Far Out Recordings to release Hermeto Pascoal’s legendary lost album


Hermeto Pascoal

For Far Out Recordings 200th release, the label presents a previously lost album by Hermeto Pascoal and his ‘Grupo Vice Versa’: Viajando Com O Som (the lost ’76 Vice Versa Studio Sessions).

Once described by Miles Davis as “the most impressive musician in the world”, a real maestro and cultural icon, he represents the highest level of musical evolution; as a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and arranger.

Recorded in just two days in 1976, at Rogério Duprat’s Vice Versa Studios in São Paulo the original master tapes got lost over time and remained unheard for over forty years.

With the tape recovered and restored, you can now the listen to the groundbreaking masterpiece in all its glory.

“Recorded at an especially experimental period in Hermeto’s career, it’s a compelling insight into the incredible efforts of this group, who under Hermeto’s revolutionary vision, created a unique musical language which would have a profound influence on countless artists to come.”

Check out two tracks from the album and pre-order a copy here. And take a look at the tracklist and cover artwork below. You can find more about the record on the Far Out website.


1. Dança do Pajé
2. Mavumvavumpefoco
3. Natal (Tema Das Flutas)
4. Casinha Pequenina



Viajando Com O Som (The Lost ’76 Vice – Versa Studio Session) is available here.

CF Smith

Permeating your ears with good music.

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