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Joyce, Naná Vasconcelos, Mauricio Maestro

Visions of Dawn (LP. Clear)

Label: Far Out Recordings

Format: LP, Clear

Genre: Brazilian

In stock


Recorded in Paris, in 1976, Visions of Dawn is the stunning ‘lost’ Brazilian acid-folk album by Joyce, Nana Vasconcelos and Mauricio Maestro. First uncovered and released in 2009, the record transfixed Brazilian music lovers and fans of otherworldly psych-folk alike. Led by the sharp lyrics and gorgeous voice of a young Joyce Moreno, the trio is completed by the late great Brazilian percussion legend Nana Vasconcelos, and master arranger, producer and bassist Mauricio Maestro.

These beautiful recordings offer a unique opportunity to sit in on the original sessions of tracks that would later become Brazilian cult-classics, like swinging samba-jazz opener 'Banana' and 'Clareana', a lullaby named after Joyce's daughters Clara and Ana. The trippiest moments come from 'Jardim Dos Deuces' (one of Frank Ocean's favourite tracks of all time) and the orgasmic album closer 'Chegeda'.

Having been out of print for years, Visions of Dawn is getting a much-deserved vinyl repress. When the album was repressed a few years ago, they all sold out immediately. So be sure to pre-order from the Far Out Shop | Bandcamp to avoid missing out this time!


Cat. number: FARO138LPX
Year: 2023
RSD 2023 issue. Tracks numbered 1-9 across both sides of album. Track A4 titled 'National Kid' on label. Tracks B6 and B7 from a 3 part suite (track 6: Parts 1 & 2, track 7: Part 3).

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