Caetano Veloso (1969 album)

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Caetano Veloso
Studio album by Caetano Veloso
Released 1969
Genre Tropicália, MPB, psychedelic rock
Length 41:55
Label Philips
Producer Rogério Duprat
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Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Caetano Veloso (a.k.a. Álbum Branco, which means White Album, in Portuguese) is an album released in Brazil in 1969, being the third album by Caetano Veloso, his second solo. It is considered by many[who?] one of Veloso's best, and one that represents Tropicália.

The album vocals and acoustic guitars were recorded in a small recording studio in Salvador, where Veloso was confined for defying the authoritarian Brazilian government of the time, after spent some time arrested in Rio de Janeiro. He recorded the vocals, and Gilberto Gil the acoustic guitar, which were sent to arranger and producer Rogério Duprat, who added layers of electric guitars, horns, bass, drums and other instruments in a more professional studio in São Paulo.

The album, like his predecessor, is very eclectic (a characteristic of the Tropicália movement), with songs that vary from Bossa Nova, Psychedelic rock, Carnival music, traditional Bahian music, Fado, Tango, and others. It has songs in Portuguese, Spanish, and English.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Caetano Veloso except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Irene"   3:48
2. "The Empty Boat"   4:15
3. "Marinheiro Só" (Traditional; Adaptation by Caetano Veloso) 3:29
4. "Lost in the Paradise"   3:27
5. "Atrás do Trio Elétrico"   2:45
6. "Os Argonautas"   2:47
Side two
No. Title Length
7. "Carolina" (Chico Buarque) 2:38
8. "Cambalache" (Enrique Santos Discépolo) 2:31
9. "Não Identificado"   4:03
10. "Chuvas de Verão" (Fernando Lobo) 2:51
11. "Acrilírico" (Caetano Veloso, Rogério Duarte, Rogério Duprat) 3:01
12. "Alfômega" (Gilberto Gil) 5:57