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25 May 2017

Gerson Conrad (ex-Secos & Molhados).e Zezé Motta" Som Livre"1975 Brazil Psych Rock,MPB,Latin

Gerson Conrad  (ex-Secos & Molhados).e Zezé Motta" Som Livre"  1975 Brazil Psych Rock,MPB,Latin
Gerson Conrad (born April 15, 1952) is a Brazilian composer and musician. He began his career in the musical group Secos & Molhados.
Gerson Conrad was well known when he joined the group Secos & Molhados in 1973, with João Ricardo and Ney Matogrosso. He was responsible for one of the group's most classic songs, and of the time: "Rosa de Hiroshima", a poem by Vinicius de Moraes, music by Gerson. In the second disc of the group, of 1974, was composer of another song, "Delirium".
With the end of the group in 1974, Gerson joined the lyricist Paulo Mendonça and the actress and singer Zezé Motta, and in 1975 released Gérson Conrad and Zezé Motta, in which the songs "Trem nocturne" and "The Beetle Dance". In 1981, he did another solo work, Rosto Marcado, released by the Continental / Warner label, his last album released until then.
Today Gérson Conrad has his band, Trupi, who keeps in his repertoire some dry and wet songs, and songs of blues and rock. Currently they are with the show that takes the name of "Good Times", one of the songs written by Gerson Conrad. He also holds a degree in Architecture and holds the profession. But due to numerous requests from fans, admirers and friends, he decided to resume his artistic career in solo phase, to the joy of millions of fans spread all over Brazil and also in the world.................

The least popular of the three components of the iconic "Secos & Molhados", Gerson Conrad, at the end of the group, released in duet with the multifaceted Zezé Motta; This album that I would classify as "an addictive sonority".

Tasteful sumo arrangements, in perfect harmony between voices and a diverse repertoire, flirting hours with light ballads, vocals and instrumental that refer to a Celtic scenario, as well as at other times gaining the strong footprint and vigor of Disco Music; Precise guitars, a wonderful work done by the support band, with emphasis on the pianos and keyboards of Tomás Impróta; Among many other surprises reserved in this pearl, forgotten of our music.

Among all the great songs, highlight "The Dance of the Beetle", "Night Train" and the beautiful guitar solo of "Pop Star".

It would be simple to say that in the album there are blasts of what was produced by "Dry & Wet", but I go beyond; This is proof that perhaps many of the ideas and sonority of the famous and above mentioned band (which is usually seen only by the performances and the unmistakable voice of Ney Matogrosso or by the egocentrismo of John Ricardo, who to the four winds poses as the brain and the only spirit Creative group), we have here the proof that either Conrad's talent was widely used, collaborating in a great way with the success of the trio, but not having received due credit and due attention or its crative atmosphere was greater than if Could imagine and perhaps with their collaboration, the success of the band would have been even greater and the content released of more quality.

Take it easy! One, two, three ... A thousand times, even because it's impossible to only listen once...................

At the time of the release of the album, what was said was that Gerson had an immense talent, but it did not show enough security to launch a solo work and that was why he had invited Zezé Motta. In theory, working together would be easier and Gerson would expose himself less. Later, the most widely accepted version was that Gerson liked and believed in teamwork and even having only had an experience in the music world, the division of responsibilities was the most viable path.
The fact is that, out of insecurity or not, his choice could not have been better. Zeze was a consecrated actress (especially in theater and film), but as a professional singer, she was still taking the first steps. Her voice has always been incredible, she has acted as a singer in several nightclubs since 1971, but in compensation, it was not yet unanimous and the partnership with a music genius was seen with a certain distrust by the critics. Until then, the homonymous disc (released in 1975) was regarded as a pleasant surprise, with the duo surpassing all expectations.
Produced by Marcio Augusto and directed by Guto Graça Mello, the album presents beautiful songs, with very sophisticated arrangements. Gerson signs all the tracks with the exceptional composer Paulinho Mendonça, partner since the Dry and Wet season.
The musicians team is also first class with Roberto Martins and Paulo de Castro on guitars, Pedro Jaguaribe on bass, Aureo de Souza on drums, José Pestana on saxophone, Tomás Improta on piano and Gerson Conrad himself on the guitar of 06 and 12 strings, always accompanied by maestro Eduardo Souto Neto, in regency and orchestral arrangements.
All songs are really great, but there are undoubtedly those that stand out, starting with the song "Dança do Besouro". An unusual letter, an inspired piano and a wah-wah guitar that draws too much attention.
Rock n Roll eats loose in "Shaken Sleep" and this time, the sax solo steals the scene. Great music, one of the best. The "Night Train" lead is wonderful, with the country music's golden light illuminated, as well as the lyricism of "The Legacy of the Earth", which closes the A side very well.
On the B side, "Always in Me", "Popstar", "Lilies Dead" and "1974" represent the best on the album, exposing deep lyrics, solid Rock bases and the perfect synchronization of the voices of Gerson and Zezé, Besides of course, the brilliance of both in the songs alone. Bottom line, great job!
The more enthusiastic fans usually say that this record is the best of the solo works of the ex-Secos and Wet. It is hard to say, even though they are totally different works (still good). What you can say is, really, it is a very well produced and musically, you do not owe any of the other two.
Those who thought that Gerson's music was just the "Rose of Hiroshima" could prove all his talent as a composer and singer. Those who looked suspiciously at the singer Zezé Motta, had the opportunity to check out all the magic of this diva and certainly were eager to get her other (also very good) records, released a few years later.................


Violões [6 e 12 cordas] – Gerson Conrad
Arranjos– Eduardo Souto Neto, Gerson Conrad, Marcelo Frias, Paulo De Castro, Tomás Improta*
Baixo – Pedro Jaguaribe
Condutor, maestro – Eduardo Souto Neto
Bateria/Percussão– Aureo De Souza
Vocais de apoio – Paulinho Mendonça (tracks: A1)
Musicas de – Gerson Conrad
Piano, Teclados – Tomás Improta*
Produção Musical – Marcio Augusto
Produção [Diretor de Produção] – Guto Graça Mello
Guitarra rítimica/Guitara Solo – Paulo De Castro, Roberto Martins (2)
Saxofone, Flautas – José Pestana
1 A dança do besouro
2 Favor dos ventos
3 Sono agitado
4 Trem noturno
5 Estranho sorriso
6 Bons tempos
7 O legado da terra
8 Sempre em mim
9 Pop star
10 Um resto de sol
11 Lírios mortos
12 A medida
13 Novo porto
14 1974

1973 – Secos e Molhados (Continental)
1974 – Secos e Molhados [II] (Continental)
1975 – Gérson Conrad e Zezé Motta (Som Livre)
1981 - Rosto Marcado (Warner/Continental)

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