Tropicália Legend Tom Zé Revisits Past Work with Vinyl Box Set
Published Aug 10, 2010Brazilian Tropicália veteran Tom Zé has a body of work that stretches back to the 1960s, and the 73-year-old songwriter is now being championed by Talking Heads mastermind David Byrne once again. Zé has issued a number of albums through Byrne's Luaka Bop label and, this fall, will release the collection Studies of Tom Zé: Explaining Things So I Can Confuse You.
The pack will be vinyl-only and come with three LPs. The three albums included will be Estudando o Samba (1975), Estudando o Pagode (2005), and Estudando a Bossa (2008). These will come on 180-gram vinyl and will be packaged with a variety of extras including a live seven-inch, recorded in 2001 while on tour with Tortoise, and a CD with conversation between Zé, Byrne and experimental guitar legend Arto Lindsay. The box will also contain the albums' original artwork and a 12-page booklet.
The set is reportedly due out on October 5.
On the same day, Estudando A Bossa will be released as a stand-alone CD, which features Byrne singing on one track.