Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of the pop/bossa nova LP The Shadow of Your Smile by Astrud Gilberto.
About this copy: This copy of The Shadow of Your Smile is a 1985 Japanese pressing on the Verve label of an album that was originally released in 1965.
The cover is VG+ with no wear, but with moderate foxing. The obi is VG++ with slight foxing, but no tears.
The disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A beautiful copy of a terrific bossa nova LP.
Background: Released in 1965, The Shadow of Your Smile was the second LP by Brazil’s Astrud Gilberto. The album peaked at #66 on the U.S. album charts.
For her second Verve LP, Astrud Gilberto expanded her range from a raft of Gilberto/Jobim standards to embrace the large and obviously daunting catalogue of classic American pop…. Certainly, no American vocalist could hope to equal the tortured syntax and somehow endearing performances on these songs; still, Verve did much better by Gilberto later on when they gave her good-time Brazilian songs to sing and didn’t attempt to force comparison with standard jazz/pop vocalists.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1985|