Sergio Mendes & the New Brasil '77

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All Music Guide - Jason Elias
In the mid- to late '60s, Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 were one of the most successful acts doing stark Latin pop for A&M. By the early '70s, the members of the classic Brasil '66 lineup had moved on and styles had changed. Mendes ended up on Elektra/Asylum in the mid- to late '70s, when the label was best-known for its laid-back and polished pop
ock artists like Carly Simon, the Eagles, and Jackson Browne. For this 1977 set, Mendes didn't pick up an acoustic guitar and sign on Waddy Watchel, however. Sergio Mendes & the New Brasil '77 has Mendes in a fully updated, glossy R&B/pop/jazz mode. For fans that might not be the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Elias
In the mid- to late '60s, Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 were one of the most successful acts doing stark Latin pop for A&M. By the early '70s, the members of the classic Brasil '66 lineup had moved on and styles had changed. Mendes ended up on Elektra/Asylum in the mid- to late '70s, when the label was best-known for its laid-back and polished pop
ock artists like Carly Simon, the Eagles, and Jackson Browne. For this 1977 set, Mendes didn't pick up an acoustic guitar and sign on Waddy Watchel, however. Sergio Mendes & the New Brasil '77 has Mendes in a fully updated, glossy R&B/pop/jazz mode. For fans that might not be the best news. The covers of "Love Me Tomorrow" and "Mozambique" have all of the accoutrements of stylish late-'70s R&B/jazz and most of their facelessness. The sleek cover of "If You Leave Me Now" does have Mendes' trademark close, halting harmonies, and an inventive arrangement. Stevie Wonder contributes two B+ tracks, "Love City" and "The Real Thing," and both warmly bear his harmonic signatures. Players who were part of Wonder's great '70s band Wonderlove also contribute tracks, like the aforementioned "Mozambique" and the playful "P-Ka-Boo." Like many artists doing albums like this, Mendes all but disappears in the gloss of the mix. The results are fair to good, but anyone liking his '60s work can't help but feel disappointed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/5/2007
  • Label: Collector's Choice
  • UPC: 617742079029
  • Catalog Number: 7902

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love Me Tomorrow - Sergio Mendes (3:30)
  2. 2 Love City - Sergio Mendes (3:32)
  3. 3 Mozambique - Sergio Mendes (3:02)
  4. 4 If You Leave Me Now - Sergio Mendes (3:50)
  5. 5 Penninsula - Sergio Mendes (2:14)
  6. 6 Why - Sergio Mendes (3:29)
  7. 7 The Real Thing - Sergio Mendes (4:45)
  8. 8 P-Ka-Boo - Sergio Mendes (3:56)
  9. 9 Life - Sergio Mendes (3:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sergio Mendes & the New Brasil '77 Primary Artist
Sergio Mendes Keyboards, Indexed Contributor
Clifford Coulter Moog Synthesizer
Michael Sembello Electric Guitar
Cruz Baca Vocals
Donald Ballard Electric Bass
Ronald Ballard Drums
Bibiu Brazilian Percussion
Oscar Castro-Neves Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Chacal Percussion, Conga
Dave Grusin Synthesizer, oberheim
Dico Brazilian Percussion
Steve Foreman Percussion
Don Freeman Piano
Steve Gadd Drums
David Hall Drums
Anthony Jackson Electric Bass
Harry Kim Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Michael McKinney Electric Bass
Hank Redd Guitar, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Carol Rogers Vocals
David Stout Trombone
Testa Brazilian Percussion
Ian Underwood Synthesizer, Moog Synthesizer, Mini Moog
Marietta Waters Vocals
Stevie Wonder Piano, Keyboards, Clavinet
Tião Neto Percussion
Nathan Watts Bass, Bass Guitar
Laudir DeOliveira Percussion
Technical Credits
Sergio Mendes Arranger, Composer, Producer
Clifford Coulter Composer
Michael Sembello Arranger, Composer
Oscar Castro-Neves Composer
Peter Cetera Composer
Arnaldo DeSouteiro Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Bob Fisher Mastering
Don Freeman Arranger, Composer
Geoff Gillette Engineer
John Golden Mastering
David Paich Composer
Hank Redd Arranger, Composer
Marietta Waters Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Tony Lane Art Direction
Tião Neto Composer
Nathan Watts Composer
Ed Osborne Liner Notes
Andre Teixeira Cover Art
Sebastian Neto Composer
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