This 'Original Album Series' package is a 5-cd disc set, each presented in a mini-album cover that looks like the original record. Each one includes the front and back cover artwork and album notes just like the lp (I have to use a magnifying glass to read the back cover credits and lyrics). The graphics and font type printed on the actual discs are all the same, using different colors on each one.
The albums are:
1) 'The Wonderful World of Antonio Carlos Jobim', with orchestration by Nelson Riddle. 1965.
2) 'Love, Strings, & Jobim', arranged by Gaya and Deodata. 1966.
3) 'A Certain Mr. Jobim', arranged & conducted by Claus Ogerman (who did my favorite ACJ album 'Wave') 1967.
4) 'Urubu', also with Claus Ogerman. 1976. This album finds ACJ streching his compositional wings, so to speak. He even quotes Carlos Castenada in the liner notes...
5) 'Terra Brasilis', again with Claus Ogerman. 1980. A Frank Sinatra-ish, swan-song kind of work that finds an older, reminiscent ACJ singing with a somewhat weaker, pensive voice. This is actually a double album on one disc.
I prefer the first three, earlier albums in this set, but all comprise a nice sample of ACJ's work. The 5 mini albums come inside a simple cardboard sleeve box. The package is put out by Rhino records through Warner Brothers. I don't think the albums are remastered, but the sound quality seems good to my hearing. Made in the E.U.