Dienstag, 23. Februar 2021

Os Mutantes - Tecnicolor (1970)

"Tecnicolor" would have been the fourth album by the Brazilian band Os Mutantes. The album was intended to be their introduction in the English-speaking world and included English versions of songs from the albums "Os Mutantes" and "A Divina Comédia ou Ando Meio Desligado", re-recordings in Portuguese and French and several new songs.

It was recorded in Paris in 1970, the tapes were lost until writer Carlos Calado, working on an Os Mutantes biography, uncovered them. Another version of the myth is that they were unsatisfied with many of the recording and abandoned the project to return to Brazil, explaining why three of the recordings were used later that year for their album "Jardim Elétrico".

It was released in 2000 on Universal Records, with artwork by Sean Lennon, in order to capitalize on the growing interest in Os Mutantes following the re-release of their early albums in the late 1990s.
By no means did Mutantes commercialize their sound. The tape-music experimentation and freak-out guitar lines are, if anything, farther out than the first few Mutantes LPs.

Though a few of the tracks -- "Panis Et Circenses" especially -- lose much of their cache with the addition of English lyrics, for the most part these versions equal or even better the originals.


Panis Et Circenses 2:12
Bat Macumba 3:16
Virginia 3:23
She's My Shoo Shoo (A Minha Menina) 2:52
I Feel A Little Spaced Out (Ando Meio Desligado) 2:51
Baby 3:36
Tecnicolor 3:54
El Justiciero3:52
I'm Sorry Baby (Desculpe, Babe) 2:42
Adeus, Maria Fulo 2:39
Le Premier Bonheur Du Jour 2:46
Saravah 2:59
Panis Et Circenses (Reprise) 1:23

Os Mutantes - Tecnicolor (1970)
(192 kbps, cover art included)

3 Kommentare:

joao hat gesagt…

One of the best records between 1960's and 1970's. Wonderfull post! Thank you!

Thom Dibdin hat gesagt…

Hurrah for the Mutantes!

zero hat gesagt…

Glad you like that stuff. Best wishes!

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