Herbie Hancock ‎– Empyrean Isles

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BLP 4175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(LP, Album, Mono) Blue Note BLP 4175 US 1964 Sell This Version
BST 84175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(LP, Album) Blue Note BST 84175 US 1964 Sell This Version
BST 84175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(LP, Album) Blue Note BST 84175 US 1966 Sell This Version
BST 84175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note BST 84175 US 1966 Sell This Version
BST 84175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note BST 84175 US 1966 Sell This Version
BLP 4175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Blue Note BLP 4175 US 1967 Sell This Version
BST-84175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note BST-84175 US 1970 Sell This Version
BST-84175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note BST-84175 US 1971 Sell This Version
BST-84175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note BST-84175 US 1973 Sell This Version
BST 84175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(LP, Album, RE, Bla) Blue Note BST 84175 US 1973 Sell This Version
84175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(LP, M/Print, RE) Blue Note 84175 US 1973 Sell This Version
BSTF 84175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note BSTF 84175 France 1975 Sell This Version
BST-84175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note BST-84175 US 1975 Sell This Version
GXK-8002, GXK 8002, BST 84175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note GXK-8002, GXK 8002, BST 84175 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
BST 84175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note BST 84175 France 1982 Sell This Version
BST 84175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note BST 84175 France 1982 Sell This Version
BNJ 71027, BST84175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note, Toshiba EMI Ltd BNJ 71027, BST84175 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
B.N 26406, 26406 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note B.N 26406, 26406 Venezuela 1985 Sell This Version
BST 84175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(LP, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note BST 84175 US 1985 Sell This Version
BST 84175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(LP, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note BST 84175 France 1985 Sell This Version
CP32-9533 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles Plus 2(CD, Album, RE) Blue Note CP32-9533 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
CDP 7 84175 2 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(CD, Album, RE) Blue Note CDP 7 84175 2 US 1987 Sell This Version
512944K Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(CD, Album, RE) Jazz Heritage 512944K US 1991 Sell This Version
912944T Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(Cass, Album, RE) Jazz Heritage 912944T US 1991 Sell This Version
912944X Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(LP, Album, RE) Jazz Heritage 912944X US 1991 Sell This Version
1021.2007-2 Herbie Hancock The Egg(CD) Music Mirror 1021.2007-2 Switzerland 1993 Sell This Version
1021.2007-2 Herbie Hancock The Egg(CD) Music Mirror 1021.2007-2 Switzerland 1993 Sell This Version
TOCJ-4175, BNST-84175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(CD, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note TOCJ-4175, BNST-84175 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
1421.2007-2 Herbie Hancock The Egg(CD, Album) Music Reflexion 1421.2007-2 Switzerland 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 35132 2 2 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(CD, Album, RE) Blue Note 7243 8 35132 2 2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
MSCD 20 Herbie Hancock Cantaloupe Island(CD, Album, RE) Music De Luxe MSCD 20 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TL 646/5/3, CDP 7 84175 2 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(CD, Album, RE) Time Life, Blue Note TL 646/5/3, CDP 7 84175 2 Spain 1998 Sell This Version
CDP 7 84175 2 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(CD, Album, RE) Blue Note CDP 7 84175 2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
7243 4 98796 2 1 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Blue Note 7243 4 98796 2 1 US 1999 Sell This Version
TOCJ-9062, ST-84175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Blue Note, Blue Note TOCJ-9062, ST-84175 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
7243 4 98796 2 1 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(CD, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note 7243 4 98796 2 1 US 1999 Sell This Version
7243 4 98796 2 1 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(CD, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note 7243 4 98796 2 1 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
7243 4 98796 2 1 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(CD, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note 7243 4 98796 2 1 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
TOCJ-6468, BST-84175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(CD, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note TOCJ-6468, BST-84175 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
MMBST-84175, BST 84175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note MMBST-84175, BST 84175 US 2012 Sell This Version
none Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(4xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 24b) Blue Note none 2013
TYCJ-81020 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Blue Note TYCJ-81020 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
MMBST-84175, ST-84175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note MMBST-84175, ST-84175 US 2015 Sell This Version
BST 84175, ST-84175, 84175, B0022238-01 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(LP, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, UMe BST 84175, ST-84175, 84175, B0022238-01 US 2015 Sell This Version
ST-84175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Blue Note ST-84175 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
UCCQ-9223 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Blue Note UCCQ-9223 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
UCCU-5691 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(CD, Album, RE, SHM) Blue Note UCCU-5691 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
CDP 7 84175 2 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(CD, Album, RE) Blue Note CDP 7 84175 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDP 7 84175 2 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(CD, Album, RE) Blue Note CDP 7 84175 2 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
7243 4 98796 2 1 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(CD, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note 7243 4 98796 2 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7243 4 98796 2 1 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(CD, Album, RM, RP, Son) Blue Note 7243 4 98796 2 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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vinylwrecker

