In 1974, when civil liberties were assaulted by the dictatorship in charge in Brazil, composer Eduardo Gudin, lyricist/poet Paulo César Pinheiro, and singer Márcia teamed to create the show O Importante é Que a Emoção Sobreviva. The show became historically important and its compositions were registered and released by Odeon, with O Importante é Que Nossa Emoção Sobreviva II being released in the next year. In 1996, the trio created the show Tudo o Que Mais Nos Uniu, and this album is its live recording. Recovering the repertory presented in the first show, which consisted of Gudin/Pinheiro's partnership in the period 1967/1976, and adding other songs written in the '80s, including "Arrebentação," which was performed with lyrics for the first time in this 1996 performance, this album is full of precious gems of the two great composers and is highly recommendable. But if vocal flaws by composers are endurable, the instrumental performances, especially the violão arrangements, are inexcusably simplistic and could be improved and sophisticated -- Brazilian music allows for that and this great repertory deserves it.
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AllMusic Review by Alvaro Neder