Carnival – The Carnival 1969 bossa nova LP

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A copy of the 1969 self-titled debut LP by the Carnival.

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Offered for sale is a copy of the only album by The Carnival, the self-titled The Carnival.

About this copy: This copy of The Carnival is an original 1969 U.S. pressing on the World Pacific label.

The cover is M-, with trace wear at the right corners, and still has the original shrink wrap.  The cover has a cut corner.

The disc is M- and clearly has had little play.

A beautiful copy of a terrific and underrated pop/bossa nova LP.

Background: In 1968, Sergio Mendes decided to revamp his Brasil ’66 group and in doing so let singer Janis Hansen and percussionist José Soares, along with bassist Tommy Neal and Terry Fischer, formerly of the Murmaids.

The band’s only LP was produced by Bones Howe, who was looking to create sort of a combination of the 5th Dimension and Brasil ’66.  Other instruments were provided by L.A.’s famed Wrecking crew.

The result was a terrific record that was purchased by absolutely no one. gave The Carnival a 4 star review:

The Carnival’s self-titled album from 1969 sounds quite a bit like the sunny blend of L.A. sunshine pop and easy Brazilian rhythms that Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 were dishing out at the time. …The group covers pop tunes almost exclusively, wrapping “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “Walk On By,” “Sweets for My Sweet,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and the Beatles’ “The Word” in their silky embrace, sounding like some of the classiest, most swinging elevator music you’d ever want to hear. The songs that aren’t pop hits of the day come off well also; the group-penned “Canto de Carnival” and the very bossa “Laia Ladaia” start the album off with a fizzy kick.

You can listen to “Laia Ledaia” here:

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: World Pacific
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1969
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in