Sergio Mendez & Brazil ’66 – Greatest Hits

4 Aug

Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - Greatest Hits CB025 front

Saw a mention of this title in the request section so here we go. My favorite cut is the cover of ‘Scarborough Fair’. Also found the Beatles covers uniquely interesting. This particular title was only offered quadraphonically on a Q8 cartridge. Hope you folks enjoy it as much as I do. CB

Album info

Release: CB025

Source: Q8

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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18 Responses to “Sergio Mendez & Brazil ’66 – Greatest Hits”

  1. rballister August 19, 2014 at 01:30 #

    Thanks for the Sergio, love 60s Bossa Nova. Make me wonder if there are Quad releases out there of lesser known artistes like Gal Costa (perhaps specifically released for the Brazilian market).

    • oxforddickie August 19, 2014 at 04:30 #

      What was actually released in Brazil & Argentina is very thin on the ground. I have asked before for any information, there’s even a page for it, but so far…..nothing

  2. beukenoot August 12, 2014 at 19:27 #

    This is nice stuff.. There is also a 7.5 ips R-R tape i saw??

  3. prefabfan August 12, 2014 at 06:50 #

    Nice listen, good sound. OD, dont rush it. Take the time to catch your breath.

  4. Owen Smith August 10, 2014 at 12:04 #

    I enjoyed listening to this. The first track is famous and often used on TV for programmes about Brasil. I recognised only a couple of other tracks, but all were enjoyable. I couldn’t say if it’s fake quad, but it’s certainly not very active.

    Hiss is virtually absent from this, a good Q8 transfer with hardly any obvious issues.

  5. prefabfan August 8, 2014 at 05:52 #

    Hello, I believe this is discrete, not quad derived from stereo. It is a very undiscrete mix but i hear no voices out of my rear. You folks know how embarassing that can be! Its almost like stereo in front and added on muffled piano chops out of the rear speakers. And please ODB, take a much needed rest. OD, sorry. Thanks Captain!

    • captainbeyond55 August 11, 2014 at 19:07 #

      prefabfan I have heard the voices in my head for sure but try not to listen anymore. So voices out of the rear as well. Hope it does not come to that but you never know. Can you take anything for it? Wonder what they are saying? Huuummm…Thanks for the chuckle.

  6. prefabfan August 7, 2014 at 21:47 #

    Thanks, having some dl problems, but looking forward. Oops, out of blank dvds!

  7. bigheadrascal August 6, 2014 at 07:37 #

    A nice collection of favorite tracks and an excellent transfer. But did A&M try to pass this off as fake quad? Still a nice listen. Can’t help being reminded of Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass. Didn’t they release some quad?

    • johnpierogi August 7, 2014 at 12:46 #

      @bigheadrascal – Sounds like a fake quad to me, which is a shame because there are some very nice A&M quads and/or surround mixes out there, e.g., The Carpenters come to mind. But it’s nonetheless a marvellous offering of Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 material.

      I’ve heard two Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass quads, “Whipped Cream” and “Greatest Hits.” In my opinion, the tracks on those albums vary in what they off in terms discrete quad-ness.

      There’s also a Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’77 album, “Pack 20,” which is a quad and available here on DS. It’s an excellent Mendes concert from 1973 that seems to have been released only in Japan and released only as a quad. I wouldn’t call that one a fake quad, but the rears are more ambient in character than discrete, consisting mostly of vocals, applause, cymbals and cuica.

      If anyone has more info on A&M quads, I’ve love to hear it!

    • captainbeyond55 August 7, 2014 at 16:26 #

      Yes ‘Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Greatest Hits’ and ‘Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – Whipped Cream’. Both titles were only released in quad on Q8 cartridge. I could float either of these titles to the top of the ‘To Do’ stack if there is interest. A&M did seem to offer very conservative quadraphonic mixes bordering on fake quad as you mentioned.

      • bigheadrascal August 8, 2014 at 23:48 #

        There is interest on my part. I say “go for it!”. And as a “ps” I would add a huge thanks for keeping we “quad heads” fed while OD is on his well deserved hiatus.

  8. johnpierogi August 5, 2014 at 18:51 #

    Thanks CB, and thanks for offering it as a FREEBIE! Personally I love Mendez, I have many of his albums and love them all; however, this particular quad mix does not offer much along the lines of discreet audio.

  9. g335 August 4, 2014 at 14:20 #

    Appreciate the opportunity to check this out…thank you. 🙂

  10. Jack S August 4, 2014 at 10:14 #

    The World Cup in Brazil had me thinking about this group.
    ‘Mas Que Nada’ was a demonstration track on a record supplied with Shure cartridges
    in 1967. It was a test for sibilance, of course! I look forward to this walk back in time…

  11. zaphod2359 August 4, 2014 at 01:51 #

    Thanks CB!

  12. lupineassassin August 4, 2014 at 01:39 #

    Thanks! 😀

  13. quadrophiliac August 4, 2014 at 01:26 #

    Thanks for sharing this as a Freebie. Looking forward to hearing it!

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