Gal Costa
”- FA – TAL -”
A TODO VAPOR
(2-record set - Gatefold cover)

Technical Information
  • Artist: Gal Costa
  • Title: "- FA - TAL -" A TODO VAPOR
  • Recording Label: Philips
  • Company #: 6349 020 / 6349 021 - Série de Luxo
  • Made in: Brazil
  • Year: 1971
  • Sound Reproduction Format: STEREO
  • Pressing: 1st
  • Jacket Format: Gatefold jacket - 2-records set
  • Jacket Material: Hardcover Cardboard
  • Media: Vinyl Records 12" LP
  • Playing Speed: 331/3 RPM
  • Number of tracks: 19 tracks
  • Obs:  The 1st edition comes in a hard cardboard without lamination at inner parts of gatefold cover. At the rear cover, the company number is only 6349 021.
  • The 2nd edition has a flexible laminated jacket including the inner parts of the gatefold cover. At the front cover has the writing "Show Gravado ao Vivo". At rear cover, the company number is only 6349 020. And in the technical notes has the credit "Guitarra: Pepeu" that means Pepeu played electric guitar. This information does not appear at the 1st edition. The year of the 2nd edition on back cover is 1972, Not 1971 as stated on the 1st edition.
  • The 3rd edition from 1982, reduced the 2-record set to just 1 record. The tracks were diminished from 19 to 10 songs. Also the jacket is NOT gatefold and NOT Laminated cover. It is a good example of the degradation of the quality with the reissues.
Personnel & Credits
  • Special Guests: Pepeu Gomes.
  • Arrangements by: Lanny Gordin.
  • Musicians: Gal Costa (Voice and Acoustic Nylon Guitar), Lanny Gordin (Electric guitar and Musical Direction), Novelli (electric bass), Jorginho Gomes (former member of Novos Baianos) (Drums) and Pepeu Gomes (Electric Guitar).
  • Produced by: Roberto Menescal.
  • Songs written by: Moraes Moreira, Luiz Melodia, Jards Macalé, Caetano Veloso, Luiz Gonzaga, Humberto Teixeira, Jorge Ben, Ismael Silva, Roberto Carlos, Erasmo Carlos and others...
  • Art Cover by: Luciano Figueiredo and Oscar Ramos.
  • Photos by: Not Available.
Tracking List

Record 1 / Side A:​

1. DÊ UM ROLÊ
2. PÉROLA NEGRA
3. MAL SECRETO
4. COMO 2 E 2

Record 1 / Side B:​

1. HOTEL DAS ESTRELAS
2. ASSUM PRETO
3. BOTA A MÃO NAS CADEIRAS
4. MARIA BETHÂNIA
5. NÃO SE ESQUEÇA DE MIM
6. LUZ DO SOL

Record 2 / Side A:​

1. FRUTA GOGÓIA
2. CHARLES ANJO 45
3. COMO 2 E 2
4. CORAÇÃO VAGABUNDO
5. FALSA BAIANA
6. ANTONICO

Record 2 / Side B:​

1. SUA ESTUPIDEZ
2. FRUTA GOGÓIA
3. VAPOR BARATO

More description and Photos

GAL COSTA - "- FA - TAL - "  (GAL - A TODO O VAPOR) - Recorded alive at the Tereza Rachel Theater, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, from the historical Show & happening on Summer of November 1971. - Brazilian Tropicália Freak Psychedelic Hippie Record.

The album title "- FA - TAL - " (A TODO VAPOR) was extracted from the poem "-FA-TAL-", in the book "Me Segura Que Eu Vou Dar Um Troço", by Waly Sailormoon (Salomão). He also has directed the Show.

The Summer of 71 was one of the most crazy summers of Brazilian history! On Ipanema beach, there were a place called "Pier" or "Dunas do Barato" (or still "Dunas da Gal" - a homage to Gal Costa). It was a space for freedom where the outsiders, dropouts, trip outs, freaks and hippies met to smoke marijuana, took a LSD trip and to stand up and applause the sunset. The music "Vapor Barato" was the hymn of those beautiful people. The title of the song refers to the marijuana's smoke.

Take a look at the rich Art cover created by the underground masters
Luciano Figueiredo and Oscar Ramos!!

“Vapor Barato”, that became a countercultural anthem is an acoustic shuffle ballad in the style of Janis Joplin.
This song portraits a hippie dropout wearing “red jeans, a general’s military coat and lots of rings”,
who is leaving his “honey baby to embark on a personal quest of self-discovery".

An ESSENTIAL listening!!

A SUNNY TROPICAL(IA) LYSERGIC ALBUM!!

A Happening — A true shout and shot of that time!!!

The Crazy summer in London was the 1968 - On Brazil it happended on 1971!

"I WANT TO SEE THE SUNLIGHT ONCE AGAIN..."!
"QUERO VER DE NOVO A LUZ DO SOL..."!
"I WANT TO SEE THE SUNLIGHT ONCE AGAIN"!
"QUERO VER DE NOVO A LUZ DO SOL..."
...SOL  SOON  SUN...

It was the most memorable and Legendary Gal Costa's Live Performance!
The Summer of 1971 changed behavior and minds!! 

