Universal (Play 33 1/3)
180 Gram Vinyl Record
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First time on vinyl!
180-gram gatefold double LP pressed at Pallas GmbH in Germany
Lacquer Cutting by SST Brüggemann GmbH in Germany
Cover Sleeve Printed & Made by Khiov in Korea
Four-page insert included
Two black polylined inner sleeves
Part of the Universal Play 33 1/3 Series
All series albums are first-time 180-gram vinyl releases that were first issued as CDs between 1992 and 2010. Packaged in a gatefold cover, and covered by premium protective vinyl outer sleeve.
The "Play 33 1/3 LP Series" features masterpiece albums released in the 1990s converted for the first time world-wide to analog Long Playing record. The album cover and package created after months of graphic work and processes by hand enhanced its excellence and to ensure the record's superb sound quality, Pallas GmbH in Germany utilized a heavy weight 180-gram vinyl LP to contain the sound. Khiov who was in charge of the planning and production of many LP miniature series took charge of the album cover production spending six months to create a masterpiece.
Herbie Hancock's 40th album was originally released in 1996 on CD only. Hancock reinvents tunes like Don Henley's "New York Minute", Peter Gabriel's "Mercy Street", Simon & Garfunkel's "Scarbrorough Fair" and more.
"On first glance this record would not seem to have much promise from a jazz standpoint. Herbie Hancock performs a set of tunes which include numbers from the likes of Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Sade, Paul Simon, Prince, the Beatles ("Norwegian Wood") and Kurt Cobain. However by adding vamps, reharmonizing the chord structures, sometimes quickly discarding the melodies and utilizing an all-star band, Hancock was able to transform the potentially unrewarding music into creative jazz. Hancock, who sticks to acoustic piano, shows that he is still in prime form, taking quite a few fiery solos. With Michael Brecker on tenor and surprisingly effective soprano, guitarist John Scofield, bassist Dave Holland, drummer Jack DeJohnette and percussionist Don Alias (along with an occasional horn or string section that was dubbed in later), the results are often quite hard-swinging and certainly never predictable." — All Music Guide
Herbie Hancock, piano
Michael Brecker, tenor & soprano saxophone
John Scofield, acoustic & electric guitars
Dave Holland, electric bass
Jack DeJohnette, drums, electric percussion
Don Alias, percussion
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