Herbie Hancock ‎– Dedication

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SOPM 165, SOPM - 165 Herbie Hancock Dedication(LP, Album, + p) CBS/Sony, CBS/Sony SOPM 165, SOPM - 165 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
SOPM 165 Herbie Hancock Dedication(LP, Album, Promo) CBS/Sony, CBS/Sony SOPM 165 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
25AP 562 Herbie Hancock Dedication(LP, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 25AP 562 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
18AP 2180 Herbie Hancock Dedication(LP, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 18AP 2180 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
SRCS 7167 Herbie Hancock Dedication(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Sony Records SRCS 7167 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
SRCS 7167 Herbie Hancock Dedication(CD, Album, RE) Sony Records SRCS 7167 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
SRCS 9342 Herbie Hancock Dedication(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Sony Records SRCS 9342 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
SRCS 9342 Herbie Hancock Dedication(CD, Album, RE, RM) Sony Records SRCS 9342 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
SICP 4049 Herbie Hancock Dedication(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Sony Records Int'l SICP 4049 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
WOU 651 Herbie Hancock Dedication(CD, Album, RE, RM) Wounded Bird Records WOU 651 US 2014 Sell This Version

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StraightWaxHomie

StraightWaxHomie

May 23, 2018
referencing Dedication, LP, Album, RE, 25AP 562
Does it seem to anyone else that the keys on "Cantaloupe Island" are mixed very low? The bassline is very prominent but the rest of the keys are almost faded in the background. Can anyone confirm this against another pressing?
kompressorkanonen

kompressorkanonen

October 24, 2004
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Dedication, CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap, SRCS 9342
Apparently recorded in just one day during a tour in Japan.

Only tracks 3 & 4 (the B side of its original LP equivalent) are e.discogs-relevant, but boy are those tracks relevant. Kirk DeGiorgio of As One claims that "Nobu" is the first ever techno track, and despite the song's lack of repetitive beats the argument makes sense in a way; the alien-sounding, icey synth washes and sequenced pulse of this piece definitely makes it sound amazingly ahead of its time. And "Cantaloupe Island" (an old Hancock standard) is not far behind either with its pre-programmed b-line. All in all a very cool album from a period where Herbie was at his creative peak, and besides its historical value it's also excellent listening. Strange (and a shame) that this was a Japan-only release.