Luiz Melodia has firmly established his place in MPB for some decades. On this 1997 release, he visits some of the styles that have been composing his broad palette: bolero, funk, ballad, rock, reggae, four-to-the-bar songs, choro, and samba. With catchy melodies (almost all compositions were written by him with or without partners) and expressive lyrics, the author of "Estácio, Holy Estácio" continues to be a strong presence in Brazilian music tradition. His competent vocal interpretations, backed by an extremely capable band with several different formations (with especial mention to the brass work), can convincingly deliver heavy rocks and delicate, subtle choros with equal consistency. The album has not the weight of his classic works though.
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AllMusic Review by Alvaro Neder