Look Around (Sérgio Mendes album)

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Look Around
Studio album by Sérgio Mendes
Released March 1968
Genre Bossa nova
Length 30:28
Label A&M
Producer Herb Alpert, Jerry Moss
Sérgio Mendes chronology
Equinox
(1967)
Look Around
(1967)
Fool on the Hill
(1968)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Look Around is the third album by Sérgio Mendes and Brasil '66, with vocalists Lani Hall and Janis Hansen. It was released in 1968. Mendes burst into mainstream prominence when he performed the Oscar-nominated Burt Bacharach/Hal David song "The Look of Love" on the Academy Awards telecast in March 1968. The song is featured on Look Around. The album was recorded at the Sunset Sound, Western Recorders, and Annex Studios, Hollywood.

Brasil '66's version of "The Look of Love" quickly shot into the top 10, eclipsing Dusty Springfield's version.

"Like a Lover", an English-language version of O Cantador, was covered by many jazz vocalists such as Carmen McRae, Sarah Vaughan, Helen Merrill, Dianne Reeves, Al Jarreau, Natalie Cole, Jane Monheit and others.[2] "So Many Stars" was also recorded by Heren Merrill, Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan, Jane Monheit, Barbra Streisand, Natalie Cole, Stacey Kent and others.[3]

A remastered version of the album was released on CD in 2000.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "With a Little Help From My Friends" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
  2. "Roda" (Gilberto Gil, João Augusto)
  3. "Like a Lover" (Dori Caymmi, Nelson Motta, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
  4. "The Frog (A Rã)" (João Donato)
  5. "Tristeza (Goodbye Sadness)" (Haroldo Lobo, Niltinho)
  6. "The Look of Love" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
  7. "Pra Dizer Adeus (To Say Goodbye)" (Edu Lobo, Torquato Neto, Lani Hall)
  8. "Batucada (The Beat)" (Marcos Valle, Paulo Sérgio Valle)
  9. "So Many Stars" (Sérgio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
  10. "Look Around" (Sérgio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. "Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66: Look Around > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  2. ^ Song search results for "Like A Lover" - allmusic, retrieved September 8, 2010
  3. ^ Song search results for "So Many Stars"[dead link] - allmusic, retrieved September 8, 2010