Header

BLOW-UP [OST SPLIT WITH THE YARDBIRDS]

Herbie Hancock

Jazz Rock/Fusion


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Herbie Hancock Blow-Up [OST split with The Yardbirds] album cover
3.00 | 8 ratings | 3 reviews | 12% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy HERBIE HANCOCK Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1966

Songs / Tracks Listing


1. Main Title (Blow-Up) (Herbie Hancock)
2. Verushka (Part 1) (Herbie Hancock)
3. Verushka (Part 2) (Herbie Hancock)
4. The Naked Camera (Herbie Hancock)
5. Bring Down the Birds (Outtake) (Herbie Hancock)
6. Jane's Theme (Herbie Hancock)
7. Stroll On (The Yardbirds)
8. The Thief (Herbie Hancock)
9. The Kiss (Herbie Hancock)
10. Curiosity (Herbie Hancock)
11. Thomas Studies Photos (Herbie Hancock)
12. The Bed (Herbie Hancock)
13. End Title (Blow-Up) (Herbie Hancock)

CD re-release bonuses:

14 Yardbirds, The - Stroll On 2:46
15 Herbie Hancock - End Title (Blow-Up) 0:52
16 Tomorrow - Am I Glad To See You (Outtake) 4:28
17 Tomorrow - Blow-Up (Outtake) 1:53







Lyrics

Search HERBIE HANCOCK Blow-Up [OST split with The Yardbirds] lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search HERBIE HANCOCK Blow-Up [OST split with The Yardbirds] tabs

Line-up / Musicians


Herbie Hancock: piano, melodica
Freddie Hubbard: trumpet
Joe Newman: trumpet
Phil Woods: alto sax
Joe Henderson: tenor sax
Jimmy Smith: organ
possibly Paul Griffin: organ
Jim Hall: guitar
Ron Carter: bass
Jack DeJohnette: drums

Except track 7 performed by the Yardbirds:

Jeff Beck: guitar
Jimmy Page: guitar
Keith Relf: harmonica, vocals
Jim McCarty: drums
Chris Dreja: bass



Releases information

LP: MGM SE-4447 (USA) ,CBS 70285 (USA),MGM Records 665 072 (France, 1967,alt. cover),EMI Records 7243 8 52280 1 8 (1996,UK, bonuses),4 Men With Beards 4M 122 (US, 2002, 2 bonuses)

CD: Sony Music Special Products AK 52418/ DIDP 077196 (US,1992), Rhino Movie Music R2 72527 (US, 1996, bonuses), Warner Strategic Music 8122 72527-2 (1996,Germany, bonuses),

The original soundtrack album of the film Blow-up directed by Michaelangelo Antonioni in 1966.

Thanks to clarke2001 for the addition
and to snobb for the last updates
Edit this entry

