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The original formation, made up by Miguel Artur da Silveira (drums), JOSÉ CID (vocals and keyboards) and brothers António Moniz Pereira (guitar) and Jorge Moniz Pereira (bass guitar), began work as a garage-band. In 1967 they get radio airplay with the theme "A Lenda d'El Rei D. Sebastião". Shortly after they launched their first EP.

The time spent between their first EP and their first LP was spent producing other EP's and singles, as well as taking part in a national Song Contest.

1970 sees the launch of the band's homonymous debut album, a psychedelic-pop conceptual piece dealing with racism and emigration. The dictatorship's censoring machine has the album withdrawn the very same week of its launch. After this event, the band lauched further singles, this time sung in English as to better evade censorship. After a great commercial success with the singles "Back to the Country" and "Ode to The Beatles", they are asked to appear on the first edition of the now famous Vilar de Mouros music festival, along with popular names from the Portuguese traditional music scene, such as Amália Rodrigues, but from the international scene as well, such as Elton John and MANFRED MANN It was in this encounter with Manfred Mann that Cid first got to know the Moog.

After a few changes in line-up, the band, still under the eye of the censorship, records it's second LP with a popular Portuguese singer, Frei Hermano da Câmara. Cid decides to leave the group after the album, but reunites with the band after the revolution that reinstated democracy in Portugal and marked the end of the censors. With the new line-up of José Cid (vocals and keyboards), Guilherme Inês (drums), António Moniz Pereira (guitar), Mike Sergeant (guitar) and Tó Zé Brito (bass guitar), they record QUARTETO 1111's magnus opus, the two-piece symphonic album "Onde Quando Como Porquê Cantamos Pessoas Vivas". This was to become the last LP by the band, as Cid abandoned the group to pursue a very successful solo career that began with an adventurous but ill-received incursion further into Progressive Rock.

In mid eighties the original band got together for a few performances and managed to put out one final single in 1987, "Memo".
QUARTETO 1111 have a short but varied career. The began by playing a kind of psychelic pop in the vein of Brazilian acts like Ronnie Von and Os Mutantes, while their later work is closer to Symphonic Rock and the path JOSÉ CID would follow with the sing...
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3.43 | 7 ratings
Quarteto 1111
1970
2.00 | 2 ratings
Bruma Azul do Desejado (with Frei Hermano da Câmara)
1973
4.30 | 42 ratings
Onde, Quando, Como, Porquê, Cantamos Pessoas Vivas
1974

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0.00 | 0 ratings
A Lenda de El-Rei D. Sebastião
1993
0.00 | 0 ratings
Singles and EPs
2006
3.60 | 5 ratings
A Lenda do Quarteto 1111
2008

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4.00 | 2 ratings
A Lenda De El-Rei D. Sebastião
1967
2.05 | 2 ratings
Balada para D. Inês
1968
0.00 | 0 ratings
Dona Vitória
1968
0.00 | 0 ratings
Meu Irmão/Ababilah
1968
0.00 | 0 ratings
Génese/Os Monstros Sagrados
1969
0.00 | 0 ratings
Nas Terras Do Fim Do Mundo/Bissaide
1969
0.00 | 0 ratings
Back To The Country/Everybody Needs Love, Peace And Food
1970
0.00 | 0 ratings
Todo O Mundo E Ninguém/É Tempo De Pensar Em Termos De Futuro
1970
3.00 | 1 ratings
Domingo Em Bidonville
1970
3.33 | 3 ratings
Ode To The Beatles
1971
0.00 | 0 ratings
Memo
1987

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 Onde, Quando, Como, Porquê, Cantamos Pessoas Vivas by QUARTETO 1111 album cover Studio Album, 1974
4.30 | 42 ratings

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Onde, Quando, Como, Porquê, Cantamos Pessoas Vivas
Quarteto 1111 Eclectic Prog

Review by Dário Soares

5 stars Composed Between April and May of 1974, this album talks about the fall of the dictatorship in Portugal That Ruled For 41 years, and the years that would follow. The Lyrics are based in a poem From José Jorge Letria. In This Symphonic Prog Album, The Mellotron Is The Most Predominant Instrument. It has only Two tracks(part 1- 16:42m and part 2- 13:10) that are combined by a guitar solo, ending in the beginning of part 2. This one is undoubtedly one the best ever recorded in Portugal and it was composed mainly by José Cid. This Album Was the Last with originals that Quarteto 1111 Recorded.

