Marcos Valle – Mustang Côr De Sangue (Ou Corcel Côr de Mel) – Limited Edition 180 Gram LP

Marcos Valle – Mustang Côr De Sangue (Ou Corcel Côr de Mel) – Limited Edition 180 Gram LP

Elemental Music together with Universal Music Spain proudly present a new LP reissue of the stunning long unavailable 1969 album by the legendary MARCOS VALLE: Mustang Côr de Sangue (Ou Corcel Côr de Mel). This masterpiece is much sunnier and upbeat than its predecessor, Viola Enluarada (1968), and includes the killer instrumental cut “Azimuth” (title that inspired the name of the Brazilian jazz-funk band Azymuth), and collaborations with some of the most important figures in the Brazilian music scene of the ‘70s, such as Eumir Deodato, Milton Nascimento and Naná Vasconcelos, among others.

Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Marcos Valle was raised on a staple diet of classical, Brazilian popular music and North American jazz, becoming one of the most influential musicians (on guitar, piano and vocals) of the Bossa Nova period. He straddled North and South America for over twenty years taking part in some of the most important recordings by artists including Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra, Tom Jobim, Sérgio Mendes, Leon Ware, Chicago and Airto Moreira.

This is a Marcos Valle must-own album, another leap forward that incorporated rock, soul and pop idioms, all stamped with Valle’s own melodic style. His work on the album reflects the  sophisticated pop approach of American songwriters such as Jimmy Webb and Burt Bacharach, as well as the inescapable influence of The Beatles.

SIDE A:

01. MUSTANG CÔR DE SANGUE
02. SAMBA DE VERÃO 2
03. CATARINA E O VENTO
04. FREVO NOVE
05. AZIMUTH – (MARCOS VALLE on PIANO)
06. DIA DE VITÓRIA – (with The GOLDEN BOYS)

SIDE B:

01. OS DENTES BRANCOS DO MUNDO
02. MENTIRA CARIOCA
03. DAS TRES ÀS SEIS
04. TIGRE DA ESSO QUE SUCESSO
05. O EVANGELHO SEGUDNO SAN QUENTIN

MARCOS VALLE, vocals, piano, acoustic guitar, arrangements & orchestration

MILTON NASCIMENTO, vocals on track 12
NOVELLI (aka Djair de Barros e Silva, bass)
VICTOR MANGA, drums
NANÁ VASCONCELOS, percussion
GOLDEN BOYS, background vocals on track 6
EUMIR DEODATO, arrangements on track 6
ORLANDO SILVEIRA, arrangements on tracks 2, 3, 9 & 10
MAURICIO MENDOCA, arrangements and orchestration on track 1
LAERCIO DE FREITAS, arrangements on tracks 5 & 7
LYRIO PANICALI, musical direction and arrangements on track 12).

Recorded at Odeon Studios, Rio de Janeiro, 1969.