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South Of The Border
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
South Of The Border
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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1964?s South Of The Border peaked at #6 on the Billboard charts, and showed Herb?s magic touch on some of the era?s most popular hits. Covers of Jobim?s "The Girl From Ipanema" and The Beatles? "All My Loving" were set alo...  more »

     
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All Artists: Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
Title: South Of The Border
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Shout Factory
Release Date: 2/8/2005
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Easy Listening, Oldies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 826663277227

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1964?s South Of The Border peaked at #6 on the Billboard charts, and showed Herb?s magic touch on some of the era?s most popular hits. Covers of Jobim?s "The Girl From Ipanema" and The Beatles? "All My Loving" were set alongside Spanish love songs. Each album in the Herb Alpert Signature Series features meticulously remastered sound, deluxe packaging, detailed liner notes, and an intro by Herb Alpert containing personal recollections and anecdotes.

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Classic music still exquisite after 40 years
Steven E. Blake | Saint Peters, Missouri USA | 03/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this Shout reissue CD to replace my worn A&M CD which in turned replaced the LP I bought in the mid-60's. After 40 years, this music is just as fresh as ever. I am very appreciative for Shout reissuing these albums on CD.

It's disappointing to see ratings here that are not based on the merit of the music, but rather on the marketing or even worse demerits based upon the other Tijuana Brass releases. This CD is better than 95% of anything offered on Amazon and that certainly deserves 5 stars despite whatever trivial complaints the MBA types are whining about."
Remastered??---From What??
Sixties Music | Dedham, MA | 01/25/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

"If this CD is "remastered", it certainly was not from the 1st generation, multi-track session tapes. From listening to this CD, I can hear distortion and an audible amount of tape hiss, especially through the quiet passages of "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face". And after all these years, we STILL get "Mexican Shuffle" in MONO! Which leads me to believe that this, and other TJB CD's in Herb Alpert's Signature Series, were mastered to CD directly from the original mixdown album masters that were used to press the original A&M vinyl LP's back in the 1960s (a common practice that was routinly done by the record industry with past album masters during the dawn of the CD era 25 years ago, which magnified the imperfections of analog album masters on CD). In this day and age of today's advanced digital technology, a golden opportunity to digitally remix and remaster some of the greatest music of the '60s, was missed. I liked the idea made by a previous reviewer when he stated that remastering these CD's in both STEREO and MONO, just as Capitol did with The Beatles box set of the first four Beatles' Capitol albums, would have been nice. Maybe Universal, given time, would have done a much better job at remastering these early A&M classic albums. I say this because, in my opinion, I think the people at Universal are doing an outstanding job at remastering some of the Motown material (i.e. "The Motown Box"). Sorry Herb, but I think you missed the boat with this series."
A musical marvel - technical disaster
cycleman | PA USA | 03/05/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I just want underscore the well-summarized review that Sixties Music "stereo fan" gave this release.

Musically, this is arguably Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass' finest material. If you haven't audtioned this music, I hope that you give it a go. I feel the highlights are "South Of The Border", "The Girl From Ipanema" [yes, there really is such a place], "Up Cherry Street", and "Mexican Shuffle" (which you may remember as 'Teaberry Shuffle', made popular by a 60's TV ad for chewing gum).

Technically, if sound quality is important to you, you're likely to be disappoined in this release. Not only does it suffer from the lack of bass that I know should be there (based on my orignal release recordings), what bass is there, is troubled by IM distortion. And, then there's the issue of "Mexican Shuffle": it's in mono."