Fantastic Marcos Valle lp from 1970! Deluxe Light In The Attic reissue treatment- heavy "tip-on" style gatefold cover, 180 gram vinyl, in-depth liner notes, lyrics in Portugese & English... wow!
Light In The Attic tells us:
Evolving from samba’s percussive pulse in the late 1950s, bossa nova
(literal translation: new trend), is Brazil’s internationally accepted
gift to the global melting pot of music. Initially brought to prominence
by the likes of Antônio Carlos Jobim, João Gilberto, and João Donato,
by the mid-1960s, there was an emerging pool of youthful talent ready to
make their voices heard. Marcos Valle and his lyricist brother Paulo
Sergio were no exception. After signing to Odeon Records (a subsidiary
of EMI) the pair penned a classic of the South
American songbook, “Samba De Verão”—known in English as “So Nice
(Summer Samba).” A musical trip to the United States in 1966, where the
singer worked with Sergio Mendes and jazz giant Verve Records, provided
even more inspiration. By the dawn of the 1970s, the multi-talented
Valle was entering a new era, ready to test the government censors
(Brazil was under strict military rule since a coup d’état in 1964) and
express a socially aware stance and a playful hodge-podge of musical
styles including samba, bossa nova, baião (a rhythmic beat from the
rural northeast of Brazil), black American music, and rock.
Marcos Valle was originally released in 1970 and not only
features a seductive cover image of Marcos reading the local papers with
a bottle of liquor on a side table, but a dynamic musical backing from
some of Brazil’s most gifted players. Hip-hop fans may even recognize
the opening horn blasts of “Ele E Ela,” sampled to great effect on Jay
Z’s “Thank You.” Any way you spin it, we at Light In the Attic are
extremely proud to present Marcos Valle as part of our four-album Marcos Valle reissue campaign.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 08 February, 2013.