BrazilOnGuitar says: The second volume of Le Monde Musical has again the approved mixture of arrangements,
romantic themes, a standard and own compositions.
BP sings Lapinha, one of his compositions that won the first prize in the I Bienal do Samba with Elis Regina and
the Originais do Samba in 1968.
The romantic string arrangements are done according to the European taste of that time. The most interesting compositions
are Ao meu amigo Pedro Santos, Iemanja and Maritima.
They point to his future development: Maritima, the only solo piece has harmonic elements of the Estudos
album, Ao meu amigo Pedro Santos would be in his concert program in 1974, and Iemanja would appear in a
similarly percussed version on 27 Horas de Estudio.
Two french LP´s with the same number circulated. One is with the gatefoldcover, which is nicer.
Inside a typical picture: Baden with closed eyes and headphones.
The Japanese CD release is as usual very well done: carefully remastered and the cover is a miniature same as the original
gatefold cover from 1969. We thanks Robert G. for his translation and Olaf for first scans and infos.
A special thanks to François Decker (son of Jacqueline François) for his generous gift of the Test-LP.