18 Songs, 1 Hour 4 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Compiled by David Byrne as he was delving into two decades' worth of MPB and Tropicália releases, this is an ideal introduction to one of the most thrilling periods in Brazil's popular music scene. These 18 tracks focus on immediately accessible tunes like Chico Buarque's jazzy flute-and-percussion workout "Caçada" and Gal Costa and Maria Bethânia's playful duet "Sonho Meu." Elsewhere, Lô Borges' shimmering, Beatlesque "Equatorial" and Caetano Veloso's bass-driven "Fio Maravilha" (a shout-out to a beloved footballer) show how Brazilian artists incorporated rock influences.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Compiled by David Byrne as he was delving into two decades' worth of MPB and Tropicália releases, this is an ideal introduction to one of the most thrilling periods in Brazil's popular music scene. These 18 tracks focus on immediately accessible tunes like Chico Buarque's jazzy flute-and-percussion workout "Caçada" and Gal Costa and Maria Bethânia's playful duet "Sonho Meu." Elsewhere, Lô Borges' shimmering, Beatlesque "Equatorial" and Caetano Veloso's bass-driven "Fio Maravilha" (a shout-out to a beloved footballer) show how Brazilian artists incorporated rock influences.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Polobearsd ,

Good Starting Point

I was a big Talking Heads fan and bought this album when it first came out. All the tracks were great but some just floored me. I thought to myself "What culture could produce such beautiful music?" I was so enthralled I moved to Brasil for several years. This album is just the tip of the iceberg my friends but you must start somewhere.

bad plus rules ,

fantastic

hey, a little backround on this, david byrne (of talking heads fame) went down to Brazil and compiled some of his favorite local brazlian music. what comes out is a killer collection that displays a wide spectrum of brazilian music.

KTsambagrl ,

A Great Place To Start!

I first heard this album in the late 1980's and it immediately ignited a love affair with Brasilian music that continues today. All of these artists are worth exploring. Thank you David Byrne!!!!!

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