Caetano Veloso is someone I found out about through reviewing – I listened to his music in the early/mid-2000s and despite being aware of his legendary status, and knowing that he had recorded back in the 1960s, I’d never heard this album. A work colleague loaned me a double-compilation of highlights – so I knew Tropicalia already. And maybe there was something else from this album on that, I can’t quite remember. I’ve certainly kept up with his more recent works including the live album recorded with David Byrne.
But it was a joy to hear this – an album Caetano has allegedly disowned; is embarrassed by. In that way that people are with earliest works I guess.
Nothing to be embarrassed about here I say. For an album recorded in 1968 it still makes sense now. And that’s no mean feat whatsoever.