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Gilberto Gil: Gilberto Gil Ao Vivo

Album Notes

This CD captures Gilberto Gil during a show in Sao Paulo in October 1974, performing very fine but rather rare songs such as the groovy "Joao Sabino," the acoustic "Cibernética," and the lovely "Menina Goiaba." "Lugar Comum" was written by Gil together with the talented pianist and composer Joao Donato. This CD shows Gil at the most vibrant, creative, and inspired point of his carreer, effortlessly mixing rock, baiao, maracatu, xote, bossa nova, and samba to create his own unique and now world famous brand of Brazilizan pop. Apart from his own compositions, Gil also interprets "Sim Foi Você" by Caetano Veloso and "Herói das Estrelas" by Jorge Mautner. This is one of the least known but at the same time one of the best and most consistent albums by Gil, unlikely to leave any fan disappointed. ~ Philip Jandovsky


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