AOTW GREATEST HITS-Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 SP-4252

Discussion in 'Look Around: Sergio Mendes/Brazilian Music Forum' started by Harry, Oct 6, 2002.

If you've ever heard or owned this album, how would you rate it?

  1. * * * * * (Best)

    4 vote(s)
    23.5%
  2. * * * *

    8 vote(s)
    47.1%
  3. * * * (Average)

    4 vote(s)
    23.5%
  4. * *

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. * (Worst)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. I've never heard this album.

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  1. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator Thread Starter

    Yes, there was - and is! - a US CD out there. Mine, from about the 1990s has CD 3258 as the catalog number on the cover. The CD has the 75021 3258 2 designation on it. Both that and the W. German one are CSG'ed.
     
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  2. Mike Blakesley

    Mike Blakesley Well-Known Member Moderator

    Kind of fun revisiting this over-16-year-old thread.

    I don't think I ever got this album on CD, but I had it on LP. Reading Harry's long-ago post about his anticipation of finally hearing Brasil '66 in "digital" form reminded me of my early attempts at collecting the "Brasil 'xx" tunes on CD.... it was rough going there for a while, and I was so happy when that Very Best of Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 double-CD set came out, considering it had virtually all of the songs I'd been longing to hear on CD. Then not long after that, the Japanese issues of Primal Roots, Stillness and Pais Tropical came out and I still remember being in awe at receiving actual factory CD copies of those albums. Fun times.

    I have collected quite a few of Sergio's "best-of's" over the years but I do think Greatest Hits is probably still about the best way to introduce a newbie to the band. If they take a liking to "Mais Que Nada," then you'd know they would enjoy the other B'66 albums.
     
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  3. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

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    The B66 greatest hits and the TJB Xmas album were the two first "classic" A&M albums I owned on CD, both purchased circa 1985 and found quite by surprise in the CD bin at an audio store I used to frequent. They carried a few imports, so this is how they came into copies of each of these. Can't say I play them at all anymore, but they were an interesting part of my early CD collection.
     
  4. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    I don't know about the rest of you but to me the Mark of a superb Record is when you never tire of listening to it and you eventually wear it out that was the case for me more times than I can count and this Brasil 66 L.p. and many others fall into that category
     
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  5. My mother bought this on CD back in the early 1990s, as one of her earliest CD purchases for the new Denon CD player that she had bought for the house. I recall hearing this CD as a little child. This was my first intro to Sergio's music.

    By the way, this thread is appearing under "Small Circle of Friends", not the Brasil forum.
     
  6. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator Thread Starter

  7. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

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    Another one to avoid--it's probably one of those "grey market" releases that avoids copyright.
     
  8. Michael Hagerty

    Michael Hagerty Active Member

    No, Rudy---it's an imprint of Concord. Looks like they're aiming for a high-brow version of Rhino. Interesting stuff: https://concord.com/labels/craft-recordings/
     
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  9. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

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    That's good to know. There are so many bogus labels out there, it's hard to keep them all straight. For another site of mine, I've been meaning to compile lists of the good and bad labels. There's one that is still selling a bogus TJB Lonely Bull. I'm surprised Herb's people haven't shut it down yet, but seeing that it is sourced from another country, they would not have much legal clout over there, short of trying to get a behemoth like Amazon or eBay to comply in banning the product.

    It's just so hard to buy good vinyl these days, with all the fakes out there. I'm still waiting for some of Bill Evans' recordings to be reissued again on vinyl, and all that are out there now are these fakes, all of them imports. Sad thing is, Analogue Productions has had this 45 RPM set of all of the Riverside recordings, and it is mucho expensive, with no way to buy the albums separately. (This is a licensing issue--they had the same deal with their two Stevie Ray Vaughan box sets, only able to sell the vinyl in complete sets.)

    I would hope Craft did a better job on the Fantasy (Riverside, Milestone, etc.) recordings than OJC ever could--they typically grabbed any random master tape off the shelf vs. using an original. That is why the audiophile labels have such a fieid day with all of those. Labels' own reissue divisions rarely do a good job.
     
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  10. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    It seems the A&M label under Universal is now Totally Kaput in Every way as the Brasil 66 greatest hits vinyl reissue seems to show not even as a imprint only name
     
  11. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator Thread Starter

    The A&M label seems to only exist for the few artists that are assigned to it, and the occasional Universal release of a classic-artist title like the recent Carpenters RPO release or classic re-releases from Japan. Things like this recent Mendes LP are licensed from Universal to other labels, so it makes sense for them to use their own labels and logos. That's been happening since the 1999 sale from PolyGram to Universal. When the Roger Nichols album was reissued in the UK, they used the Rev-Ola labels and logos.
     
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  12. Michael Hagerty

    Michael Hagerty Active Member

    I imagine they'll re-activate if/when it suits them (what does a label mean to the consumer in an era of non-physical media?). Reprise was dead for 11 years when Warners decided to re-activate it.
     
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  13. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

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    Universal seems to let labels die. Offhand I can't think of any they have revived. They just seem to send all the classic record label imprints to Interscope to die, and milk the cash cow acts as often as they can. They have so much forgotten music in their possession now (at least, when they're not being burned up in fires), most of it will never be reissued in our lifetimes. It costs so little to transfer this stuff to digital and at least get it online for downloading and streaming.
     
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  14. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator Thread Starter

    Universal sprayed all kinds of Apple, Capitol, and Parlophone labels on recent Beatles releases.

    I think they use what they want to, when they want to.
     
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  15. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

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    Whatever turns a quick buck.
     
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  16. Michael Hagerty

    Michael Hagerty Active Member

    They brought back UNI, briefly. And Decca, to an extent (largely for classical releases).
     
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  17. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    Very True Its "Take the Money And Run".
     
  18. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    I noticed that when one of the now defunct record stores were carrying The Beatles vinyl reissues the Parlophone and Apple logos along with Universal's logo were very prominent on the jackets the only Capitol logo I saw was on Magical mystery tour which was the only US LP included in the UK canon
     
  19. Correction:
    This thread does appear under the B'66 forum, as well. (But, somehow, when it appears under the "Small Circle" forum, it doesn't show the visit counts.)
     
  20. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator Thread Starter

    I moved it and left a re-direct in SCOF.
     
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