Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 – Look Around original Japan LP with obi


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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. gave Look Around a 4 1/2 star review:

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
Size: 12″
Record Label: A&M
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1968
Format: Stereo
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Weight 11 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in