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Herbie Hancock - Flood (Speakers Corner) 2LP

Herbie Hancock - Flood (Speakers Corner) 2LP

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"Flood" - Herbie Hancock (keyb); Bennie Maupin (sax, cl, fl, perc); Blackbird McKnight (g); Paul Jackson (b); Mike Clark (dr); Bill Summers (cga, perc)

In the summer of 1975, the Herbie Hancock Sextet made a hugely successful tour of Japan, which made people aware of a 'new' Hancock. The last LP that the keyboard virtuoso had recorded, "Thrust", was already one year old, and the film music for the Charles Bronson classic "Death Wish" was received negatively by his fans. At his concerts in Tokyo, Herbie Hancock reached back to his hits: "Maiden Voyage", "Chameleon", and the famous, soulful "Watermelon Man" made the fans at his concert hall and open-air appearances go wild with enthusiasm. Forty years later I have the courage to confess that I couldn’t have cared less about this music at the time; in Europe there was enough that was new and exciting to see and listen to. However, this re-release in its original format has given me the opportunity to check out whether this music has withstood the test of time. And I must say: it has passed the test! Just listen to Herbie at his best!
Dr. Michael Frohne

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.

Recording: June and July 1975 at Shibuja Kohkaido and Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, by Tomoo Suzuki
Production: David Rubinson

FORMAT: 2LP's 180 gram vinyl 33rpm, gatefold sleeve, booklet

Speakers Corner SPOZ9899