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Os Paralamas do Sucesso – Longo Caminho (2002)

Os Paralamas do Sucesso – Longo Caminho (2002)

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  • O Calibre
  • Seguindo Estrelas
  • Longo Caminho
  • Soldado Da Paz
  • Cuide Bem Do Seu Amor
  • Amor em Vão
  • Flores No Deserto
  • Running On The Spot
  • Flores E Espinhos
  • La Estación
  • Hinchley Pond

Longo Caminho (Portuguese for A Long Way) is the tenth studio album by Brazilian rock band Os Paralamas do Sucesso. It was released in 2002, one year after vocalist Herbert Vianna’s accident with the ultralight plane that made him paraplegic. Most of the tracks were written before the accident.

Main hits of the album included “O Calibre”, an aggressive song that is a critic to the urban violence, and the ballads “Cuide Bem do Seu Amor” and “Seguindo Estrelas”. “O Calibre” would be featured on the soundtrack of the film Elite Squad: The Enemy Within eight years later its release.

“Soldado da Paz” was recorded by Cidade Negra in their MTV Unplugged album, while the title track was recorded by Zélia Duncan. Argentine musician Fito Páez, a recurring collaborator for the Paralamas, provided the organ for the song “Flores e Espinhos”.

The track “Flores no Deserto” was written in honor of Marcelo Yuka, former drummer of the Brazilian rap rock band O Rappa. The track “Hinchley Pond” shares its name with a farm owned by the parents of Vianna’s deceased wife, Lucy Needham Vianna.

“Amor em Vão” was recorded by Paulo Ricardo, bassist of the famous Brazilian band RPM. “Flores e Espinhos” was covered by Fat Family under the name “Sou Só Um”.

The track “Running on the Spot” is a cover of The Jam.

To this day, the album has sold more than 350,000 copies.

Os Paralamas do Sucesso (also known simply as Paralamas) is a Brazilian rock band, formed in Seropédica, Rio de Janeiro, in the late 1970s. Its members since 1982 are Herbert Vianna (guitar and lead vocals), Bi Ribeiro (bass), and João Barone more...

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