay / Caetano Veloso)
06 – Eu Vou Lhe Avisar (Jorge Ben)
07 – Nuvem Negra (Djavan)
08 – Lavagem do Bonfim (Gilberto Gil)
09 – Serene (Djavan / Arto Lindsay)
10 – Você e Você (Gilberto Gil)
11 – Alkahool (Jorge Ben)


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Gal Costa, Chico Buarque & Claudia Telles – Singles

14 02 2013

Link original: Gal Costa, Chico Buarque & Claudia Telles – Singles
Publicado em: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 by zecalouro


Hello, good evening! My turntable was upgraded with a new cartridge last week, using resources taken from donations to Loronix. Thanks a million for your contributions. The new cartridge brings several benefits, and the most important one is to make possible to play several singles that I could not spin correctly with the old one, such like these ones, featuring three renowned artists, made available as a single album. Let’s see.

This is Gal Costa, Chico Buarque & Claudia Telles – Singles, featuring six tracks taken from three singles. The first one is Gal Costa at Philips as 365.306, released in 1970. Chico Buarque de Hollanda comes with our second single, released by RGE as RGE-4.479 with no release date information. Claudia Telles is our third single, for Columbia as BSO-13680, 1976. You can check each single detail at the panorama image bellow, just before track listing. Tracks include:
01 – Gal Costa – London, London (Caetano Veloso)
02 – Gal Costa – Mini – Misterio (Gilberto Gil)
03 – Chico Buarque – Meu Refrao (Chico Buarque)
04 – Chico Buarque – Ole, Ola (Chico Buarque)
05 – Claudia Telles – Fim de Tarde (Mauro Motta / Robson Jorge)
06 – Claudia Telles – Caminhos Iguais (Dennis / Robson Jorge)

This is Gal Costa, Chico Buarque & Claudia Telles – Singles, at Loronix. Hope uEnjoy!


Não tinha esses compactos. Porém, graças ao amigo Andreas eles podem ser buscados provisoriamente na forma de um magnet link. OBS : não se esqueça de deixar semeando  depois que você terminar de baixar (uma boa razão seria pelo menos 2 vezes o que você baixar!)

Gal Costa – Gal Canta Caymmi (1976)

12 12 2012

Link original: Gal Costa – Gal Canta Caymmi (1976)
Publicado em: Thursday, December 13, 2007 by zecalouro

Gal Costa - Gal Canta Caymmi (1976)


Gal Costa performing Dorival Caymmi repertoire with arrangements by Joao Donato, Perinho Albuquerque and a constellation of top-notch Brazilian musicians. It is a nice introduction that explains everything about this album. I can remember this record when released in 1976; it helped a lot to make Dorival Caymmi music popular for a whole generation. Songs like 03 – Nem Eu and 07 – So Louco, especially this last one, had their definitive version with Gal Costa. Let’s see.

This is Gal Costa – Gal Canta Caymmi (1976), for Philips, featuring ten selected Dorival Caymmi songs, produced by Perinho Albuquerque with arrangements by Perinho Albuquerque and Joao Donato. I got really excited this time and said everything at the first paragraph. Tracks include:


Joao Donato, Perinho Albuquerque
Chiquito Braga, Perinho Albuquerque, Roberto Menescal
(violao, guitar)
Aladim, Bira da Silva
Eneas Costa, Paulinho Braga
Luizao Maia, Fernando Leporace, Gabriel Jorge Bahlis, Novelli
Joao Donato, Antonio Adolfo
Ze Roberto Bertrami

Track List

01 – Vatapá (Dorival Caymmi)
02 – Festa de Rua (Dorival Caymmi)
03 – Nem Eu (Dorival Caymmi)
04 – Pescaria (Canoeiro) (Dorival Caymmi)
05 – O Vento (Dorival Caymmi)
06 – Rainha do Mar (Dorival Caymmi)
07 – Só Louco (Dorival Caymmi)
08 – São Salvador (Dorival Caymmi)
09 – Peguei Um Ita no Norte (Dorival Caymmi)
10 – Dois de Fevereiro (Dorival Caymmi)


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Gal Costa – Gal Costa (1969)

27 11 2012

Link original: Gal Costa – Gal Costa (1969)
Publicado em: Friday, November 23, 2007 by zecalouro



We had great days this week, including yesterday’s Nara Leao and Carnegie Hall 45th anniversary celebration and today’s awesome Os Cariocas video. Perhaps the recent days are keeping you busy with downloads and listens and I was decided to make only Os Cariocas today, but I think today is the right time to dig a little bit more our last Tropicalia releases, showing an album considered the most Tropicalia and the most experimental album from a Brazilian singer that Loronixers really love. Let’s see.

