Offered for sale is a 1970s French stereo pressing of The Astrud Gilberto Album by Astrud Gilberto.
About this copy: This copy of The Astrud Gilberto Album is a French pressing on the Verve label. This is likely a 1970s pressing of an LP that was originally released in 1965.
This LP has a different cover from the U.S. release, which had a closeup of Gilberto’s face on the cover.
The cover is VG++, with slight wear at the corners and edges.
The disc is VG++, with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs. The record has clearly had little play.
A nice copy of a terrific Bossa Nova LP.
Background: Released in 1965, The Astrud Gilberto Album was the first solo album by Astrud Gilberto.
She had sounded more like an amateurish novelty act than a recording professional, her voice was sweet but fragile, and the Getz/Gilberto album had featured two strong voices, with Gilberto herself an afterthought (albeit a commercially effective afterthought). But The Astrud Gilberto Album was at least as good as Getz/Gilberto (despite what jazz fans say), for several reasons. The Brazilian repertoire plays particularly well to traditionally weak vocalists, her voice was yet more sweet than had been heard previously, and as before, the record featured two strong leaders — arranger Marty Paich and the incomparable Antonio Carlos Jobim. Paich’s strings positively coated the album with radiance, and his choices for lead instrumental voices — Bud Shank’s flute, João Donato’s piano, Jobim’s guitar — complemented her vocals perfectly.
|Country of origin:||France|
|Year of Release:||1970s|