Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Beach Samba by Astrud Gilberto, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Beach Samba is a 1978 Japanese pressing on the Polydor label of an album that was originally released in 1967.
The cover is VG with slight edge and corner wear and a small 2″ (5 cm) split at the bottom edge. The obi is VG, with small tears and slight wear at the top and bottom edges.
The insert is M-.
The disc is VG+ on side one, with an inaudible hairline through the first four tracks. Side two is M-. There are one or two spindle marks on the labels. It’s a clean disc that has had little play.
A nice copy of a classic Bossa Nova LP.
Background: Released in 1967, Beach Samba was the fifth album by Astrud Gilberto.
One of Gilberto’s less impressive ’60s Verve outings, primarily due to the more pop-oriented song selection. Much of this is just standard pleasant Gilberto: offhand vocals and a sumptuous Brazil pop-cum-U.S. orchestration feel (Ron Carter and Toots Thielemans are among the sidemen). And some of the pop choices work well, particularly Tim Hardin’s gorgeous “Misty Roses.”
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1978|