Cover of a complex gatefold album with flaps that turn the square cover into circles, and when fully opened the gatefold makes the infinity sign. The design relies on the artwork made by the artist Edinízio Ribeiro Primo, and is designed by Aldo Luiz, a central designer of Brazilian music in the 1970s.
Gil’s first album back in Brazil after spending two years in London exile, is plenty of rhythm pulsating driving, funky bass, hammering piano, and percussive guitar work. The album Expresso 2222 presents a mature Gil in music and life’s experience.
The album name is a homage to a train that Gil used to take to head out of his native town in the direction of Salvador, Bahia. The album marks the return of Gil to Brazil after a three-year exile in London.