Friday, October 26, 2007

Gal Costa - Gal Costa

Gal Costa - Gal Costa
Label - Polygram (BR)
Recorded - 1969
Style - Brazilian, Bossa, Rock, Psych, Lee Library

1. Gal Costa - Não Identificado (3:18)
2. Gal Costa - Sebastiana (2:24)
3. Gal Costa - Lost in the Paradise (2:51)
4. Gal Costa - Namorinho de Portão (2:33)
5. Gal Costa - Saudosismo (3:10)
6. Gal Costa - Se Você Pensa (3:14)
7. Gal Costa - Vou Recomeçar (3:24)
8. Gal Costa - Divino, Maravilhoso (4:20)
9. Gal Costa - Que Pena (Ele Já Não Gosta Mais De Mim) (3:35)
10. Gal Costa - Baby (3:33)
11. Gal Costa - A Coisa Mais Linda Que Existe (3:59)
12. Gal Costa - Deus é o Amor (3:04)

(from dusty groove)
One of the most mindblowing albums ever recorded -- anywhere, anytime! This 1969 set stands as one of the greatest records ever cut by Gal Costa -- done at the height of the Tropicalia movement, and featuring a sublime mix of styles that really gets the spirit of the movement right. Arrangements are by the legendary Rogerio Duprat -- who effortlessly shifts the backings between stark electronics, sweet bossa, gliding strings, jazzy piano, and baroque orchestrations that dance around with a surprising amount of grooves! Tunes include some classics by Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, and Gilberto Gil -- served up in amazing new versions by Gal and Duprat! Titles include "Nao Identificado", "Lost in the Paradise", "Que Pena", "Sebastiana", "Namorinho De Portao", "Divino Maravilhoso", and "Deus E O Amor".



Anonymous said...

This album is amazing!!! Get it while u can, people!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! Sounds great! Curiously, half of these songs are stereo, half are mono. I've downloaded this album from two other sources - each time it's different! Hard to come by, nonetheless. I first heard it in 1969 - a classic!

XMP said...

Interesting comment. Alot of the music from late 60s was like that - I think the studio engineers were just starting to experiment with the mono/stereo environment and this was one of those experiments. Super great album nonetheless. thanks for the comment!

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