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50th Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 - Ultimate Collection 50th Anniversary

Discussion in 'Look Around: Sergio Mendes/Brazilian Music Forum' started by Harry, May 30, 2016.

  1. Harry

    Harry Charter Member Moderator Thread Starter

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    Australia's Fanfare Records has created a Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 - Ultimate Collection 50th Anniversary disc. The track listing is:
    1. GOING OUT OF MY HEAD
    2. LOOK AROUND
    3. SO MANY STARS
    4. DAY TRIPPER
    5. LIKE A LOVER
    6. PRETTY WORLD
    7. NIGHT AND DAY
    8. THE LOOK OF LOVE
    9. FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH
    10. SCARBOROUGH FAIR
    11. WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE
    12. (SITTIN’ ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY
    13. THE FOOL ON THE HILL
    14. MAS QUE NADA

    It's certainly nothing we haven't heard before, but it's nice to see someone doing something.

    Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 - Ultimate Collection »

    Harry
     
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  2. Mike Blakesley

    Mike Blakesley Well-Known Member Moderator

    Hmm, well it's nice to see a release, but "Ultimate" collection? I would have to disagree on that. Heck there's room on the CD for about 10 more songs!

    Nice song selection though, and I'm glad it doesn't start out with "Mas Que Nada" like so many do. Changes it up a bit.

    I think if I was the compiler, I would have swapped out "For What It's Worth" for either "Viramundo" or "Chelsea Morning," and I would have exchanged "What the World Needs Now" for "Ye Me Le."
     
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  3. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    I would have added as a bonus track " Wichita Lineman" from Ye-Me-Le i heard their version first long before Glen Campbell's original. And i prefer Sergio's version
     
  4. Yeah...if they wanted to represent the STILLNESS-era: it should've been (either) Chelsea Morning or Viramundo.
     
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  5. JCMSAK1

    JCMSAK1 New Member

    As a long time Stillness fan , I think it is " sometimes in winter " which is best song of that period !
     
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  6. JMK

    JMK Well-Known Member Contributor

    I can never get used to the sequencing on these compilations, since the "original" track orderings from the LPs are so permanently implanted in my mind.
     
  7. Mike Blakesley

    Mike Blakesley Well-Known Member Moderator

    I would agree, it's a terrific song but it doesn't quite fit into the "hits compilation" mode.
     
  8. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

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    Seeing that it is an Australian release, the tunes could have been selected based on popularity in their country, vs. elsewhere in the world.
     
  9. Harry

    Harry Charter Member Moderator Thread Starter

    I finally got around to adding this one to the collection. The sound of the disc is fine, but some of the track indexing isn't as precise as I would like it. You hit your player's button and some of the tracks have a second or so of silence at the start. Most discs' tracks usually start right away (after about .4 seconds of silence), so this one feels a little "sloppy" in that respect.

    Best aspect of this one is the packaging. There's a tri-fold booklet with lots of overlapping images of picture-sleeve singles and album covers, plus some promo pictures of the group. "Bibi" gets a lot of representations in the pictures.
    I've scanned the contents for the curious.
    Cover:
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    Rear:
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    Disc:
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    Trifold image edited together:
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    Booklet track listing:
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    And, as things turned out, "Mas Que Nada" has been placed first.
     
  10. rockdoctor

    rockdoctor New Member

    It seems to me that there should be a batch of stuff from Brasil'66 that was recorded but never released. For example, for Brasil'77 what was the flipside of "The Crab" single? I guess no one has delved into the A&M vaults.
     
  11. Harry

    Harry Charter Member Moderator Thread Starter

    "The Crab's" b-side was "After Sunrise"(from PRIMAL ROOTS).
     

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