Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Equinox by Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Equinox is a 1967 Japanese pressing on the A&M label.
The cover is VG with no wear, but with small splits at the top edge and at the spine. The obi is VG++ with slight wear at the bottom edge.
The lyric insert is M-.
The deep groove disc is VG++ with a couple of light marks. It’s a clean disc that has had little play.
A nice copy of a terrific (and well-recorded) Bossa Nova LP.
Background: Released in 1967, Equinox was the second album by Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66.
The album reached #24 on the U.S. album charts.
Equinox continues the scrumptiously winning sound that Sergio Mendes cooked up in the mid-’60s, this time a bit more fleshed out with John Pisano’s guitar, a slightly thicker texture, and even an imitation sitar (this was, after all, 1967). Again, the mix of American pop tunes old and new and Brazilian standards and sleepers is impeccable (although it didn’t yield any substantial hits), and the treatments are smooth, swinging, and very much to the point. … Lani Hall’s star was just rising at this time, and it is her cool, clear voice that haunts the memory most often. Like its predecessor, Equinox is exceedingly brief in duration, yet not a motion is wasted.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1967|