Issued originally in 1973 by Lailson and Lula Côrtes, the Satwa LP became a legend among collectors of psychodelic rock from the 70's, being considered the first independent LP from modern Brazilian discography.
Totally acoustic, with a 12 strings guitar (Lailson) and Morocco sitar (Lula Côrtes) and with guest guitarist Robertinho do Recife in one of it's tracks, the record is the sum of Lailson and Lula's travels to the USA and Morocco, making the union of the East and the West with a peculiar Brazilian Northeast "accent".
In January 2004, Nemo Bidstrup, owner of the Time-Lag Records label specialized in vinyl records for collectors, from Portland, Maine, USA , proposed a new edition of Satwa to be made on vinyl and CD.
The authors thought that it was a good idea, because even the name of the label explained what had happened to the record: it had undergone a leap through time and it had taken 30 years for it to reappear and be better understood.
Since the original phonographic matrix had been lost in a flood that hit the Rozemblit Records Plant in 1975, one of the last original vinyl copies that Lailson still had was used to make this new edition.
Lailson wrote a text for the insert and Erika Elder made the new graphic design, that maintains the external covers equal to the original ones.
Issued in 2005 and sold only through the Internet, SATWA WORLD EDITION sold out in a short time.
In 2011, Mr. Bongo Records, from Bristol, England, issued a new edition in vinyl and CD formats that is now sold worldwide at the record label site.
Lula Côrtes died in March, 2011 and on July of that same year, at the Garanhuns Winter Festival, Lailson presented live for the first time the songs of Satwa, with the musicians Paulo Rafael and Riva Le Boss.