Herbie Hancock – Takin’ Off [Stereo] (VMP Anthology Series Edition)

Remastered all-analog (AAA) from the original master tapes by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.


Product Description

The Story of Herbie Hancock

8 albums / 11 LPs that tell the story of his legendary career — curated by Herbie Hancock and pressed by VMP.

A great series unfolds in episodes

...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.

What's Included

8 Essential Herbie Hancock Albums

Take a trip through 7 studio and 1 live album revealing Herbie’s storied career. The lacquers were cut from the original masters by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Vinyl was pressed on high-quality 180g black vinyl and housed in heavyweight tip-on jackets.

Exclusive Podcast Series

In this five-episode podcast series, our host Touré talks with Herbie himself about his career, and why he picked the 8 albums featured in this box. We'll also hear from guests such as Wayne Shorter & Robert Glasper about what it's like to work with Herbie (scroll further to see full guest list).

Liner Notes Booklet

Music journalist Marcus Moore takes us through Herbie’s career in general, and the eight albums in this Anthology, in the liner notes booklet. This deluxe 12x12" booklet also features archival photos from throughout Herbie's career.

Premium Commemorative Box

This heavyweight two-piece slip and slash box features a timeless design and is hand-numbered, with original design by Clay Conder. First Edition, limited to 1500.

Exclusive AMA Video Sessions

Receive access to two previously recorded “Ask Me Anything” video sessions, one of which features a special guest.

A Classic Live Album, Reimagined

'Live Under The Sky', the live album from Herbie's supergroup V.S.O.P.--which also featured Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard and Tony Williams--has been resequenced, and had a new song added to it at Herbie's request exclusively for this Anthology. You'll hear the album like it's never been heard before.

(Above description from VinylMePlease.com)


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