O Terço ( which means ''Rosary Beads"), are one of Brazil's longest surviving and best known bands. They started out in the late sixties playing progressive rock music that was rich in vocal harmonies as well as demonstrating excellent musicianship. Their 1974 album, "Creatures of the Night", sold in excess of 500,000 copies in Brazil alone. This album, as well as their 1976 album, "Enchanted House", was re-released by the Italian Vinyl Magic progressive label. Both albums are worthwhile checking out, as is this "Time Travellers" album, which has a stunning modern symphonic feel. The 1994 release from this amazing quartet was a live album called "Live at Palace", and it featured a full symphonic orchestra, the "Orquestra Sinfonica Juvenil Do Estado De Sao Paulo". Really nice stuff from a band that deserve to be known and appreciated all over the world. O Terço are just one of the many excellent bands coming from Brazil, where the progressive movement is very popular.
  
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Biography by Alvaro Neder
O Terço was one of the most important Brazilian rock bands of the '70s. Putting together several different styles like gutsy rock & roll, prog rock, folk rock, heavy metal, and funk, the group formed in 1968 continues to survive, and is always centred on guitarist Sérgio Hinds. The first formation of O Terço aslo had Vinícius Cantuária as drummer, who later began working as a composer and solo artist. The group released its first LP in 1970 but had its apex in 1975 with their third album, Criaturas da Noite, which had arrangements by Rogério Duprat and sold 500,000 copies. During that period, the group's formation included Sérgio Magrão and Flávio Venturini, who left it in 1979 to form the 14 Bis. In the '80s, O Terço started to perform in the U.S. and Europe. As a result, the group's work is more popular abroad than in Brazil. In 1994 the group recorded Live at the Pallace, accompanied by a symphonic orchestra, conducted by Rogério Duprat. 

 

 

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O Terco - 1975 - Criaturas Da Noite - 4/5

O Terco - 1976 - Casa Encantada - 3.5/5

O Terco - 1992 - Time travellers - 4/5

O Terco - 2005 - Mudanca de Tempo - 4/5

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