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Review by Guldbamsen
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4 stars Listen up RPI fetishists!

This album might feature the beautiful Portuguese language, but it shares a lot of similarities with the symphonic Italian scene. From the classical piano playing, that emulates the same sort of feel you get from Banco - the dramatic and slightly operatic touch that sounds so bittersweet, - to the lush and creamy surroundings here, this album just might be the equivalent of pouring maple syrup into your ears.

I personally know of Jose Cid from a record he did called 10.000 anos, which in all fairness is pretty close in sound to this album, if it wasn´t for one thing: It´s from 78 and it occasionally shows signs of disco and funk, - and especially the last number the mini-epic Vida is momentarily marred by this tendency. Onde, Quando... however, has that 70s sound, that I absolutely adore - those natural timbres of the instruments and a love for analog equipment, which emanate a warm, vibrant and sensual aura.

I hear no jarring bits - no scenes where the instruments assault each other and propel the song into some freaky semi jazz cacophony, like many other artists did at the time - especially when they were doing long pieces. Yes, King Crimson, Genesis all did this to some extent (some more successfully than others) and hell even Floyd went a little mad on Atom Heart Mother, much credited to Ron Geesin. Here however, there are no distracting and discordant aspirations. It´s pretty much all smooth and silky like flying a condor covered in vaseline, apart from a few rocking climaxes, where a seldomly heard electric guitar sweeps across the symphonics like a wild firestorm. These moments really feel like a healthy dosage of salt and pepper to the dish - transforming what could have been mildly interesting - to a masterly spiced serving from the Portuguese riviera.

The album is comprised of 2 long tracks, that share a red thread musically, but as I found out also lyrically. The album evolves around the newly formed freedom - emerging from the rubble of the 1974 revolution in Portugal. Now I can´t tell what Jose Cid is singing, but I can feel him right down in my toes no matter the lingo. He has a very original voice that flows from this raw and big booming lumberjack voice - to fragile and tender phrasings that at times invoke the balladry side of Italian singer Lucio Battisti.

His biggest treat is however the way he plays those synths, and to tell you how they make me feel, and how I think they sound like - fills my head with all kinds of weird images, but none really depicting anything resembling a guy playing keys... Sounds to me like cold margarine hitting a hot frying pan - oozing, melting, covering everything in some sticky coatings. - Or maybe they sound a little bit like hot glue running down surfaces(Don´t ask). Flowing underneath and over this delicious liquid margarine - and pretty much all over the place, are the mellotrons, which sound like gospel choirs consisting only of seabirds. This record should be paradise to the mellotron lovers out there!

To me it feels like the drums together with the bass guitar sums up perfectly the enormous differences between 10.000 anos and this album. Gone is the late 70s production - and everything is much more vivid and natural. The rhythm section here is basically the rock quotient of the band. They cook up an uncanny rock n´ roll element to the music, and are essentially the driving forces of a record, that otherwise would have sounded completely different, and perhaps all too ethereal and pastoral. It´s simple and tight, and covered in a very dry sound to boot - adding a somewhat wooden texture to both the bass and drums. They feel natural and very much in tune with what the album is all about soundwise: Large sonic sculptures that open up like seedlings to the sun - which on this particular release is substituted with the synthesizer, but believe you me, when I tell you that there´s infinite warmth to be found in Quarteto 1111´s third and final album. This album is very much about mixing things up - creating a balance between the high soaring pompous orchestrations to the earthy acoustic guitars that dominate both pieces. Just like the rhythm section, they too work as the earthy and rocking part of the sound - balancing things out nicely.

This is one of those records that immediately feel welcoming and strong, -well at least to me that is. I found it instantly wonderful - and my appreciation has only been rekindled by subsequent listenings. It´s not a grower but a "confirmer" so to speak...

So welcome to this floating and swirling universe, that sounds like it´s wearing wings, and in fact is airborne - basking overhead on gentle mellotron winds. If you´re into the symphonic genre or RPI, then do yourself a favor and listen to this gem - it is a truly wonderful record!

One of its greatest achievements is that, what just as well could have ended up as an oversweetened, buttery and all too creamy affair, - in stead sounds like the cream has been tapped freshly right from the sacred cow´s teat. Uhhhmm fresh and warm...

