A band that featured the most legendary musician in Portuguese pop music history (Jose Cid, widely renowned in mellotron and progressive music circles), and yet this is the first chance weve had to hear anything by his legendary group.
What we find is a very nicely packaged fifteen track collection of delicious melodic pop/psychedelia that leads off with Quarteto 1111s striking debut single A Lenda De El-Rei D. Sebastiao from 1967, a song which changed the course of pop music in Portugal.
As with any band of quality in that heady time, Quarteto 1111 (Jose Cid in particular) had run-ins with the politicos, which caused some of their output to be suppressed; yet, here are tracks from every year between 1967-1971, including their two English language songs Ode to the Beatles and Back to the Country; the Beatles were obviously a very big influence on Quarteto 1111, which is evident in everything from melodic construction of the songs, to use of backward tape effects, instrumentation, string arrangements, etc.)
Booklet has some notes on the bands history, emphasizing the importance of A Lenda De El-Rei D. Sebastiao. A poetic band, well-represented.
|1||A Lenda De El-Rei D. Sebastião||3:30|
|4||Balada Para D. Inês||2:46|
|7||Nas Terras Do Fim Do Mundo||3:17|
|9||Domingo Em Bidonville||2:14|
|11||As Trovas Do Vento Que Passa||3:35|
|13||Back To The Country||5:21|
|14||Ode To The Beatles||3:14|
|15||Uma Nova Maneira De Encarar O Mundo||3:46|