Classics, Vol. 18

Classics, Vol. 18

by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66


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As an overview of Sergio Mendes in both of his A&M periods, the 1987-vintage CD Classics, Vol. 18 is a far more useful collection than the older Greatest Hits. Classics includes ten out of the twelve selections on Greatest Hits, replacing "Day Tripper" and "Night and Day" with "One Note Samba/Spanish Flea," "Bim Bom" and "Song of No Regrets" (a more than fair trade), adding two more from the Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77 albums and jumping to the '80s with two chart-making hits. Of course, this collection leaves a large gap between 1972 and 1983, during which Mendes recorded for other labels -- and frankly the two totally Americanized 1983-1984 tracks, "Never Gonna Let You Go" and "Alibis," are so vastly inferior to his earlier stuff that they seem terribly out of place. Nevertheless, as a result, you get a better representation of the great Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 records and some tastes of things that have happened since.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: A&M
UPC: 0075021251625
catalogNumber: 2516
Rank: 10010

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66   Primary Artist
Sergio Mendes   Track Performer
Leza Miller   Vocals
Joe Pizzulo   Vocals

Technical Credits

Sergio Mendes   Composer,Producer
Dorival Caymmi   Composer
Herb Alpert   Producer
Antonio Adolfo   Composer
Lani Hall   Contributor
Rubens Bassini   Contributor
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Jerry Moss   Producer
Nelson Motta   Composer
Karen Philipp   Contributor
Dom Um Romão   Contributor
Paul Grein   Liner Notes
Stewart Whitmore   Contributor
Chuck Beeson   Art Direction
Tião Neto   Contributor
Richard Frankel   Art Direction
Tiberio Gaspar   Composer

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