Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 – Fool on the Hill original Japan LP with obi

$75.00

Free U.S. shipping!  An original Japanese pressing of Fool on the Hill, the fourth album by Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Fool on the Hill, the fourth album by Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Fool on the Hill is a 1968 Japanese pressing on the A&M label.

The gatefold cover is M- with a couple of tiny corner dents.  The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.

The disc is M- and may be unplayed.  Clean disc!

A beautiful copy of a pretty good album that’s hard to find complete.

Background: Released in 1968, Fool on the Hill was the fourth album by Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66.

The album reached #3 on the U.S. album chart; the title track reached #6 on the U.S. singles chart.

Allmusic.com gave Fool on the Hill a 4 1/2 star review:

Having hit upon another smash formula — cover versions of pop/rock hits backed by lavish strings, a simplified bossa nova rhythm, and the leader’s piano comping — Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 produced two more chart-busting singles, again turning to the Beatles for sustenance with the title track (number six) and Simon & Garfunkel for “Scarborough Fair” (number 16). … Even though he had become thoroughly embedded in the consciousness of mainstream America, Mendes still managed to have it three ways, exposing first-class tunes from little-known Brazilian talent, garnering commercial hits, and also making some fine records. Cultural note: the striking foldout cover art, depicting Brasil ’66 at sunset seated on top of a nude woman, somehow made it past the uptight censors of the day and no doubt boosted sales; it was Mendes’ highest-charting album at number three.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: A&M
Catalog Number:
AML-23
Year of Release: 1968
Format: Stereo
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Weight 15 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in