Ye-Me-Le

Ye-Me-Le

by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
     
 

Perhaps the Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 sound was at last beginning to show signs of wear, for not only didn't Ye-Me-Le produce any hits ("Wichita Lineman" reached a lowly number 95), but the album is also less enterprising and fresh-sounding than its predecessors. There is a surprising…  See more details below

Overview

Perhaps the Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 sound was at last beginning to show signs of wear, for not only didn't Ye-Me-Le produce any hits ("Wichita Lineman" reached a lowly number 95), but the album is also less enterprising and fresh-sounding than its predecessors. There is a surprising shortage of Brazilian material, which was always Mendes' most valuable contribution in the long run, and more reliance upon routine covers of pop
ock standards like "Easy to Be Hard" and "What the World Needs Now." But there are special moments, like the hypnotic "Masquerade" (no relation to the Leon Russell/George Benson hit), Sergio Mihanovich's haunting "Some Time Ago," and another winning treatment of a Beatles tune, "Norwegian Wood," where Mendes cuts loose a killer solo on electric piano (believe it or not, the 45 rpm single version features more of that solo than the LP).

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/26/2006
Label:
A&M
UPC:
0602517052475
catalogNumber:
000742702
Rank:
67237

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66   Primary Artist
Sergio Mendes   Indexed Contributor,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Lani Hall   Vocals
Rubens Bassini   Percussion
Oscar Castro-Neves   Guitar
Dave Grusin   Conductor
Karen Philipp   Vocals
Dom Um Romão   Percussion,Drums
Sebastian Neto   Bass

Technical Credits

Sergio Mendes   Arranger,Producer
Dorival Caymmi   Composer
Jimmy Webb   Composer
Dave Grusin   Orchestral Arrangements
Larry Levine   Engineer
Nelson Motta   Composer
Tom Wilkes   Art Direction

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