Sound of Revolution 1968-69

The Sound of Revolution 1968-69

by Gilberto Gil
     
 
Gilberto Gil's second and third albums, 1968's Frevo Rasgado and 1969's Cérebro Eletrônico, are combined onto one disc on this CD reissue. These were the records on which Gil broke relatively radically with Brazilian folk traditions to absorb many psychedelic rock and pop influences. There were still quite identifiable Brazilian pop and folk traits from his roots,

Overview

Gilberto Gil's second and third albums, 1968's Frevo Rasgado and 1969's Cérebro Eletrônico, are combined onto one disc on this CD reissue. These were the records on which Gil broke relatively radically with Brazilian folk traditions to absorb many psychedelic rock and pop influences. There were still quite identifiable Brazilian pop and folk traits from his roots, however; it wasn't simply a matter of a Brazilian artist trying to emulate the rock sounds of the U.K. and U.S., as many South American bands were, but the sound of someone trying to combine good elements of both worlds. Frevo Rasgado is certainly the more accessible of the pair to international ears, due in part to the backing of cult favorites Os Mutantes, and also to some overt if quality pop melodies and harmonies. Cérebro Eletrônico, as even those who don't speak Portuguese can tell from the title, gets considerably weirder and more far-out. But neither of the records fall into a predictable bag; on his earlier record, he's as apt to break into a lush flower-powery ballad ("Luzia Luluza"), cuckoo psychedelia, and bossa nova-cum-surf music as more psychedelic rock. And Cérebro Eletrônico, for all its odd and noisy sound collages, has a catchy big bossa nova-flavored hit ("Aquele Abraço") and some hot funk-rock with a Brazilian spin before things get kind of out of control on the Frank Zappa-esque "Objeto Semi-Identificado." These albums undeniably have the sort of inconsistency that usually comes with this sort of determinedly eclectic risk-taking. But while Gil would of course go on to achieve much more in his lengthy career, these might remain the records that will appeal most to rock fans outside of Brazil, making this two-for-one pack great value.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/17/2008
Label:
El Records
UPC:
5013929314238
catalogNumber:
142
Rank:
62173

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gilberto Gil   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Wilson DasNeves   Track Performer
Chiquinho de Moraes   Track Performer
Os Mutantes   Track Performer,Guest Appearance
Antonio Dias   Capa
Rogerio Duarte   Capa
David Drew Zingg   Capa
Sergio Barroso   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Gilberto Gil   Composer
Rogerio Duprat   Arranger,Contributor
Rita Lee   Composer
Humberto Teixeira   Composer
Bruno Ferreira   Composer
Manoel Barenbein   Producer
Torquato Neto   Composer
Rogerio Duarte   Liner Notes
Carlos Barroso   Composer
Christopher Evans   Liner Notes
Júlio Pio   Contributor

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