After five years without recording an album as the leader, on this album, Ivan Lins formed partnerships with Caetano Veloso and Celso Viáfora, along with the hors-concours Vítor Martins. Of the 15 tracks of the album, 13 are partnerships, but Martins participated in only two, always with his usual mastery: in the Caribbean drive of "Cuidate Más" and in the romantic "Nada Sem Você." "Olimpo," written with Celso Viáfora, takes the Olympics' cue and asks whether talented boys deviated to crime couldn't have been athletes instead. "Dois Córregos" (with Veloso) is a ballad with a string section and a samba-canção structure and romantic lyrics. The song was the theme of the homonymous film by Carlos Reinchenbach and was nominated for the Latin Grammy before Veloso added the lyrics. But maybe the most communicative song is the Bahian samba "Na Areia, Na Beira Do Mar" (Ivan Lins/Cláudio Jorge), at the same time delicate and happy.
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AllMusic Review by Alvaro Neder