Caetano Veloso – Qualquer Coisa – Limited Edition 180 Gram LP

Caetano Veloso – Qualquer Coisa – Limited Edition 180 Gram LP

Elemental Music together with Universal Music Spain proudly present a new LP reissue of Qualquer Coisa, a 1975 studio album by CAETANO VELOSO which was released simultaneously with the album Jóia. Qualquer Coisa differs from the more experimental modes of previous records like his Tropicália sets, or the 1973 album Araça Azul, but possesses a unique charm that makes it every bit as special as those.

The set’s quite stripped-down and personal, and really has Veloso getting back to basics in ways that are a bit like his UK album from 1971, but more upbeat and positive. The tunes present spare backing that puts Veloso’s amazing vocals right out front – heard to especially wonderful effect on the album’s English language readings of three late Beatles tracks – “Eleanor Rigby”, “For No One”, and “Lady Madonna”. All titles are great, though – and tunes include “Nicinha”, “La Flor De La Canela”, “Drume Negrinha”, and “Samba E Amor”.

SIDE 1:

01. QUALQUER COISA
02. DA MAIOR IMPORTANCIA
03. SAMBA E AMOR
04. MADRUGADA E AMOR
05. A TUA PRENSENCA MORENA
06. DRUME NEGRINHA

SIDE 2:

01. JORGE DE CAPADOCIA
02. ELEANOR RIGBY
03. FOR NO ONE
04. LADY MADONNA
05. LA FLOR DE LA CANELA
06. NICINHA

Personnel:

Caetano Veloso, vocals & guitar, plus:

Piano: João Donato, Perna Fróes.
Guitar: Perinho Albuquerque & Frederiko.
Bass: Sergio Barroso, Fernando Leporace & Moacyr Albuquerque.
Drums: Enéas Costa.
Percussion: Hermes Contesini, Bira da Silva, Tuty Moreno & Djalma Corrêa.
Flute: Tuzé Abreu.
Backing vocals: Quarteto em Cy.
Arrangements: Perinho Albuquerque & Perna Fróes (strings arrangements).

Produced by Caetano Veloso & Perinho Albuquerque.
Engineers: João Moreira e Luigi Hoffer.
Assistant engineers: Paulo “Chocolate” Sergio & José Guilherme.
Mastered by Jairo Gualberto.
Mixed by João Moreira.
Laquer: Joaquim Figueira.
Cover & pics: Rogério Duarte, Caetano Veloso & João Castrioto.