Herbie Hancock ‎– Thrust

Columbia ‎– PC 32965
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Palm Grease 10:34
A2 Actual Proof 9:41
B1 Butterfly 11:18
B2 Spank-A-Lee 7:11

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Produced for David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.
Recorded at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco.
A product of Catero Sound Company, San Francisco

© 1974 CBS, Inc./℗ 1974 CBS, Inc./Manufactured by Columbia Records/CBS Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): AL 32965
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): BL 32965
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): P AL-32965-1G / A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout): P BL-32965-1A A 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Variant 1): P AL-32965-1J
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Variant 1): P BL-32965-1E
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Variant 2): P AL-32965-1F
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Variant 2): P BL-32965-1F
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, stamped Variant 3): ᴘ P AL-32965-1E o 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, stamped Variant 3): ᴘ P BL-32965-1E ᴘ 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped except last 2 variant 4): P AL 32965-1H 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped except last 1 variant 4): P BL 32965-1G 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Variant 5): P AL 32965-1D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Variant 5): P BL 32965-1C

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PC 32965 Herbie Hancock Thrust(LP, Album) CBS/Sony PC 32965 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
S 80193 Herbie Hancock Thrust(LP, Album, Dif) CBS S 80193 UK 1974 Sell This Version
S 80193 Herbie Hancock Thrust(LP, Album) CBS S 80193 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
COL 486568 2 Herbie Hancock Thrust(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Columbia COL 486568 2 France 1997 Sell This Version
SBP 474251, PC 329625 Herbie Hancock Thrust(LP, Album) CBS, CBS SBP 474251, PC 329625 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version


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May 13, 2020

Herbie at his best. Strangely underrated, don't let it pass


April 18, 2019
The end of Palm Grease with the synth is straight fire. WOW


March 25, 2017
Beautiful stuff, indeed! And a great beat sample on Palm Grease. Great, innovative, funky, at times trippy and quirky. Enjoyable and different. Keeper. <3


October 31, 2013
Butterfly is one the most beautiful pieces of music I will ever hear. TBF every cover esp Gretchen Parlato's live version on YT are also excellent.


March 30, 2007
edited over 14 years ago

When I picked up this album at a garage sale I had no idea about its contents other that the cover was pretty far out. Raised on "Rock-it", I felt it would certainly be worth the dollar I paid for it. Little did I know, I was getting Mr. Hancock's funkiest future jazz recording ever. It literally did not leave my turntable's side for months. All four pieces are excellent. All save Butterfly are funky, funky, funky. Butterfly is a masterful electric piece that seems to echo the exploratory imagery suggested by cover illustration as a timeless soundscape worthy of the journey.