RELEASE
July 13, 2010
LABEL
Verve
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Brazilian Pop, Bossa Nova, Samba, Crossover Jazz, Vocal Pop, Lounge, AM Pop, Brazilian Traditions

Album Review

Verve's Great Songs/Great Performances series is yet another attempt in a seemingly never-ending stream of them to repackage -- and hopefully resell -- their vast catalog of jazz, pop, Brazilian, Latin, and blues. They're super cheap in both cost and presentation, but the music is almost always stellar. The Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 Play the Hits volume is no exception. It should be noted that there are no Mendes originals on the eight-track compilation -- "Mas Que Nada" and "Tim Tom Dom" aren't included. Instead, there are the smash versions that Mendes & Brasil '66 put onto the pop charts as they moved out of America's easy listening ghetto: "The Look of Love," "Night and Day," "The Fool on the Hill," "With a Little Help from My Friends," "Scarborough Fair," etc. If all one is looking for are the hit covers, for the price, this one will do.
Thom Jurek, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Night and Day
  2. The Look of Love
  3. For What It's Worth
  4. Scarborough Fair
  5. What the World Needs Now
  6. (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
  7. The Fool on the Hill
  8. With a Little Help from My Friends