World Devil Body / Mundo Demonio Carne


50th anniversary deluxe edition of this Spanish psychedelic/progressive masterpiece from 1970. First ever vinyl reissue featuring the intended but never used at the time nude gatefold cover design by painter Claudio Bravo. Double set including the Spanish version of the album plus, for the first time on vinyl, the alternate English version that Fernando Arbex (Brincos main man) considered to be the definitive one and that he couldn't release at the time, including different track list/mixes than the released at the time English one, resulting in a fabulous psych album with a strong late '60s British feel. In 1969, Los Brincos, probably the most famous Spanish '60s pop band -- often dubbed "the Spanish Beatles" -- added a new member to their line-up: Colombian born, accomplished keyboard/guitar player Oscar Lasprilla (Time Machine, The Speakers). Influenced by psychedelia, prog-rock and underground sounds, Los Brincos (now simply named "Brincos"), led by drummer/main songwriter Fernando Arbex, decided that their new album would be a conceptual work -- something never seen in Spain until then. The concept behind the album was supposedly to be based on the three enemies of the soul: the world, the flesh, and the devil, hence the final title: World Devil Body. This ambitious work was recorded by the new Brincos line-up, with famous Spanish musician Augusto Algueró as arranger -- at the same place where King Crimson recorded their legendary debut, Wessex Studios in London, using the same sound engineer, Robin Thompson. Some songs were sung in Spanish, some in English, being the central piece an outstanding 12-minute long conceptual psych suite, sung in English and titled "Mundo Demonio y Carne" ("World Devil & Body"). There was nothing similar in Spain at that time and this track stands today as one of the earliest, if not the first, progressive pieces ever recorded by a Spanish band. Regarding the other tracks, you find many surprises: a long eastern sounding instrumental ("Kama-Sutra"); the eerie "Esa Mujer" featuring members of the London Symphony Orchestra; British influenced psych-pop "Jenny La Genio", "Promises and Dreams" or "Butterfly" (with vocals sung through a megaphone!); hard-psych with plenty of guitar and Hammond ("Emancipation", "Misery & Pain"). Includes 12-page color insert with detailed notes; includes poster.