Offered for sale is an early Japanese pressing of Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 by Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, including the original obi.
The original 1967 pressing was on the London label; this is the 1968 issue on A&M.
About this copy: This copy of Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 is 1968 Japanese pressing on the A&M label.
Unlike the original issue, this copy has a gatefold cover.
The cover is VG++ and close to M-, with slight corner wear. The obi is VG++ with very slight wear at the bottom.
This LP was issued without an insert.
The deep groove LP is M- with a faint inaudible hairline on the first track of side two and a few spindle marks. It’s a very clean disc that has had little play.
A nice copy of a terrific LP that is rarely found complete. We prefer this pressing to the 1980s Mobile Fidelity issue.
Background: Released in 1966, Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 was the ninth album by Brazilian pianist Sergio Mendes, and the first to feature his Brasil ’66 band.
The album reached #7 on the U.S. album charts, becoming one of the biggest-selling Bossa Nova albums ever. This well-recorded album has long been a favorite of audiophiles.
After bouncing around Philips, Atlantic, and Capitol playing Brazilian jazz or searching for an ideal blend of Brazilian and American pop, Sergio Mendes struck gold on his first try at A&M (then not much more than the home of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and the Baja Marimba Band). He came up with a marvelously sleek, sexy formula: dual American female voices singing in English and Portuguese over a nifty three-man bossa nova rhythm/vocal section and Mendes’ distinctly jazz-oriented piano, performing tight, infectious arrangements of carefully chosen tunes from Brazil, the U.S., and the U.K.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1968|