First Two Releases of our Marcos Valle series – ‘Marcos Valle’ & ‘Garra’ Available for Pre Order Now! | CD | LP | MP3

Light In The Attic is pleased to announce the first two releases of our Marcos Valle reissue series, Marcos Valle and Garra are available for preorder at LightInTheAttic.net

 

Marcos Valle – Marcos Valle (1970)

Marcos Valle was originally released in 1970 and not only features a seductive cover image of Marcos reading the local papers with a bottle of liquor on a side table, but a dynamic musical backing from some of Brazil’s most gifted players. Hip-hop fans may even recognize the opening horn blasts of “Ele E Ela,” sampled to great effect on Jay Z’s “Thank You.” Any way you spin it, we at Light In the Attic are extremely proud to present Marcos Valle as part of our four-album Marcos Valle reissue campaign.

Consisting of an ambitious string of early 1970s landmark studio sessions (sympathetic in spirit to Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye’s game changing work from the same era) and released on CD and LP, Marcos Valle (including a rare bonus track on the CD version) features extensive liner notes by San Francisco-based writer Allen Thayer (Wax Poetics) with exclusive interview content and song-by-song breakdown from Marcos himself. Fans new and old will finally have easy breezy access to these once hard-to-find Brazilian classics.

  • PRE-ORDER ONLY: Choose a copy on “orange” colored wax (limited to 150 copies) or black wax – DON’T SLEEP!
  • In-depth liner notes interviewing Valle
  • First Time Available in North America
  • CD version Includes bonus track “Berenice”
  • Lyrics in Portuguese & English
  • 180-gram wax LP with original art expanded on a gatefold old-school “tip-on” jacket

What’s Inside video for Marcos Valle CD here.

 

 

Marcos Valle – Garra (1971)

The follow-up album to Brazilian singer, songwriter, and musician Marcos Valle’s 1970’s self-titled long player, Garra continues to express a socially aware stance combined with a playful hodge-podge of samba, bossa nova, baião (a rhythmic beat from the rural northeast of Brazil), black American music, and psychedelic rock. Marcos and lyricist brother Paulo Sergio recorded the disc with some of Brazil’s top studio musicians and created the pair’s most overtly political statement. Recorded amongst sessions for a steady stream of popular TV novella soundtracks—a side gig for the sun-kissed composer—the results tested the military led government’s hand picked sensors, looking over the country’s art and music with sharp eyes for critical or objectionable content. Unfortunately, some of Valle’s peers didn’t’ fare as well and were either exiled (like Tropicália movement icons Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso in 1969) or fled the country for the United States or Europe.

Garra was originally released in 1971 and brought us the rare groove classic “Wanda Vidal,” heralded by UK, European, and Japanese music fans years after the disc’s initial release. Amidst an intoxicating mix of instruments, vocals, and orchestration, it’s a deep cut on an even deeper document. Any way you spin it, we at Light In The Attic are extremely proud to present Garra as part of our four-album Marcos Valle reissue campaign. Consisting of an ambitious string of early 1970s landmark studio sessions (sympathetic in spirit to Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye’s game changing work from the same era) and released on CD and LP, Garra features extensive liner notes by San Francisco-based writer Allen Thayer (Wax Poetics) with exclusive interview content and song-by-song breakdown from Marcos himself. Tackling topic from Presidential corruption, rampant consumerism, and the black power movement, Garra is a welcome addition to any South American friendly record collection and sits proudly with the best of Brazil.

  • PRE-ORDER ONLY: Choose a copy on “gold” colored wax (limited to 150 copies) or black wax – DON’T SLEEP!
  • In-depth liner notes interviewing Valle
  • First Time Available in North America
  • Lyrics in Portuguese & English
  • 180-gram wax LP with original art expanded on a gatefold old-school “tip-on” jacket

What’s Inside video for Garra LP here.

Stay tuned! More releases from Marcos Valle to be announced!