Sublime early work from Ivan Lins
– exactly the kind of album that made him one of the global breakout talents from Brazil in the 70s – and a record that you can still pick up all these many years later, and find the same sort of genius! Arrangements are by Arthur Verocai – who gives the whole thing a quality that's like his own famous work, but even better – given the strength of Lins
' songwriting and amazing vocal presentation – a level that, like Milton Nascimento or Lo Borges, seems to grab us in ways that go beyond the language of the lyrics – this sort of universal soul that slides right down into the warmly jazzy arrangements! Lins
plays organ, guitar, and electric piano – and the set features more organ from Wagner Tiso, amidst a wonderful set of larger arrangements. Beautiful all the way through –a nd titles include "Nao Tem Perdao", "Abre Alas", "Deixa Eu Dizer", "Desejo", "Rei Do Carnaval", "Tens", "General Da Banda", and "Avarandado".