A while back, I found a CD on Philips Brasil, representing “Brasil” – though it likely has more to do with what was on offer in 1984, at the advent of the compact disc.  So, maybe not your best selection, but a selection none-the-less…

Brasil (Philips Brasil 822842.2)

  1. NEY MATOGROSSO – Bambo de bambau
  2. ERASMO CARLOS – Close
  3. KLEITON & KLEDIR – Viva
  4. ELBA RAMALHO – Banho de cheiro
  5. CAETANO VELOSO – Eclipseoculta
  6. GAL COSTA – Rumba Louca
  7. ALCEU VALENCA – Anunciacao
  8. MARINA – Fulgas
  9. EMILIO SANTIAGO – Nego John
  10. JOAO BOSCO – Nacao
  11. CHICO BUARQUE – Morena de Angola
  12. TOQUINHO – Aquarela
  13. ELIS REGINA – Nada sera como antes

Total time: 57:55

Like I said previously, newer stuff Mostly from 1983 – so while the guys I actually like (such as Hermeto Pascoal) are likely described as M.P.B. – with this disc, I can hip myself to 1984 Brasil, as such.

Ryuichi Sakamoto “Ongakuzukan” SHM-CD

Happy birthday Dick Heckstall-Smith (sax player in Colosseum)(1934) and Bryan Ferry (singer & piano player of Roxy Music)!

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO – Ongakuzukan / Illustrated Music Encyclopedia (2CD SHM-CD)

The original 1984 LP was 10 tracks, it was…all we knew about Mr. Sakamoto, at that time.  There are several versions of CD, each time adding a track (or two).  This album is straightforward Japanese music, of the electro-pop type; a Y.M.O. solo album, too.  The new 2CD SHM-CD version is designated as the “2015 edition”, with 27 tracks!  Disc 2 of the new set is 12 “demos” of nearly the entire album!

To be fair, it is a pretty good Ryuichi Sakamoto album.  I’d put it in the Top 10 of Y.M.O. solo albums.

Disc 1

Tibetan Dance


Paradise Lost

Self Portrait

(Japanese title)

M.A.Y. In The Backyard

(Japanese title)

(Japanese title)

A Tribute To Nam Jun Paik


(Japanese title)

(Japanese title)

(Japanese title)

(Japanese title)

Tibetan Dance (Version)


Disc 2

M2 Bill

M4 Tod

Self Portrait (featuring Minako Yoshida)


M11 Bruc

M16 Untitled


M23 Ballad


0014-02-May 16

M31 Tokyo Melody

M33 Untitled