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Sergio Mendes
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
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Exclusive Japanese CD pressing of this 1971 album comes house in a miniature LP sleeve. A&M. 2006.


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All Artists: Sergio Mendes
Title: Stillness
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Phantom Sound & Vision
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 3/4/2008
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
Styles: South & Central America, Brazil, Latin Music, Samba, Latin Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening, Soft Rock, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1


Album Description
Exclusive Japanese CD pressing of this 1971 album comes house in a miniature LP sleeve. A&M. 2006.

CD Reviews

Sergio - "Stillness" a transition album
Alexander F. Corsello | Syracuse, NY | 08/18/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"By the time this LP was released, Sergio had lost Janis Hansen and replaced her with Karen Philipp. This also was Lani Hall's last album with the group. So what you have here is a transitional album, with Lani Hall and Karen Philipp doing things together ("Chelsea Morning", "Righteous Life"), Lani doing solo on "Stillness", Grancinha Laporace singing in a very thick accent her verion of "Lost in Paradise", and Karen Philipp doing "For What its Worth". Karen and Lani sound very much alike so the differnce is subtle there. Sergio brought in Gracinha as Lani left, and also married her. (Lani marrried Herb Alpert). Gracinha had come from the group Bossa Rio who used to open for the Brazil '66 concerts. While Gracinha has a vocal style all her own, she could not replace Lani and Karen in concert with the earlier hits such as "Look of Love", and hearing her on those songs 'live' in concerts, TV etc. was disappointing. However, I am a true fan and was able to get through this transition and the others that followed. All that being said, I am still entertained by this album. "Sometimes in Winter" is gorgeous as is Sergio's vocal on "Cancao do mosso amor"."
" Stillness" Is wonderful !!
Calvin Morris | Newfane Vermont | 09/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In my mind this album is one Sergio Mendes' best works. It is moody, happy, light and airy. It's rhythm changes keep the listener interested. After all these years it is still fresh sound and moves me as much as the first time I heard it...It's oh so nice to listen to in the car or at home... I'm joyful it is now available on CD....."
L. Trout | 12/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the only one of the Brasil 66 records that was not on CD. "Sometimes in Winter" is one of their most haunting songs. This album has always been under appreciated and I am glad to see it on CD at last!!"