HERBIE HANCOCK — Magic Windows

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Album · 1981

Tracklist

A1 Magic Number 7:21
A2 Tonight's The Night 6:28
A3 Everybody's Broke 7:05
B1 Help Yourself 6:40
B2 Satisfied With Love 6:28
B3 The Twilight Clone 8:15

Total Time: 42:25

Line-up/Musicians

Keyboards [Emu Polyphonic Keyboard], Clavinet [Clavitar], Synthesizer [Waves Minimoog, Minimoog, Prophet 5, Oberheim 8 Voice, Yamaha Cs-80, Arp Odyssey, Arp 2600], Clavinet [Hohner], Electric Piano [Rhodes 88 Suitcase Piano], Vocoder [Sennheiser], Synthesizer [Linn Drum Synthesizer], Computer [Modified Apple 2 Plus Microcomputer], Piano,Bass (track A2) – Herbie Hancock
Bass – Freddie Washington,Louis Johnson,Eddie Watkins
Lead Vocals – Sylvester (A1)
Guitar,Drums – Ray Parker Jr.
Percussion – Juan Escovedo
Drums – John Robinson,James Gadson,Alphonse Mouzon
Backing Vocals – Jeanie Tracy (A1)
Tenor Saxophone – Michael Brecker
Lead Vocals – Vicki Randle (A2,A3)
Backing Vocals – Dede Dickerson, Ngoh Spencer, Vicki Randle
Guitar – George Johnson,Al McKay,Wah Wah Watson, Adrian Belew
Percussion – Paulinho Da Costa
Drums [Ghanian] – Kwasi Dzidzornu, Kwawu Ladzekpo, Moody Perry
Lead Vocals – Gavin Christopher (A3,B1,B2)

About this release

Columbia – FC 37387 (US)

Mastered, mixed and recorded at THE AUTOMATT, San Francisco, California.
There are no strings, brass, or other orchestral instruments on this album. All of these orchestrations are performed by Herbie Hancock on various synthesizers

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snobb
Almost forgotten but ambitious at the time of release Hancock's take on r'n'b / funky fashion of the day.Released on the disco wave, this album's music could be mistakenly recognized as disco from first listening,but diggin' deeper this album contains mix of Hancock's mid 70s funk traces mixed with fashionable r'n'b vocals and lot of synth technics /technologies demonstration.

Almost every song is recorded with different line-up participating some "star" musicians of that time. And if vocalists Sylvester and Gavin Christopher are on the front line, there are all the list of really strong jazz,fusion and rock musicians on the support (including Michael Brecker, guitarists Adrian Belew and Wah Wah Watson,percussionist Paulinho Da Costa among others).

In all album is good evidence of early 80s music fashion, and only professional musicianship and some enthusiastic funk/ r'n'b grooves saved it from being the full disaster.

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