Forthcoming 2020 Limited Edition 180 Gram LP Reissues!

Forthcoming 2020 Limited Edition 180 Gram LP Reissues!

Two new Limited 180 Gram LP reissues from the vaults of the legendary label A&M Records are coming out this 2020.

From the early 1960s to the late ’80s, A&M was one of the most eclectic and powerful independent record labels in the world. The roster of artists who recorded there includes The Carpenters, Captain Beefheart, The Police, Joe Cocker, Suzanne Vega, Procol Harum and Janet Jackson, among others. Founded as an independent company by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss in 1962, soon the label garnered interest and success, and was acquired by PolyGram in 1989. Throughout its operations, A&M housed well-known acts such as Sting, Sergio Mendes, Supertramp, Bryan Adams, Burt Bacharach, Liza Minnelli, Paul Williams, Quincy Jones, Cat Stevens, Peter Frampton, Carole King, Extreme, Joan Baez, the Human League, Soundgarden, Duffy, and Sheryl Crow, among others.

FORTHCOMING 2020:

ANTÔNIO CARLOS JOBIM – TIDE (Gatefold Edition):

Reissue of the 6th studio album by Brazilian jazz legend Antônio Carlos Jobim. Released in 1970 on A&M Records, this instrumental Bossa Jazz masterpiece was produced by Creed Taylor and engineered by Rudy Van Gelder. It features the arrangements of Eumir Deodato (who also conducted the band), and includes a plethora of sidemen from the U.S. jazz scene, such as Joe Farrell, Hubert Laws and Ron Carter, as well as Brazilian stars like Hermeto Pascoal, Airto Moreira and João Palma.

SIDE 1:

1. GIRL FROM IPANEMA (A.C. Jobim-Vinícius de Moraes) 4:48
2. CARINHOSO (Pixinguinhi-João de Barro) 2:49
3. TEMA JAZZ (A.C. Jobim) 4:37
4. SUE ANN (A.C. Jobim) 3:05
5. REMEMBER (A.C. Jobim) 3:58

SIDE 2:

1. TIDE (A.C. Jobim) 3:45
2. TAKATANGA (A.C. Jobim) 4:33
3. CARIBE (A.C. Jobim) 2:44
4. ROCKANALIA (A.C. Jobim) 4:46

Arranged and Conducted by Deodato
Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder between March and May, 1970.
Produced by Creed Taylor
Cover photograph by Pete Turner

 

 

WES MONTGOMERY- A DAY IN THE LIFE (Gatefold Edition):

Reissue of the debut album on A&M Records by jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery, released in 1967. It reached #1 on the Billboard Jazz album chart and #2 on the R&B chart. Considered by far the best of his three albums on A&M (in partnership with Creed Taylor’s CTI Records), A Day in the Life features a plethora of star sidemen, such as Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Ray Barretto and Grady Tate, among others, as well as superb arrangements by Don Sebesky.

SIDE 1:

1. A DAY IN THE LIFE (Lennon-McCartney) 5:49
2. WATCH WHAT HAPPENS (M. Legrand-N. Gimbel) 2:44
3. WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN (Lewis-Wright) 2:54
4. CALIFORNIA NIGHTS (Hamlisch-Liebling) 2:32
5. ANGEL (Wes Montgomery) 2:49

SIDE 2:

1. ELEANOR RIGBY (Lennon-McCartney) 3:08
2. WILLOW WEEP FOR ME (Ann Ronnell) 4:34
3. WINDY (Ruthann Friedman) 2:22
4. TRUST IN ME (Weber-Schwartz-Ager) 4:28
5. THE JOKER (Newley-Bricusse) 3:25

Arranged and conducted by Don Sebesky
Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder, June 6, 7, 8, and 26, 1967
Produced by Creed Taylor
Cover photograph by Pete Turner