A Tábua De Esmeralda (studio album) by Jorge Ben

A Tábua De Esmeralda by Jorge Ben
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 641st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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83/100 (from 206 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 1974 (10th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (153rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (641st)
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From 02/22/2022 17:27
One of several of Jorge's masterpieces, but for some reason it has gained a higher cult status than the others. His next record, "Salta o Pavão", is as good as this one, but it's way less remembered...

It's one of his last acoustic efforts, with the theme of alchemy running through several of the tracks; as usual, his lyrics are at the same time poetical and funny, with verses like "I will cheer for celestial agriculture" (he tries to sing in English in "Brother", but it's nearly incomprehensible; it's the only track in the whole album that's not great). One of the best songs, "Zumbi", talks about the quasi-mythical black leader during slavery times in Brazil; the last one, "Cinco Minutos", is a rare example of a sad song written by Jorge _ and it's sublime (Black Eyed Peas sampled it for the "Positivity" track, but the result is pretty trashy; how can you screw up something so beautiful?).

"The Emerald Tablet" is a gorgeous, exciting record and a must-listen to all who enjoy good guitar playing and richly rhythmic music. If it's too exotic for you at first, keep at it, I'm sure it will grow on you.
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From 12/23/2020 05:48
it was good, nothing more
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From 01/05/2019 15:50
Grande marco da música brasileira e mundial. Ben místico explora todos os ritmos
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From 05/29/2016 23:09
92/100 Pure brazilian magic.
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From 02/06/2015 04:35
Essential brazilian album. One of my favorites by Jorge Ben for sure. Need To know!!!
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From 08/09/2012 23:29
Excellent album. Named by Rolling Stone Brazil as the 6th best album in the history of Brazilian music. In my opinion, "Africa Brasil" by Jorge Ben is better, but "A Tabua de Esmeralda" is also a great album that has lots of great songs like: "Os Alquimistas Estao Chegando", "O Homen Da Gravata Florida", "Minha Teimosia, Uma Arma Para Te Conquistar" and "Zumbi". I like the mix of Brazilian rhythms and topics with 70's style music, especially funk.
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Best Albums of 1974
1. Red by King Crimson
2. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
3. On The Beach by Neil Young
4. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
5. Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt
6. Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
7. Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
8. Sheer Heart Attack by Queen
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