Frank Sinatra – Sinatra/Jobim sealed stereo original U.S. Bossa Nova LP

An original stereo sealed copy of Frank Sinatra's 1967 Bossa Nova LP, Sinatra/Jobim

$50.00




Offered for sale is one of the defining albums of Frank Sinatra’s career – a sealed stereo copy of his collaboration with renowned Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim.  The album, Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim, released in 1967, reached #19 on the U.S. albums chart.

Frank Sinatra was a latecomer to the Bossa Nova craze, but he took advantage of his opportunity to create a truly memorable album.  Here’s what AllMusic.com had to say about it:

By 1967, bossa nova had become quite popular within jazz and traditional pop audiences, yet Frank Sinatra hadn’t attempted any Brazil-influenced material. Sinatra decided to record a full-fledged bossa nova album with the genre’s leading composer, Antonio Carlos Jobim. …The result was a subdued, quiet album that used the Latin rhythms as a foundation, not as a focal point. Supported by a relaxed, sympathetic arrangement of muted brass, simmering percussion, soft strings, and Jobim’s lilting guitar, Sinatra turns in an especially noteworthy performance; he has never sounded so subtle, underplaying every line he delivers and showcasing vocal techniques that he never had displayed before. …After a few plays, the album begins to slowly work its way underneath a listener’s skin, and it emerges as one of his most rewarding albums of the ’60s.

This copy is believed to be an original pressing on the three-color Reprise label, catalog number FS-1021.  The sticker on the shrink wrap says “stereo disc”, suggesting that it was put there to avoid confusion with the more common mono pressings of the day.

The album is still sealed; it is presumed to be in mint, unplayed condition.  It’s a stereo copy; among original pressings, stereo copies are scarcer then the more common mono copies.  Mono copies probably outsold stereo copies by a ratio of 5:1 when the album was first released.

Size::
12″
Record Label:
Reprise
Catalog Number::
FS 1021
Year of Release::
1967
Format::
stereo
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