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|Publication Location||poeira Press / Brazil|
|Page Count / Font||232 pages|
|Notes||Compiled by journalist, researcher and record collector Bento Araujo, Lindo Sonho Delirante: 100 psychedelic records from Brazil (1968-1975) is a fully illustrated celebration of the records that changed Brazilian music forever. |
The book features meticulous reproductions of all the record covers, information on the original releases and reviews in Portuguese and English. The depth of the research and the artistic beauty of the album covers should attract both long-time collectors and those who are now entering the world of record collecting. The analysis and interpretation of the symbolism of this tropical psychedelia creates a unique iconographic volume that works as a gift to the memory of the Brazilian artists who expanded their minds in the name of art in an era of bloody military repression and extreme social prejudice.
From pioneers such as Arnaldo Baptista and Tom Zé to stars like Rita Lee and Milton Nascimento. From giants like Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Jorge Ben and Os Mutantes to unsung mavericks like Lula Côrtes, Pedro Santos, Damião Experiença and Marconi Notaro. From the wild rock of A Bolha, Equipe Mercado, Ave Sangria and Spectrum to the sophistication of Marcos Valle, João Donato and Arthur Verocai. All of them are gathered in Lindo Sonho Delirante. The superstars, the mavericks and the forgotten.
Praise for Lindo Sonho Delirante:
Beyond these little-known stories, the most important function of the book is as the gateway to the music itself; a listen to almost any of the iridescent singles, EPs and albums covered reveal them to be more than worthy of Araujo's evangelism.
The cover shots of the 100 records chosen to represent this radical strain of self-expression would be worth the price of entrance alone. Add to that the detailed descriptions, the introductory essays and the general care for quality that's gone into this labour of love and you have an utterly essential purchase. A lavish, jaw-droppingly beautiful book.
Author Bento Araujo - a journalist, researcher and record collector - spent over a year listening and reviewing the albums and singles that he believes forever changed music in Brazil and beyond. A lovely project cataloguing the artwork and history behind 100 classic and super rare Brazilian psych records from the country’s recording golden age. Expect to find Tropicalia favourites from Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa and more alongside recently reissued rarities from Lula Cortes, Hareton + Meta and Pedro Santos – all accompanied by bi-lingual Portuguese/English commentaries and 7 inch-sized full-colour reproductions.
The book proceeds chronologically, with detailed entries on records (in Portuguese and English) describing everything from pop heroes to tropicalia pioneers to wild takes on progressive rock, and the cultural and political climate that produced them.
Printed in both Portuguese and English, this is the perfect gift for the well-travelled psych fan whose knowledge of the Tropicalia movement and beyond starts and stops with Os Mutantes, Brazil’s answer to late-period Beatles. It’s fascinating stuff.
Araujo's writing is clear and incisive, relating biographical information, historical context, cultural significance, and a brief description of the musical highlights of each record. Brazil is a psychedelic country by nature, asserts the author. The 100 records covered in this book bear out that assertion in 100 different ways. An entire world is opened up for you in its pages. Go explore it.