Offered for sale is an original U.S. mono pressing of The Shadow of Your Smile by Astrud Gilberto.
This pressing was mastered by legendary mastering engineer Rudy Van Gelder.
About this copy: This copy of The Shadow of Your Smile is a 1965 pressing on the Verve label.
The cover is VG, with light general wear and wear at the corners and edges. It has no writing, tears, splits, or holes.
The disc is M- and appears to be virtually unplayed. The name “Van Gelder” is stamped in the dead wax.
A nice copy of a terrific Bossa Nova LP that’s hard to find in mono.
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.
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|Year of Release:||1965|