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Boomkat Product Review:
One of the most celebrated singers in Brazil's Tropicalia movement, Gal Costa was (and I suppose still is) a peer of the likes of Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil. This collection takes in two volumes worth of songs culled from her catalogue between 1967 and 1982 on the first disc, with a second volume picking up selections from roughly the same period but this time extending as far as her 1983 album Baby Gal. Some of the recordings here are just exquisite. 'Nao Identificado' on the first volume is just incredible, Costa's effortlessly graceful vocal set against an undulating bed of strings and some psychedelic tape effects. Absolutely stunning. Proving that the second volume is by no means a collection of leftovers, the muffled horns and insane closing guitar licks of 'Saudosismo' provide a highlight straight off the mark. Further on, the astonishingly detailed string arrangements of 'Baby' are sure to charm. Both these songs are Caetano Veloso-penned numbers, and it's Gal Costa's early collaborations with Veloso (there are several duets over the course of this collection) that provide many of the strongest moments here. That said there really isn't a dull moment on this retrospective, it's a hugely rewarding listen. Highly recommended.