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MFSL Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66

Discussion in 'Look Around: Sergio Mendes/Brazilian Music Forum' started by Harry, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. Harry

    Harry Charter Member Moderator Thread Starter

    I was driving around for a bit today and my needledrop of the Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab's version of HERB ALPERT PRESENTS SERGIO MENDES & BRASIL '66 came on.

    It just sounded SO good - far better than any CD version I've ever heard. All of the nuances of the instruments, the voices, even the air in the studio, is all there, even in WMA compressed files. An outstanding recording - and an outstanding record.


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  2. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    I saw this particular version of the album in stores back in 1984 going for $15.99 or higher i foolishly passed on it because i already had the original vintage A&M version but had i known of the sound of it i would have purchased it today i have the 2006 CD reissue of it so for me it's just as well.
  3. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

    I picked mine up when it was first released and now I'm glad I did. I never see this one at the used record shops. It is nice to have such a clean background--the vinyl is top notch. Nice mastering job too. (Can't look at the record right now to see whose initials are in the deadwax. SR/2 would be Stan Ricker; JH/2 would be Jack Hunt.)
  4. Mike Blakesley

    Mike Blakesley Well-Known Member Moderator

    Surprising they don't release a nice clean CD version of this...I've never seen it in the flesh.
  5. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

    Given the low sales potential vs. licensing costs, I doubt Mobile Fidelity would reissue this one, either on vinyl or SACD (they mostly released hybrid CD/SACD product now, vs. CD-only). Speakers Corner reissued Look Around but if the mastering is as poor as it is on the two other LPs of theirs that I own, I wouldn't invest a nickel in it myself...

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