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Quarteto 1111 Eclectic Prog

Review by Evandro Martini

5 stars A Mellotron classic!

I see this album as, to the mellotron, the same as Thick as a Brick to the flute in rock. A single song with developments, recapitulations, changes, everything that a prog epic deserves, and, most of all, a magnificent mellotron from beginning to end. Both the standard strings sound as the less known flute sound of the mellotron are superbly used, so if you, like me, think the mellotron is not an imitation of strings, flute or whatever, but an original instrument with beautiful timbres, you should definitely listen to this album.

The lyrics in Portuguese are quite good, they seem to be based on a poem about the revolution that put end to a long dictatorship in Portugal. Verses like "Because the smile has returned to the face/Of those who were vigilant" and "The forbidden word/The forgotten word/Liberty" (my translation) can be very touching.

The arrangements and the sound, generally, seem to me very much improvised, not contrived at all, with minimalism. (yes, mellotron and minimalism can coexist!)

PS: It's a shame that Brazil and Portugal are so distant culturally. This is the only Portuguese album I've heard, I can't think of a Portuguese movie or TV show I've ever watched, and besides José Saramago, all portuguese writers I can think of have died more than 70 years ago. If there are other bands and writers on the same level of Quarteto 1111 and Saramago, it's a pity that we never hear about them in Brazil

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Quarteto 1111 Eclectic Prog

Review by Theriver

4 stars Probably one of the best cd in my collection of symphonic prog. Full of 70's typical keyboards (including a lot of mellotron of course) but as well few really welcome piano part. The guitar is discreet but does its job very well when needed. The voice of Jose Cid is great and suit the music all the way either through the bombastic parts or the more intimates. The lyrics in Portuguese are not a obstacle either and brings a latin touch. This is to finish a very accessible album that i would recommend to lot of people who want to know a bit more about prog or to the already confirmed prog fans. Rating: 4.5

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Review by pedrosemedo

5 stars I'm just going to focus my review to the lyrics, since i couln't add anything new to these other reviews, it's a great album, the best in Portugal, along with 10.000 anos by José Cid, and Mistérios e Maravilhas and Humanoid by Tantra, although these two last are not at the same level.

While 10.000 anos is space themed, the end of manking as we know it, etc, etc, this piece is about the happiness and hope after the 1974 Revolution, it talks about the bright future of Portugal, with the arrival of freedom. All the slow and and gentle parts are filled with beautiful poetry about our people, but above that, about Humanity. The violent parts are a demand for liberty, for freedom for all the peoples. The lyrics on this song are about real people and real feelings, it's a mirror of the general feeling in Portugal after 1974.

This album has just been re-released in vinyl, by a spanish label. As soon as my copy arrives i'll be posting the lyrics, both in portuguese and english, maybe that way it'll become clear what this masterpiece is all about and why it is an outstanding work, both intrumental and lyrics.

5 stars.

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 Balada para D. Inês by QUARTETO 1111 album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1968
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Quarteto 1111 Eclectic Prog

Review by memowakeman
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2 stars First steps of Portuguese influential band!

Well, the name of Jose Cid may sound familiar to you, since he released one outstanding symphonic prog album in the late 70s, but before creating that record, he was part of a legendary Portuguese band called Quarteto 1111 which was formed in 1967 and as I mentioned in the first line, that band was without a doubt one of the most important and influential rock bands from Portugal, not only talking about progressive rock, but as a rock band or even psychedelic.

Their best album is "Onde, Quando, Como, Porqué, Cantamos Pessoas Vivas" which I personally love and highly recommend, but this time I am reviewing a short EP released by Quarteto 1111 back in 1967, which name is "Balada Para D. Ines".

Containing just 4 songs and a total time of only 10 minutes, so it is something really short, a brief proof of the bands first steps. "Balada Para D. Ines" opens the album, and since the very first moments you will notice that they may be a Portuguese version of The Moody Blues, with delicate vocals, and excellent use of keyboards orchestra-like as background, nice song.

"Partindo-Se" starts with something like harpsichord and then drums, acoustic guitar, nice drums and bass, when the keyboard sound provokes a psychedelic- like sound, but the song overall is very catchy and simple.