This is Gal Costa – Gal Costa (1969), for Philips, the second album released by Gal Costa taken by many as her debut LP, since the first was Domingo, with Gal Costa sharing the main performer role with Caetano Veloso. Most of the compositions are from Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Jorge Ben, including also Roberto Carlos, Erasmo Carlos, Tom Ze and Torquato Neto. There are some well-known songs, such as: Que Pena, Baby, Nao Identificado, Saudosismo. It will be amazing to hear the first and earlier recording of these classics. Rogerio Duprat delivers Tropicalia arrangements with lots of guitars and percussion. Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso are special guests on some cuts. Tracks include:

01 – Não Identificado (Caetano Veloso)
02 – Sebastiana (Rosil Cavalcanti) with Gilberto Gil
03 – Lost In The Paradise (Caetano Veloso)
04 – Namorinho de Portão (Tom Zé) with Gilberto Gil
05 – Saudosismo (Caetano Veloso)
06 – Se Você Pensa (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
07 – Vou Recomeçar (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
08 – Divino Maravilhoso (Gilberto Gil / Caetano Veloso)
09 – Que Pena (Jorge Ben “Jorge Benjor”) with Caetano Veloso
10 – Baby (Caetano Veloso) with Caetano Veloso
11 – A Coisa Mais Linda Que Existe (Gilberto Gil / Torquato Neto)
12 – Deus É o Amor (Jorge Ben “Jorge Benjor”)


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Gal Costa – LE GAL (1970)

5 10 2012

Link original: Gal Costa – LE GAL (1970)
Publicado em: Saturday, November 10, 2007 by zecalouro

This is the Explosion I was looking for. Inside this cute cover, we have one of the best Tropicalia album recorded by Gal Costa, several different atmospheres, Rock with distorted guitars, acoustic cuts with violao and voice, ballads and lots of experimental music. This is a very different album we are used to hear with Loronix and you will need several hearings until getting the whole spirit of Legal. Let’s see.

This is Gal Costa – Legal (1970), for Philips, a truly amazing Tropicalia album with a very reduced accompaniment made of bass, guitar (lots of distortion), piano, drums and piano throughout the whole album. A not credited musician plays accordion on track 02 – Lingua do P (one of my favorites), as well an orchestra and a brass section in some cuts. Track 03 – Love Try and Die features vocals of the special guests Erasmo Carlos, Tim Maia, Jards Macale and Lanny Gordin, which is also in charge of arrangements with Maestro Chiquinho de Moraes. I urge Loronixers to feedback this really unusual release. Check the panorama blending front and back cover created by Helio Oiticica. Tracks include:


Lanny Gordin
(guitar, arrangements)
Norival D’Angelo
Chiquinho de Moraes
(piano, arrangements)
Gal Costa
(voice, violao)

Special Guests at Love, Try and Die

Erasmo Carlos
Jards Macale
Lanny Gordin
Tim Maia

Track List

01 – Eu Sou Terrível (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
02 – Língua do P (Gilberto Gil)
03 – Love Try An Die (Jards Macalé / Gal Costa / Lanny)
04 – Mini Mistério (Gilberto Gil)
05 – Acauã (Zé Dantas)
06 – Hotel das Estrelas (Jards Macalé / Duda)
07 – Deixa Sangrar (Caetano Veloso)
08 – The Archaic Lonely Star Blues (Jards Macalé / Duda)
09 – London London (Caetano Veloso)
10 – Falsa Baiana (Geraldo Pereira)


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Gal Costa e Caetano Veloso – Domingo (1967)

22 09 2012

Link original: Gal Costa e Caetano Veloso – Domingo (1967)
Publicado em: Saturday, October 27, 2007 by zecalouro

This is a long time request of many Loronixers, it has gone out of print and it is finally being made available at Loronix. Domingo is both Gal Costa and Caetano Veloso – with his last name spelled on the cover with two Ls – debut LP, recorded before the creation of the Tropicalia movement. This is very important, I file this album as Bossa Nova, instead of Tropicalia. Let’s see.

This is Gal e Caetano Velloso – Domingo (1967), for Philips, featuring lovely Caetano Veloso compositions performed together with Gal Costa. I think all these Caetano Veloso tunes – with some additional songs by Gilberto Gil, Edu Lobo and Sidney Miller – are well known for many Loronixers and some are still performed on radios and concerts on regular basis.

