Look Around (Sérgio Mendes album)

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Look Around
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 Look Around.jpg
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
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Look Around is the third studio album by Sérgio Mendes and Brasil '66 released in 1968. This was the final album with the original edition of Brasil '66.

Mendes and Brasil 66 performed the Oscar-nominated Burt Bacharach/Hal David song "The Look of Love", one of their biggest hits, on the Academy Awards telecast in March 1968. 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, Kimiko Itoh and others.[3] "So Many Stars" was also recorded by Heren Merrill, Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan, Jane Monheit, Barbra Streisand, Natalie Cole, Stacey Kent and others.[4]

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)



Chart (1967) position
US Billboard 200[5] 5
US Top Jazz Albums (Billboard)[6] 2
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[7] 16


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[8] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone