Offered for sale is a Japanese copy of A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness by Astrud Gilberto with Walter Wanderley, including the original obi.
This pressing features a unique cover that is completely different from the one used on the original issue.
About this copy: This copy of A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness is a 1982 pressing on the Polydor label of an album that was originally released on the Verve label in 1966.
The cover is VG+ with slight general wear, edge wear, and corner wear. The obi is VG+ with a few minor wrinkles and slight wear at the top and bottom edge.
The lyric insert is M-.
The disc is M- with a couple of foxing spots and a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a terrific Bossa Nova LP.
Background: Released in 1966, A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness was the fifth album by Astrud Gilberto, and this one featured Brazilian organist Walter Wanderley accompanying her.
In 1966, the bossa nova craze was at a peak, and A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness marked a collaboration between two of its biggest stars — vocalist Astrud Gilberto, brought to fame by her classic rendition of “The Girl from Ipanema,” and organist Walter Wanderley. Even though the album is good, it is not as exciting as one might hope. While the music is remarkably innocent and sweet, with just a little underlying touch of sadness beneath the joyous, even naïve, surface, Gilberto and Wanderley do not always seem to work together on these tracks — it often appears as if each is performing in a universe of his or her own. That being said, there are many bright sides to the album, too.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1982|