Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-1988

Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-1988

by Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock recorded for Columbia between 1972 and 1988. During that period, between the label's American and Japanese divisions, he released 31 albums, both solo and with an astonishing variety of players in an equally breathtaking panorama of styles, from straight-ahead post-bop, to fusion, jazz-funk, disco, R&B, smooth jazz, and even hip-hop. Though Hancock had… See more details below


Herbie Hancock recorded for Columbia between 1972 and 1988. During that period, between the label's American and Japanese divisions, he released 31 albums, both solo and with an astonishing variety of players in an equally breathtaking panorama of styles, from straight-ahead post-bop, to fusion, jazz-funk, disco, R&B, smooth jazz, and even hip-hop. Though Hancock had a celebrated career before signing to Columbia, it was his longest label association; and during his tenure there, he experienced his greatest commercial success and his name was etched permanently into the history of popular music. This box set contains 34 discs -- 28 single and three double albums -- all housed in handsome individual LP and gatefold sleeves. Among them are eight records never previously issued outside of Japan: the solo sans overdubs Dedication from 1974, Flood (Head Hunters band live, 1975); The Herbie Hancock Trio (with Ron Carter and Tony Williams, 1977); Tempest (with V.S.O.P, 1977), Directstep (a full band, live in the studio, direct-to-disc, 1978); Five Stars (V.S.O.P. studio, direct-to-disc, 1979), Butterfly (studio, with Kimiko Kasai, 1979), Herbie Hancock Trio with Ron Carter + Tony Williams (studio, 1981). Three more recordings, Sunlight (1978), Magic Windows (1981), and Lite Me Up (1982), have never been previously issued in the United States on compact disc. There are several historic albums in this batch, among them, Sextant, Head Hunters, V.S.O.P.: The Quintet, the Death Wish soundtrack, Future Shock, and more. Many of these dates, particularly those from the disco and post-disco R&B eras, such as Feets Don't Fail Me Now, and Monster, deserve reappraisal for what they are in and of themselves -- pop records. The same goes for the jazz-funk Man-Child and even the post-Monster, R&B, pop, and jazz experimentation that resulted in Mr. Hands. The accompanying booklet is 200 pages, divided into three sections. Its centerpiece is an exhaustive 5,500 word essay by noted musician, historian, and producer Bob Belden. In addition, there is an album-by-album commentary by Max Schlueter, Hancock's historian and discographer, as well as a complete discography by Richard Seidel, which includes lineups, detailed recording data, original release dates, chart positions, and a shorter discography of Hancock's pre-Columbia career. There is even a glossary of instrumentation and terminology used. There are loads of well-known and rare photographs and sidebar commentaries, including one on David Rubinson, who produced all but six of these records. While it's easy to note that a project of this size will likely only appeal to Hancock's most ardent fans, music historians, and librarians, it is also worth noting that inside The Complete Columbia Albums Collection 1972-1988 is a defining portrait of a musician so diverse, restless, and creative -- one who has been profiled, emulated, imitated, sampled, and compiled so often -- that there are few in his class.

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Product Details

Release Date:
Sony Legacy


Disc 1

  1. Rain Dance  - Herbie Hancock
  2. Hidden Shadows  - Herbie Hancock
  3. Hornets  - Herbie Hancock

Disc 2

  1. Chameleon  - Herbie Hancock
  2. Watermelon Man  - Herbie Hancock
  3. Sly  - Herbie Hancock
  4. Vein Melter  - Herbie Hancock

Disc 3

  1. Maiden Voyage  - Herbie Hancock
  2. Dolphin Dance  - Herbie Hancock
  3. Nobu  - Herbie Hancock
  4. Cantaloupe Island  - Herbie Hancock

Disc 4

  1. Palm Grease  - Herbie Hancock
  2. Actual Proof  - Herbie Hancock
  3. Butterfly  - Herbie Hancock
  4. Spank-A-Lee  - Herbie Hancock

Disc 5

  1. Death Wish (Main Title)  - Herbie Hancock
  2. Joanna's Theme  - Herbie Hancock
  3. Do a Thing  - Herbie Hancock
  4. Paint Her Mouth  - Herbie Hancock
  5. Rich Country  - Herbie Hancock
  6. Suite Revenge: Striking Back/Riverside Park/The Alley/Last Stop/8th Ave  - Herbie Hancock
  7. Ochoa Knose  - Herbie Hancock
  8. Party People  - Herbie Hancock
  9. Fill Your Hand  - Herbie Hancock

