Caetano Veloso
"Araçá Azul"

Technical Information
  • Artist: Caetano Veloso
  • Title: Araçá Azul
  • Recording Label: PHILIPS
  • Company #: 6349 054
  • Made in: Brazil
  • Year: 1972
  • Sound Reproduction Format: STEREO
  • Pressing: 1st
  • Cover: Gatefold Album
  • Jacket Material: Laminated jacket
  • Media: Vinyl Records 12" LP
  • Playing Speed: 331/3 RPM
  • Number of tracks: 10 tracks
  • Insert: A insert sheet with lyrics, technical information and Photo is included
  • Obs: The Philips 2nd pressing (1985) do not comes with the insert and the jacket is NOT laminated. The company number is 824 691-1.
Personnel & Credits
  • Special Guests: Rogério Duprat, Edith Oliveira and Lanny Gordin.
  • Arrangements by: Rogério Duprat, Perinho Santana and Caetano Veloso.
  • Produced by: Caetano Veloso.
  • Musicians: Edith Oliveira (Prato), Rogério Duprat, Lanny Gordin, Tuti Moreno, Perinho Santana, Perna Fróes, Tuzé de Abreu, Moacyr Albuquerque, and others...
  • Songs written by: Caetano Veloso, Milton Nascimento, Monsueto, Lanny (his first song recorded), Edith Oliveira, Frank Dominguez and others...
  • Art Cover by: Luciano Figueiredo and Oscar Ramos.
  • Photos by: Ivan Cardoso.
Tracking List

Side A

1. VIOLA, MEU BEM
2. DE CONVERSA
    CRAVO E CANELA
3. TU ME ACOSTUMBRASTE
4. GILBERTO MISTERIOSO
5. DE PALAVRA EM PALAVRA
6. QUERO ESSA MULHER ASSIM MESMO / DE CARA

Side B

1. SUGAR CANE FIELDS FOREVER
2. JÚLIA / MORENO
3. ÉPICO
4. ARAÇA AZUL

More description and Photos

CAETANO VELOSO - "ARAÇÁ AZUL" - The most experimental by Caetano's album ever, Simply FANTASTIC! It is his 5th solo album, it works like as a Tropicalia's grand finale!

Wonderful Art Cover by Luciano Figueredo and Oscar Ramos.

Fotos by Ivan Cardoso.

This album was produced by Caetano Veloso, as soon he returned from the London exile. It was his first experience as a producer of an album. It was the first time that he recorded playing acoustic nylon guitar and Acoustic Piano. The songs were improvised in the studio. The album reflects his happiness in coming back to his homeland Brazil!!

This album cannot be consumed passively; it never allows the listener to "get into a groove". Instead, it invites active musical participation & reflection on the connections and counterpoints between Vanguard Experimentation, traditional Brazilian Popular music, Brazilian contemporary urban forms Bossa-Nova & Rock with Vanguard Experimental Dissonant Orchestral Sounds, arranged and conducted by the Magic Master Rogério Duprat.

"...Araçá Azul é Sonho/Segredo..."

The Original insert INCLUDED!

 

Nobody was admited in the Eldorado Studios (São Paulo), only both sound technicians Marcus Vinicius and Flávio Augusto. It was on September, 1972. Full Freedom for experience! Are you experienced? So, Try it!!

 

Unfortunately, in 1973, the majority of the Brazilian audience didn't understand the album: A lot of copies were returned by the stores to the Philips Label. It was the largest index of record return of all times in the Brazilian Phonographic market!

Wonderful, Unforgatable and Crazy Fuzzy/Wah-Wah electric guitar solos by LANNY GORDIN in "Quero essa Mulher Assim Mesmo" And "De Cara"!!! It's a "Sunny" album!

Another great fuzzy guitar lead lines by Lanny Gordin is found out on Júlia/Moreno.

Structured as a mosaic of musical fragments, including Samba, Samba de Roda, Capoeira tunes, Rock, Bossa Nova, Xote, Sonic Noise from the streets of São Paulo, avant-garde dodecaphonic arrangements by Rogério Duprat, Araçá Azul as described as a "Cubist Album". It also appears as a Regional Progressive Vanguard Cinematographic Collage. Take a listen to the more than 10-minute song "Sugar Cane Fields Forever" a clear allusion of the Beatles' song "Strawberry Fields Forever".

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