Herbie Hancock: The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-1988

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Deluxe box set features all 31 albums (across 34 CDs) released by Columbia Records; Includes first U.S. release of 8 albums which originally appeared on CBS/Sony (Japan)

Are you a die hard Herbie Hancock fan or music collector? Well here’s some awesome news! Columbia/Legacy a division of Sony Music Entertainment will release Herbie Hancock: The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-1988 on November 12, 2013. The deluxe 34-CD box set brings together, for the first time, the master musician’s complete Columbia Records and CBS/Sony Japan catalog consisting of 31 albums, eight of which have never been issued in the U.S. (or outside of Japan), three others have never been issued on CD in the U.S.(Sunlight, Magic Windows, Lite Me Up), and some that were issued on CD have been out of print for years. Most importantly, all of them have never been gathered in one box set collection before.

Accompanying the discs will be a 200-page book, published exclu­sively for this collection.  In addition to dozens of rare photographs, the book will contain several sections, starting with a comprehensive 5,500-word historical essay written by jazz composer, arranger, bandleader, and recording artist Bob Belden.

“Taken in its entirety,” writes Belden, “The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-1988 gives the listener and reader a glimpse into the internal philosophy of life of Herbie Hancock contained in these CDs.  Rarely does a collection of sound contain so much of a human being’s revelatory process.  Within these CDs you can listen to a musician reinvent himself time and time again, all at his terms.”

Herbie Hancock: The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-1988 

01.  Sextant: 1972-73 (rec) 1973 (rel)

02.  Headhunters: 1973 (rec) 1973 (rel)

03.  Dedication: 1974 (rec) 1974 (rel)

04.  Thrust: 1974 (rec) 1974 (rel)

05.  Death Wish – Original Soundtrack: 1974 (rec) 1974 (rel)

06.  Flood: (double LP = 1 CD) 1975 (rec) 1975 (rel)

07.  Man-Child: 1975 (rec) 1975 (rel)

08.  Secrets 1976 (rec) 1976 (rel)

09.  V.S.O.P. (2 CD) 1976 (rec) 1977 (rel)

10.  The Herbie Hancock Trio: 1977 (rec) 1977 (rel)

11.  V.S.O.P. / The Quintet (double LP = 1 CD) 1977 (rec) 1977 (rel)

12.  V.S.O.P. The Quintet: Tempest In The Colosseum(double LP = 1 CD) 1977 (rec) 1977 (rel)

13.  An Evening With Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea In Concert (2 CDs) 1978 (rec) 1978 (rel)

14.  Sunlight: 1977-78 (rec) 1978  (rel)

15.  Feets Don’t Fail Me Now: 1978 (rec) 1979 (rel)

16.  Directstep: 1978 (rec) 1979 (rel)

17.  The Piano (plus 2004 CD bonus tracks) 1978 (rec) 1979/2004 (rel)

18.  V.S.O.P. The Quintet: Live Under The Sky (2 CDs) (plus 2004 CD bonus tracks) 1979 (rec) 1979/2004 (rel)

19.  V.S.O.P. The Quintet:  Five Stars 1979 (rec) 1979 (rel)

20.  Kimiko Kasai w/ Herbie Hancock: Butterfly 1979 (rec) 1979 (rel)

21.  Monster: 1979/80 (rec) 1980 (rel)

22.  Mr. Hands: 1980 (rec) 1980 (rel)

23.  Magic Windows: 1981 (rec) 1981 (rel)

24.  Herbie Hancock Trio With Ron Carter + Tony Williams 1981 (rec) 1981 (rel)

25.  Quartet (double LP = 1 CD) 1981 (rec) 1981 (rel)

26.  Lite Me Up: 1981/82 (rec) 1982 (rel)

27.  Future Shock (plus bonus track) 1983 (rec) 1983 (rel)

28.  Sound-System (plus bonus track) 1984 (rec) 1984 (rel)

29.  Herbie Hancock And Foday Musa Suso: Village Life 1984 (rec) 1984 (rel)

30.  Round Midnight Original Soundtrack: 1985 (rec) 1985 (rel)

31.  Perfect Machine (plus bonus tracks) 1988 (rec) 1988 (rel)

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