Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 by Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, including the original obi.
This is the original 1967 issue on the London label; the 1968 second issue was on A&M.
About this copy: This copy of Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 is an original 1967 pressing on the London label.
The thin, “flipback” cover is M-. The obi is M-. The lyric insert is M-.
The disc is VG++, with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs. The record appears to have only been played a handful of times.
A beautiful copy of a terrific LP that rarely turns up as a first pressing. 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.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1967|