This song was originally performed by Elis Regina, as it appeared on her 1970 album Em Pleno Verão. Her version only clocked in at 1 min 38 sec. Regina literally joins the orchestra in a wordless tour-de-force, which is ended by a fadeout. Santana's version of "Verão Vermelho" also has a fadeout ending with a flamenco guitar solo and flourish, which goes on for about a minute while gradually fading out. The song was composed by Nonato Buzar.