I will too, but only because I know that photo is an authentic, authorized Pete Turner photo. No idea whose photo this is, but I'm guessing that the Turner estate probably licensed the LP's photo for the LP release only. This photo is nothing special. I'd be really surprised if Pete Turner took this one. (Honestly it's not that good of a photo with average composition and questionable lighting, and lacks Turner's unique use of color.)
It's one that grows on you with repeated listening. No, it's no WE AND THE SEA, but I find it quite listenable, particularly the non-vocal side B.I listened to it on Spotify yesterday. I gotta say "meh". Most of my reasons for that have been covered by others in this thread, but bottom line is that this is so bland...watered-down Bossa Nova. The fact that the same guys could give us WE AND THE SEA just makes this all the more a letdown for me.
Agreed. The new cover looks like a vacation snapshot. Turner had better outtakes.I doubt a CD would ever materialize--the labels pretty much don't want to press them anymore unless it sells in huge numbers. I could see some of the fanatics in Japan doing one eventually though. It's just good to have the music out now to a wider population.
That new cover art is absolutely horrible, the more I look at it. At least Jobim's album was a printing mistake. Funny that when I first saw the correct California Soul Pete Turner photo, I immediately thought of the salt flats in Utah, and that's exactly what they are. This new one doesn't really relate to anything, and doesn't look remotely Turner-ish IMHO.
I'm just waiting for someone to prove us wrong and say it is a Turner photograph. But I kind of doubt it. They could have at least found something that didn't scream "first year art college student"...Agreed. The new cover looks like a vacation snapshot. Turner had better outtakes.
I mean, just Googling "Pete Turner", I found a shot that (if we really can't have the first one) would be fine for an album called "California Soul":I'm just waiting for someone to prove us wrong and say it is a Turner photograph. But I kind of doubt it. They could have at least found something that didn't scream "first year art college student"...