Walter Wanderley – Rain Forest Japan LP with obi


A Japanese pressing of Rain Forest by Walter Wanderley, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of the Bossa Nova LP Rain Forest by Walter Wanderley, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Rain Forest is a 1975 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1966.

The cover is VG++, with trace wear at the edges and corners.  The obi and insert are M-.

The disc is M- and looks like it might have been played no more than twice.  Beautiful disc!

A gorgeous copy of a classic Bossa Nova LP.

Background: Released in 1966, Rain Forest was the eighteenth album by Brazilian organist Walter Wanderley.

The album was a success, and the first song on the LP, “Summer Samba,” became a surprise hit, reaching #26 on the U.S. singles charts. gave Rain Forest a 4 star review:

 From the first tune — the monster hit “Summer Samba,” the listener is catapulted straight back to the ’60s when bossa nova was new in the U.S. and everyone wanted a piece of it. Organist Wanderley made a big splash with this CD, which went platinum in two years — and it does evoke strong water images, like “poolside” and “ice skating rink.” The jazzmen are underutilized, since most of the tracks are less than three minutes long and leave little room to stretch out. …Despite all the sadness implied in the song titles, this CD has a jaunty feel to it and will be best enjoyed by nostalgic fans of that bygone era.

You can listen to “Summer Samba” here:

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Verve
Catalog Number:
MV 2101
Year of Release: 1975
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in