This half-speed, deluxe edition released for RSD 2017 features unseen photography from the recording session in a 16 page full-size booklet. The audio source is the Continental tapes, mastered at half-speed by the legendary Miles Showell at Abbey Road in London – the most stunning reproduction ever made, accentuating the details and nuances that appear throughout this masterpiece. In our opinion this record is a true and complete masterpiece in every sense of the word, considered by many people to be one of the greatest ever made, regardless of genre. The original Continental versions of the album now fetch around $2000. The album transcends the genre of Brazilian music, and infact all genres. Highlighted in part by the number of artists that have sampled from it, MF Doom, Ludacris & Common, Little Brother, Jneiro Jarel aka Dr Who Dat?, Dibiase and Action Bronson amongst others.