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Baden / O Som de Baden Powell

Cover: LP Brazil 1968 - front  /  back  /  label (1)  /  label (2)  /  label (3)
LP Japan 1968 - front  /  gatefold  /  back  /  label
LP Japan 1978 - front  /  back  /  label
CD Brazil 2003 - front  /  back  /  booklet  /  disc  /  matrix
  1. Canto De Ossanha *
  2. Tristeza
  3. Manha De Carnaval
  4. Round About Midnight *
  5. Invencao Em 7 *
  6. Canto De Xango
  7. Percussao E Batuque
  8. Lamento *
  9. Sarava
  10. Das Rosas *
Musicians: Baden Powell (git, agogo, surdo)
Copinha (fl)
Sergio Barroso (b)
Alfredo Bessa (atabaque, guica)
Amauri Coelho (pandeiro, atabaque)
Milton Banana (dr)
Guitar Model: Author 3 by luthier Reinaldo DiGiorgio
Year of performance: From Friday-Saturday, 1-2 June 1966
Studio RioSom & Studio Atonal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Producer & Crew: Producer: Joachim E. Berendt & Wadi Gebara Netto
Recording Engineers: Paulo Nascimento & Dorival Reis
Linernotes: Aloysio de Oliveira, 1968 (Portuguese)
Fotos: Francisco Pereia
Artwork Artist: Cesar Villela
CD Booklet Notes: Tarik de Souza, 2003 (Portuguese)
Total Time 43:15 min.
Label: Elenco (Brazil, 1968)
Victor (Japan, 1968)
Universal Music (Brazil, 2003)
LP number: ME 48 (Brazil)
SFX-7153 (Japan)
CD number: 04400165442
UPC / EAN number: 004400166762
Release Year: LP: 1968, Brazil, Notice in Diario de Pernambuco, 3 June 1968

LP: 1968 & 1978, Japan
CD: 25 June 2003, Brazil
Also published as: O Mestre do Violao Brasileiro (CD-Box, Brazil, 2003)
Last page update: February 2021

BrazilOnGuitar says: Baden is an outtake album from the Tristeza on Guitar sessions in June 1966. They are alternative takes with slight variations e.g. in Das Rosas or Round Midnight and unused songs like Canto de Ossanha or Lamento, one title was named differently. They have a very different sound. The SABA recording sound have a stronger bass sound, probably according to the musical taste of producer Joachim E. Berendt. The sound of the Brazilian Elenco pressing sounds more intimate and personal, without the strong bass sound on all instruments.

Thus it is not a simple re-pressing of the famous SABA record, but shows a certain independence, reaching uniqueness. This is emphasised by using rare pictures, Baden Powell ether with Herbie Mann, who did not take part in the recording session, and a less typical PR picture showing Baden doing a chord spanning six frets.

Baden is a well-done outtake album, unfortunately the only in his discography. BOG recommends listening to both recordings, if possible the Japanese CD version of Tristeza on Guitar and the Baden-reissue from 2003 (whose tracklist is wrong, Sarava instead if Samba de Bencao, furthermore there is a graphical mistake in the front cover).

We thank Robert G. (Germany) for his translation.

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