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Os Mutantes Cavaleiros Negros / Tudo Bem / Balada Do Amigo album cover
4.14 | 22 ratings | 4 reviews | 45% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1976

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Cavaleiros Negros (8:30)
2. Tudo Bem (4:15)
3. Balada Do Amigo (3:26)

Total Time 16:11

Line-up / Musicians

- Sergio Dias / guitars, lead vocals
- Antonio Pedro Medeiros / bass, vocals
- Túlio Mourão / keyboards, vocals
- Rui Motta / drums, percussion, vocals

Releases information

7'' Som Livre (1976 Brazil)

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OS MUTANTES Cavaleiros Negros / Tudo Bem / Balada Do Amigo ratings distribution

(22 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(45%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(32%)
Good, but non-essential (9%)
Collectors/fans only (9%)
Poor. Only for completionists (5%)

OS MUTANTES Cavaleiros Negros / Tudo Bem / Balada Do Amigo reviews

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Review by CCVP
4 stars This very nice EP is actually the last record made by Os Mutantes in studio

First of all, i must say that i don't actually own the 7'' EP version, but actually the Tudo Foi Feito Pelo Sol re-release that contains this very good and rare EP made by Os Mutantes, but since their musical style here is very similar to their musical style in the album Tudo Foi Feito Pelo Sol, it actually makes sense putting them together in the re-release.

In the second place, all songs here are very nice. The album starts with the obviously Yes/Purple-influenced Cavaleiros Negros, that have a very good instrumental part (highlights to the great organ and synthetizer work), but a not so good vocal part by Sérgio Dias. The next one is the straightforward rock and roll / hard rock song Tudo Bem. The last song is the very nice ballad called Balada do Amigo. The last song is a really good ballad with a really nice guitar and piano work, though halfway though it Sérgio Dias screws up the vocals, singing considerably out of tune. Despite the vocal problem, Cavaleiros Negros is still the best song of the EP, being followed by the also very good (and also with some vocal problem) Balada do Amigo.

Grade and Final Thoughts

A very good EP by the legendary band Os Mutantes (or at least what was left of it), i think it deserves to be fairly rated, though having some problems (some cracks and background hiss). Because of it, 4 stars.

Review by ProgShine
COLLABORATOR Errors & Omissions Team
5 stars 01. Cavaleiros Negros Serginho on guitar, could you understand the importance? Prophetic letter, hallucinogenic sound, and perfect vocals in every way. All perfect. It was the peak of their career, damn Brazil. Some keyboards more than sensationals, a climate of calm and peace (I think it was definitely so that Sergio had in mind at the time). Then it is dark but clear, strange but normal. The explanation can only be felt by intuition, mind and the ear due shares of the body. Progressive in his noble place!

02. Tudo Bem Starts shaking, killer voice. And a groove almost insurmountable. Second voice made (to which all states) by keyboard player Túlio Mourão, the guitars are sensational, striking chorus-type 'Bicho Grilo' (hippie), to sing with it. Solo of drums in the middle without a shadow of a doubt Rui is great! The bass sound of Antonio also is unique, very good. A duel of guitar and keyboard, finally ... the same quality from start to finish.

03. Balada Do Amigo Guitar and piano start one of the most beautiful songs made in the brazilian territory, without exaggeration! A radio would play it today. A very good lyric talking about friendship and companionship (things missing in this world). Imagine this song with a clip of photos, you know? Those who are passing multiple photos of friends on a black background? I know, my mind travels there. And you think that music is for? Forget the illegal drugs, listen to music!

This Compact made mithe minds of many people at the time, and feft many people with hope in time (for a new LP), which never materialized, a pity!

Latest members reviews

2 stars The three songs comprising this EP are included as bonus tracks on the remastered version of Tudo Foi Feito Pelo Sol, os Mutantes' 1974 album. A little bit of background, as I understand it: between 1967 and 1974, this Brazilian band recorded eight albums, two of which wouldn't be released for decad ... (read more)

Report this review (#2218921) | Posted by patrickq | Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Unfortunately it is a 7" single, no CD version at all. But it contains the best prog song Mutantes ever made ! Cavaleiros Negros (Black Knights) is amazing !!! Very rich keyboard work from Tulio Murão ( later he worked with Milton Nascimento ) a very strong rhythm section and Sergio Dias showing a ... (read more)

Report this review (#143069) | Posted by madtrek | Tuesday, October 9, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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