Walter Wanderley ‎– Rain Forest

Verve Records ‎– V6-8658
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo

Companies, etc.



Recorded at the Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, on May 16 and 17, 1966. Mono pressings also exist.

Published by:
A1, A5, B3: Duchesse Music BMI
A2,A6, B1: Fermata Int'l Melodies ASCAP --> Fenanata International Melodies
A3: Fermata Int'l Melodies And Cromwell Music ASCAP
A4, B2: Unknown
B4: 11th Avenue Theatricals ASCAP
B5: Corcovado Music BMI
B6: Hollis Musoc BMI

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): V6/8658 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): V6/8658 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): (MGS-168)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): (MGS-169)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout etched): V6-8658 MGS-168
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout etched): V6-8658 MGS-169
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A & B Runout machine-stamped): ∷ VAN GELDER
  • Rights Society (A1, A5, B3, B5, B6): BMI
  • Rights Society (A2, A3, A4, A6, B1, B2, B4): ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 41) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V-8658 Walter Wanderley Rain Forest(LP, Album, Mono) Verve Records V-8658 US 1966 Sell This Version
72013 Walter Wanderley Selva De Lluvia(LP, Album, Mono) Verve Records 72013 Argentina 1966 Sell This Version
V6-8658 Walter Wanderley Rain Forest(LP, Album, Mono) Verve Records V6-8658 South Africa 1966 Sell This Version
22187 Walter Wanderley Samba De Verano(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 22187 Argentina 1985 Sell This Version
UCCV-9461 Walter Wanderley Rain Forest(CD, Album, RE) Verve Records UCCV-9461 Japan 2013 Sell This Version



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July 26, 2015
This record is one of the best albums of all time !! "Rain Forest" by Walter Wanderley (1932 -1986).He was born in Recife,Brazil.. In 1966 he made this record..It was produced by Creed Taylor..(Liner notes by Tony Bennett)..The longest track is 3 mins. 40 secs..Someone in the comments on youtube said that some of it was used in an Austin Powers movie..Another comment said :"when I listen to this album it makes me feel like everything is alright"..I love the sound of the organ..It's purely instrumental..but you kinda know the song lyrics anyway..Like when he does his great version of "Song of the jet " or "Samba do Aviao"(in Portuguese), you know that part of it talks about seeing the statue "Cristo Redentor" from the aeroplane..Generally pretty upbeat album..but when he does a very sad piece called "Rain" I happen to think that it's the best track on the album.."Into each life some rain must fall",as an old song says and I think that the sadness conveyed in this track is really well-done..This abum is pure gold enjoyment for me !!