Ritchie

Brilhantes Series

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Ritchie started in the cult rock band Vímana, worked in the Barca do Sol with other future famous musicians, and consolidated his ephemeral career in the '80s, with 500,000 copies of his first single ("Menina Veneno," included here) and 700,000 copies of his first LP (from which "Baby Meu Bem" is included here) sold. Released in 1984, the second LP, E a Vida Continua (whose homonymous hit is also included here), sold 100,000 copies, and the third, Circular, less than 100,000. The single "Transas" (by Paulinho Lima, his manager, with Nico Resende) sold 100,000 copies but the following LP, Loucura & Mágica (June 1987), sold only 25,000 copies. The LP Pra Ficar Contigo (1988) sold only 13,000 copies, and Sexto Sentido (1990) sold only 6,000 copies. "Casanova," which was inserted in the soundtrack of the Champagne soap opera on TV Globo, is another of the few representative songs of his solo career. This compilation leaves out important songs, like "Vôo de Coação," which had guitarist Steve Hackett (formerly of Genesis) in a special appearance, and the hit "Transas."