The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-1988

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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: 11/11/2013
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 886977240829
  • Catalog Number: 772408
  • Sales rank: 136,607

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rain Dance (9:19)
  2. 2 Hidden Shadows (10:15)
  3. 3 Hornets (19:36)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Chameleon (15:44)
  2. 2 Watermelon Man (6:30)
  3. 3 Sly (10:21)
  4. 4 Vein Melter (9:09)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Maiden Voyage (7:44)
  2. 2 Dolphin Dance (11:17)
  3. 3 Nobu (7:38)
  4. 4 Cantaloupe Island (13:56)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Palm Grease (10:37)
  2. 2 Actual Proof (9:41)
  3. 3 Butterfly (11:18)
  4. 4 Spank-A-Lee (7:12)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Death Wish (Main Title) (6:14)
  2. 2 Joanna's Theme (4:46)
  3. 3 Do a Thing (2:13)
  4. 4 Paint Her Mouth (2:17)
  5. 5 Rich Country (3:46)
  6. 6 Suite Revenge: Striking Back/Riverside Park/The Alley/Last Stop/8th Ave (9:27)
  7. 7 Ochoa Knose (2:07)
  8. 8 Party People (3:32)
  9. 9 Fill Your Hand (6:15)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Introduction/Maiden Voyage (7:59)
  2. 2 Actual Proof (8:29)
  3. 3 Spank-A-Lee (8:48)
  4. 4 Watermelon Man (5:49)
  5. 5 Butterfly (12:45)
  6. 6 Chameleon (10:22)
  7. 7 Hang Up Your Hang Ups (19:55)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Hang Up Your Hang Ups (7:29)
  2. 2 Sun Touch (5:11)
  3. 3 The Trailor (9:38)
  4. 4 Bubbles (9:02)
  5. 5 Steppin' in It (8:42)
  6. 6 Heartbeat (5:16)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Doin' It (8:03)
  2. 2 People Music (7:09)
  3. 3 Cantelope Island (7:06)
  4. 4 Spider (7:20)
  5. 5 Gentle Thoughts (7:02)
  6. 6 Swamp Rat (6:23)
  7. 7 Sansho Shima (4:49)
Disc 9
  1. 1 Piano Introduction (4:33)
  2. 2 Maiden Voyage (13:26)
  3. 3 Nefertiti (5:19)
  4. 4 Introduction of Players/Eye of the Hurricane (18:32)
Disc 10
  1. 1 Toys (13:58)
  2. 2 Introductions (1:47)
  3. 3 You'll Know When You Get There (8:02)
  4. 4 Hang Up Your Hang Ups (11:51)
  5. 5 Spider (10:10)
Disc 11
  1. 1 Watch It - Herbie Hancock Trio (12:25)
  2. 2 Speak Like a Child - Herbie Hancock Trio (13:06)
  3. 3 Watcha Waitin' For - Herbie Hancock Trio (6:19)
  4. 4 Look - Herbie Hancock Trio (7:40)
  5. 5 Milestones - Herbie Hancock Trio (6:37)
Disc 12
  1. 1 One of a Kind - V.S.O.P. (9:15)
  2. 2 Third Plane - V.S.O.P. (7:27)
  3. 3 Jessica - V.S.O.P. (7:03)
  4. 4 Lawra - V.S.O.P. (9:42)
  5. 5 Introduction of Players/Darts - V.S.O.P. (8:45)
  6. 6 Dolores - V.S.O.P. (11:39)
  7. 7 Little Waltz - V.S.O.P. (9:33)
  8. 8 Byrdlike - V.S.O.P. (8:04)