Disc 6

  1. Introduction/Maiden Voyage  - Herbie Hancock
  2. Actual Proof  - Herbie Hancock
  3. Spank-A-Lee  - Herbie Hancock
  4. Watermelon Man  - Herbie Hancock
  5. Butterfly  - Herbie Hancock
  6. Chameleon  - Herbie Hancock
  7. Hang Up Your Hang Ups  - Herbie Hancock

Disc 7

  1. Hang Up Your Hang Ups  - Herbie Hancock
  2. Sun Touch  - Herbie Hancock
  3. The Trailor  - Herbie Hancock
  4. Bubbles  - Herbie Hancock
  5. Steppin' in It  - Herbie Hancock
  6. Heartbeat  - Herbie Hancock

Disc 8

  1. Doin' It  - Herbie Hancock
  2. People Music  - Herbie Hancock
  3. Cantelope Island  - Herbie Hancock
  4. Spider  - Herbie Hancock
  5. Gentle Thoughts  - Herbie Hancock
  6. Swamp Rat  - Herbie Hancock
  7. Sansho Shima  - Herbie Hancock

Disc 9

  1. Piano Introduction  - Herbie Hancock
  2. Maiden Voyage  - Herbie Hancock
  3. Nefertiti  - Herbie Hancock
  4. Introduction of Players/Eye of the Hurricane  - Herbie Hancock

Disc 10

  1. Toys  - Herbie Hancock
  2. Introductions  - Herbie Hancock
  3. You'll Know When You Get There  - Herbie Hancock
  4. Hang Up Your Hang Ups  - Herbie Hancock
  5. Spider  - Herbie Hancock

Disc 11

  1. Watch It  -  Herbie Hancock Trio
  2. Speak Like a Child  -  Herbie Hancock Trio
  3. Watcha Waitin' For  -  Herbie Hancock Trio
  4. Look  -  Herbie Hancock Trio
  5. Milestones  -  Herbie Hancock Trio

Disc 12

  1. One of a Kind  -  V.S.O.P.
  2. Third Plane  -  V.S.O.P.
  3. Jessica  -  V.S.O.P.
  4. Lawra  -  V.S.O.P.
  5. Introduction of Players/Darts  -  V.S.O.P.
  6. Dolores  -  V.S.O.P.
  7. Little Waltz  -  V.S.O.P.
  8. Byrdlike  -  V.S.O.P.

Disc 13

  1. Eye of the Hurricane  -  V.S.O.P.
  2. Diana  -  V.S.O.P.
  3. Eighty-One  -  V.S.O.P.
  4. Maiden Voyage  -  V.S.O.P.
  5. Lawra  -  V.S.O.P.
  6. Red Clay  -  V.S.O.P.

Disc 14

  1. Someday My Prince Will Come  - Chick Corea
  2. Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)  - Chick Corea
  3. Button Up  - Chick Corea

Disc 15

  1. February Moment  - Chick Corea
  2. Maiden Voyage  - Chick Corea
  3. La Fiesta  - Chick Corea

Disc 16

  1. I Thought It Was You  - Herbie Hancock
  2. Come Running to Me  - Herbie Hancock
  3. Sunlight  - Herbie Hancock
  4. No Means Yes  - Herbie Hancock
  5. Good Question  - Herbie Hancock

Disc 17

  1. You Bet Your Love  - Herbie Hancock
  2. Trust Me  - Herbie Hancock
  3. Ready or Not  - Herbie Hancock
  4. Tell Everybody  - Herbie Hancock
  5. Honey from the Jar  - Herbie Hancock
  6. Knee Deep  - Herbie Hancock
  7. Tell Everybody  - Herbie Hancock

