Lite Me Up

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All Music Guide - Jason Elias
By 1978, Hancock had another identity as a dance/fusion attraction with the albums Feets Don't Fail Me Now and Sunlight. Lite Me Up is an even more concerted effort to fuse jazz with pop. Hancock handled all of the production chores on all but two of the eight tracks. His main arranger and lyricist here is Rod Temperton, the former Heatwave member who worked with Quincy Jones on albums Off the Wall and Light Up the Night. The title track and "The Bomb" are glossy, propulsive offerings reminiscent of prime Jones without his skill at making it all stick. The biggest hit here, the sleek "Getting' to the Good Part" adheres to the Steely Dan's Gaucho style, has a gorgeous ...
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All Music Guide - Jason Elias
By 1978, Hancock had another identity as a dance/fusion attraction with the albums Feets Don't Fail Me Now and Sunlight. Lite Me Up is an even more concerted effort to fuse jazz with pop. Hancock handled all of the production chores on all but two of the eight tracks. His main arranger and lyricist here is Rod Temperton, the former Heatwave member who worked with Quincy Jones on albums Off the Wall and Light Up the Night. The title track and "The Bomb" are glossy, propulsive offerings reminiscent of prime Jones without his skill at making it all stick. The biggest hit here, the sleek "Getting' to the Good Part" adheres to the Steely Dan's Gaucho style, has a gorgeous bridge, and has Hancock doing his loved or hated vocoder lead vocals. From a jazz perspective, there is precious little of it on Lite Me Up. In fact, the songs "The Fun Tracks" and the humorous "Motor Mouth" sound like Heatwave retreads. The last song stands out, however. The beautiful, hooky ballad "Give It All Your Heart" features both Hancock and Patrice Rushen both doing their vocal leads on vocoder. The track perfectly captures both prime Temperton and Hancock's '78-'82 fusion ballad style. Songs with producers Jay Graydon and Narada Michael Walden both feature the artist doing vocals without the gadgetry, and, believe it or not, the vocoder is more definitive. Despite the better tracks, Lite Me Up doesn't have the adventurous nature of Hancock's jazz/pop of the era.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/3/2001
  • Label: Sbme Import
  • EAN: 5099748657329
  • Catalog Number: 486573

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lite Me Up! (3:41)
  2. 2 The Bomb (3:58)
  3. 3 Gettin' to the Good Part (6:13)
  4. 4 Paradise (4:29)
  5. 5 Can't Hide Your Love (3:54)
  6. 6 The Fun Tracks (4:03)
  7. 7 Motormouth (3:58)
  8. 8 Give It All Your Heart (7:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Herbie Hancock Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Clavinet, Vocoder, Synthesizer Drums, Mini Moog
Patti Austin Background Vocals
Patrice Rushen Vocals, Vocoder
David Foster Piano
Bill Champlin Background Vocals
Wayne Anthony Vocals, Vocoder
Michael Boddicker Synthesizer
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Chuck Findley Trombone, Trumpet
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Venette Gloud Background Vocals
Jay Graydon Guitar
Gary Herbig Saxophone, Woodwind
Jerry Hey Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Louis Johnson Bass, Electric Bass
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Bass
Linda Lawrence Background Vocals
John Lehman Background Vocals
Steve Lukather Guitar
Paulette McWilliams Vocals, Background Vocals
Narada Michael Walden Drums
Richard Page Background Vocals
Jeff Porcaro Drums
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Corrado Rustici Synthesizer
David Williams Guitar
Randy Jackson Bass
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Frank Martin Vocals
Technical Credits
Herbie Hancock Producer
David Foster Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Bryan Bell Engineer
Maureen Droney Engineer
Jay Graydon Songwriter, Producer, Engineer
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Leslie Ann Jones Engineer
Ken Kessie Engineer
George Massenburg Engineer
Narada Michael Walden Producer
Mike Reese Mastering
Rod Temperton Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
David Frazer Engineer
Robert Spano Engineer
Murray Dvorkin Engineer
Ron Pendragon Engineer
Mick Haggerty Cover Design
Barbara Rooney Engineer
Wayne Lewis Engineer
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