Saturday, November 10, 2007

Gal Costa - LE GAL (1970)

This is the Explosion I was looking for. Inside this cute cover, we have one of the best Tropicalia album recorded by Gal Costa, several different atmospheres, Rock with distorted guitars, acoustic cuts with violao and voice, ballads and lots of experimental music. This is a very different album we are used to hear with Loronix and you will need several hearings until getting the whole spirit of Legal. Let's see.

This is Gal Costa - Legal (1970), for Philips, a truly amazing Tropicalia album with a very reduced accompaniment made of bass, guitar (lots of distortion), piano, drums and piano throughout the whole album. A not credited musician plays accordion on track 02 - Lingua do P (one of my favorites), as well an orchestra and a brass section in some cuts. Track 03 - Love Try and Die features vocals of the special guests Erasmo Carlos, Tim Maia, Jards Macale and Lanny Gordin, which is also in charge of arrangements with Maestro Chiquinho de Moraes. I urge Loronixers to feedback this really unusual release. Check the panorama blending front and back cover created by Helio Oiticica. Tracks include:

Personnel

Claudio
(bass)
Lanny Gordin
(guitar, arrangements)
Norival D'Angelo
(drums)
Chiquinho de Moraes
(piano, arrangements)
Gal Costa
(voice, violao)

Special Guests at Love, Try and Die

Erasmo Carlos
Jards Macale
Lanny Gordin
Tim Maia
(vocal)



Track List

01 - Eu Sou Terrível (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
02 - Língua do P (Gilberto Gil)
03 - Love Try An Die (Jards Macalé / Gal Costa / Lanny)
04 - Mini Mistério (Gilberto Gil)
05 - Acauã (Zé Dantas)
06 - Hotel das Estrelas (Jards Macalé / Duda)
07 - Deixa Sangrar (Caetano Veloso)
08 - The Archaic Lonely Star Blues (Jards Macalé / Duda)
09 - London London (Caetano Veloso)
10 - Falsa Baiana (Geraldo Pereira)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

WHOOOOHOOO, thanks Zeca, my friend. This is one hell of a good record! - Great post. Greetz from Jörn

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much ! This is great. Gal is so beautiful.

Kléssius Leão said...

Capa magnífica!
O mundo não evoluiu, melhorou? Então por que não fazem, hoje, algo melhor do que isso? Pergunta ainda sem resposta.

Ulysses Dutra said...

Olá Zécalouro

Creio que o músico que toca acordeão na faixa Língua do Pê, é o próprio compositor, o Gilberto Gil, que começou neste instrumento.

Um abraço

ghostrancedance said...

Thank you so much for this Gal Costa album and the others as well. The selection of Tropicalia LPs here is amazing! Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Jorge Ben's incredible Africa Brazil collection to name but a few... Again: many, many, many thanks!!!!!

Justin Robert said...

My God these Gal Costa records are incredible.

Antonio Duarte said...

Eu assisti.
Um previlégio.
Obrigado, muito obrigado.