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Bom demais

As someone has already said, this review above is NOT for this album, so disregard it. This best of actually IS a good representation of Caetano's work overall, earlier as well. This album can serve as a great introduction to the work of this fantastic artist. He is someone who has dabbled in many genres and who has always written quality lyrics. He seems to have gotten some what cocky in his old age, but not completely for no reason. He really is an amazing artist. Must hear tracks on this one include: Alegria, Alegria, Tropicalia, Lua de São Jorge, Leãozinho, Sampa and Beleza Pura. Give this a go if you want to try something different from mainstream international music or even just something very creative yet beautiful.

A Great Review of Cae the Revolutionary to Cae the Epicurian

The title of this compilation, "Sem lenço, sem documento" refers to the second line of "Alegria, Alegria." It means carefree. The song, which was booed by the radical left-wing younger generation at the time for the inclusion of electric guitars in Brazilian music, as was Gil's "Domingo no Parque" with the Mutantes, marks a change in Brazilian music that came to stay. The first four songs are from that era, Tropicalismo. The others are from the era of his return from exile. They vary from political themes to the celebration of beauty, dance, nature, stemming from a more relaxed Caetano. This is the greatest compilation possible.

iiiips, i mean oops

the review itunes has here is for a different best of Caetano Veloso album


Born: August 7, 1942 in Santo Amaro da Purificação, Brazi

Genre: MPB

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

A true heavyweight, Caetano Veloso is a pop musician/poet/filmmaker/political activist whose stature in the pantheon of international pop musicians is on par with that of Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, and Lennon/McCartney. And even the most cursory listen to his recorded output since the 1960s proves that this is no exaggeration. Born in 1942 in Santo Amaro da Purificacao in Brazil's Bahia region, Veloso absorbed the rich Bahian musical heritage that was influenced by Caribbean, African, and North American...
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