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3.73 | 17 ratings | 2 reviews | 19% 5 stars

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Live, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. 1974 (14:18)
2. Tributo ao Sorriso (4;49)
3. Guitarras (3:58)
4. P.S. Apareca (4:02)
5. Passaro (3:09)
6. Casa Encantada (4:46)
7. O Voo da Fenix (2:42)
8. Ponto Final (9:25)
9. Sentinela do Abismo (2:42)
10. Criaturas da Noite (4:10)
11 Cabala (4:32)
12. Antes do Sol Chegar (3:15)

Total Time: 61:57

Line-up / Musicians

- Sergio Hinds / electric & acoustic guitars, vocals
- Flavio Venturini / keyboards, acoustic guitar, vocals
- Sergio Magrao / bass, vocals
- Sergio Melo / drums


- Ruria Duprat / vocal (5)
- Irinea Moreno / vocal (5)
- Marcus Vianna / eletric violin (10)

Releases information

Mastered by PH Castanheira, Produced and Directed by PH Castanheira, musical direction by O Ter?o.

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O TERÇO O Terço ao Vivo ratings distribution

(17 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(19%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
Good, but non-essential (25%)
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Review by Tarcisio Moura
4 stars In 2001 Flávio Venturini gave a solo concert in São Paulo and decided to ask his former colleagues from the O Terço´s classic line up to play with him some old material from the 70´s. So, for the first time in more than 20 years, Venturini, Sérgio Hinds, Sérgio Magrão and Luíz Moreno played together on the same stage. The audience response was so good they decided to reform the band and record a live album and DVD, maybe even a new studio CD. However those plans were scrapped when Moreno suffered a fatal heart attack in the same year. At the urge of Moreno´s widow, they tried again in 2005, with young drummer Sérgio Mello stepping in. This time everything worked alright and the band has since then been playing their classics and even some new material. I had the opportunity to atend to one of their concerts a couple of weeks ago and I was pleased surprised of how fit they all were. The magic is still there.

This live album was recorded at the Canecão, Rio de Janeiro on may 4th, 2005, but only released in 2007. This is basically the same show they´ve been playing since then, except for the fact that the acoustic set was expanded (here they perform only two songs in that format). And they are playing better than ever! With some guests helping out: long time friend Marcus Vianna (from another brazilan prog legend, Sagrado Coração da Terra) plays violin, Irinéia Moreno sings backing vocals on one song and Ruriá Duprat (nephew of their former orchestrator, the famous Rogério Duprat) arranged a couple of songs on which the Uirapuru string quartet is featured.

The repertoire is of course based on their two most famous records, Criaturas Da Noite and Casa Encantada, but there were a few surprises too: Tributo ao Sorriso, a b side from their very first single of 1970 is played with a new, fine arrangement. P.S. Apareça, from their Compositores (1996) is also a nice treat and they even included a new studio song to close the CD, Antes Do Sol Chegar (which sounds a lot like a Venturini solo work, but good anyway). Unfortunately the long instrumental Suite is missing here (it is on the DVD, though), but 1974, probably their best prog epic, is played beautifully right in the beginning of the set.

Production and overall sound quality is top notch. It was really a dream come true for those who were lucky enough to see them live at their heyday (like me, I saw them in 1976). One of the few reunions that really paid off, even with the loss of the much loved Moreno (who was remembered and praised by the other members during the show). Sérgio Melo, meanwhile, does a great job.

Conclusion: a great comeback and a fine CD. One of Brazil´s most important bands of the 70´s is in great form after all theses years! Rating: something between 4 and 4,5 strong stars. Highly recommended!

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3 stars Well, it seems I'm the first to write a proper review to this live album by brazilian band O Terço. Actually I'm not a fan of this band, but I truly appreciate their role in bulding (although preceeded by Os Mutantes, Som Imaginário and even wizards like Hermeto Pascoal - a jazz giant) progress ... (read more)

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