Recorded at Studio Somil, Rio De Janeiro in 1972, the album was produced,
arranged, directed by the self-taught, Arthur Verocai.
Previously he had worked on many records in various capacities, with artists
including Jorge Ben, Ivan Lins and Celia, but this album gave him the chance to
do his thing in its most pure form.
The 29 minute masterpiece, perfect in its arrangement and fusion of sonics,
epitomises the sound of Brazil at the time; strings, guitars, pianos, break beats,
bass lines, synthesizers, vocals from the wonderful Célia, Carlos Dafe and
Oberdan (Banda Black Rio), plus percussion from Pedro Santos and PauloMoura
on sax. Bossa nova, samba, jazz, MPB, psychedelics and funk sit side by side
The album transcends the genre of Brazilian music, and infact all genres.
Highlighted in part by the number of artists that have sampled from it; MF Doom,
Ludacris & Common, Little Brother, Jneiro Jarel aka Dr Who Dat?, Dibiase and
Action Bronson amongst others.
The original Continental version of the album now fetch around $2000. Our
definitive re-issue is an exact replica of the gatefold original LP and the source
master is taken from the Continental tapes, re-mastered in 2012 under Arthur's