Tropicália 2

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All Music Guide - Alvaro Neder
Between harsh criticism due to the retro opportunistic use of Tropicália, and sectarian defense, Tropicália 2 yielded a Caetano Veloso/Gilberto Gil tour through E.U.A. and Europe one year after this release. The reference to Tropicália was used as a safe-conduct for the duo's incursions in electronics, axé music the contemporary and pragmatic sound of Bahia and other commercial exploitation -- since under Tropicália everything goes or used to go, some 30 years ago. The album opens with "Haiti," a dry percussive electronic pattern over which Caetano and Gil speak verses dealing with racism; "Cinema Novo" is a beautiful samba, whose lyrics "explain" and greet the Brazilian ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alvaro Neder
Between harsh criticism due to the retro opportunistic use of Tropicália, and sectarian defense, Tropicália 2 yielded a Caetano Veloso/Gilberto Gil tour through E.U.A. and Europe one year after this release. The reference to Tropicália was used as a safe-conduct for the duo's incursions in electronics, axé music the contemporary and pragmatic sound of Bahia and other commercial exploitation -- since under Tropicália everything goes or used to go, some 30 years ago. The album opens with "Haiti," a dry percussive electronic pattern over which Caetano and Gil speak verses dealing with racism; "Cinema Novo" is a beautiful samba, whose lyrics "explain" and greet the Brazilian cinema movement which gained the world. "Nossa Gente" brings the percussive sounds of axé music together with funk brass attacks. "Rap Popconcreto" is a musical concrete poem which echoes as a synthesis of the old concept of Tropicália -- utilizing samplers in an improbable atmosphere, piling several old recordings from various artists singing the word "Quem?" "Who?". The Jimi Hendrix song "Wait Until Tomorrow" receives a Brazilian percussion treatment, and "Cada Macaco No Seu Galho" is a Novos Baianos hit which received an old baião groove treatment in the drum-machine programming, mixed with modern Bahian percussion. "Baião Atemporal" is a beautiful baião with a very modern and haunting melody and arrangement. The album, in philosophical terms, expresses fragile concepts. Poetically and musically, represents good entertainment, and, in its best moments, good Art.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/3/1994
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • UPC: 075597933925
  • Catalog Number: 79339
  • Sales rank: 107,810

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Haiti (4:19)
  2. 2 Cinema Novo (4:14)
  3. 3 Tradicão (5:54)
  4. 4 As Coisas (2:39)
  5. 5 Aboio (1:32)
  6. 6 Dada (3:00)
  7. 7 Cada Macaco No Seu Galho (Chô, Chuá) (3:21)
  8. 8 Baiao Atemporal (3:40)
  9. 9 Nossa Gente (Avisa Lá) (2:53)
  10. 10 Rap Popcreto (1:58)
  11. 11 Wait Until Tomorrow (3:25)
  12. 12 Desde Que O Samba É Samba (5:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gilberto Gil Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Caetano Veloso Vocals, Whistle (Instrument)
João Gilberto Spala
Raul Mascarenhas Tenor Saxophone
Nico Assumpção 6-string bass
Carlinhos Bala Drums
Bidinho Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Carlinhos Brown Timbales, Pandeiro, Surdo, Snake, Djembe, Blocks, Timbaus
Zeca DaCuica Cuica
Firmino Percussion
Leo Gandelman Baritone Saxophone
Nara Gil Vocals
Jesuina Viola
Jorge Spala
Liminha Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
William Magalhaes Keyboards
Marcio Mallard Cello
Armando Marçal Tamborim
Michel Violin
Marcio Montarroyos Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Arlindo Penteado Viola
Perrota Violin
Raphael Rabello Guitar
Alceu Reis Cello
Serginho Trombone
Stephany Viola
Trambique Repique
Vidal Violin
Zizinho Pandeiro
Dininho Bass
Celso Fonseca Steel Guitar
Luciana Rabello Cavaquinho
Daniel Jobim Keyboards
Moreno Veloso Cello
Jose Carlos Ramos Alto Saxophone
Marcelo Costa Percussion
Jose Alves Violin
Arthur Baia Bass
Joao Daltro Violin
Wilson Neves Drums
Everaldo Castanets, Bacurinhas
Marcelo Violin
Lucas Santtana Flute
Luna Surdo
Pedro Sá Electric Guitar
Dadi Bass
Nito Claves, Timbaus
Beterlau Agogo
Popo Bacurinhas
Aizik Violin
Canegal Ganza
Zamith Cello
Ras Bernardo Violin
Coelho Timbaus
Léo Bit Bit Timbaus
Lui Coimbra Cello
Technical Credits
Caetano Veloso Composer, Producer, Contributor
Gilberto Gil Producer
Carlinhos Brown Contributor, Hands
Vitor Farias Engineer
Jorge Contributor
Liminha Producer, Engineer, Contributor, drum programming, Percussion Programming
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Armando Marçal Contributor
Antoine Midani Engineer
Ramiro Mussoto Contributor, drum programming
Raphael Rabello Contributor
Celso Fonseca Contributor
Chris Bellman Mastering
Eduardo Chermont Engineer
Paulo Junqueiro Engineer
Mauro Bianchi Engineer
Riachao Composer
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