Brazil (Men at Work album)

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Brazil
Live album by Men at Work
Released August 25, 1998
Recorded May 1996 - March 1998
Genre Pop rock,[1] New Wave
Length 76:11
Label Sony
Producer Greg Ham, Colin Hay
Men at Work chronology
Two Hearts
(1985)
Brazil
(1998)
Singles from Brazil
  1. "The Longest Night"
    Released: 1998

Brazil is a live album by Australian band Men at Work, released in 1998. This album was recorded at a live show in Brazil, hence the title. It was first released there as Brazil '96, but for the international release, the year was removed and a new studio recording, "The Longest Night", was added.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

In their retrospective review, Allmusic wrote that: "The new members sound almost identical to the originals, and with a stellar set list composed almost entirely of classic material, it's nearly impossible to hear the difference between the Men at Work lineups of 1996 and 1983."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Batucada"       0:23
2. "Overkill"   Colin Hay C. Hay 4:19
3. "Touching the Untouchables"   C. Hay, Ron Strykert R. Strykert 3:53
4. "Catch a Star"   C. Hay C. Hay 3:43
5. "Into My Life"   C. Hay C. Hay 5:29
6. "No Sign of Yesterday"   C. Hay C. Hay 7:09
7. "Down Under"   C. Hay C. Hay, Strykert 7:23
8. "Underground"   C. Hay C. Hay 3:50
9. "Helpless Automaton"   Greg Ham G. Ham 3:40
10. "Who Can It Be Now?"   C. Hay C. Hay 3:57
11. "No Restrictions"   C. Hay C. Hay 4:24
12. "Everything I Need"   C. Hay C. Hay 3:29
13. "Dr. Heckyll and Mr. Jive"   C. Hay C. Hay 4:16
14. "Down by the Sea"   C. Hay C. Hay, R. Strykert, G. Ham, Jerry Speiser 6:37
15. "It's a Mistake"   C. Hay C. Hay 5:22
16. "Be Good Johnny"   C. Hay C. Hay, G. Ham 4:33
17. "The Longest Night"   G. Ham G. Ham 4:07

Notes:

  • All songs recorded live during Men at Work's tour of Brazil in May '96, except "The Longest Night" which was recorded in Secret Garden Studio (Melbourne) in March '98.

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Greg Ham, Colin Hay
  • Engineers: David Dale, Greg Ham
  • Mixing: David Dale, Michael Letho
  • Editing: Greg Ham, Joe Privitelli
  • Programming: Greg Ham
  • Arranger: Toots Wostry
  • Coordination: Greg Ham
  • Photography: Greg Ham, Ana Hernandez, Isamu Sawa
  • Art direction: Steve Hunt
  • Design: Steve Hunt
  • Concept: Greg Ham

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