Offered for sale is a Japanese red vinyl pressing of O Amor, O Sorriso e a Flor by Joao Gilberto, complete with obi.
About this copy: This copy of O Amor, O Sorriso e a Flor is a 1967 red vinyl Japanese pressing of the 1960 LP, complete with obi.
The cover is close to M-, with just a couple of very tiny corner bends. There is no lyric insert, though we’re not sure the album was issued with one.
The obi is VG+, with a few wrinkles. The “hojyuhyo”, or reorder tag, is still attached.
The red vinyl disc is M- and aside from a spindle mark on each label looks to be virtually unplayed.
A gorgeous copy of a terrific LP, and likely the nicest copy you’ll ever find.
Background: O Amor, O Sorriso e a Flor (English translation: The Love, the Smile and the Flower) was originally recorded and released in 1960, and is regarded today as one of the seminal albums of the Bossa Nova movement that started in Brazil and seemingly took over the world in the early to mid 1960s.
The album was originally released in 1960, but it may not have been released in Japan until later. We’re not sure, but we’ve never seen an earlier pressing, so this may be the first Japanese issue.
- Samba De Uma Nota Só
- Só Em Teus Braços
- Trevo De Quatro Folhas
- Se É Tarde, Me Perdoa
- Um Abraço No Bonfá
- O Pato
- Amor Certinho
- Outra Vez
The second LP recorded by João Gilberto, O Amor, O Sorriso e a Flor, included the “Samba de Uma Nota Só” (“One Note Samba”) by Tom Jobim/Newton Mendonça, which was immediately successful the previous year with the release of the single “Samba de Uma Nota Só” and became a classic of bossa nova.
You can listen to “One Note Samba” here:
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