I really like this artist. First, he has a great voice & secondly his music is gloriously complex. He is an amazing folk singer who also has finger on the pulse of Bossa Nova & Samba Jazz. Os Afro–Sambas De Baden e Vinícius [1966 Forma] by Baden Powell & Vinícius De Moraes is very close in spirit to this recording. This artist is one of the protest singers who spoke out against the dictatorship of the late 60's & it is said that his passionate "Pra Nao Dizer Que Nao Falei Das Flores" became a song which ended this artists career for it's defiant stance against the government & was asked to renounce his song, thereby ending the artist song-writing career. This is also that moment of transition when more of the carnival sounds are being recorded to better & better effect.
This disc here is really the whole of the LP "Hora De Lutar" [1965 Continental] & the excellent "Disparada" from 1967 as track one plus "Pra Nao Dizer Que Nao Falei Das Flores" from 1968 as track 14. Nicely remastered.
This record deserves to be heard. The musical arrangements are amazing & Vandré just soars on top of the fantastic production. Great vocal work & progressive ideas abound on this great recording. Don't miss this.
File Under: MPB/Protest Singer