Domingo features songs that were later recorded by Joao Gilberto, such as: Avarandado and Coracao Vagabundo, everything arranged by Dori Caymmi, Roberto Menescal and Francis Hime. I thought I would find an average album performed by great artists at the beginning of their career, but Doming is solid, Gal Costa sings beautifully and the underrated Caetano Veloso violao playing shines on each track. I urge Loronixers to feedback this album, considered lost on my radar, but a real treasure. Musicians were not credited. Tracks include:

01 – Coração Vagabundo (Caetano Veloso)
02 – Onde Eu Nasci Passa Um Rio (Caetano Veloso)
03 – Avarandado (Caetano Veloso)
04 – Um Dia (Caetano Veloso)
05 – Domingo (Caetano Veloso)
06 – Nenhuma Dor (Caetano Veloso)
07 – Candeias (Edu Lobo)
08 – Remelexo (Caetano Veloso)
09 – Minha Senhora (Gilberto Gil / Torquato Neto)
10 – Quem Me Dera (Caetano Veloso)
11 – Maria Joana (Sidney Miller)
12 – Zabele (Gilberto Gil / Torquato Neto)


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Gal Costa – India (1973)

3 05 2012

Link original: Gal Costa – India (1973)
Publicado em: Saturday, June 23, 2007 by zecalouro

Everything was pointing to this direction today, the release of the first Gal Costa single two days ago, the amazing O Lirio Selvagem from Pantanal release yesterday and the chance I had today to listen again to this album after more than a decade was everything needed to build the decision. I have to admit that I did not thought this album as the one to be selected, but my mind has changed today.

This is Gal Costa – India (1973), for Philips. The first track gives the album title and worth the whole record, an adaptation of a Paraguayan song with magnificent arrangements by Maestro Rogerio Duprat. It is an album of extremes that brings experimental songs and closes with a traditional Bossa Nova tune, Desafinado. Several maestros take care of arrangements and a constellation of Brazilian musicians, which includes the piano of the legendary Tenorio Jr., also makes a strong contribution to India. Tracks include:


Rogerio Duprat
(arrangements – India)
Gilberto Gil
(arrangements – tracks 02, 05, 06, 07, 09)
Arthur Verocai
(arrangements – tracks 08, 03)

Chico Batera
Gilberto Gil
Luiz Alves
Dom Chacal
Robertinho Silva
Toninho Horta
Wagner Tiso
Tenorio Jr.

Track List

01 – Índia (José Asunción Flores / Manuel Ortiz Guerrero / Vrs. José Fortuna)
02 – Milho Verde (Tradicional / Adpt. Gilberto Gil)
03 – Presente Cotidiano (Luis Melodia)
04 – Volta (Lupicínio Rodrigues)
05 – Relance (Caetano Veloso / Pedro Novis)
06 – Da Maior Importância (Caetano Veloso)
07 – Passarinho (Tuzé de Abreu)
08 – Pontos de Luz (Jards Macalé / Waly Salomão)
09 – Desafinado (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)


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Maria da Graca – Maria da Graca (1965) | Gal Costa first single

1 05 2012
Maria da Graca – Maria da Graca (1965) | Gal Costa first single
Publicado em: Thursday, June 21, 2007 by zecalouro

I received a very nice and enthusiastic message from a Loronixer saying many thanks for the Edu Lobo first single, made available a month ago. He said he was looking for it for many years and he really got very help to hear it today, his first day at Loronix. Anyway, Gerry, that is his name, also asked for Gal Costa first single and I could not wait longer to show Gerry and Loronixers. Let’s see.

This is Maria da Graca – Maria da Graca (1965), for RCA Victor. Perhaps in 1965 Maria da Graca was not using her artistic Gal Costa name on this two tracks single featuring Eu Vim da Bahia (Gilberto Gil) and Sim, Foi Voce (Caetano Veloso). Tracks include:

01 – Eu Vim da Bahia (Gilberto Gil)
02 – Sim, Foi Voce (Caetano Veloso)


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Gal Costa – Aquarela do Brasil (1980)

15 04 2012

Link na Internet Wayback Machine: Gal Costa – Aquarela do Brasil (1980)
Publicado em: MONDAY, JUNE 04, 2007


Hello, Good Evening! I think Loronixers from Brazil already know this album, at least most of them. Probably, friends living outside Brazil never had the chance to get along with this truly tribute to Ary Barroso, a blockbuster in 1980, with at least two tracks played until exhaustion on radios. It was a very good surprise to pick this wonderful piece by accident while making those monthly cleanings. It is now time to show and get feedback from Loronixers.

