Raul Seixas

Uah-Bap-Lu-Bap-Lah-Beín-Bum!/A Pedra Do Gênesis

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This is a two-in-one CD reissue of the albums Uah-Bap-Lu-Bap-Lah-Béin-Bum! from 1987 and A Pedra do Gênesis from 1988. These are two of Raul Seixas' last, least famous, and also least impressive albums. Of course, Seixas was never completely uninteresting and there are several glimpses of his brilliance present even here. One welcome rarity is Seixas' interesting version of the Argentine composer Enrique Santos Discépolo's "Cambalache." The typically '80s styled and heavily produced soundscape doesn't suit Seixas' kind of music very well and it doesn't do anything to lift, by his own standards, the rather weak compositions. One particularly lackluster track is "I'm," which is an English version of "Gîtâ." Sadly, almost all the magic of Seixas' own brilliant original was lost in translation on that one.

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