"Vale da Ilusao" reminds me again to the 60´s Moody Blues, or even The Zombies, a short 4/4 song with small musical changes, and which is probably my less favourite of this EP.

This short album ends with "Dragao" which is actually the shortest song, lasting only a couple of minutes, it starts with spoken word, then nice acoustic arpeggio and soft vocals, suggesting what the EP's title says, a ballad.

This is not recommendable to a prog fan, but if you already know Quarteto 1111 and want to explore their first steps, this may interest you, so my final grade is 2 stars, just for collectors.

Enjoy it, anyway!

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Review by Prog-Brazil
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4 stars This CD was released in 2008 by the label Do tempo do vinil in Portugal and a friend (Nuno) sent me as a gift from there. This edition brings photos, lyrics and an interview with the members of Quarteto 1111. The subject of Onde, Quando, Como, Porquê, Cantamos Pessoas Vivas (Where, When, How, Why, We Sing Living People) is the end of the dictatorship and the beginning of democracy in Portugal. Cantamos Pessoas Vivas is inspired in a poem by José Jorge Letria. According to Cid in his interview, this poem is dedicated to people that came to light and resuscitated in that beginning of democracy. This album is dedicated to mellotron lovers, like me, but it has also many acoustic passages. Cid thinks this album is more original than 10.000 anos entre Venus e Marte, that is, as he says, in the "trail" of English symphonic. In fact, I think the subject of this album more interesting than 10.000 anos..., but I still prefer the instrumental of that Cid album. Anyway, if you love symphonic prog with melloton and intelligent lyrics, you need get this one. It's the best album of Quarteto 1111 with José Cid.

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Review by memowakeman
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4 stars One of the best albums i discovered this year!

I remember when Quarteto 1111 was being suggested for addition and i thought that my knowledge about portuguese music was very limited (is, actually) anyway i was interested in this band and by chance i found their third release called Onde, Quando, Como, Porque, Cantamos Pessoas Vivas which was released in 1974 and if im not wrong was the last studio album of the band. My previous experience with portuguese prog rock was that highly acclaimed Jose Cid album, and oh surprise, Jose Cid playde in Quarteto 1111, so that was an extra point of interest to me.

This album is actually very short, it's lenght reaches only 30 minutes but which in my opinion are 30 well used minutes, the music is always contstant and maintain us interested in what is next. This record is divided in two songs with the same name of the album, the only difference would be the parte 1 and parte 2 thing.

Parte 1 starts with a great mellotron sound, and the vocals of Jose Cid inviting us to stay tuned since it sound with power and delicacy at the same time. The song has several changes but all of them are excellent planned, the music sometimes sounds aggressive and sometimes very pastoral, the acoustic guitars and drumming along with the almost predominant mellotron sound makes this really interesting, at the half of the song we will listen to some slower passages but it always return to the constant and beautiful musical sound produced, after the eleventh minute we will listen to another sudden change which is probably the most aggressive of them all, with a very nice guitar solo and a faster sound but wait, it makes a sudden stop and some spoken word enter, just to come back to that faster sound, the mellotron is simply exciting and the blend of symphonic pastoral and aggressive sound is simply awesome, i also think that the vocals of Cid play a main role here there are some kind of screams he does and soun very good, great music and what a powerful ending, pure mellotron bliss!

Parte 2 basically follows the first part as it would be just one song, i am not sure but i believe this is actually a one song album, but cut in two parts due to the LP issue, side A and B i mean. This part has also several changes the first one is after one minute, when it slows down, acoustic guitar appears, a melodic vocal style and there will always be a keyboard sound as background, sometimes mellotron, sometimes moog, etc. This part of side 2 has a bit more folkish and pastoral moments than the first one i think, there are no weak moments, it is a whole that always sounds fresh and interesting, i didn't find a boring minute, all is compact and enjoyable and actually i have no complaints for any musician, all of them play their instruments very well, and all the changes they did are in the right moment, it ends very emotional, with some high vocal notes that may cause you goosebumps, what a great end and a great album.

In general, pastoral music sometimes folkish, but very symphonic after all, mellotron heaven and a great melodic voice style, a beautiful album, which does not reach the 5 star level, but without a doubt is highly recommendable to any prog lover, especially for those ones who love mellotron, if someday is decided to add that .5 rating, i would give this a 4.5 one.