Disc 13
  1. 1 Eye of the Hurricane - V.S.O.P. (16:20)
  2. 2 Diana - V.S.O.P. (5:05)
  3. 3 Eighty-One - V.S.O.P. (13:04)
  4. 4 Maiden Voyage - V.S.O.P. (12:21)
  5. 5 Lawra - V.S.O.P. (8:23)
  6. 6 Red Clay - V.S.O.P. (14:31)
Disc 14
  1. 1 Someday My Prince Will Come - Chick Corea (12:39)
  2. 2 Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away) - Chick Corea (9:02)
  3. 3 Button Up - Chick Corea (17:40)
Disc 15
  1. 1 February Moment - Chick Corea (16:30)
  2. 2 Maiden Voyage - Chick Corea (13:31)
  3. 3 La Fiesta - Chick Corea (22:05)
Disc 16
  1. 1 I Thought It Was You (8:59)
  2. 2 Come Running to Me (8:27)
  3. 3 Sunlight (7:12)
  4. 4 No Means Yes (6:20)
  5. 5 Good Question (8:32)
Disc 17
  1. 1 You Bet Your Love (7:39)
  2. 2 Trust Me (5:43)
  3. 3 Ready or Not (6:45)
  4. 4 Tell Everybody (7:48)
  5. 5 Honey from the Jar (6:52)
  6. 6 Knee Deep (5:43)
  7. 7 Tell Everybody (7:12)
Disc 18
  1. 1 Butterfly (7:56)
  2. 2 Shiftless Shuffle (7:10)
  3. 3 I Thought It Was You (15:31)
Disc 19
  1. 1 My Funny Valentine (7:42)
  2. 2 On Green Dolphin Street (3:20)
  3. 3 Someday My Prince Will Come (4:36)
  4. 4 Harvest Time (4:48)
  5. 5 Sonrisa (3:43)
  6. 6 Manhattan Island (3:56)
  7. 7 Blue Otani (3:25)
  8. 8 My Funny Valentine (6:07)
  9. 9 On Green Dolphin Street (4:01)
  10. 10 Harvest Time (5:13)
  11. 11 Someday My Prince Will Come (5:16)
Disc 20
  1. 1 Opening - V.S.O.P. (0:47)
  2. 2 Eye of the Hurricane - V.S.O.P. (7:48)
  3. 3 Tear Drop - V.S.O.P. (10:34)
  4. 4 Domo - V.S.O.P. (12:35)
  5. 5 Para Oriente - V.S.O.P. (7:28)
  6. 6 Pee Wee - V.S.O.P. (8:12)
  7. 7 One of Another Kind - V.S.O.P. (20:48)
  8. 8 Fragile - V.S.O.P. (9:40)
Disc 21
  1. 1 Opening - V.S.O.P. (0:24)
  2. 2 Eye of the Hurricane - V.S.O.P. (11:25)
  3. 3 Tear Drop - V.S.O.P. (9:13)
  4. 4 Domo - V.S.O.P. (11:41)
  5. 5 Para Oriente - V.S.O.P. (6:50)
  6. 6 Pee Wee - V.S.O.P. (6:27)
  7. 7 One of Another Kind - V.S.O.P. (14:45)
  8. 8 Fragile - V.S.O.P. (8:31)
  9. 9 Stella by Starlight - V.S.O.P. (4:45)
  10. 10 On Green Dolphin Street - V.S.O.P. (2:17)
Disc 22
  1. 1 Skagly - V.S.O.P. (10:07)
  2. 2 Finger Painting - V.S.O.P. (6:49)
  3. 3 Mutants on the Beach - V.S.O.P. (11:10)
  4. 4 Circe - V.S.O.P. (4:40)
  5. 5 Skagly - V.S.O.P. (10:16)
  6. 6 Finger Painting - V.S.O.P. (6:43)
Disc 23
  1. 1 I Thought It Was You - Kimiko Kasai (7:09)
  2. 2 Tell Me a Bedtime Story - Kimiko Kasai (5:10)
  3. 3 Head in the Clouds - Kimiko Kasai (3:44)
  4. 4 Maiden Voyage - Kimiko Kasai (7:24)
  5. 5 Harvest Time - Kimiko Kasai (4:55)
  6. 6 Sunlight - Kimiko Kasai (6:14)
  7. 7 Butterfly - Kimiko Kasai (6:15)
  8. 8 As - Kimiko Kasai (6:15)
Disc 24
  1. 1 Saturday Night (7:13)
  2. 2 Stars in Your Eyes (7:04)
  3. 3 Go for It (7:34)
