Herbie Hancock ‎– Rockit (Extended Dance Version)

Columbia ‎– 44-03978
Vinyl, 12", Single, 33 ⅓ RPM


A Rockit (Long / Album Version) 5:22
B Rockit (Short Version) 3:37

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Basic tracks recorded at OAO Studios, Brooklyn, N.Y.
New York overdubs recorded at RPM Studios, N.Y.C.
Keyboard overdubs and additional recording at Garage Sale Recording, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed at Eldorado Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Mastering: Masterdisk, N.Y.C.
Adam's Dad Management, San Francisco, CA
Bill Laswell and Michael Beinhorn appear courtesy of OAO/Celluloid - Elektra Records
Grand Mixer D.ST. appears courtesy of Celluloid Records
Daniel Ponce appears courtesy of OAO/Celluloid Records

Special version from the Columbia LP "Future Shock" FC 38814
© 1983 CBS Inc./℗ 1983 CBS Inc./Manufactured by Columbia Records/CBS Inc.
Printed in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Centre label side A): XSS 171255
  • Matrix / Runout (Centre label side B): XSS 171256
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A - variation 1): XSS 171255-1A HW
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B - variation 1): XSS 171256-1A HW
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A - variation 2): XSS·171255·1B HW P
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B - variation 2): XSS-171256·1B HW P
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine stamps side A): MASTERDISK D
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine stamps side B): 0 MASTERDISK /\
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A - variation 3): XSS 171255 - 1 A HW P
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B - variation 3): XSS·171256 · 1B HW P
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine stamps side A - variation 3): 0 MASTERDISK C
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine stamps side B - variation 3): 0 MASTERDISK A

Other Versions (5 of 42) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CBSA 3577, A-3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single) CBS, CBS CBSA 3577, A-3577 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
44 03978 Herbie Hancock Rockit(12", Promo) Columbia 44 03978 US 1983 Sell This Version
A3577, A 3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit b/w I Thought It Was You(7") CBS, CBS A3577, A 3577 UK 1983 Sell This Version
A 3577, A3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit b/w I Thought It Was You(7", Single, Pap) CBS, CBS A 3577, A3577 UK 1983 Sell This Version
38 04054 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7") Columbia 38 04054 Canada 1983 Sell This Version



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April 26, 2016
This was my first-ever 12" (bought upon release in 1983). Was initially disappointed it wasn't more than the regular LP version. I did not immediately appreciate the well-spaced grooves which allow that fantastic beat and expert turntablism to breathe at full strength (through a system which is up to it). Have always wondered if the 45RPM pressings are even better in this regard.

One of many musical purchases of the times which the folks were at a complete & utter loss to comprehend. And if that's not a tribute to Herbie's pioneering creative spirit, what is? Sounds as cool today as it always has.