Offered for sale is late 1960s mono Brazilian copy of Chega De Saudade by Joao Gilberto.
This album is generally considered to be the first Bossa Nova LP. The album was recorded in mono.
About this copy: This copy of Chega De Saudade is a late 1960s mono pressing on the green/white Odeon label.
Original pressings had a standard cardboard/paper cover; later issues, such as this one, had a plastic-laminated “sandwich” cover.
The cover is VG++, with slight wear on the outer plastic, but no rips, tears, splits, writing or holes.
The disc is VG++ and very close to M-, with a couple of faint inaudible scuffs on each side. A clean disc that’s clearly had little play.
A beautiful copy of a classic Bossa Nova LP.
Background: Released in 1959, Chega De Saudade was the first album by Brazilian singer/songwriter Joao Gilberto.
The album is commonly regarded as the first Bossa Nova album and in 2001, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
João Gilberto’s debut LP, 1959’s Chega de Saudade, was one of the most important bossa nova recordings, and credited by many as the album that, more than any other, launched bossa nova as a major popular music genre. The dozen songs add up to a surprisingly short playing time of about 23 minutes, but introduce several of bossa nova’s most beloved trademarks: breezy, soothing melodies and vocals; tight arrangements with seamless blends of clipped guitar strokes and light orchestration, and, of course, the bossa nova rhythm. The most popular of these songs (“Chega de Saudade” and “Desafinado”) had already been released as singles in 1958, but though they might be the most memorable tracks, the album maintains a consistently high standard (if a fairly similar mood throughout).
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|Country of origin:||Brazil|
|Year of Release:||circa 1968|