Album: Joyce, Nana Vasconcelos, Mauricio Maestro, Visions of Dawn, (Far Out)

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Recorded in 1976 but never released, this "lost" acid-folk album by Brazilian singer-songwriter Joyce with bassist/producer Maestro and percussion-legend Vasconcelos is at times as close to Pentangle as it is to jazz or samba.

"For the album to be more psychedelic would be impossible," Joyce said recently. That doesn't mean the nine songs are of equal interest, although "Clareana", written for her daughters, is sublime, and "Nacional Kid", written for a Brazil under dictatorship, wonderfully catchy.

Pick of the album: 'Clareana': stoned vocals, plucked strings and glockenspiel

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