Look Around (Sérgio Mendes album)
|Studio album by Sérgio Mendes|
|Producer||Herb Alpert, Jerry Moss|
|Sérgio Mendes chronology|
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. "So Many Stars" was also recorded by Heren Merrill, Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan, Jane Monheit, Barbra Streisand, Natalie Cole, Stacey Kent and others.
A remastered version of the album was released on CD in 2000.
- "With a Little Help From My Friends" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
- "Roda" (Gilberto Gil, João Augusto)
- "Like a Lover" (Dori Caymmi, Nelson Motta, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
- "The Frog (A Rã)" (João Donato)
- "Tristeza (Goodbye Sadness)" (Haroldo Lobo, Niltinho)
- "The Look of Love" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
- "Pra Dizer Adeus (To Say Goodbye)" (Edu Lobo, Torquato Neto, Lani Hall)
- "Batucada (The Beat)" (Marcos Valle, Paulo Sérgio Valle)
- "So Many Stars" (Sérgio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
- "Look Around" (Sérgio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
- Sérgio Mendes – Organ, Piano
- Lani Hall – Vocals
- Bob Matthews – Bass, Vocals
- João Palma – Drums
- John Pisano – Guitar
- José Soares – Percussion, Vocals
- Janis Hansen – Vocals
- Sérgio Mendes – arranger
- Dave Grusin – arranger, orchestration
- Dick Hazard – arranger, orchestration
|US Billboard 200||5|
|US Top Jazz Albums (Billboard)||2|
|US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)||16|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
- Ginell, Richard S. "Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66: Look Around > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
- Song search results for "Like A Lover" - allmusic, retrieved September 8, 2010
- Song search results for "So Many Stars" - allmusic, retrieved September 8, 2010[dead link]
- "Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66.
- "Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 – Chart history" Billboard Top Jazz Albums for Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66.
- "Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66.
- "American album certifications – Sérgio Mendes & Brasil 66". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH