Beleza Tropical - Brazil Classics 1 - David Byrne - 1989 Brazil 180 Grm LP

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Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical -

Label: Luaka Bop
Cat#: 6 80899 0001-1-6
Series: Brazil Classics – 1
Format: Vinyl, LP, Reissue
Country: US
Released: 2014
Genre: Latin
Style: Afro-Cuban, Samba


A1 Jorge Ben - Ponta De Lança Africano (Umbabarauma) 3:50
A2 Maria Bethânia E Gal Costa - Sonho Meu 2:52
A3 Gilberto Gil - Só Quero Um Xodó 4:52
A4 Caetano Veloso - Um Canto De Afoxé Para O Bloco Do Llê (Llê Ayê) 3:02
A5 Caetano Veloso - O Leãozinho 3:05
A6 Chico Buarque - Caçada 3:03
A7 Milton Nascimento - San Vicente 2:42

B1 Gilberto Gil - Quilombo, O El Dorado Negro 4:42
B2 Nazaré Pereira - Caixa De Sol 3:22
B3 Caetano Veloso - Queixa 4:24
B4 Gilberto Gil - Andar Com Fé 3:17
B5 Jorge Ben - Fio Maravilha 2:15
B6 Milton Nascimento - Anima 4:12
B7 Caetano Veloso - Terra 6:42

Compiled By – David Byrne

Compiled by former Talking Head David Byrne and released in 1989, with liner notes and translations by Arto Lindsay, Beleza Tropical documents a New York hipster's first infatuation with the rich, deep, and varied spectrum of Brazilian popular music from the rebellious '70s. There are better Brazilian anthologies, but none so clearly assembled in order to counter the received opinion of Brazilian music as lightweight bachelor-pad fluff (although Milton Nascimento, with his beautiful high tenor, sometimes comes close).

Caetano Veloso (whose magnificent "Terra" is itself worth the price of admission) and Gilberto Gil are remarkable lyricists whose music is influenced as much by the Afro-Brazilian rhythms of northern Brazil as by the Beatles. Jorge Ben contributes a pair of highfalutin yet funky soccer songs, Chico Buarque is at his most uncompromisingly poetic, and Nazare Pereira taps deep into Brazilian folklore.

"Beleza Tropical" is the first in a four part series of Brazilian music assembled by David Byrne. The three albums that are still in print are all fantastic - I highly recommend each one. Byrne has selected some prime offerings from the biggest names in MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira - it's easily translatable)for this album, almost exclusively from the 1970s, at the highpoint of the genre (Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento). If I were to make any criticism it is that the artists are rather narrowly represented, with only the biggest names present on multiple tracks, but having said that, the tracks are all great, and this does provide some greater insight into the work of those artists. In particular, the three Jorge Ben songs are fantastic and the the two Chico Buarque songs are also outstanding

Jorge Ben - Ponta De Lança Africano (Umbabarauma)

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Caetano Veloso - Leãozinho

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Caetano Veloso - Terra

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Chico Buarque - Caçada


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Format LP
Label Luaka Bop