Sunday, January 20, 2008

Caetano Veloso - Cinema Transcendental (1979)

When Cinema Transcendental was released, I had several adolescent philosophical discussions to understand the meaning of this cover artwork with Caetano Veloso at the beach not showing his face. Almost 30 years later, you get older, wiser and straightforward. I think Caetano tell us with this cover how we should listen to this album, lazy on the beach, doing nothing and letting the time goes. Let's see.

This is Caetano Veloso - Cinema Transcendental (1979), for Philips. If you were in Brazil in 1979, you should remember most of these 12 tunes, several tracks from Cinema Transcendental are among the most popular Caetano Veloso tunes, such as 01 - Lua de Sao Jorge, 04 - Menino do Rio, 07 - Trilhos Urbanos, 09 - Cajuina, among others. I could not decided Loronix Preview Center featured track, and I'm making track 01 - Lua de Sao Jorge just because it is the opening track. Have a nice Sunday and thanks for this wonderful start of 2008 at Loronix. Tracks include:

A Outra Banda da Terra

Tomas Improta
Arnaldo Brandao
Vinicius Cantuaria
Edu "Bolao" Goncalves

Caetano Veloso
(vocals, violao, assobio)

Special Guests

Tony Costa
Perinho Santana

Track List

01 - Lua de São Jorge (Caetano Veloso)
02 - Oração ao Tempo (Caetano Veloso)
03 - Beleza Pura (Caetano Veloso)
04 - Menino do Rio (Caetano Veloso)
05 - Vampiro (Jorge Mautner)
06 - Elegia (Péricles Cavalcanti / Augusto de Campos)
07 - Trilhos Urbanos (Caetano Veloso)
08 - Louco Por Você (Caetano Veloso)
09 - Cajuina (Caetano Veloso)
10 - Aracaju (Tomás Improta / Vinicius Cantuária / Caetano Veloso)
11 - Badauê (Môa do Catendê)
12 - Os Meninos Dançam (Caetano Veloso)


Anonymous said...

How beautiful this record is. A ray of sunlight at this rainy day. Thanks so much, Zeca.

Anonymous said...

Eu penso que, com essa capa, Caetano quis mostrar que o disco é sobre as coisas que ele vê, e que as coisas que ele vê são bonitas.

Thiago Bastos said...

Concordo com o que o anonymous disse, e acrescento que a capa ilustra essa idéia. O próprio mar e a natureza na capa são um "cinema".

Realmente esse disco é fabuloso, obrigado!

Anonymous said...

A real new-comer! My best wishes for the new year! With friendly greetings from Crete-Greece! Lefteris.