Herbie Hancock – Monster (1980/2013) [HDTracks 24bit/96kHz]

Herbie Hancock – Monster (1980/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz  | Time – 00:42:12 minutes | 893 MB | Genre: Jazz, Funk
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | © Columbia Records
Recorded: 1979-1980, The Village Recorder, Los Angeles; United Western Studios, LA; The Automatt, San Francisco

Despite the PR hype about this being Herbie Hancock’s first “rock” album, Monster is really another disco album, though more varied in texture, somewhat more subtle in execution, and blessedly rid of those vocoder vocals, though not of the real ones. “Saturday Night,” despite the distinctive presence of Carlos Santana, sets the album’s dancefloor tone. The rock element is supposedly supplied by Hancock on the newly-developed Clavitar, where, try as he might to articulate like a guitarist, the sound is still that of a mutated synthesizer. Alphonze Mouzon is wasted on drums, and guitarist Wah Wah Watson has a field day on his eponymous specialty. Most annoying (and defining) track — “Go for It.” -Richard S. Ginell

1 Saturday Night 7:13
2 Stars In Your Eyes 7:04
3 Go For It 7:35
4 Don’t Hold It In 8:02
5 Making Love 6:23
6 It All Comes Around 5:48

Herbie Hancock – synthesizer, piano, keyboards, vocals, Clavinet, Mini Moog, Oberheim 8 Voice, Prophet 5, Clavitar
Carlos Santana (1), Randy Hansen (6), Wah Wah Watson – guitar
Freddie Washington, – bass
Alphonse Mouzon – drums, synthesizer (3), keyboards
Sheila Escovedo – percussion
Gavin Christopher (2, 4), Greg Walker (1, 5), Oren Waters (3) – vocals
Bill Champlin – backing vocals, vocals (6)
Julia Tillman Waters, Luther Waters, Oren Waters, Maxine Willard Waters – backing vocals



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