World Psychedelic Classics 4: Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia
by Tim Maia
Released: Oct 2012
Label: Luaka Bop
Brazilian legend Tim Maia was renowned for his deep yet playful approach to both life and his music, which stitched together unked-up, psyched-out styles from soul to samba, disco to baião with cool genius. This fantastic new comp is a spot-on portrait of that genius. Highlighting both his impressive range and the richness with which he tackled it, World Psychedelic Classics spins from twisting acid-rock (“Quer Queira”) to quietly explosive solid-gold soul (“Brother Father Mother Sister”), all delivered with Maia’s formidable ease and buttery baritone. “O Caminho Do Bem” is a revelation.