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Studio album by Madredeus
Released 12 May 1990
Genre World Music
Length 43:00
Label EMI
Madredeus chronology
Os Dias Da Madredeus
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Existir (translated from Portuguese; means "To exist"), was the second full-length studio disc from Portuguese band Madredeus. The group gained a better sound and production this time around, as it recorded in an actual studio, rather than below a tram railway (as was their first disc). The music maintains the same sextet format as its predecessor; the classical guitars, the keyboards, the accordion, the cello, and vocalist Teresa Salgueiro; yet it finds them forming a bond between their original music and Portuguese folk, together with the atmosphere created by the use of keyboards & synthesizers. The festive/traditional "O Pastor (The Shepherd)" became a national hit.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Matinal (Vocal Version)" – 3:24
  2. "O Pastor" – 3:42
  3. "O Navio" – 3:36
  4. "Tardes De Bolonha (Instrumental)" – 3:05
  5. "O Ladrão" – 2:50
  6. "Confissão" – 2:48
  7. "O Pomar Das Laranjeiras" – 4:20
  8. "Cuidado" – 4:12
  9. "As Ilhas Dos Açores" – 5:04
  10. "O Menino" – 3:56
  11. "Solstício" – 4:14
  12. "A Vontade De Mudar " – 2:19
  • "O Pastor" was covered by vocalist/guitarist Rafael Bittencourt (co-founder of the Brazilian heavy metal band Angra) on his solo record Bittencourt Project – Brainworms I