Mr Bongo

Gal Costa - India (50th Anniversary Edition)

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Catalogue Number MRBLP282
Format LP
Release Date 07/07/2023
1 in stock

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The album's iconic, controversial cover art was banned by the Brazilian military dictatorship upon its release, which resulted in it being covered up and wrapped in a blue plastic bag when sold in record shops. It is one of Gal's strongest albums, consistently exceptional throughout and the perfect starting point for those unfamiliar with her rich catalogue. It includes the incredible 'Pontos De Luz', one
of our favourite Brazilian songs of all time, and famously sampled by Kaytranada on 'Lite Spots'. There's also the accordion- led scorcher 'Relance', which still rocks discerning dancefloors to this day. A wonderful album from start to finish, touching on MPB, folk, jazz, funk and rock with strong Tropicalia and Nordestino influences throughout. For its 50th anniversary, we knew we had to do something special, so we enlisted the sensational mastering and lacquer- cutting engineer Miles Showell from Abbey Road to cut a half-speed master for a beautiful spacious sound. The album is housed in its original replica gatefold cover with an OBI. There is also an insert with an interview, and an A2 poster exclusive to this release. RIP Gal Maria da Graca Penna Burgos Costa, your light shines on. "One of Brazil's greatest singers and a model for generations of Brazilian performers" NY Times "India cemented Gal Costa's status as one of Brazil's biggest and most defiant stars" Pitchfork
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