|A1||Cheirando A Amor||2:42|
|A2||Gota De Sangue||2:25|
|A3||Tola Foi Você||2:37|
|A4||Não Há Cabeça||3:50|
|A5||Amor, Meu Grande Amor||3:16|
|A6||Me Acalmo Danando||3:15|
|B1||Agito E Uso||2:36|
|B2||Mares Da Espanha||3:15|
|B4||Balada Da Arrasada||2:46|
|B5||A Mim E A Mais Ninguém||3:05|
|B6||Abre O Coração||3:53|
- Arranged By, Piano, Keyboards –
- Arranged By, Vocals –
- Artwork –
- Bass –
- Design [Cover] –
- Drums – ,
- Guitar –
- Mixed By –
- Photography By –
- Producer [Direction] – ,
- Saxophone –
- Trumpet –
- Written-By – (tracks: A5), , (tracks: B5)
Issued with folding insert containing lyrics & credits.
- Matrix / Runout (A-side runout): 2451 140 1 01 ℗1979 200
- Matrix / Runout (B-side runout): 2451 140 2 01 ℗1979 200
- Price Code: Série De Luxo
- This is the first album released by this singer songwriter, and it is a hidden gem.
I would say this is essential to any MPB collection - especially if you speak/understand Portuguese, because the lyrics play a big part in this. If you don’t, the lyrics on this are another good reasons to start learning the language.
The words are mostly intimate, melancholic and painful; think like a mixture between the John Lennon-ish confessional lyrics and Tim Hardin’s painful, disillusioned verses - but in the beautiful, warm-because-of-endless-nights-of-whiskey-and-cigarettes voice of Angela.
One could say that the album is divided in 2, with the softer, calmer ballads present on Side 1, and the faster, more energetic songs on Side 2. This makes for cohesion between the tracks of each side, but this insistence in a theme never proves to be tiring because each song of a side has its own peculiarities and pains.
Particularly, this is one of my most favorite Side As ever. It’s just so full of some sort of redempted sorrow, regret, melancholy…