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.