  4. 4 Don't Hold It In (8:04)
  5. 5 Making Love (6:24)
  6. 6 It All Comes Round (5:51)
Disc 25
  1. 1 Spiraling Prism (6:25)
  2. 2 Calypso (6:45)
  3. 3 Just Around the Corner (7:36)
  4. 4 4 A.M. (5:23)
  5. 5 Shiftless Shuffle (7:10)
  6. 6 Textures (6:38)
Disc 26
  1. 1 Magic Number (7:22)
  2. 2 Tonight's the Night (6:29)
  3. 3 Everybody's Broke (7:06)
  4. 4 Help Yourself (6:41)
  5. 5 Satisfied with Love (6:30)
  6. 6 The Twilight Clone (8:17)
Disc 27
  1. 1 Stable Mates (11:06)
  2. 2 Dolphin Dance (10:19)
  3. 3 A Slight Smile (9:04)
  4. 4 That Old Black Magic (8:34)
  5. 5 La Maison Goree (6:40)
Disc 28
  1. 1 Well You Needn't (6:28)
  2. 2 'Round Midnight (6:40)
  3. 3 Clear Ways (5:02)
  4. 4 A Quick Sketch (16:27)
  5. 5 Eye of the Hurricane (8:05)
  6. 6 Parade (8:00)
  7. 7 The Sorcerer (7:17)
  8. 8 Pee Wee (4:33)
  9. 9 I Fall in Love Too Easily (5:53)
Disc 29
  1. 1 Lite Me Up! (3:41)
  2. 2 The Bomb (3:58)
  3. 3 Gettin' to the Good Part (6:12)
  4. 4 Paradise (4:32)
  5. 5 Can't Hide Your Love (3:54)
  6. 6 The Fun Tracks (4:04)
  7. 7 Motor Mouth (3:58)
  8. 8 Give It All Your Heart (7:40)
Disc 30
  1. 1 Rockit (5:28)
  2. 2 Future Shock (8:04)
  3. 3 TFS (5:46)
  4. 4 Earth Beat (5:13)
  5. 5 Autodrive (6:27)
  6. 6 Rough (7:00)
  7. 7 Mega Mix: Rockit/Autodrive/Future Shock/TFS/Rough/Chameleon (6:18)
Disc 31
  1. 1 Hardrock (6:09)
  2. 2 Metal Beat (4:55)
  3. 3 Karabali (5:16)
  4. 4 Junku (5:31)
  5. 5 People Are Changing (6:05)
  6. 6 Sound System (5:55)
  7. 7 Metal Beat (6:44)
Disc 32
  1. 1 Moon/Light (7:57)
  2. 2 Ndan Ndan Nyaria (9:51)
  3. 3 Early Warning (2:51)
  4. 4 Kanatente (19:58)
Disc 33
  1. 1 'Round Midnight (5:36)
  2. 2 Body and Soul (5:54)
  3. 3 Bérangére's Nightmare (3:06)
  4. 4 Fair Weather (6:05)
  5. 5 Una Noche Con Francis (4:23)
  6. 6 The Peacocks (7:16)
  7. 7 How Long Has This Been Going On? (3:14)
  8. 8 Rhythm-A-Ning (4:11)
  9. 9 Still Time (3:51)
  10. 10 Minuit Aux Champs-Elysées (3:25)
  11. 11 Chan's Song (Never Said) (4:14)
Disc 34
  1. 1 Perfect Machine (6:41)
  2. 2 Obsession (5:22)
  3. 3 Vibe Alive (5:26)
  4. 4 Beat Wise (5:56)
  5. 5 Maiden Voyage/P. Bop (6:38)
  6. 6 Chemical Residue (6:06)
  7. 7 Vibe Alive (8:13)
  8. 8 Beat Wise (6:28)
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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 Sr. Drums
Al McKay Guitar
Ray Parker Jr. 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 Jr. 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 Sr. Arranger, Composer
George Massenburg Engineer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Chris Minto Engineer
Thelonious Monk Composer
Robert Musso Engineer
Ray Parker Jr. 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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