Tim MaiaRacional Vol. 1

Label:Seroma – 0001, Seroma – 0001-1974
Vinyl, LP, Album, Numbered
Genre:Funk / Soul
Style:Funk, Soul


A1Imunização Racional (Que Beleza)5:09
A2O Grão Mestre Varonil0:21
A3Bom Senso5:08
A4Energia Racional0:14
A5Leia O Livro Universo Em Desencanto2:47
A6Contacto Com O Mundo Racional3:05
B1Universo Em Desencanto3:45
B2You Don't Know What I Know0:34
B3Rational Culture12:25

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Includes lyrics-insert

Credited as "Tim Maia" on labels and as "Tim Maia Racional" on the sleeve and insert.
Individually numbered on the open side inside the sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: 001/74 A1 TC (encircled)
  • Matrix / Runout: 001/74 B1 TC (encircled)

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Racional Vol. 1 (CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Repress, AF)Trama12172Brazil2006
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Racional Vol. 1 (CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, AA)Trama12172Brazil2006
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Racional Vol. 1 (CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Repress, AD)Trama, SeromanoneBrazil2006



  • GusMartins's avatar
    Original produced and arranged by Tim Maia

    Original Musicians:

    Vocal: Tim Maia
    Guitarra elétrica: Paulinho Guitarra
    Trompete: Paulinho Trompete
    Saxofone e flauta: Oberdan Magalhães
    Órgão elétrico e teclados: Robson Jorge
    Piano elétrico: Robson Jorge e Serginho Trombone
    Baixo elétrico: Beto Cajueiro e Paulinho Guitarra
    Bateria: Luiz Carlos Batera e Robério Rafael
    • desjmcc's avatar
      What about the latest trilogy of Racional 1-3 releases? Anyone know the pressing quality, they look like official releases not bootlegs/unofficial?
      • jchapstick's avatar
        FYI there's a 33 1/3 book written about the Racional records!
        • resident77's avatar
          Can't stop hearing this record ,
          What a master piece it is
          • HomerHossa's avatar
            Rational culture is the standout track but there's an invisible bop at the end of it on the Sermoa reprints ... invisible but very audible.
            • tunimsuave's avatar
              Tim Maia gives, without a doubt, some of his best vocal performances in this album. The story behind it is also mesmerizing and interesting, of how he founded the Seroma label just is order to publish the album after buying back his own master tapes from RCA, who refused to put it out. The sudden change in subject matter, that stemmed from him joining a new age cult at the time, was jarring for audiences, leading to relatively poor sales at the time of its release, however, the sobriety imposed by the cult leaders onto Maia, and consequently imposed by him onto his band, contributed to some of his best vocals yet and a more thought through, soulful musicality. After his disillusionment with the cult’s leader Tim pulled the album from circulation, giving the first pressing a little bit of a rarity edge. It gained a kind of “cult” appreciation not only in Brazil but worldwide, now being regarded as one of his best albums for the tight funk edge and absolutely immaculate vocals it presents.
              • w.sabi's avatar
                i havent actually listened to this despite being aware of it for a few a years.
                always drawn by the sleeve art and its referencing of platonic philosophy, the rational (natural) mind and the cycle of generation.
                i am intrigued if this is expressed through the music, if this is the case it would be a very profound recording


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