FINALLY! This insanely great 1972 classic has received the reissue it deserves. Fresh back from a two-year exile, the great Gilberto Gil recorded an album that delivers on the promise of his three beautiful and diverse pre-exile releases. By this time, Gil's acoustic guitar playing had taken a quantum leap, and his songwriting and bandleading skills had also reached a new plateau. It's hard to describe just how wonderful this album really is. Its seemingly freewheeling spontaneity is deceptive, masking a sophisticated melding of the pop and the progressive. Gil's exuberant singing and playing take in rock, blues, Northeastern Brazilian regional styles and samba in the startlingly original way that made him a legend. The songs draw you right in even if you don't understand a word, the band is awesome, and the tracks consisting of just voice and guitar will make your jaw drop. The reissue of this album, complete with terrific bonus tracks, greatly enhances the available knowledge of Gil's work, especially for foreign listeners. This and "Refazenda" are Gilberto Gil's greatest all-around studio efforts, and I strongly suggest buying multiple copies of both for people you love. Today!!