This is a wonderful sounding Brazilian Ariola Records pressing in an embossed cover, complete with the fold-out poster / lyric sheet. It was never released in the United States. The sound is superb and the vinyl plays quietly. Tropicalia legend Caetano Veloso duets on a track. Allmusic gives the album 4 1/2 stars and says, "This is a striking example of the essential Milton Nascimento that has made him a beloved figure in Brazil -- a lush, eloquent, unified concept album that cries for universal happiness and personal fulfillment, lashes out briefly at hypocrisy, and haunts the memory with its often stirring tunes."
Cover: VG (light stain on cover, small 1" tear on poster)
Play notes: A wonderful sounding record with quiet surfaces