Disc 18

  1. Butterfly  - Herbie Hancock
  2. Shiftless Shuffle  - Herbie Hancock
  3. I Thought It Was You  - Herbie Hancock

Disc 19

  1. My Funny Valentine  - Herbie Hancock
  2. On Green Dolphin Street  - Herbie Hancock
  3. Someday My Prince Will Come  - Herbie Hancock
  4. Harvest Time  - Herbie Hancock
  5. Sonrisa  - Herbie Hancock
  6. Manhattan Island  - Herbie Hancock
  7. Blue Otani  - Herbie Hancock
  8. My Funny Valentine  - Herbie Hancock
  9. On Green Dolphin Street  - Herbie Hancock
  10. Harvest Time  - Herbie Hancock
  11. Someday My Prince Will Come  - Herbie Hancock

Disc 20

  1. Opening  -  V.S.O.P.
  2. Eye of the Hurricane  -  V.S.O.P.
  3. Tear Drop  -  V.S.O.P.
  4. Domo  -  V.S.O.P.
  5. Para Oriente  -  V.S.O.P.
  6. Pee Wee  -  V.S.O.P.
  7. One of Another Kind  -  V.S.O.P.
  8. Fragile  -  V.S.O.P.

Disc 21

  1. Opening  -  V.S.O.P.
  2. Eye of the Hurricane  -  V.S.O.P.
  3. Tear Drop  -  V.S.O.P.
  4. Domo  -  V.S.O.P.
  5. Para Oriente  -  V.S.O.P.
  6. Pee Wee  -  V.S.O.P.
  7. One of Another Kind  -  V.S.O.P.
  8. Fragile  -  V.S.O.P.
  9. Stella by Starlight  -  V.S.O.P.
  10. On Green Dolphin Street  -  V.S.O.P.

Disc 22

  1. Skagly  -  V.S.O.P.
  2. Finger Painting  -  V.S.O.P.
  3. Mutants on the Beach  -  V.S.O.P.
  4. Circe  -  V.S.O.P.
  5. Skagly  -  V.S.O.P.
  6. Finger Painting  -  V.S.O.P.

Disc 23

  1. I Thought It Was You  - Kimiko Kasai
  2. Tell Me a Bedtime Story  - Kimiko Kasai
  3. Head in the Clouds  - Kimiko Kasai
  4. Maiden Voyage  - Kimiko Kasai
  5. Harvest Time  - Kimiko Kasai
  6. Sunlight  - Kimiko Kasai
  7. Butterfly  - Kimiko Kasai
  8. As  - Kimiko Kasai

Disc 24

  1. Saturday Night  - Herbie Hancock
  2. Stars in Your Eyes  - Herbie Hancock
  3. Go for It  - Herbie Hancock
  4. Don't Hold It In  - Herbie Hancock
  5. Making Love  - Herbie Hancock
  6. It All Comes Round  - Herbie Hancock

Disc 25

  1. Spiraling Prism  - Herbie Hancock
  2. Calypso  - Herbie Hancock
  3. Just Around the Corner  - Herbie Hancock
  4. 4 A.M.  - Herbie Hancock
  5. Shiftless Shuffle  - Herbie Hancock
  6. Textures  - Herbie Hancock

Disc 26

  1. Magic Number  - Herbie Hancock
  2. Tonight's the Night  - Herbie Hancock
  3. Everybody's Broke  - Herbie Hancock
  4. Help Yourself  - Herbie Hancock
  5. Satisfied with Love  - Herbie Hancock
  6. The Twilight Clone  - Herbie Hancock

Disc 27

  1. Stable Mates  - Herbie Hancock
  2. Dolphin Dance  - Herbie Hancock
  3. A Slight Smile  - Herbie Hancock
  4. That Old Black Magic  - Herbie Hancock
  5. La Maison Goree  - Herbie Hancock

Disc 28

  1. Well You Needn't  - Herbie Hancock
  2. 'Round Midnight  - Herbie Hancock
  3. Clear Ways  - Herbie Hancock
  4. A Quick Sketch  - Herbie Hancock
  5. Eye of the Hurricane  - Herbie Hancock
  6. Parade  - Herbie Hancock
  7. The Sorcerer  - Herbie Hancock
  8. Pee Wee  - Herbie Hancock
  9. I Fall in Love Too Easily  - Herbie Hancock

