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Newly remastered on a color vinyl 2LP set with new notes from David Byrne, the record that started it all.“Some of the artists represented on this compilation were forced into exile from Brazil as a result of sweet sounding songs like these. It is hard for us to imagine this music as being in any way dangerous, but the military regime that ruled Brazil during the late '60s and early '70s found it quite threatening. The combination of lyrics, the re-introduction of Afro-Brazilian rhythms and the electric guitars encouraged and inspired a whole generation in Brazil, much to the dismay of the government of the time. Maybe those songs are a more human form of political pop than our rabble rock epics which often sound too close to national anthems or marches for me. I first heard music like this years ago. I didn't 'get it' then, I couldn't hear it for what it was. Then, years later, I picked up a few LPs by Milton Nascimento and Caetano Veloso. I had no idea what was on them, I was buying blind, as I often do. I guess I was ready, because after that I became kind of obsessed, and every time I went to the record shop, I'd get a couple of Brazilian LPs. Some were great, real seductive ear openers, while others were not at all to my taste. But the gems far outweighed the garbage. I became intrigued by the question: What kind of culture could produce such radical yet beautiful music? - David Byrne1. Jorge Ben - Ponta De Lança Africano (Umbabarauma)2. Maria Bethania* & Gal Costa - Sonho Meu3. Gilberto Gil - Só Quero Um Xodó4. Caetano Veloso - Um Canto De Afoxé Para O Bloco Do Llê (Llê Ayê)5. Caetano Veloso - O Leãozinho 6. Chico Buarque – Caçada7. Milton Nascimento - San Vicente8. Gilberto Gil - Quilombo, O El Dorado Negro9. Nazaré Pereira - Caixa De Sol 10. Caetano Veloso – Queixa11. Gilberto Gil - Andar Com Fé12. Jorge Ben - Fio Maravilha13. Milton Nascimento – Anima14. Caetano Veloso - Terra
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NM (Near Mint) Appears unplayed and will bear no marks, sleeve scuffs, or scratches.
EX+ (Excellent) May have one or two visible imperfections (i.e. sleeve scuffs, faint scratches, or other superficial marks) that will not affect playback.
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G (Good) Record can be played without skipping, but will have significant surface noise, scratches, and visible groove wear. G+ and G- are used to indicate stronger and weaker copies within this range.
*SW/DNAP* Slight warp, does not affect playback
*QUAD* Quadraphonic Sound, similar to today’s surround sound
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