A Tábua de Esmeralda

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A Tábua de Esmeralda
Studio album by Jorge Ben
Released 1974
Genre Tropicália, MPB
Length 40:06
Label Philips
Producer Paulinho Tapajós
Jorge Ben chronology
10 Anos Depois
(1973)
A Tábua De Esmeralda
(1974)
Solta o Pavão
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Tiny Mixtapes Favorable[2]

A Tábua De Esmeralda is a 1974 release by Brazilian artist Jorge Ben.

It was ranked by Rolling Stone Brazil as the sixth greatest Brazilian album of all time.[3] The title refers to the Emerald Tablet, a cryptic piece of Hermetica reputed to contain the secret of the prima materia and its transmutation, and many of the songs refer to alchemy and mysticism.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jorge Ben, except where noted

  1. "Os alquimistas estão chegando os alquimistas" – 3:15
  2. "O homem da gravata florida" – 3:05
  3. "Errare humanum est" – 4:50
  4. "Menina mulher da pele preta" – 2:57
  5. "Eu vou torcer" – 3:15
  6. "Magnólia" – 3:14
  7. "Minha teimosia, uma arma pra te conquistar" – 2:41
  8. "Zumbi" – 3:31
  9. "Brother" – 2:54
  10. "O namorado da viúva" – 2:03
  11. "Hermes Trismegisto e sua celeste tábua de esmeralda" (Jorge Ben, Fulcanelli, traditional) – 5:30
  12. "Cinco minutos" – 2:57

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r281230
  2. ^ a b Wojciechowski, Mike. "1974: Jorge Ben Jor - A Tábua de Esmeralda", Tiny Mixtapes, Nov. 31, 2011.
  3. ^ "Os 100 maiores discos da música brasileira" (in Portuguese). Umas Linhas. 2007-12-20. Archived from the original on 20 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-20.