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Bernard Lavilliers ‎– O Gringo (1980, Barclay)


Media VG+
Sleeve VG+

Format : K7
Cat N° : 4 92 038
Style : Afro-Cuban, Chanson, Pop Rock

After a his album “Pouvoirs,” Bernard Lavilliers transforms his style and image, delving into bodybuilding, traveling, and cross-cultural encounters. “O Gringo” becomes his experiential journal, reflecting journeys through Brazil, New York, and the Caribbean with a Latin musical shift. While criticized for being theatrical, the album impresses. Highlights include the Latin-infused “La Salsa,” rhythmic “Traffic,” and poignant “Sertao” reflecting Brazil’s poverty. LAVILLIERS’ role as observer and reporter emerges, aided by Brazilian musicians. “Attention fragile” seems out of place, but “Pierrot la Lame” embodies New York’s warmth.

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A1 – Rock City
A2 – La Salsa
A3 – Traffic
A4 – O Gringo
A5 – Sertaô
B1 – Attention Fragile
B2 – Pierrot La Lame
B3 – Stand The Ghetto
B4 – Kingston
B5 – Est-Ce Ainsi Que Les Hommes Vivent?

Weight 0,1 kg