Brasil was The Manhattan Transfer's tenth album. It was released in 1987 on Atlantic records
This album was a new foray for the group into Brazilian music. During the recording sessions they worked with many songwriters, including Ivan Lins, Milton Nascimento, Djavan, and Atlantic records Jazz recording artist Gilberto Gil. After the initial recording sessions, the songs were re-arranged and then fitted with English lyrics.
This album won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals.
The song "Soul Food To Go" reached #25 on Billboard Magazine's Top Adult Contemporary chart.
- "Soul Food to Go" (Djavan, Doug Fider) (5:08)
- "The Zoo Blues" (Djavan, Doug Fider) (3:55)
- "So You Say" (Djavan, Amanda McBroom) (4:47)
- "Capim" (Djavan) (4:58)
- "Metropolis" (Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins, Brock Walsh) (4:15)
- "Hear the Voices" (Gilberto Gil, Tracy Mann) (4:06)
- "Agua" (Djavan, Brock Walsh) (5:08)
- "The Jungle Pioneer" (Márcio Borges, Milton Nascimento, Brock Walsh) (3:30)
- "Notes from the Underground" (Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) (5:45)
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