debut by Brazilian genius. A member of the Brazilian arts movement
known as Tropicalia, Caetano Veloso crafted a pioneering mix of bossa
nova, American folk, and psychedelic pop. Comparable in sound and
quality to Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, this album has been
cited as a key influence by the likes of Beck and Devendra Banhart.
Tracks : 1. Tropicalia 2. Clarice 3. No Dia Em Que Eu Vim-me Embora 4. Algeria, Algeria 5. Onde Andaras 6. Anunciacao 7. Superbacana 8. Paisagem Util 9. Clara (with Gal Costa) 10. Soy Loco Por Ti, America 11. Ave Maria 12. Eles
Caetano Veloso is an album released in Brazil in 1968 by the artist of the same name, being one of the first Tropicália
efforts. It has arrangements by Júlio Medaglia, Damiano Cozzella, and
Sandino Hohagen, and it is very eclectic, showing the "Antropofagia"
(artistic cannibalism) aspect of the Tropicália movement, varying from
Psychedelia, rock, Pop, Indian Music, bossa nova, Bahian music and
others. It has the hits "Alegria, Alegria", "Tropicália", and "Soy Loco
Por Tí, América".
Caetano's first big, breakaway Tropicalia
album, recorded in the wake of several notorious concert appearances
which put the new sound on the map. The psychedelic cover art features
Veloso's portrait inside an egg-shaped photo, held between a cartoon
nymph and a cartoon dragon. Great songs, including the often-covered
and often-anthologized "Superbacana" and the ridiculously poppy
spanish-language roller-rink lovefest, "Soy Loco Por Ti, America".
Backed up by the crazed rock band, Os Mutantes, as well as by the
teenybopper rock'n'roll of Roberto Carlos' RC-7, Veloso sends off a
powerful opening salvo for the tropicalia movement, and a magnificent