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FRANK SINATRA & ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM <br> Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim <br> 1967 (Reprise Records)

Details: Reprise R-1021, stereo, multicolored label with Sinatra's picture, 1967.

Condition: Vinyl VG (some light scratches) Jacket VG (looks good except for some damage to the back cover where someone has removed an old sticker)

Out of Print.

From the All Music Guide:
By 1967, bossa nova had become quite popular within jazz and traditional pop audiences, yet Frank Sinatra hadn't attempted any Brazil-influenced material. Sinatra decided to record a full-fledged bossa nova album with the genre's leading composer, Antonio Carlos Jobim. Arranged by Claus Ogerman and featuring Jobim on guitar and backing vocals, Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim concentrated on Jobim's originals, adding three American classics -- "Baubles, Bangles and Beads," "Change Partners," and "I Concentrate on You" -- that were rearranged to suit bossa nova conventions. The result was a subdued, quiet album that used the Latin rhythms as a foundation, not as a focal point. Supported by a relaxed, sympathetic arrangement of muted brass, simmering percussion, soft strings, and Jobim's lilting guitar, Sinatra turns in an especially noteworthy performance; he has never sounded so subtle, underplaying every line he delivers and showcasing vocal techniques that he never had displayed before. Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim doesn't reveal its pleasures immediately; the album is too textured and understated to be fully appreciated within one listen. After a few plays, the album begins to slowly work its way underneath a listener's skin, and it emerges as one of his most rewarding albums of the '60s.

The tracks are:
1 Girl from Ipanema 3:13
2 Dindi 3:25
3 Change Partners 2:40
4 Corcovado 2:45
5 Meditation (Meditação) 2:51
6 If You Never Come to Me 2:10
7 How Insensitive (Insensatez) 3:15
8 I Concentrate on You 2:32
9 Baubles, Bangles and Beads 2:32
10 Once I Loved (O Amor en Paz)

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