Herbie Hancock ‎– Crossings

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Sleeping Giant 24:50
Quasar 7:27
Water Torture 14:04

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BS 2617 Herbie Hancock Crossings(LP, Album, Gat) Warner Bros. Records BS 2617 US 1972 Sell This Version
M 82617 Herbie Hancock Crossings(8-Trk, Album) Warner Bros. Records M 82617 US 1972 Sell This Version
WAR M52617 Herbie Hancock Crossings(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records WAR M52617 US 1972 Sell This Version
BS 2617, WS 2617 Herbie Hancock Crossings(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records BS 2617, WS 2617 US 1972 Sell This Version
K 46164 Herbie Hancock Crossings(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records K 46164 UK 1972 Sell This Version
WB 46 164, BS 2617 Herbie Hancock Crossings(LP, Album, Gat) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB 46 164, BS 2617 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
P-8251W Herbie Hancock Crossings(LP, Album, Gat) Warner Bros. Records P-8251W Japan 1972 Sell This Version
BS-2617 Herbie Hancock Crossings(LP, Album, Gat) Warner Bros. Records BS-2617 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
BS 2617 Herbie Hancock Crossings(LP, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records BS 2617 US 1972 Sell This Version
WB 46 164, BS 2617 Herbie Hancock Crossings(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB 46 164, BS 2617 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
BS 2617 Herbie Hancock Crossings(LP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) Warner Bros. Records BS 2617 US 1972 Sell This Version
WB 46 164, 2617 Herbie Hancock Crossings(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB 46 164, 2617 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
BS 2617 Herbie Hancock Crossings(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Warner Bros. Records BS 2617 US 1974 Sell This Version
P-11038W Herbie Hancock Crossings(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records P-11038W Japan 1981 Sell This Version
9362-47542-2 Herbie Hancock Crossings(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Jazz, Warner Strategic Marketing 9362-47542-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
9362-47542-1 Herbie Hancock Crossings(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Warner Bros. Records 9362-47542-1 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
9362-47542-1 Herbie Hancock Crossings(LP, Album, RE, TP) Warner Bros. Records 9362-47542-1 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
WPCR-12753 Herbie Hancock Crossings(CD, Album, RE, RM, Car) Warner Bros. Records WPCR-12753 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
WPCR-12753 Herbie Hancock Crossings(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Warner Bros. Records WPCR-12753 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
BOM24070 Herbie Hancock Crossings(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Bomba Records (4) BOM24070 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
WPCR-27109 Herbie Hancock Crossings(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Warner Bros. Records, Rhino Records (2) WPCR-27109 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
WPCR-29115 Herbie Hancock Crossings(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Warner Bros. Records WPCR-29115 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
BS 2617 Herbie Hancock Crossings(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Speakers Corner Records BS 2617 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
9362-47542-2 Herbie Hancock Crossings(CD, Album, RE, RP, Dig) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Jazz, Warner Strategic Marketing 9362-47542-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
BS 2617 Herbie Hancock Crossings(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Warner Bros. Records BS 2617 Unknown Sell This Version
BS 2617, 2617 Herbie Hancock Crossings(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records BS 2617, 2617 US Unknown Sell This Version
9362 47542-1 Herbie Hancock Crossings(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 9362 47542-1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
BS 2617 Herbie Hancock Crossings(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Warner Bros. Records BS 2617 US Unknown Sell This Version
BS 2617, WS 2617 (S40 164) Herbie Hancock Crossings(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records BS 2617, WS 2617 (S40 164) Unknown Sell This Version
(BS 2617) WB 46 164 Herbie Hancock Crossings(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Warner Bros. Records (BS 2617) WB 46 164 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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joeyk

joeyk

March 3, 2017
edited 8 months ago
referencing Crossings, LP, Album, Gat, BS 2617
In comparison to the other review... this album kicks arse. The epic "Sleeping Giant" goes from frenzied percussion, through hard-out jazz rock, experimental free-time passages, damn fine jazz funk in 3/4, and the ending - fantastic strange, eerie noises from either Eddie Henderson, Julian Priester and Bennie Maupin. Then... 'Quasar' takes us into even more exploratory stuff, and is my favourite on the album... collapses into more experimental terrain. Patrick Gleeson's synths are all over the map on this one, which makes it so much better. This tune is actually quite carefully arranged - gets more and more intricate with each listen, but never gets old. And, the bluesy "Water Torture", rounds off the album.... this has some rich, kick arse Mellotron and synth parts (the best mellotrons weren't always in prog rock!), and more free-time avant-jazz-fusion madness. One of the best examples of space-age jazz funk to exist. check out the more free-floating "Mwandishi" album, and the even more experimental "Sextant" for more goodness.
And, check this out... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PZrr2Wuxcw&t=1015s
Globe199

Globe199

October 29, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Crossings, LP, Album, Gat, BS 2617

Crossings is by far the weakest of the Mwandishi trilogy. I think they may have been (again) using the Bitches Brew framework of carving up tons of little ideas and trying to assemble an album out of them. Unfortunately, the original material here is very underdeveloped and incohesive. The resulting 45 minutes is seemingly ambitious but ultimately unrewarding. This is the last of Hancock's short-lived Warner Bros tenure.