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Maia has at least - at LEAST - five albums on Polydor, all self-titled, all featuring his big bear visage on the cover. Seriously, what's up with that? Would it kill Maia to have actually NAMED his albums? Maybe help the rest of us poor saps figure out what's what? Of the five Polydor LPs I've heard, this is the only one that I felt like really had some solid heat, namely "O Balanco", one of the funkier cuts Maia rolls with. Snappy rhythm, funky cow bells ana vocals that don't sound like Maia is trying to be the Brazilian Tom Jones. Just as back-up, he also includes a decent soul cut in "Do Your Thing, Behave Yourself" and another funky slice on "Amores". Just remember, it's the Polydor cover with "Tim Maia" written in red and he's standing up in a blue shirt and...oh...you'll probably have to get all of them and sort it out from there. Good luck.