Herbie Hancock - The Prisoner


Blue Note (Tone Poet)



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ABLU 46001
UPC: 602508470684
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP

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180-gram gatefold LP

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original master tape

Plated and pressed at RTI

The Blue Note Tone Poet Series was born out of Blue Note President Don Was' admiration for the exceptional audiophile Blue Note LP reissues presented by Music Matters. Was brought Joe Harley (from Music Matters), a.k.a. the "Tone Poet," on board to curate and supervise a series of reissues from the Blue Note family of labels.

Released in 1969, Herbie Hancock's album, The Prisoner, is a powerful but overlooked masterpiece. A moving tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, this nonet session features some of the most exceptional instrumentalists in jazz including Joe Henderson, Johnny Coles and more. Hancock said of The Prisoner: "I've been able to get closer to the real me with this album than on any other previous one." Blue Note Tone Poet Series features all-analog, remastered 180-gram vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging.

Side 1
1. I Have A Dream
2. The Prisoner

Side 2
3. Firewater
4. He Who Lives In Fear
5. Promise Of The Sun

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Very Nice

posted on 10/25/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: Brian VanPelt
My pressing was close to perfect. There was almost no surface noise. The only real noises were a few light pops (maybe 3 or 4), and a handful of light clicks.

If I have one complaint, it is with the bass. It is boomy without any definition to it. This seems true for all of the tracks. On the other hand, the sax was well-defined and sharply focused to about the middle. The drums, on the right, sounded correct and had sharp strikes, whereas the cymbals were not splashy and had natual decay. The piao was the RVG soft piano, but this one has a little more sparkle than usual - probably because the star here is Herbie Hancock and he plays the piano. The flute sounded bright, not breathy.

Alas, there are many instruments that fill out the record, and I could not keep track of them all. Overall, this is a very good record. I give it 4.5 out of 5.

Cartridge: AT150Sa

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