Various Artists

Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical Compiled By David Byrne: Vinyl 2LP


Release Date: 1 December, 2023

Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical was Luaka Bop’s first release, and in many ways it started the trend to compile music from other places. Here’s what the guy who put this retrospective together has to say about it:

Wow when did this first come out? 1989? Over 30 years ago! I listened to some of the songs yesterday and, well, they hold up, they’re truly timeless songs. Beauty can be pointed. -David Byrne, March 2021

Side A
I. Ponta De Lanca Africano (Umbabarauma) - Jorge Ben
2. Sonho Meu - Maria Bethania E Gal Costa
3. Só Quero Um Xodó - Gilberto Gil
4. Um Canto De Afoxé Para O Bloco Do Ilê (Ilê Ayê) - Caetano Veloso

Side B
I. O Leãozinho - Caetano Veloso 
2. Caçada - Chico Buarque
3. Cálice - Chico Buarque
4. Equatorial - Lô Borges
5. San Vicente - Milton Nascimento

Side C
I. Quilombo, O El Dorado Negro - Gilberto Gil 
2. Caramba! ...galileu Da Galileia - Jorge Ben
3. Caixa De Sol - Nazaré Pereira
4. Maculelê - Nazaré Pereira
5. Queixa - Caetano Veloso

Side D
I. Andar Com Fé - Gilberto Gil
2. Fio Maravilha - Jorge Ben
3. Anima - Milton Nascimento

Luaka Bop
Vinyl LP