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Herbie HancockSound-System

Label:Columbia – FC 39478
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Pitman Pressing
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Electro

Tracklist

A1Hardrock
Bass, Drum Machine [DMX], Tape [Tapes]Bill Laswell
BataDaniel Ponce
Electronic Drums [Simmons Drums], Percussion [Sound Plates], CuicaAnton Fier
Programmed By [Fairlight CMI Proframming]Will Alexander
Synthesizer [Fairlight CMI, Rhodes Chroma, Apple IIe, Yamaha DX7, Emu 4060 Digital Keyboard]Herbie Hancock
Synthesizer [XMD]Rob Stevens
TurntablesD.St*
Written-ByB. Laswell*, D. Showard*, H. Hancock*
6:08
A2Metal Beat
Drum Machine [DMX], Electronics [Shortwave]Bill Laswell
Electronic Drums [Simmons Drums], Percussion [Sound Plates], Cymbal [Cymbals], Gong [Gongs]Anton Fier
GuitarHenry Kaiser
Harp [Dusunguni], BalafonFoday Musa Suso
LyriconWayne Shorter
Programmed By [Fairlight CMI Programming]Will Alexander
Synthesizer [Fairlight CMI, Yamaha DX7]Herbie Hancock
Talking Drum, Ghatam [Chatan], BellsAiyb Dieng
TurntablesD.St*
VoiceBernard Fowler
Voice [Speaker]Toshinori Kondo
Written-ByB. Laswell*, H. Hancock*
4:53
A3Karabali
Bata, Bells, ShekereDaniel Ponce
Cymbal [Cymbals]Hamid Drake
Piano, Synthesizer [Fairlight CMI]Herbie Hancock
Programmed By [Fairlight CMI Programming]Will Alexander
Soprano SaxophoneWayne Shorter
Vocals, Arranged By [Vocal Arrangement]Bernard Fowler
Written-ByD. Ponce*, H. Hancock*
5:17
B1Junku
Bass, Drum Machine [DMX], Tape [Tapes]Bill Laswell
Kora, Kalimba, Harp [Dusunguni]Foday Musa Suso
Piano, Synthesizer [Fairlight CMI, Yamaha DX 7, Rhodes Chroma, Memorymoog]Herbie Hancock
Programmed By [Praxis Processing], Synthesizer [XMD]Rob Stevens
Talking Drum, Ghatam [Chatan], Percussion [Don Don], CowbellAïyb Dieng*
Written ByA. Dieng*, B. Laswell*
Written-ByF.M. Suso*, H. Hancock*
5:30
B2People Are Changing
Electronic Drums [TR-808], Wood Block, PercussionAnton Fier
Piano, Synthesizer [Yamaha DX7]Herbie Hancock
Vocals, Arranged By [Vocal Arrangement]Bernard Fowler
Written-ByT. Thomas*
6:03
B3Sound-System
Bass, Drum Machine [DMX]Bill Laswell
Cymbal [Cymbals]Hamid Drake
Electronic Drums [Simmons Drums], Percussion [Sound Plates], Electronic Drums [Synare], Timpani [Tympani]Anton Fier
GuitarNicky Skopelitis
Kora, Guitar, Talking DrumFoday Musa Suso
Programmed By [Fairlight CMI Programming]Will Alexander
Synthesizer [Fairlight CMI, Yamaha DX7], ClavinetHerbie Hancock
Talking Drum, Ghatam [Chatan], BellsAïyb Dieng*
TrumpetToshinori Kondo
TurntablesD.St*
Written-ByB. Laswell*, F.M. Suso*, H. Hancock*
5:51
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Notes

Mixed at Eldorado Studios, Los Angeles.
Recorded at Evergreen Studio, New York City.
Instrument Manufacturers:
Yamaha - Doug Buttleman;
Fairlight CMI - David Bross, Will Alexander & Geordie Hormel;
Rhodes - Harold Rhodes and John Shykun;
Korg - Jim Raynor;
Oberheim - Tom Oberheim & Todd McKinney;
Moog - Robbie Konikoff & Nancy Kewin;
Studio Maintenance Service - David Michaels;
Soundcraft - Betty Bennett;
Alpha Syntauri - Ellen Lapham;
Emu - Kevin Kent & Kevin Monahan.
Compu - Mod - Peter Butt.

On labels:
℗ 1984 CBS Inc.

Runouts are etched with MASTERDISK stamped.

Imported versions available with round sticker on labels "Imported by Sounds-Express" (see images)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Pressing Plant ID (Runouts): P
  • Barcode (Scanned): 074643947817
  • Barcode (Text): 0 7464-39478-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): AL 39478
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): BL 39478
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A): AL-39478-1B P MASTERDISK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B): BL.39478-1B P MASTERDISK

Other Versions (5 of 53)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Sound-System (LP, Album, Stereo)CBSCBS 26062UK1984
Sound-System (LP, Album)CBSSBP 238026Australia1984
Recently Edited
Sound-System (LP, Album)CBSCBS 26062Europe1984
Sound-System (Cassette, Album)CBS40-32805UK1984
Sound-System (LP, Album)CBS/SonyCYA 1020Hong Kong1984

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Reviews

  • eleventhvolume's avatar
    Couldn't agree less with the negative comment below. Great fun, this one. Herbie, Laswell and their vast cast of incredible contributors create a rich tapestry of sound, influence and prediction (Africa, America, tradition and science-fiction) like the master weavers they were. This is '80s fusion as a set of possibilities where '70s fusion ultimately ru]an out of fuel (did the energy crisis of that decade have a cultural impact? Maybe). I love this one as much as its predecessor, Rockit.
    • leedb1969's avatar
      leedb1969
      I have a promo copy of this pressing..etched P on both sides..only thing stamped is MASTERDISK which has etched hw right under it..the only promo entry I could find on discogs is a Japanese pressing
      • mikeh69's avatar
        mikeh69
        Edited 2 years ago
        Anyone notice Herbie is using Yes 90125 as samples on Metal Beat.

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