José Cid - 10.000 Anos Depois Entre Vénus E Marte
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 1,14 GB
Label: Virrey/OR-FPAT 6001 | Release: 1978 | This Issue: 2014 | Genre: Progressive-Rock
An all- time classic of 70s progressive rock!!! Released in Portugal in 1978, this is a spacey symphonic rock trip into outer space, dominated by mellotron, string synth and other synthetizers, with the addition of guitars, bass and drums. Unanimously rated as one of the best progressive albums of the 70s worldwide, it’s musically close to the French take on symphonic rock, though logically sung in Portuguese. Echoes of psychedelic Pink Floyd and the Moody Blues are obvious. Very limited reissue of 300 copies, South American pressing, super nice gatefold cover and a reproduction of the 6- sided poster as well, and one bonus track, “Vidas”!!!!
Portugal isn’t exactly what you call a prog rock hotbed, but perhaps the most surprising figure in the prog rock scene was that country’s biggest pop star, and he went by the name of José CID. Yes, this was the guy who entered in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1980. Of course, by that time, the guy had little to do with prog anymore. But in 1978, that was a very different story with this, “10.000 Anos Depois Entre Vénus e Marte”. Here, he’s loaded with tons of great analog keyboards like Mellotron, Mini Moog, Solina string synths, and created a sci-fi concept album about the destruction of Earth, and the two escapees returning to Earth some 10,000 years after its destruction.
Musically, it reminds me a little of such late ’70s German bands, like ELOY, especially with the sci-fi concept and spacy synthesizers. The big difference here is CID chose to sing in his own language, which is a huge benefit. One big reason why Mellotron fans are going to need this album is one of the songs actually bears the title “Mellotron O Planeta Fantástico”! Can’t argue with an album with such a song. Actually the first two songs, “O Ultimo dia na Terra” and “O Caos” are by far the best, most amazing pieces of music I have heard from the late ’70s. Certainly the rest of the album doesn’t reach those same heights, but it’s truly an incredible album. It’s too bad the Portuguese press decided to bury the album upon release, it certainly hurt CID big time, and that’s why he turned to more conventional pop.
Review by Proghead, progarchives.com
A1 O Último Dia Na Terra
A2 O Caos
A3 Fuga Para O Espaço
A4 Mellotron, O Planeta Fantástico
B1 10.000 Anos Depois Entre Vénus E Marte
B2 A Partir Do Zero
B4 Vida (Sons Do Quotidiano) (Bonus Track)
Arranged By – José Cid
Bass, Guitar [Lead], Guitar [12 String], Acoustic Guitar – Zé Nabo
Drums, Percussion – Ramon Gallarza
Engineer – Jorge Barata, Moreno Pinto
Guitar [12 String] – Mike Sergeant (tracks: 2)
Mellotron, Synthesizer [Moog], String Ensemble, Piano, Synthesizer, Vocals – José Cid
Producer – José Cid
Recorded in 1977-1978 at
AT Studios – Campolide, Lisbon.
(P) 1978 Orfeu