Maria Maria (vinyl 2LP)

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Far Out Recordings proudly presents Milton Nascimento’s Maria Maria. Recorded in 1976 and unreleased until almost thirty years later, the album was written as the soundtrack to a ballet which dealt with the legacy of slavery in Brazil. Raw, atmospheric and emotionally charged, Maria Maria reveals one of Brazil’s greatest ever songwriters at his creative peak. Featuring an all-star cast of fellow Brazilian legends including Nana Vasconcelos, Joao Donato, Paulinho Jobim, and members of Som Imaginario, Maria Maria holds what Milton considers to be the definitive versions of some of his classic songs, including ‘Os Escravos De Jó’ and ‘Maria Maria’. Originally released in 2003 as a double CD package, with Milton Nascimento's 1980 follow up ballet soundtrack Ultimo Trem, Maria Maria now available on vinyl for the very first time, with Ultimo Trem set for vinyl release early 2020.