Herbie is ‘Head Hunting’ your vinyl collection! Remastered 180gram Vinyl in stock NOW!


Head Hunters

2009 UK/EU exclusively remastered limited edition 4-track LP pressed on 180-gram audiophile vinyl.

The all-time classic album first released in 1973, including Chameleon, an updated Watermelon Man and the jazz-dancer’s favourite, Sly!

Head Hunters (1973) was the first offering of Herbie’s new backing band,the Head Hunters. In his own words: “I began to feel that I had been spending so much time exploring the upper atmosphere of music and the more ethereal kind of far-out spacey stuff. Now there was this need to take some more of the earth and to feel a little more tethered; a connection to the earth….I was beginning to feel that we (the sextet) were playing this heavy kind of music, and I was tired of everything being heavy. I wanted to play something lighter.”

This is one of Herbie’s funkiest records and one of the best selling albums in Jazz, due to the fact it appealed to a broad audience – think Hip Hop, Funk, Soul & Jazz Funk fans. With Head Hunters, Hancock claims a stake in Jazz with his infectuous synthesizers and clavinet melodies on top of a supertight groove, augmented by subtile horn soloing. Classic songs such as ‘Chameleon and ‘Watermelon Man’ are living proof of his genius and ability to craft a coherent jazz fusion album. Special mention for drummer Harvey Mason, bassist Paul Jackson and reedist Bernie Maupin (who also contributed to Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew).

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  • Herbie Hancock - Thrust - Remastered - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £26.99, $36.98, €31.58 (New Item) (arrived 27-Aug-2021 11:56)
    on September 25, 2021 at 10:49 am

    HERBIE HANCOCK Thrust (2009 UK/EU 4-track LP, remastered and pressed on 180gm audiophile vinyl. Originally released in 1974 this album directly followed Head Hunters and Herbie used the same band except for drummer Harvey Mason, who isreplaced by jazz great Mike Clark. Again, only four songs on this single LP, each around 10 minutes long. Butterfly is a great spacey jam with intricate twists and turns and the intro drum break of Palm Grease is essential for all groove addicts!Picture sleeve replicates the original Rob Springett artwork, sealed with hype sticker intact)

  • Herbie Hancock - Man-Child - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.55, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 26-Aug-2021 16:56)
    on September 25, 2021 at 10:49 am

    HERBIE HANCOCK Man-Child (1975 UK graduated orange CBS label 6-track vinyl LP, one of the funkiest albums of Herbie's early to mid-'70s fusion era. Stars a host of talent, not least guitarist Wah Wah Watson, with soloists Wayne Shorter & Stevie Wonder contributing alongside long-term cohort Bennie Maupin. The picture sleeve has some light storage wear and the vinyl shows only the lighest signs of play)

  • Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters - Japanese - vinyl LP - £65.00, $89.05, €76.05 (New Item) (arrived 24-Aug-2021 11:46)
    on September 25, 2021 at 10:49 am

    HERBIE HANCOCK Head Hunters (1973 first Japanese issue 4-track LP of classic jazz-funk from start to finish, crucial for the fusion masterpiece 'Sly' as equally for the much loved Chameleon & updated Watermelon Man, picture sleeve with Japanese insert & top card obi. The sleeve is still in partial open shrink and remains near as new. The vinyl appears in near mint condition SOPL-238)

  • Herbie Hancock - Blow-Up - 180 Gram Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £24.99, $34.24, €29.24 (New Item) (arrived 23-Jul-2021 16:33)
    on September 25, 2021 at 10:49 am

    ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK Blow-Up (2014 UK/EU 13-track stereo LP pressed on 180-gram audiophile vinyl, featuring music from the soundtrack to the classic 1966 Antonioni film by Herbie Hancock, including that bassline on Bring Down The Birds plus Stroll On by The Yardbirds, one of only three rare tracks featuring both Jeff Beck & Jimmy Page! The songs evoke the ambience of swinging Sixties' London with grooves that create effective bluesy Jazz moods on the slow pieces, and funky ones on the up-tempo tracks. Picture sleeve with hype sticker, inside its resealable clear outer. Recommended)

  • Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters - 180g 45RPM - Sealed - US - 2-LP vinyl set - £89.99, $123.29, €105.29 (New Item) (arrived 23-Jul-2021 10:29)
    on September 25, 2021 at 10:49 am

    HERBIE HANCOCK Head Hunters (Finally back in print for 2020, the limited edition Analogue Productions stereo 180gm 2-LP set at 45RPM, mastered at Sterling Sound by Ryan K. Smith, plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings. The all time classic album first released in 1973, including Chameleon, an updated Watermelon Man and the jazz-dancer's favourite, Sly - all presented in astounding analogue audiophile quality from start to end, one track per side. Gatefold picture sleeve with original art, factory sealed in its perforated loose bag with all 3 hype stickers attached. A beauty!)

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