This is Gal Costa – Aquarela do Brasil (1980), for Philips. Everything works really fine with Aquarela do Brasil. The repertoire is all based on Ary Barroso compositions, the record starts with E Luxo So on a kind of electrified Samba, and it is one of the best renditions among many others one I know of this tune. Then we have Gal Costa delivering several nice interpretations of Ary Barroso music, a duo with Caetano Veloso on track 06 – No Tabuleiro da Baiana ending with the renowned Aquarela do Brasil in the same Samba mood of the first track. I hope you appreciate this album that went out of print again, it is one of the best Gal Costa LPs, if not the best one. Personnel listing needs also to be highlighted. Tracks include:


Perna Froes
Victor Biglione
Roberto Menescal
Moacyr Albuquerque
Mamao (Azimuth)
Sergio Bore, Geraldo, Jorginho, Armando, Luna, Luiz Roberto and Ney
Maciel, Serginho, Darcy, Niltinho, Netinho, Juarez Araujo, Copinha and Jorginho
(brass section)
Jose Roberto Bertrami
Perna Froes and Roberto Menescal

Track List

01 – É Luxo Só (Ary Barroso / Luis Peixoto)
02 – Já Era Tempo (Ary Barroso / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 – Camisa Amarela (Ary Barroso)
04 – Na Baixa do Sapateiro (Ary Barroso)
05 – Folha Morta (Ary Barroso)
06 – No Tabuleiro da Baiana (Ary Barroso) with Caetano Veloso
07 – Jogada Pelo Mundo (Ary Barroso)
08 – Inquietação (Ary Barroso)
09 – Tu (Ary Barroso)
10 – Faceira (Ary Barroso)
11 – Novo Amor (Ary Barroso)
12 – Aquarela do Brasil (Ary Barroso)

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Gal Costa – Gal Costa (1969)

21 10 2011

Link original: Gal Costa – Gal Costa (1969)
Publicado em: Saturday, November 18, 2006 by zecalouro

It has been a time since I was thinking about showing Loronixers some artists and LPs of Tropicalismo, also known as Tropicalia, a Brazilian art movement that arose in the late 1960s and encompassed theatre, poetry and music, among other forms. Key Tropicalismo artists are Caetano Veloso, Os Mutantes, Tom Zé, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Maria Bethania, among others.

Tropicalia releases at Loronix will be very limited, introducing the main artists and their best LPs. I hope this will be a very successful series.

The first is Gal Costa with one of her best releases, Gal Costa – Gal Costa (1969), also known as Cinema Olympia, for Philips. I will not try a review of mine this time; AMG has done and includes this LP on AMG pick list. Find below AMG Review and tracks.

After Caetano Veloso broke out with his solo debut, the self-titled 1968 release recognized as the building block for the now infamous Brazilian Tropicalia movement, his friends and musical peers released similar albums, always upping the ante in terms of outrageousness and inventiveness. This release, the second of two self-titled albums released by Gal Costa in 1969, set the high watermark in terms of overall insanity and complete experimental freedom for the entire lot; not Veloso nor Gilberto Gil, Tom Zé, or even the rambunctious Os Mutantes stepped this far out into psychedelia, and even though Costa had hinted at the noisier aspects she was interested in exploring with her previous release, this album must have shocked listeners when it arrived on the shelves. In fact, 35 years of MPB — or music from anywhere else in the world for that matter — hasn’t heard another sonic assault quite like this. Costa is a ball of contradictions here: overtly wild but in control; sweet and accessible, yet brash; and, at times, almost violent as she screams and moans her way through the album while spindly, whiny guitars mix with soulful bass grooves, bombastic drums, exotic horns, woodwinds, and strings. The sonic textures are taken completely over the top with judicious use of delays, reverbs, and various production techniques new and exciting at the time. When taken all together, the listener may not at first notice the high quality of the songwriting for the unreal, emotional freak-outs laced throughout the performances. Costa’s crazy improvisations over Caetano Veloso’s tune “The Empty Boat” serve as evidence of this delightful impulsiveness when placed side by side with Veloso’s own rather forward-thinking recording of the song, which sounds positively conservative by comparison. All in all, Gal Costa is an indescribable, unpredictable, ambitious, and fun record preserving a slice of time when Brazil was at its most controversial state musically and politically and is a must-have for any psychedelic collection. AMG – Gregory McIntosh


01 – Cinema Olympia (Caetano Veloso)
02 – Tuareg (Jorge Ben)
03 – Cultura e Civilização (Gilberto Gil)
04 – País Tropical (Jorge Ben) – with Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil
05 – Meu Nome É Gal (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
06 – Com Medo Com Pedro (Gilberto Gil)
07 – The Empty Boat (Caetano Veloso) – with Jards Macale
08 – Objeto Sim Objeto Não (Gilberto Gil)
09 – Pulsars e Quasars (Jards Macalé / Capinan)


Este disco pode ser buscado no Um que Tenha.   Um detalhe: existem dois discos lançados pela Gal Costa em 1969. Este se chama, na realidade, Gal. O outro, de nome Gal Costa está no 300 Discos.