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Tropicalia: A Brazilian Revolution in Sound
FORMAT
CD

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SJR 118CD SJR 118CD
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RELEASE DATE
12/5/2005

2010 repress; originally released 2005. "As championed by David Byrne, Beck, Kurt Cobain, Stereolab and many more -- Tropicalia in the late 1960s revolutionized Brazilian music mixing Psychedelic Rock, avant-garde musique concrete (tape loops, sound experiments), Samba, Funk and Soul into a truly unique combination. This is the first album to bring together all the artists involved in Tropicalia -- Os Mutantes, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Tom Ze, Gal Costa and more. Under the backdrop of the most violent and repressive days of the Brazilian military dictatorship, these artists created a new style of music so radical that both Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil were seen as such a threat by the Brazilian dictatorship that they were arrested, imprisoned and finally deported in 1969. Os Mutantes, the sophisticated musical anarchists from Sao Paulo not only became the musical template for Beck, they were also discovered by Kurt Cobain on tour in Brazil who tried (and failed) to get them to support Nirvana. David Byrne has also released a collection of their work in the USA. Tom Ze, a true Brazilian original avant-garde singer was brought into the open in the 1990s when he toured in the USA backed-by post-rockers supreme Tortoise. This is Soul Jazz records latest release and comes complete with the customary extensive sleeve-notes contextualising Tropicalia, exclusive photos, slipcase and the LP comes on super-loud double vinyl."