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Studio album by Os Mutantes
Released 2000
Recorded November 1970
Genre Tropicália, psychedelic rock, experimental
Length 38:55
Label Universal
Producer Carl Holmes
Os Mutantes chronology
O A e o Z
(1992)O A e o Z1992
Mutantes Ao Vivo – Barbican Theatre, Londres 2006
(2006)Mutantes Ao Vivo – Barbican Theatre, Londres 20062006
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Tecnicolor would have been the fourth album by the Brazilian band Os Mutantes. The album was intended to be their introduction in the English-speaking world and included English versions of songs from the albums Os Mutantes and A Divina Comédia ou Ando Meio Desligado, re-recordings in Portuguese and French and several new songs.

It was recorded in Paris in 1970, the tapes were lost until writer Carlos Calado, working on an Os Mutantes biography, uncovered them. Another version of the myth is that they were unsatisfied with many of the recording and abandoned the project to return to Brazil, explaining why three of the recordings were used later that year for their album Jardim Elétrico.

It was released in 2000 on Universal Records, with artwork by Sean Lennon, in order to capitalize on the growing interest in Os Mutantes following the re-release of their early albums in the late 1990s.

Track listing[edit]

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

1."Panis et Circenses" (Re-recorded from Os Mutantes)Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil; English lyrics by Os Mutantes2:12
2."Bat Macumba" (Re-recorded from Os Mutantes)Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil3:16
3."Virginia" (Re-recorded for Jardim Elétrico) 3:23
4."She's My Shoo Shoo (A Minha Menina)" (Re-recorded from Os Mutantes)Jorge Ben; English lyrics by Os Mutantes2:52
5."I Feel A Little Spaced Out (Ando Meio Desligado)" (Re-recorded from A Divina Comédia ou Ando Meio Desligado) 2:51
6."Baby" (Re-recorded from Os Mutantes; Recording used for Jardim Elétrico)Caetano Veloso; English lyrics by Os Mutantes3:36
7."Tecnicolor" (Recording used for Jardim Elétrico) 3:54
8."El Justiciero" (Recording used for Jardim Elétrico) 3:52
9."I'm Sorry Baby (Desculpe, Babe)" (Re-recorded from A Divina Comédia ou Ando Meio Desligado)Arnaldo Baptista, Rita Lee2:42
10."Adeus, Maria Fulô" (Re-recorded from Os Mutantes)Sivuca, Humberto Teixeira2:39
11."Le Premier Bonheur du Jour" (Re-recorded from Os Mutantes)Jean Renard, Frank Gerald2:46
12."Saravah" (Re-recorded for Jardim Elétrico) 2:59
13."Panis et Circenses (Reprise)"Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil; English lyrics by Os Mutantes1:23
Os Mutantes
  • Arnaldo Baptista: vocals (tracks 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13), keyboards
  • Rita Lee: vocals (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13), percussion
  • Sérgio Dias: vocals (tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13), guitars
  • Liminha: bass, backing vocal
  • Dinho Leme: drums, percussion