Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Look Around by Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Look Around is a 1968 Japanese pressing on the A&M label.
The cover is VG+ with light general wear and a small bend in the upper left hand corner.
The obi is VG++ with a minor stain on the back, but no tears. The insert is M-.
The disc is VG++ with a couple of minor sleeve scuffs. There are many spindle marks on both labels. The record has been played a lot but has received good care. It plays nicely but is not dead-quiet.
A nice copy of a Sergio Mendes album that is hard to find complete.
Background: Released in 1968, Look Around was the third album by Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66.
The album reached #5 on the U.S. album charts, helped by the single “The Look of Love,” which reached #4 on the U.S. album charts.
Sergio Mendes took a deep breath, expanded his sound to include strings lavishly arranged by the young Dave Grusin and Dick Hazard, went further into Brazil, and out came a gorgeous record of Brasil ’66 at the peak of its form. … As things evolved, though, the one track that this album would be remembered for is the only other non-Brazilian tune, Burt Bacharach’s “The Look of Love,” in an inventive, grandiose arrangement with a simplified bossa beat. The tune just laid there on the album until Mendes and company performed it on the Academy Awards telecast in 1968. The performance was a sonic disaster, but no matter; the public response was huge, a single was released, and it become a monster, number four on the pop charts. So much for the reported demise of bossa nova; in Sergio Mendes’ assimilating, reshaping hands, allied with Herb Alpert’s flawless production, it was still a gold mine.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1968|