n terms of their status and influence os mutantes are often referred to as the brazilian beatles. how did 60s brazil produce the wildest, most psychedelic rock'n'roll group of them all? and why, three decades on, has the rest of the world gone crazy over them? as the daily telegraph put it 'people talk about cult bands, but there should be a separate category for os mutantes, who have had a fanatical following among music lovers for years.' kurt cobain, beck, super furry animals, the bees and david byrne are just a few of the musicians that have flown the flag for os mutantes. against all odds, in may 2006 the band reunited for the first time in over 30 years for a euphoric show at the barbican's tropicalia festival. the recording of this historic concert, with special guests devendra banhart and noah georgeson, is now released on cd and dvd by luaka bop and coincides with return dates in the uk. the live album features the best-loved tracks of this legendary group and the full-length dvd includes the entire barbican concert plus documentary, backstage footage, video clips and photos.