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 trace corner wear and a minor wrinkle or two. The nearly-always-missing obi is M-.
The insert is VG++ with a bit of fading.
The deep groove disc is M- and looks unplayed.
A beautiful 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|