Herbie Hancock ‎– Future 2 Future

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Tracklist

Kebero Part I 3:10
Wisdom 0:33
The Essence 4:54
This Is Rob Swift 6:55
Black Gravity 5:29
Tony Williams 6:08
Be Still 5:11
Ionosphere 3:59
Kebero Part II 4:47
Alphabeta 5:29
Virtual Hornets 8:50

Versions (9)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HERBIE LP1 Herbie Hancock Future 2 Future(2xLP) Transparent Music HERBIE LP1 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Herbie CD1 Herbie Hancock Future 2 Future / The Essence (Mixes)(CD, Album + CD) Transparent Music Herbie CD1 UK 2001 Sell This Version
505211 1 Herbie Hancock Future 2 Future(2xLP) Transparent Music 505211 1 US 2001 Sell This Version
COL 505211 1, 5052111000 Herbie Hancock Future 2 Future(2xLP, Album) Columbia, Transparent Music COL 505211 1, 5052111000 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
500112 Herbie Hancock Future 2 Future(CD, Album) Transparent Music 500112 US 2001 Sell This Version
COL 505211 2, 5052112000 Herbie Hancock Future 2 Future(CD, Album) Columbia, Transparent Music COL 505211 2, 5052112000 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
VICP-61354 Herbie Hancock Future 2 Future(CD, Album) Transparent Music VICP-61354 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
505211 2 Herbie Hancock Future 2 Future(CD, Album, CD-) Transparent Music, Columbia 505211 2 US 2001 Sell This Version
500112 Herbie Hancock Future 2 Future(CD, Album, Unofficial) Transparent Music (2) 500112 Russia 2001 Sell This Version

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junipm

junipm

October 2, 2011
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Future 2 Future, 2xLP, HERBIE LP1
This is another intriguing CD by Herbie. The possibilities touched upon are not fully explored but are still interesting enough for me. Recommended.
kompressorkanonen

kompressorkanonen

October 25, 2004
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Future 2 Future, CD, Album, CD-, 505211 2
Herbie's attempts to catch up with various zeitgeists have yielded mixed results - for every "Rockit" and "Just Around the Corner" there are several duds where he, just like the larger share of Miles' 70's output, just tries too hard (like most of his disco-tinged material with that bloody vocoder singing, or the atrocity that was the "Sound System" album).

"Future 2 Future" is his take on modern-day beats, mixed with bits of world music (no, there's no better word for it), with guest appearances from Carl Craig and A Guy Called Gerald, who do little to liven up the proceedings. There's obvious competence here (of course - it's Herbie), but the results are boring; inoffensively lukewarm lite-jazz elevator goldfish music - and that includes the track with "Strings Of Life" running backwards. At its worst it resembles something my fellow countryman Bugge Wesseltoft could have recorded.

Hancock's ambition to mix different styles and avoid museum-style purism is applaudable; unfortunately it doesn't work very well here. This is a tepid, bland album. Avoid.