- Comments, questions, conjectures and stories are welcomed.
- Released in 1969
I can understand that. I run hot and cold with that sort of thing. For some reason, their covers just sit better with me -- I suppose it's the Portuguese accents, which I find attractive on the English numbers...through that filter the covers comes off more obscure and unique compared to B66's covers.I can't stand some of the cover versions of the English tunes on the A&M record-
Not a very good year on LaBrea.
Indeed. A notable number of the newer artists were "One&Done" as it were in 1968-70 -- so this was surely disappointing. Also, working with all those UK groups wasn't cheap given the logistics involved.I get the same feeling. Things were not firing on all cylinders at the end of the 60s. A&M's legacy groups were fading if not already gone, and their replacements hadn't yet caught fire.
As with the deal with Sergio, I'm betting Tommy LiPuma simply went with what and who he knew, having just left A&M.One odd thing about the label of my copy of Alegria is that the typeface is very similar to the A&M albums of the time. It almost looks like they lifted off the A&M graphics and substituted the Blue Thumb layout (which wasn't much more than a blue thumbprint). If this doesn't look like a few dozen A&M LPs out of my colleciton, I don't know what does. Probably the same pressing plant that A&M used, at least for this version.
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