Disc 29

  1. Lite Me Up!  - Herbie Hancock
  2. The Bomb  - Herbie Hancock
  3. Gettin' to the Good Part  - Herbie Hancock
  4. Paradise  - Herbie Hancock
  5. Can't Hide Your Love  - Herbie Hancock
  6. The Fun Tracks  - Herbie Hancock
  7. Motor Mouth  - Herbie Hancock
  8. Give It All Your Heart  - Herbie Hancock

Disc 30

  1. Rockit  - Herbie Hancock
  2. Future Shock  - Herbie Hancock
  3. TFS  - Herbie Hancock
  4. Earth Beat  - Herbie Hancock
  5. Autodrive  - Herbie Hancock
  6. Rough  - Herbie Hancock
  7. Mega Mix: Rockit/Autodrive/Future Shock/TFS/Rough/Chameleon  - Herbie Hancock

Disc 31

  1. Hardrock  - Herbie Hancock
  2. Metal Beat  - Herbie Hancock
  3. Karabali  - Herbie Hancock
  4. Junku  - Herbie Hancock
  5. People Are Changing  - Herbie Hancock
  6. Sound System  - Herbie Hancock
  7. Metal Beat  - Herbie Hancock

Disc 32

  1. Moon/Light  - Herbie Hancock
  2. Ndan Ndan Nyaria  - Herbie Hancock
  3. Early Warning  - Herbie Hancock
  4. Kanatente  - Herbie Hancock

Disc 33

  1. 'Round Midnight  - Herbie Hancock
  2. Body and Soul  - Herbie Hancock
  3. Bérangére's Nightmare  - Herbie Hancock
  4. Fair Weather  - Herbie Hancock
  5. Una Noche Con Francis  - Herbie Hancock
  6. The Peacocks  - Herbie Hancock
  7. How Long Has This Been Going On?  - Herbie Hancock
  8. Rhythm-A-Ning  - Herbie Hancock
  9. Still Time  - Herbie Hancock
  10. Minuit Aux Champs-Elysées  - Herbie Hancock
  11. Chan's Song (Never Said)  - Herbie Hancock

Disc 34

  1. Perfect Machine  - Herbie Hancock
  2. Obsession  - Herbie Hancock
  3. Vibe Alive  - Herbie Hancock
  4. Beat Wise  - Herbie Hancock
  5. Maiden Voyage/P. Bop  - Herbie Hancock
  6. Chemical Residue  - Herbie Hancock
  7. Vibe Alive  - Herbie Hancock
  8. Beat Wise  - Herbie Hancock

