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Herbie Hancock / The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-88

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Herbie Hancock / The Complete Columbia Album Collection (click to enlarge)

Sony will release The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972 – 1988, a Herbie Hancock box set featuring 34 remastered CDs, on 11 November 2013.

This output represents all the recordings by the keyboardist and bandleader during that 17-year period when signed to Columbia Records in the US and CBS / Sony in Japan. Of the 31 albums included here, eight have never been released outside Japan. Additionally, three LPs have never been on CD, they are Sunlight, Magic Windows, and Lite Me Up.

Expect the CD packaging to match what has come before with Johnny Cash and Blue Oyster Cult, with some gatefold sleeves mixed in with single card wallets. This set comes with a 200-page book (similar in size to one in the Johnny Cash box) that contains complete discographical data, mini-histories of each album, and an essay (as well as plenty of photos).

The box also dispenses with Sony’s favoured clamshell design (probably due to the number of CDs) and instead offers a Japanese-style mini-LP CD container, with an inner box sliding into an outer slip case.



Albums in the box:

  • 1. Sextant (1973)
  • 2. Head Hunters (1973)
  • 3. Dedication (1974)*
  • 4. Thrust (1974)
  • 5. Death Wish /OST (1974)
  • 6. Flood (1975)*
  • 7. Man-Child (1975)
  • 8. Secrets (1976)
  • 9. V.S.O.P. (1976 – 2CDs )
  • 10. Herbie Hancock Trio (1977)*
  • 11. V.S.O.P.: The Quintet (1977)
  • 12. V.S.O.P.: Tempest In The Colosseum (1977)*
  • 13. An Evening With Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea (1978 – 2 CDs)
  • 14. Sunlight (1978)
  • 15. Feets Don’t Fail Me Now (1978)
  • 16. Direct Step (1978)*
  • 17. The Piano (1978)
  • 18. V.S.O.P.: Live Under The Sky (1979 – 2 CDs)
  • 19. V.S.O.P.: Five Stars (1979)*
  • 20. Butterfly w/ Kimiko Kasai (1979)*
  • 21. Monster (1980)
  • 22. Mr. Hands (1980)
  • 23. Magic Windows (1981)
  • 24. Herbie Hancock Trio w/ Ron Carter + Tony Williams (1981)*
  • 25. Herbie Hancock Quartet (1981)
  • 26. Lite Me Up (1982)
  • 27. Future Shock (1983)
  • 28. Sound-System (1984)
  • 29. Village Life (1984)
  • 30. Round Midnight / OST (1985)
  • 31. Perfect Machine (1988)

* First time on CD outside of Japan.

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James

I’ve just found this now on Amazon UK at the almost Giveaway £39.99! The link above takes you to the right place.

Piotr

Excellent value for money. Looking forward to it. I might just place a couple of orders here and there and if the price doesn’t drop, cancel the least favourable ones.

Ron de Joode

Magic Windows was released in Japan on CD, Lite Me Up was part of the Jazz Originals series, released in the 90’s in France.

Killian Scott

106 euro from Amazon West Germany is good.

Dean

Hm – nervously awaiting pricing on this. Some fantastic stuff in there. I have five or six of the titles, but when a box is this size I can liove with that.

Killian Scott

I have SUNLIGHT on CD. Columbia “Jazz Originals” series.