Herbie Hancock | Complete Columbia Album Collection | CD Set

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Gathered here for the first time are all of the recordings Herbie Hancock made for Columbia Records U.S. and CBS/Sony Records Japan between 1972 and 1988 ã a stunningly creative, 16-year period, yielding 31 albums. Eight of the titles in this set have never been released outside of Japan (see below). This collection of 34 newly-remastered CDs showcases Herbie's virtuosity in a dazzling display of musical styles. It is a testament to his fearlessness, innovation, and ever-evolving curiosity, as well as his significant commercial success ã the platinum certifications of Head Hunters and Future Shock (featuring –Rockit"). Herbie's influence on countless musicians and musical styles has been and continues to be enormous. The elegant, highly-stylized 200+ page book contains an insightful overview essay, complete discographical data, mini-histories of each album, an electronic instrument glossary, and dozens of striking images. Herbie Hancock turned 70 in April 2010. This comprehensive collection comes as Hancock continues his 52nd year of active recording. The 16 remarkable years captured here find him at his very peak.

 

ALBUMS:

 

1. Sextant (1973)

2. Head Hunters (1973)

3. *Dedication (1974)

4. Thrust (1974)

5. Death Wish / OST (1974)

6. * Flood (1975)

7. Man-Child (1975)

8. Secrets (1976)

9. V.S.O.P. (1976 - 2CDs )

10. * Herbie Hancock Trio (1977)

11. V.S.O.P.: The Quintet (1977)

12. * V.S.O.P.: Tempest In The Colosseum (1977)

13. An Evening With Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea (1978 - 2 CDs)

14. Sunlight (1978)

15. Feets Don't Fail Me Now (1978)

16. * DirectStep (1978)

17. The Piano (1978)

18. V.S.O.P.: Live Under The Sky (1979 - 2 CDs)

19. * V.S.O.P.: Five Stars (1979)

20. * Butterfly w/ Kimiko Kasai (1979)

21. Monster (1980)

22. Mr. Hands (1980)

23. Magic Windows (1981)

24. * Herbie Hancock Trio w/ Ron Carter + Tony Williams (1981)

25. Herbie Hancock Quartet (1981)

26. Lite Me Up (1982)

27. Future Shock (1983)

28. Sound-System (1984)

29. Village Life With Foday Musa Soso (1984)

30. Round Midnight / OST (1985)

31. Perfect Machine (1988)

 

* First time on CD outside of Japan