Saturday, December 19, 2009
HERBIE HANCOCK - A MAN OF MANY FACES
Recorded in 1982 and features sidemen such as: Jeff Porcaro (drums), Steve Luthaker (guitar), Abraham Laboriel (bass), Patty Austin (vocals) and Narada Michael Walden (drums, producer). Includes the songs: 'Lite Me Up !', 'Bomb' and 'Fun Tracks'.
Two killer cuts on this 1982 (LITE ME UP) release more than compensate for the weaker tracks. "Getting To The Good Part" is a true gem, the usage of horns and the instantly recognizable background vocals of Patti Austin gives it class. The bridge is superbly crafted too, making it the most memorable track.
The final track "Give It All Your Heart" featuring Patrice Rushen has an insistent hook that will gnaw at you for days and features some fine Hancock solo work.
Worth the money for these two tracks alone - the rest of the tracks are worthy pop/soul/disco numbers with "The Bomb" & "Motor Mouth" being the best of the bunch.
HERBIE HANCOCK - GIVE IT ALL YOUR HEART 1982