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Album · 1978

Filed under RnB
By HERBIE HANCOCK

Tracklist

A1 I Thought It Was You 8:54
A2 Come Running To Me 8:23
B1 Sunlight 7:09
B2 No Means Yes 6:18
B3 Good Question 8:31

Total Time: 39:26

Line-up/Musicians

Brass – Bobby Shew (tracks: A1 to B1), Garnett Brown (tracks: A1 to B1), Maurice Spears (tracks: A1 to B1), Robert O'Bryant, Sr. (tracks: A1 to B1)
Strings – Emily Van Valkenburgh (tracks: A1 to B1), Lawrence Granger (tracks: A1 to B1), Linda Wood (2) (tracks: A1 to B1), Nathan Rubin (tracks: A1 to B1), Roy Malan (tracks: A1 to B1), Terry Adams (tracks: A1 to B1)
Vocals, Backing Vocals, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Clavinet [Hohner-d6], Piano, Synthesizer [Oberheim Polyphonic, Oboe 1, Yamaha Cp-30, Arp 2600, Mini-moog, Arp String Ensemble, Yamaha Polyphonic, Arp Odyssey, Poly-moog, Micro-moog, E Mu Polyphonic] – Herbie Hancock
Woodwind – David Willard Riddles (tracks: A1 to B1), Ernest J. Watts (tracks: A1 to B1), Fred Jackson, Jr. (tracks: A1 to B1), Jack Nimitz (tracks: A1 to B1)
Bass – Byron Miller (tracks A1)
Congas – Raul Rekow (tracks A1,A2,B2,B3)
Drums – Leon "Ndugu" Chancler (tracks A1)
Guitar - Wah Wah Watson (track A1)
Bass – Paul Jackson (tracks A2,B1,B2)
Drums – James Levi (tracks A2,B1)
Percussion – Bill Summers (tracks A2,B1,B2,B3)
Tabla – Baba Duru (tracks A2)
Guitar – Ray Parker, Jr. (tracks A1,B1)
Soprano Saxophone – Bennie Maupin (track B1)
Drums – Harvey Mason (track B2)
Bass – Jaco Pastorius (track B3)
Drums – Tony Williams (track B3)
Synthesizer [Additional Synthesizers] – Patrick Gleeson (track B3)

About this release

Columbia – JC 34907 (US)

Recorded and mastered at The Automatt, San Francisco
Brass recorded at The Village Recorder, Los Angeles
Additional synthesizers recorded at Different Fur Trading Co., San Francisco

Thanks to darkshade, snobb for the updates

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liontime
This album sits in an unfortunate genre crossover. Many jazz fanatics will find this album to be trifling and even disappointing when compared to the legendary work Herbie Hancock did in the 60's and earlier 70's. On the other hand, many pop and soul fans will shy away from the meandering songs that often exceed eight minutes in length. But, to those who love both genres, this album has aged surprisingly well (especially surprising considering the extravagent suit on the front has its own credits in the liner notes).

Here, Hancock makes extensive use of a vocoder through which he sings the entire album. The result is not one of cold, robotic shrillness but rather a warm, pleasant fuzziness. Hancock's vocals freely wander through the mix and understandably blend in with the other instruments. Don't approach this album expecting technical mastery or dance floor filling beats. Find a free afternoon where you can sit in the ~sunlight~ and give this record an honest shot. It's very rewarding if you give it a chance.

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