Gilberto Gil
"Expresso 2222"

Technical Information
  • Artist: Gilberto Gil
  • Title: "Expresso 2222"
  • Recording Label: Philips
  • Company #: 6349.034
  • Made in: Brazil
  • Year: 1972
  • Sound Reproduction Format: STEREO
  • Pressing: 1st
  • Cover: Special Format (on 1st pressing)
  • Jacket Format: Gatefold
  • Jacket Material: Laminated jacket (1st and 2nd Editions)
  • Media: Vinyl Records 12" LP
  • Playing Speed: 331/3 RPM
  • Number of tracks: 9 tracks
  • Observations:
    On the 1st edition the jacket of this album comes a special format of an infinite.
    On the 2nd edition the jacket was a laminated but a single cover - not a special format. The LP itself does not carry the year. of the release
    On the 3rd edition the jacket was NOT laminated, single cover, the label was Fontana (Série Reprise), was released on 1982 and the number was 6488 194.
Personnel & Credits
  • Special Guests: Gal Costa (on "Sai do Sereno" track) and Banda de Pífanos de Caruaru (on "Pipoca Moderna" track).
  • Produced by: Guilherme Araújo and Roberto Menescal.
  • Musical direction by: Gilberto Gil.
  • Sound recording engineers by: Marcos Vinicius and Christopher Barton.
  • Musicians: Gilberto Gil (Lead Vocal, Electric Guitar, acoustic nylon guitar and percussion), Lanny Gordin (Electric Guitar), Bruce Henry (Bass), Antônio Perna (Piano) and Tuti Moreno (Drums).
  • Songs written by: Sebsatião C. Biano, Gilberto Gil, Ayres Viana, Alventino Cavalcante, João Vale, Gordurinha, Almira Castilho and Onildo Almeida.
  • Photos by: Edson Santos (Pedrinho - Pedro Gil), Eduardo Clarck (Gil) and Silvinha Tinoco (músicos).
  • Art Cover by: Edinizio Ribeiro Primo.
  • Graphic Management by: Aldo Luiz.
Tracking List

Side A

1. PIPOCA MODERNA
2. BACK IN BAHIA
3. O CANTO DA EMA
4. CHICLETE COM BANANA
5. ELE E EU

Side B

1. SAI DO SERENO
2. EXPRESSO 2222
3. O SONHO ACABOU
4. ORIENTE

More description and Photos

Gil's first album back in Brazil after spending two years in London exile, is plenty of rhythm pulsating driving, funky bass, hammering piano, and percussive guitar work. The album Expresso 2222 presents a mature Gil in music and life's experience.

 

 

This album mixes Rock and Roll, Baião, Banda de Pífanos, Samba, Psychedelic and hypnotic vibes on tunes like "Oriente" and "Ele e Eu". The Brazilian swing in "Expresso 2222". "O Canto da Ema" with an electric guitar making a clear sanfona's rhythm groove. The Jazz Rock in "Back in Bahia"... All of this appears like a great balance of your full career.

 

Photos of the 2nd edition

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On the 2nd edition the jacket was a laminated but a single cover (NOT Gatefolded) - not a special format. The LP itself does not carry the year. of the release.

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Technical Information - 3rd edition - Fontana's Reissue (Série Reprise)
  • Artist: Gilberto Gil
  • Title: "Expresso 2222"
  • Recording Label: Fontana Special
  • Company #: 6488 194
  • Made in: Brazil
  • Year: 1982
  • Sound Reproduction Format: STEREO
  • Pressing: 3rd
  • Jacket Material: Plain paper jacket
  • Media: Vinyl Records 12" LP
  • Playing Speed: 331/3 RPM
  • Number of tracks: 9 tracks
  • Observations: This is a special edition launched for label Fontana ten years after the original album.
    On the 3rd edition the jacket was NOT laminated, single cover, the label was Fontana (Série Reprise),
    was released on 1982 and the number was 6488 194.
Photos of the 3rd edition - Fontana's Reissue (Série Reprise)

 

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