The influences of the voice of Gal Costa mixes the João Gilberto's bossa and Janis Joplin and Hendrix styles. This show also presents the unknown Luiz Melodia as songwritter with the classic "Pérola Negra" (Black Pearl).

Killer fuzzy wha-wha guitar tracks by Lanny and Pepeu Gomes!
Jazz-Rock Brazilian Bossa with Hendrix/Cream-like arrangements from
Jazz-Rock Power Trio conducted by Lanny Gordin.

Songs written by Macalé, Morais e Galvão, Caetano Veloso, Luiz Melodia, Carlos Pinto, Jorge Ben, Roberto Carlos, Erasmo Carlos, Luiz Gonzaga, among others.

This double LP is a historical mark of Brazilian Music Recording Label:
It was the first 2-record set of authorial music produced and released by Brazilian phonographic industry.

(before of this, double albums were released only for soccer commemorative release purposes. It happened on 1962 and 1966, per example).

Technical Information - 2nd Edition Thin Laminated Cardboard cover
  • Artist: Gal Costa
  • Title: "- FA - TAL -"
  • Recording Label: Philips
  • Company #: 6349 020 / 6349 021 - Série de Luxo
  • Made in: Brazil
  • Year: 1972
  • Sound Reproduction Format: STEREO
  • Pressing: 2nd
  • Jacket Format: Gatefold jacket - 2-records set
  • Jacket Material: Laminated thin cardboard
  • Media: Vinyl Records 12" LP
  • Playing Speed: 331/3 RPM
  • Number of tracks: 19 tracks
  • Obs: This 2nd edition has a flexible laminated jacket including the inner parts of the gatefold cover. At the front cover has the writing "Show Gravado ao Vivo". At rear cover, the company number is only 6349 020. And in the technical notes has the credit "Guitarra: Pepeu" that means Pepeu played electric guitar. This information does not appear at the 1st edition. The year of the 2nd edition on back cover is 1972, Not 1971 as stated on the 1st edition.
Photos - 2nd Edition Thin Laminated Cardboard cover

Do take a look at detail bellow:
At back cover, in the technical notes has the credit:
 "Guitarra: Pepeu" that means that Pepeu played electric guitar

Technical Information - 3rd Edition - Only 1-record set / Not gatefold & Plain Paper
  • Artist: Gal Costa
  • Title: "- FA - TAL -"
  • Recording Label: Philips
  • Company #: 6328 394
  • Made in: Brazil
  • Year: 1982 - Reissue
  • Sound Reproduction Format: STEREO
  • Pressing: 3rd
  • Jacket Material: Plain Paper
  • Media: Vinyl Records 12" LP
  • Playing Speed: 331/3 RPM
  • Number of tracks: 10 tracks
  • Observations: This 3rd edition is a reissue from 1982. It reduced the 2-record set to just 1 record. The tracks also were diminished from 19 to 10 songs. The jacket is NOT gatefold and NOT Laminated cover. It is a good sample of the degradation of the quality and lack of care and respect with the artist, album's project, and with the costumers by these poor reissues. The worst of all is there aren't any warnings of this crime. This reissue (3rd edition by Philips) became this masterpiece on a piece of crap!
Tracking List - 3rd Edition - Only 1-record set / Not gatefold & Plain Paper

Side A

1. FALSA BAIANA 
2. SUA ESTUPIDEZ
3. CORAÇÃO VAGABUNDO 
4. HOTEL DAS ESTRELAS
5.  COMO 2 E 2

Side B

1. ANTONICO 
2. DÊ UM ROLÊ
3. FRUTA GOGÓIA / VAPOR BARATO
4. ASSUM PRETO
5.BOTA A MÃO NAS CADEIRAS

Photos - 3rd Edition - Only 1-record set / Not gatefold & Plain Paper

Technical Information - Japanese Edition - Only 1-record / Not gatefold & not laminated cover
  • Artist: Gal Costa
  • Title: "a todo vapor
  • Recording Label: Philips
  • Company #: FDX-125
  • Made in: Japan
  • Year: 1975 - a Japanese version
  • Sound Reproduction Format: STEREO
  • Pressing: 1st from Japan
  • Jacket Material: Plain Paper Hard Cardboard
  • Media: Vinyl Records 12" LP
  • Playing Speed: 331/3 RPM
  • Number of tracks: 15 tracks
  • Observations: This Japanese edition is a release from 1985. It reduced the 2-record set to just 1 record. The tracks also were diminished from 19 to 15 songs. The jacket is NOT gatefold and NOT Laminated cover. The cover layout is absolutely different from the original Brazilian edition. An insert with the lyrics on Portuguese and Japanese is included.
Tracking List - 3rd Edition - Only 1-record set / Not gatefold & Plain Paper

Side A

1. DÊ UM ROLÊ
2. PÉROLA NEGRA
3. COMO 2 E 2
4. HOTEL DAS ESTRELAS
5. ASSUM PRETO
6. BOTA A MÃO NAS CADEIRAS
7. MARIA BETHÂNIA
8. TREM DAS ONZE

Side B

1. FRUTA GOGÓIA
2. CORAÇÃO VAGABUNDO
3. FALSA BAIANA
4. ANTONICO
5. SUA ESTUPIDEZ
6. FRUTA GOGORA (error on spelling of GOGÓIA)
7. VAPOR BARATO

Photos - Japanese Edition

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