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4.44 | 63 ratings | 4 reviews | 43% 5 stars

Essential: a masterpiece of
progressive rock music

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Studio Album, released in 1984

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Lembranças (16:35)
2. Caipira (6:22)
3. Lucas (4:22)
4. Para Jimmy Page (5:17)

Total Time: 32:36

Bonus tracks on CD reissues:
5. Brincadeira (3:45)
6. Cavaleiro (6:20)
7. 3rd Gymnopédie (3:15)

Line-up / Musicians

- Marco António Araújo / acoustic guitars, arrangements

- Alexandre Araújo / guitar
- José Marcos Teixeira / synthesizers
- Max Magalhães / piano
- Eduardo Delgado / flute
- Jaques Morelembaum / cello
- Ivan Correa / double bass
- Lincoln Cheib / drums
- Nando Carneiro / synthesizers arrangements (3)

Releases information

Artwork: Thales Pereira

LP Strawberry Fields ‎- MAA 005 (1984, Brazil)

CD Progressive Rock Worldwide ‎- PRW 016 (1994, Brazil) With 3 bonus tracks, different track order
CD Sonar Music ‎- SMCD2004 (2001, Brazil) With 3 bonus tracks

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MARCO ANTÔNIO ARAÚJO Lucas ratings distribution

(63 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(43%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
Good, but non-essential (14%)
Collectors/fans only (3%)
Poor. Only for completionists (2%)


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Review by Warthur
5 stars The prog world was robbed of one of its most overlooked talents when Marco Antônio Araújo died in early 1986, not least because his final album - Lucas - shows such an incredible musical growth. The crown jewel of the album is the side-long epic Lembranças, a rowdy composition which shows more drama and flair that suggested by the more tranquil album that preceded this (Entre Um Silencio E Outro), but the second side has a few gems too, with Araújo's Anthony Phillips-like classical guitar skills on display just as much as his skills as a band leader and composer. The album concludes with a number dedicated to Jimmy Page, though only the folkiest Led Zeppelin moments are called on here. If this is to be Araújo's monument, it's certainly one to be proud of.

Latest members reviews

4 stars Fourth review. Introduction: Arguably one of the best instrumentalists that Brazil had the pleasure of having. A man that dedicated his soul and body to the music by studying musical composition and by loving classic rock bands like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Genesis. Sadly, his life ends wit ... (read more)

Report this review (#1600266) | Posted by crimson_smoog | Monday, August 22, 2016 | Review Permanlink

5 stars More of the same ? Not at all. Differences are very noticeable between the four MAA albums; and for music appreciators it is commonly accepted as a good point. From his masterpiece "Influencias" (imho the best progressive album already recorded in Brazil), some pastoral feelings can be felt; but ... (read more)

Report this review (#1440964) | Posted by Antonio Giacomin | Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Its my first review of Marco Antonio Araujo and its actually quite strange begin with this album, since my favorite is "Influencias". I guess that begning with the end still has some magic. MAA is the kind of musician still pretty much unknown in Brazil, he died when he was getting some attention ... (read more)

Report this review (#942842) | Posted by GKR | Thursday, April 11, 2013 | Review Permanlink

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