MILTON’S MAGIC

Milton Nascimento: Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser & Saidas E Bandeiras No. 2
From Clube De Esquina (EMI, 1972)

The lovely and talented Julianne Shepherd of Cowboyz and Poodles made mention of this album recently and I was remembering the first time I heard it. Dave Tompkins had brought it back from Sao Paulo two years back. He dropped the needle on “Tudo Que” and I was immediately mesmerized. The song is amazing, probably one of the best Brazilian songs I know yet it doesn’t give you, at all, an indication of what the rest of the album is like. As a double-disc, Clube De Esquina covers a huge range of musical styles and sounds, including what I seem to think are a lot of psychedelic influences (“Saidas” certainly seems to fall into that category, no?).

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