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Terreno Baldio


Eclectic Prog

4.01 | 78 ratings

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5 stars Do not confuse the Vinyl of Terreno Baldio with the CD "version", it is NOT the same recording ! The vinyl is the best prog album from 70"s in Brazil ! The CD do not worth the price ... Terreno Baldio meld the best of Gentle Giant with Brazilian Folklore . The folklore influences are subtle and bring to theirs sound a very creative colors, in my opinion the most original of Brazilian bands ever . 1. Pássaro Azul ( Blue Bird ) is a delicate peace, with the vocals of João Kurk in the forefront position, and an incredible guitar solo from Mozart Mello, just perfect to opening . 2. Loucuras de Amor ( crazies of Love ) is the kind of romantic ballad that just progressive bands can do ( like "Dust in the Wind"from Kansas or "Time and a Word" from Yes ), a beautiful lyric embedded in the best arrangement possible to make everything perfect . 3. Despertar ( awakening ) shows a perfect marriage of skilled guitar from Mozart and the creative keyboards of Lazzarini, a more powerful song, reminds me the "In a Glass House" from Gentle Giant . 4. Água que Corre ( Running Water ) is an exercise of "contraponto" with drum, bass and keyboard, with guitar and vocals "running free" in different time, excellent to close the A side of the vinyl album . 5. A Volta ( the back ) Jazzy introduction fast changing to "baião" percussion and then the bass marks the melodic line, with vocals and keyboards floating around, a very good song ! 6. Quando as Coisas Ganham Vida ( When the Things Come to Live ) all instruments ( including vocals ) alternate within melodic line and "contraponto" all the time, another song that reminds me the "In A Glass House" . 7. Este É O Lugar ( This is The Place ) a masterpiece of Progressive Rock,a very delicate introduction from keyboardist Lazzarini, showing the power in perfect constrain, and then all musicians marks for what they come for, pure symphonic in the vein of "Octopus" days from Gentle Giant . My favorite !!! 8. Grite ( Scream ) closes the B side, another very symphonic song with a "screaming" guitar solo, the arrangements is again the main player here, with everything in the right place . All right, I know the vinyl is very difficult to find, but do not make yourself a fool, the real deal IS the vinyl, CD version sound like a workers just fulfilling they're job, Vinyl instead is a Real Masterpiece !

Even the two bonus track do not make the CD worthwhile .

Vinyl is five stars, the CD is only 2 stars !!!

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