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Herbie Hancock - The New Standard


Universal (Play 33 1/3)



Product No.:
AVER 43170
EAN: 8808678161700
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

180 Gram LP

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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

Side 1
New York Minute
Mercy Street

Side 2
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
When Can I See You
You've Got It Bad Girl

Side 3
Love Is Stronger Than Pride
Scarborough Fair

Side 4
Thieves In The Temple
All Apologies
Manhattan (Island Of Lights And Love)
Your Gold Teeth II

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