8 albums / 11 LPs that tell the story of his legendary career — curated by Herbie Hancock and pressed by VMP.
It’s hip-hop, it’s jazz, it’s R&B, it’s pop. It was exciting for me to put something together that I haven’t heard anyone else do.”
...and the best stories are told in chapters. Herbie Hancock’s 60 years of music and stories need time to tell, and who better than from the man himself? Herbie picked these titles to represent his legendary music career. This eight album, 11LP set tells Herbie’s story from a young upstart playing records with his heroes, to the legend shattering the preconceptions of jazz, to the icon winning Grammys. The box will ship with eight albums inside, and come with an exclusive podcast series that features interviews with Herbie himself, along with many of his fellow artists and collaborators, that will guide you over a 4-week listening experience.
All eight titles in this VMP Anthology had lacquers cut by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, CA. Takin’ Off, Maiden Voyage, Head Hunters, The Piano and Future Shock were cut AAA from analog tapes. 1+1, and The River, which were recorded digitally, and Live Under the Sky — which has been resequenced at Herbie’s request — come from master digital audio. The albums were plated at RTI, and pressed at GZ on black 180g vinyl.
A behind-the-scenes podcast featuring interviews with Herbie himself and hosted by famed music writer and podcaster Touré. Hear from Herbie’s collaborators and fellow artists about what it's like to work alongside this legend.
Herbie Hancock • Wayne Shorter • Ron Carter • Corinne Bailey Rae • Robert Glasper • Grand Mixer DXT • Bernie Grundman • Larry Klein