4 stars! Enjoy it!

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Review by Lopson

5 stars So along our path in Progressive Rock, there are these hidden gems that no matter how hard you try to uncover, you just can't. Some had a very limited pressing, some were regarded as rubbish back in the day, others were simply forgotten. Thankfully, ever since the new century started, people started looking back, as to see just how much they had lost on the way. Well, this was one of those things: a hidden album, obscure, unknown to the masses, known to the elite of the elites, something so rare that it was thought that it had been lost forever, along with the sands of time. But now it's back, and its kicking ass to pratically anything prog ever released in Portugal and in Europe, I dare say.

32 years after its release, here it is ladies and gentlemen: Onde/Quando/Como/Porquê/Cantamos Pessoas Vivas. Two years before 10 000 Anos, supposedly José Cid's greatest masterpiece, back when he was in Quarteto 1111, his brain clicked, and instead of a lightbulb appearing on top of his head, like it happens to most of us, this LP appeared. It was the dawn of a new regime in Portugal, and José Cid created its wake-up call in the cultural field. From mesmerizing lyrics, alluring to the beggining and ending of things, to keyboards like no other, a guitar that screams of agony, because the player is too damn good in this album, a drum that tells the band what to do and tells the listener what to expect (and by this I don't mean that it's predictable, I'm just trying to say that it creates a fantastic ambience) and, finally, to a bass that will make your house shake in respect, this CD has it all.

One song, that's all there's to it, just one, fantastic, long piece of progressive rock. But that's all it needed. This LP is, quite basically, an exact definition of what a progressive album should be like. Sure, it didn't bring a single new thing to the genre (besides unmatcheable 'Tron usage), but it used every single thing that defines the genre in such a fashion that you'll be forced to wonder: How can anyone NOT love this LP?.

By the time you reach the last second of this album, you'll realize the same thing I did: this album is a true world-wide masterpice that was hidden for too long, much to everyone's dismay.

Regarding the (first ever!) remaster: as you can probably imagine, this album was abandoned for so long that, when they went to pick up the master tapes, they were completely useless. So, instead of mastering from the original tapes, they did it from a LP. You won't hear a single click, which is nice, and you can hear a lot of background sounds, like the band members signalling each other with claps and whatnot, but the sound is plagued with bass and medium sounds. It's like the remastering engineers completely forgot about the treble sounds! As you can imagine, the 'Trons suffer quite a lot from this, but you can still hear them well enough to distinguish every sound they make. Even so, it's not like you have a choice here: you either buy the band-new CD, or you won't be able to listen to it, period.

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Quarteto 1111 Eclectic Prog

Review by Mellotron Storm
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4 stars 4.5 stars. This really is essential for those who love the mellotron. I'm not surprised that Eric Neuteboom has already reviewed this considering his love affair with "the tron". The star of this Portugeuse band is Jose Cid who sings and plays the beloved mellotron. I must say this music reminded me alot of the romantic Italian music during the quieter sections. There are also some aggressive moments where the drums, guitar vocals let loose. This really is one complete song that is divided into two parts because of course it was released on LP back in 1974. The cd version I have has no break between the two parts, it's one long 31 minute suite.

The mellotron comes in almost immediately joined by drums. Just a gorgeous sound. Synths a minute in while the mellotron continues to flow in waves. The vocals 1 1/2 minutes in sound great,quite passionate. A change 2 minutes in as piano arrives and with it a pastoral mood. Reserved vocals and mellotron lead the way. Strummed guitar, drums and synths all sound fantastic 6 minutes in followed by a mellotron flood. The song continues to change in tempo and mood. The tempo picks up 11 1/2 minutes in with some scorching guitar. Suddenly a calm with spoken words before the passionate vocals return as the song kicks back into gear. The mellotron, guitar and drums are outstanding 15 minutes in as it blends into "Part 2".

Aggressive vocals, blistering guitar and frantic drumming follows. Nice. This continues for a minute then it mellows out with reserved vocals, acoustic guitar and mellotron. A change 5 minute in as we get a fabulous mellotron / drum passage,not to mention the vocals. Piano before 8 minutes as mellotron and drums join in as themes are repeated. Tender vocals join in and then synths.

This is a mellotron feast ! This might be the best album ever to come out of Portugal. A must have.

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