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Herbie Hancock   Primary Artist,Bass,Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Background Vocals,Clavinet,Hand Clapping,Emulator,Mellotron,ARP,Vocoder,fairlight,fender rhodes,oberheim,Memory Moog,Linn Drum,Mini Moog,Synthesizer Strings,Arp Pro Soloist,Piano (Grand),Arp 2600,Arp Odyssey,Fairlight CMI,Oberheim 8 Voice,Clavitar,Echoplex,Yamaha Keyboards
Daniel Ponce   Bata
Foday Musa Suso   Kora,talking drum
Adrian Belew   Guitar
Chet Baker   Trumpet,Vocals
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
Ron Carter   Bass
Pete Escovedo   Percussion
Dexter Gordon   Tenor Saxophone
Billy Hart   Drums
Billy Higgins   Drums
Bill Laswell   Bass
Bennie Maupin   Flute,Percussion,Bass Clarinet,Alto Flute,Bass Flute,Piccolo,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Lyricon,Saxello
Bobby McFerrin   Vocals
John McLaughlin   Guitar
Pierre Michelot   Bass
Alphonse Mouzon   Drums
Julian Priester   Bass Trombone,Tenor Trombone
Wayne Shorter   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Cedar Walton   Piano
Tony Williams   Drums
Eddie Henderson   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Mike Clark   Drums
Bill Summers   Percussion,Conga,Tambourine,Balafon,Bottle,Surdo,Agogo,Shekere,Gankogui,Log Drums,Cabasa
Jeanie Tracy   Background Vocals
David T. Walker   Guitar
Mico Wave   Bass,Vocoder,Talk Box,Mini Moog
Gavin Christopher   Vocals
Kenneth Nash   Percussion
Lonette McKee   Vocals
Ray Obiedo   Guitar
Michael Beinhorn   Memory Moog,Mini Moog,Prophet 5
Bootsy Collins   Bass,Vocoder
Bud Brisbois   Trumpet
Garnett Brown   Trombone
Don Carter   Bass
Buck Clarke   Bongos,Conga
Pete Cosey   Guitar
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Jay DaVersa   Trumpet
Henry Davis   Bass
Sly Dunbar   Bongos,Drums
Sheila Escovedo   Percussion
Bernard Fowler   Vocals,Background Vocals
James Gadson   Drums
Patrick Gleeson   ARP
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jim Horn   Flute,Saxophone
Bobby Hutcherson   Vibes
Paul Jackson   Bass,Electric Bass,Marimbula
George Johnson   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Louis Johnson   Bass
James Levi   Drums
Wynton Marsalis   Trumpet
Harvey Mason   Drums
McKay   Guitar
Ray Parker   Guitar,Drums
Jerry Peters   Conductor
Vicki Randle   Vocals,Background Vocals
Nicky Skopelitis   fairlight
Ngoh Spencer   Background Vocals
Roger Trilling   Background Vocals
Luther Waters   Background Vocals
Oren Waters   Background Vocals
Eddie Watkins   Bass
Ernie Watts   Flute,Saxophone
Wah-Wah Watson   Synthesizer,Guitar,Voice Bag
Buster Williams   Bass,Acoustic Bass,Wah Wah Bass
Stevie Wonder   Harmonica
Dick Hyde   Tuba,Bass Trombone
Julia Waters   Background Vocals
Juan Escovedo   Percussion
Dwight Jackson   Vocals
Sugarfoot   Vocals
Lamar Wright   Vocals
Blackbyrd McKnight   Guitar
DST   Turntables
Maxine Waters   Background Vocals
Freddie Washington   Bass
David Bottom   Background Vocals
Jeffrey Cohen   Background Vocals
Grand Mixer DST   Turntables,Vocals,Background Vocals
John Robinson   Drums
Dede Dickerson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Adrian Belew   Composer
Martin Bisi   Engineer
Material   Producer
Bob Belden   Essay
Ron Carter   Composer
Kenny Dorham   Composer
Herbie Hancock   Composer,Producer,drum machine,Arp String Ensemble,Digital Synthesizer
Bill Laswell   Producer
Bennie Maupin   Composer
Alphonse Mouzon   Composer
Wayne Shorter   Composer
Tony Williams   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Gavin Christopher   Composer,Brass Arrangment
Michael Beinhorn   Dmx
Bryan Bell   Engineer,Keyboard Engineer
Dane Butcher   Engineer
Fred Catero   Engineer
Michael Cuscuna   Producer
Didier C. Deutsch   Producer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Freddie Hubbard   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
George Horn   Mastering
Paul Jackson   Composer
Dave Jerden   Engineer
Leslie Ann Jones   Engineer
Bernie Kirsh   Engineer
Bob Kovach   Engineer
Jack Leahy   Engineer
Harvey Mason   Arranger,Composer
George Massenburg   Engineer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Chris Minto   Engineer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Robert Musso   Engineer
Ray Parker   Composer
Jerry Peters   Arranger
Mike Reese   Mastering
David Rubinson   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Paul Stubblebine   Mastering
Tamoo Suzuki   Engineer
Tetsuro Tomita   Digital Editing
Wally Traugott   Mastering
Ned Washington   Composer
Mark Wilder   Mastering
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Billy Youdelman   Engineer
Jeremy Zatkin   Engineer
Dominick Maita   Engineer
Ron Pendragon   Engineer
Tony Meilandt   Director
John Vieira   Engineer
Michael Kull   Tape Research
Tom Tierney   Archival Assistant
Jeff Gilligan   Art Direction
Matt Kelly   Tape Research
Steve Berkowitz   Executive Producer
Maria Triana   Mastering
Darcy M. Proper   Producer,Mastering
Tom Suzuki   Engineer
M. Ragin   Composer
Jerry Zatkin   Engineer
Phil Brown   Mastering
Michael Panico   Archival Assistant
Che Williams   Composer
Flair   Mastering
William Flageollet   Engineer
Shichiro Hoshino   Director
Lee Ethier   Equipment Technician
K'ichi Nakamura   Production Director

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