Ⓟ 1973 CBS, Inc / Ⓒ 1973 CBS, Inc Recorded at Wally Heiders, San Francisco and Different Fur Trading Co., San Francisco.
Promos of this version are stock red label copies with timing strip enclosed from Columbia records radio station service and a sticker on the back cover that reads "Promotional record for broadcast and review not for sale".
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): AL 32212
Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): BL 32212
Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, Side A, etched): PAL 32212-1A
Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, Side B, etched): PBL 32212-1D
Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Side A, etched): PAL 32212-1A 2 SX B
Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Side B, etched): PBL 32212-1C 2 SX B
Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 side A etched): 0 PAL 32212 - IA SX I D I
Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 side B etched): 0 PBL 32212 - ID 2 C
Three years after MILES & Co. spilled the BITCHES BREW all over the unsuspecting Elton John/Led Zeppelin/Streisand-listening planet, Master Hancock's "SEXTANT" is a logical and fitting follow-up. Nothing more to add to the already numerous superlatives and well-deserved accolades. *Except:
DR. PATRICK GLEESON, baby! The man got Herbie hooked on analog synths! A few years later, hear Gleeson all over the Coppolas' "APOCALYPSE NOW!" movie soundtrack, and "STAR WARS", too! Hey, Different Fur studios on 19th and Valencia, in SF's Mission District! Gleeson's first appearance on record with Herbie Hancock was "CROSSINGS", then followed up with more work with HEADHUNTER Bennie Maupin, Julian Priester, RETURN TO FOREVER's Lennie White, etc.; even on DEVO's "Are We Not Men?" (1978!), and MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO in the mid-'90s!! Gleeson was recently interviewed on NPR (radio) for his longtime/current work on environmental recordings and preserving natural sounds/ambience essential for the survival of endangered species (I don't think NPR really knew the history of this electronic genius!) ...