Time to Be Free

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Time To Be Free
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 2007
Genre Heavy metal
Power metal
Label Avalon/Marquee Inñ
Producer Sascha Paeth & Roy Z
Andre Matos chronology
Time To Be Free

Time To Be Free is the debut solo album of Brazilian vocalist/pianist Andre Matos. He is joined with Hugo Mariutti and his brother Luís Mariutti, with whom he played in Shaaman. The title of the album refers both to the album being Andre getting his chance to have full creative control, as well as the concept of having free time.

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Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers and with over 208 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the fifth most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populated city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states, the Federal District, and the 5,570 municipalities. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas; it is also one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the world.

Andre Matos Brazilian musician

André Coelho Matos was a Brazilian vocalist, producer, pianist and composer. He was involved in the heavy metal bands Viper, Angra, Shaman and Symfonia and sold million of copies worldwide. Since October 2006 Matos had been dedicating his time to his solo career. In 2012, he was ranked #77 at the list of 100 Greatest Voices of Brazilian Music by Rolling Stone Brasil.

Hugo Mariutti Brazilian musician

Hugo Mariutti is a Brazilian musician, best known as the guitarist of Henceforth, Viper and Andre Matos' solo band and as the former guitarist of Shaman, in which he played with his brother Luis Mariutti, who is also the former bassist of Angra.


Track list

  1. "Menuett" – 00:48 (Andre Matos)
  2. "Letting Go" – 06:04 (Andre Matos/Pit Passarell/Hugo Mariutti/Luís Mariutti)
  3. "Rio" – 06:00 (Andre Matos/Hugo Mariutti)
  4. "Remember Why" – 05:55 (Andre Matos/Pit Passarell)
  5. "How Long (Unleashed Away)" – 04:50 (Andre Matos/Roy Z/Hugo Mariutti/Andre Hernandes)
  6. "Looking Back" – 04:56 (Andre Matos/Hugo Mariutti)
  7. "Face The End" – 05:12 (Andre Matos/Alberto Rionda)
  8. "Time To Be Free" – 08:33 (Andre Matos/Hugo Mariutti/Luís Mariutti)
  9. "Rescue" – 05:58 (Andre Matos/Hugo Mariutti/Luís Mariutti)
  10. "A New Moonlight" – 08:57 (Andre Matos)
  11. "Endeavour" – 07:02 (Andre Matos/Fábio Ribeiro)
  12. "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" (Japanese bonus track) – 05:17 (Jonathan Cain/Steve Perry)

All lyrics written by Andre Matos except "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" by Jonathan Cain & Steve Perry




Singing act of producing musical sounds with the voice

Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music that can be sung with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is often done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists. Singers may perform as soloists or accompanied by anything from a single instrument up to a symphony orchestra or big band. Different singing styles include art music such as opera and Chinese opera, Indian music and religious music styles such as gospel, traditional music styles, world music, jazz, blues, gazal and popular music styles such as pop, rock, electronic dance music and filmi.

Piano musical instrument

The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700, in which the strings are struck by hammers. It is played using a keyboard, which is a row of keys that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands to cause the hammers to strike the strings.

Guitar Fretted string instrument

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