Offered for sale is a UK stereo pressing of Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 by Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66.
The first 1966 pressing was on the Pye label; this is the second issue on A&M.
About this copy: This copy of Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 is 1966 UK pressing on the A&M label.
The flipback cover is VG++ and close to M-, with slight wear on the flaps on the back cover
The disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a terrific LP. This is the best-sounding pressing of this album that we’ve ever heard. It’s much better than the 1983 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.
Allmusic.com gave Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 a 4 1/2 star review:
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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