Os Mutantes (album)

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Os Mutantes
Os Mutantes.jpg
Studio album by Os Mutantes
Released June 1968
Recorded December 1967 - January 1968
Genre Tropicália, psychedelic rock, experimental rock, avant-garde
Length 36:30
Label Polydor (Brazil), Omplatten (United States - 1999), Universal (worldwide/USA - 2006)
Producer Manoel Barenbein
Os Mutantes chronology
Os Mutantes
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Amazon.com (favorable)[3]
Crawdaddy! (favorable)[4]

Os Mutantes is the debut album by the Brazilian tropicalia band Os Mutantes. It was originally released in 1968 by Polydor and influenced by traditional Brazilian music styles, as well as American and British bands. The album includes a cover of The Mamas & The Papas' "Once Was a Time I Thought", translated into "Tempo no Tempo",[5] and a cover of "Le premier bonheur du jour", previously recorded by Françoise Hardy. It was reissued in 1999 on Omplatten Records and again in 2006 by Omplatten's (and Polydor's) parent company, Universal Records.

The album was critically acclaimed around the world, and was put at #12 on Mojo magazine list of "50 Most Out-There Albums of All Time".[6] It appears at number 9 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 greatest Brazilian albums of all time.[7] It also appears at number 9 on the Rolling Stones's 10 Greatest Latin Rock Albums of All Time.[8]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Arnaldo Baptista, Rita Lee and Sérgio Dias except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Panis et Circenses"   Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso 3:40
2. "A Minha Menina"   Jorge Ben 4:45
3. "O Relógio"     3:31
4. "Adeus, Maria Fulô"   Sivuca, Humberto Teixeira 3:06
5. "Baby"   Caetano Veloso 3:01
6. "Senhor F"     2:35
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "Bat Macumba"   Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso 3:10
8. "Le premier bonheur du jour"   Franck Gérald, Jean Renard 3:39
9. "Trem Fantasma"   Caetano Veloso, Arnaldo Baptista, Rita Lee, Sérgio Dias 3:18
10. "Tempo no Tempo"   John Phillips - Version: Arnaldo Baptista, Rita Lee, Sérgio Dias 1:47
11. "Ave Genghis Khan"     3:48


Os Mutantes
Special guests


  1. ^ About.com review
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Amazon.com review
  4. ^ Crawdaddy! review
  5. ^ Bush, John. "Os mutantes". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  6. ^ http://rateyourmusic.com/list/fedderedder/mojo_magazines_50_most_out_there_albums
  7. ^ "Os 100 maiores discos da música brasileira". Rolling Stone Brasil. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  8. ^ Lechner, Ernesto (19 November 2012). "The 10 Greatest Latin Rock Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "Os mutantes". Discos do Brasil. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 

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