vinylwrecker

March 7, 2018
referencing Empyrean Isles, LP, Album, RE, RM, BST 84175, ST-84175, 84175, B0022238-01
Adding to the chorus here: My copy had a very light warp. Side 1 plays mostly quiet. Side 2 is a mess, particularly the multiple pops and 1 skip during 'The Egg'. Avoid.
MrShocktime

MrShocktime

February 12, 2018
referencing Empyrean Isles, LP, Album, RE, RM, BST 84175, ST-84175, 84175, B0022238-01

I had the same warp issue as below, and was able to get a replacement. Second copy wasn't warped, but has some noise/pops on side B that unfortunately is most prevalent during the quiet part of The Egg. Other than that, it sounds great. Side A is nearly flawless. Just wish that BN took better care of these common defects with their 75th Anniversary reissues.
shorty77

shorty77

February 8, 2018
referencing Empyrean Isles, LP, Album, RE, RM, BST 84175, ST-84175, 84175, B0022238-01
I bought this album new and unopened so the issue of edge warp together with a bodged spindle hole was extremely disappointing. Notwithstanding these defects, the record plays and sound quality is very good. Substandard quality control from Blue Note which they need to rectify . Hopefully the other Blue Note 75 Year Series albums I ordered together with Empyrean Isles won't have the same problem.
Juleman

Juleman

July 14, 2017
referencing Empyrean Isles, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180, MMBST-84175, ST-84175

Had foolishly stopped listening to this album because previous remasters left a lot to be desired. Not this Music Matters release, such clarity, air, realistic drums, cymbals and dead quiet vinyl. A+++
Athalwolf

Athalwolf

September 17, 2016
referencing Empyrean Isles, LP, Album, RE, RM, BST 84175, ST-84175, 84175, B0022238-01
I have the same issue as Globe199. Big edge warp and lots of popping and crackles. I am most disappointed in Blue Notes obvious lack of quality control with this pressing. I have other Blue Note releases that are excellent. Pass this one by.
larsmartinc

larsmartinc

April 1, 2016
referencing Empyrean Isles, LP, Album, Mono, BLP 4175
I have a copy with blue/white Liberty labels with 'VAN GELDER' in dead wax, but 'Microgroove' labels with mono number (BLP 4175). Engravings in runout also read BLP 4175. It has the first issue jacket with '43 West 61st St.' and 4175 in blocks on back.
GalaxyExplorer

GalaxyExplorer

June 8, 2015
referencing Empyrean Isles, LP, Album, RE, RM, BST 84175, ST-84175, 84175, B0022238-01

The Blue Note 75 series has a spotty track record. My first copy of Empyrean Isles from Amazon had a big edge warp, so I returned it and got a fine copy in exchange. The sound is good; there's no discernible noise or no-fill, even on quieter parts like the bass solo in The Egg.

I think it's as important to submit reviews for good products as it is for bad products. I can recommend this one.
deejay_killa

deejay_killa

March 23, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Empyrean Isles, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, ST-84175

My copy from the Netherlands has the wrong label on side 1.
It is the label of the MOSAIC LP by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messangers with 3 songs.
The disc actually has just 2 songs on side 1
dlgale1974

dlgale1974

November 10, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Empyrean Isles, LP, Album, Mono, BLP 4175
Here with "Cantaloupe Island", like "Blind Man, Blind Man" and "Watermelon man" before it, Hancock's shows his funky side, the record also has elements of hard-bop, and more experimental sounds. It's an interesting release but because he is exploring so many sounds the album sounds like a collection of recordings put together than an album that really flows in one style.
covert_operative

covert_operative

March 30, 2012
referencing Empyrean Isles, LP, Album, RE, RM, BST 84175
Pathe Marconi's long renowned history of manufacturing the highest quality pressings, and of care and attention to detail, is unsurpassed.
This has ben evidenced by their 'cadre rouge' classical series. Their manufacturing operation at Chatou, France is equipped with the latest high tech DMM (Direct Metal Mastering) cutting equipment. This process allows the groove to be cut directly into copper, eliminating the volatile nature of lacquer pressings and faithfully reproducing the intended sound of this treasured Blue Note series with absolute accuracy.