Saturday, May 26, 2007

Wilson Simonal - Alegria, Alegria!!! (1967)

I heard somewhere that I use to say "one of the best of" on every post. This is not the truth. I'm a fan of statistics and I guarantee that it is not every time. So let's make it different, this album is being reposted because it is probably the best Wilson Simonal LP and the previous version was far away from what I consider an acceptable copy.

This is Wilson Simonal - Alegria, Alegria!!! (1967), for Odeon, really nice album with a bellow the average cover artwork according with Wilson Simonal standards, so I'm showing an alternative one, the same album issued in Peru as Pais Tropical by IEMPSA, which is probably an Odeon subsidiary. The original cover is available as a thumbnail in the left and also inside the music on high resolution. If you are among those several friends that claimed by an improved version, your time has come. Tracks include:

01 - Os Escravos de Jó (Antônio Luis / Wilson Simonal)
02 - Agora É Cinza (Alcebíades Barcelos "Bide" / Armando "Marçal")
03 - Vesti Azul (Nonato Buzar)
04 - Aos Pés da Cruz (Marino Pinto / Zé da Zilda)
05 - Belinha (Toquinho / Vitor Martins)
06 - Pra Que (Silvio César)
07 - Nem Vem Que Não Tem (Carlos Imperial)
08 - Fim de Semana Em Paquetá (João de Barro / Alberto Ribeiro)
09 - Pára Pedro (José Mendes / José Portela Delavy)
10 - Está Chegando a Hora (Henricão / Rubens Campos)
11 - Remelexo (Caetano Veloso)
12 - Discussão (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)



Diego Schmidt (lotaH) said...

\o/... Simonal é o maior!!! Não tenho nem palavras pra agradecer o fato de poder conhecer esse disco.
Muito bom.

jamil said...

Tropicalissimo, vales papagaio.



LC in NYC said...

Muito obrigada! You are doing a tremendous service by posting all of this music. Thank you so much for taking the time to create your blog and to share your music.

ib said...

Thank you very much for this one. "Alegria, Alegria!!!" has long been one of those much sought after on an even longer list - starting with me hearing "não vem que não tem" for the very first time.

I happen to like the Odeon original sleeve release precisely because it is so grey and out of character with the music it contains, but thanks, too, for putting up the Peruvian cover art for comparison. Cheers.