A Divina Comédia ou Ando Meio Desligado

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A Divina Comédia ou Ando Meio Desligado
ADivinaComédiaou.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1970
RecordedOctober 1969
GenrePsychedelic rock, experimental rock
Length41:52
LabelPolydor (Brazil)
Omplatten (U.S.)
ProducerArnaldo Saccomani (Album producer for Polydor)
Jeff Gibson, Johan Kugelberg (Reissue producers for Omplatten)
Os Mutantes chronology
Mutantes
(1969)
A Divina Comédia ou Ando Meio Desligado
(1970)
Jardim Elétrico
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

A Divina Comédia ou Ando Meio Desligado is the third album by the Brazilian rock band Os Mutantes. The album was originally released in 1970 (see 1970 in music) and reissued in 1999 on Omplatten Records and again in 2006 by Omplatten's (and Polydor's) parent company, Universal Records. The title in English means: The Divine Comedy or I Am a Bit Disconnected. "I am a bit disconnected" in this sense means "I feel a little spaced out." The second track features the band imitating California accents. The album as a whole is characterized by a mix of psychedelic and religious imagery.

It's also the first album by the band to break away from the Tropicália aesthetic, and move towards more of a pure rock sound. Except for a tongue-in-cheek version of the ballad "Chão de Estrelas", the record shows little Brazilian music influence. This shift in direction is speculated to be because their helpers and influences, Tropicalismo stars Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil were exiled by the Brazilian military dictatorship.

The album cover reflects a similar illustration by Gustav Doré from Dante's Divine Comedy.

It was listed by Rolling Stone Brazil at #22 in the list of 100 best Brazilian albums in history.[2] The magazine also elected the title song "Ando Meio Desligado" as the 50th greatest Brazilian song.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Ando Meio Desligado"Arnaldo Baptista, Rita Lee, Sérgio Dias4:47
2."Quem Tem Medo de Brincar de Amor"Baptista, Lee3:40
3."Ave, Lúcifer"Baptista, Lee, Élcio Decário2:22
4."Desculpe, Babe"Baptista, Lee2:53
5."Meu Refrigerador não Funciona"Baptista, Lee, Dias6:34
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Hey Boy"Baptista, Decário2:50
7."Preciso Urgentemente Encontrar um Amigo"Roberto Carlos, Erasmo Carlos3:50
8."Chão de Estrelas"Orestes Barbosa, Sílvio Caldas3:16
9."Jogo de Calçada"Baptista, Wandler Cunha, Ilton Oliveira3:35
10."Haleluia"Baptista3:49
11."Oh! Mulher Infiel"Baptista4:31

Personnel[edit]

Os Mutantes

with:

  • Rogério Duprat: orchestral arrangements
  • Liminha: bass (tracks 2, 4, 6, 7)
  • Dinho Leme: drums
  • Raphael Villardi: acoustic guitar (tracks 3, 8) and vocals (track 3)
  • Naná Vasconcelos: percussion (tracks 1, 4)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Divina Comédia ou Ando Meio Desligado Info". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Os 100 maiores discos da música brasileira" (in Portuguese). Umas Linhas. 2007-12-20. Archived from the original on 2009-10-08. Retrieved 2009-04-20.
  3. ^ Pereira, Leonardo Dias (2009). "As 100 Maiores Músicas Brasileiras - "Ando Meio Desligado"". Rolling Stone Brasil (in Portuguese). Spring. Retrieved 6 January 2014.