HERBIE HANCOCK MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

Buy HERBIE HANCOCK Blow-Up [OST split with The Yardbirds] Music


Head HuntersHead Hunters
Remastered
Columbia / Legacy 1997
Audio CD$2.93
$0.01 (used)
The Warner Bros. Years (1969-1972)The Warner Bros. Years (1969-1972)
Box set
Rhino Records 2014
Audio CD$17.00
$28.63 (used)
Empyrean IslesEmpyrean Isles
Remastered
Blue Note Records 1999
Audio CD$4.04
$1.72 (used)
Maiden VoyageMaiden Voyage
Remastered
Blue Note Records 1999
Audio CD$3.33
$2.00 (used)
PossibilitiesPossibilities
Warner P&D 2005
Audio CD$18.98
$0.47 (used)
River: The Joni LettersRiver: The Joni Letters
Verve 2007
Audio CD$7.99
$0.45 (used)
Imagine ProjectImagine Project
BMG 2010
Audio CD$4.59
$5.94 (used)
The PrisonerThe Prisoner
Remastered
Blue Note Records 2000
Audio CD$4.72
$3.84 (used)
Vsop QuintetVsop Quintet
Sbme Special Mkts. 2008
Audio CD$2.52
$2.79 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Cliff Martinez Herbie Hancock Fatboy Slim - Traffic - 2000 U.S. PROMO cd - RARE! US $11.98 Buy It Now 30m 23s
HERBIE HANCOCK - BEST OF HERBIE HANCOCK: THE HITS NEW CD US $11.21 Buy It Now 39m 44s
HERBIE HANCOCK - FUTURE SHOCK (IMPORT) (BLU-SPEC) NEW CD US $35.20 Buy It Now 1h 40m
Herbie Hancock Possibilities 2008 Taiwan CD w/OBI US $27.99 Buy It Now 1h 41m
HERBIE HANCOCK The Collection (Best Of / Greatest Hits CD, 1991) *N.MINT* Rockit US $8.27 Buy It Now 1h 53m
JINGLE BELL JAZZ JAPAN CD 2500yen CSCS HERBIE HANCOCK MILES DAVIS CARMEN McRAE US $39.99 Buy It Now 1h 56m
HERBIE HANCOCK - THE HERBIE HANCOCK TRIO IN CONCERT - NEW CD US $8.64 Buy It Now 2h 22m
Herbie Hancock - Playlist: The Very Best Of Herbie Hancock CD US $11.72 Buy It Now 2h 22m
Herbie Hancock - Takin Off CD EMI US $32.98 Buy It Now 2h 23m
HERBIE HANCOCK - THEN & NOW: DEFINITIVE HERBIE (IMPORT) NEW CD US $46.27 Buy It Now 2h 39m
HERBIE HANCOCK - INVENTIONS AND DIMENSIONS (IMPORT) NEW CD US $39.02 Buy It Now 2h 39m
ALPHONSE MOUZON By All Means PAUSA NM- Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard US $10.98 Buy It Now 4h 7m
ELECTRO/ Herbie Hancock - Hardrock (Promo) US $6.99 Buy It Now 4h 28m
ELECTRO/ Herbie Hancock - Autodrive / Chameleon US $6.99 Buy It Now 4h 28m
ELECTRO/ Herbie Hancock - Metal Beat US $6.99 Buy It Now 4h 31m
ELECTRO/ Herbie Hancock - Mega-Mix (Promo) US $6.99 Buy It Now 4h 31m
BOOGIE/ Herbie Hancock - Vibe Alive US $6.99 Buy It Now 4h 42m
1979*POLYDOR DLB LP SET*CHICK COREA/HERBIE HANCOCK* AN EVENING *GATEFOLD 2 LP US $35.00 Buy It Now 5h 32m
DONALD BYRD PEPPER ADAMS HERBIE HANCOCK QNT BLUE NOTE SEALED RVG ORG US $19.99 [0 bids]
6h 19m
Herbie Hancock - Rockit b/w Rockit (Album Version) - 1983 45 rpm Columbia US $5.99 Buy It Now 6h 53m
HERBIE HANCOCK original 10x8 inch promo press photo photograph 1690-3 US $8.27 Buy It Now 7h 10m
HERBIE HANCOCK original 10x8 inch promo press photo photograph 1690-2 US $8.27 Buy It Now 7h 11m
HERBIE HANCOCK original 10x8 inch promo press photo photograph 1690-1 US $8.27 Buy It Now 7h 12m
Herbie Hancock - The Collection - Audio Cassette US $8.20 Buy It Now 7h 14m
Dis Is Da Drum by Herbie Hancock (CD, Mar-2003, Mercury) US $8.92 Buy It Now 7h 37m
GEORGE KAWAGUCHI PLAYS HERBIE HANCOCK / MINT NM US $79.99 Buy It Now 8h
Jazz LP Herbie Hancock The Prisoner Blue Note US $9.99 [0 bids]
8h 4m
KAI WINDING / J J JOHNSON Israel A&M CTI Jazz LP Don Sebesky RVG Herbie HancocK US $13.00 Buy It Now 8h 8m
HERBIE HANCOCK - THE PRISONER - BLUE NOTE - GELDER - 1ST PRESS - JOE HENDERSON US $4.99 [0 bids]
8h 8m
Herbie Hancock Dis Is Da Drum Wallace Roney Hubert Laws Wah Wah Watson US $9.99 [0 bids]
8h 17m
Herbie Hancock Possibilities Stevie Wonder Santana Christina Aguilera Raul Midon US $9.99 [0 bids]
8h 20m
HERBIE HANCOCK JAPAN SEALED DJ KRUSH ROB SWIFT THE ESSE US $99.99 Buy It Now 8h 26m
HERBIE HANCOCK / MICHAEL / HARGROVE BRECKER - DIRECTIONS IN MUSIC: LIVE NEW CD US $24.16 Buy It Now 8h 50m
Return of the Headhunters! (CD) Out Of Print *OOP* Special Guest-Herbie Hancock US $15.08 Buy It Now 8h 55m
Herbie Hancock 12" Single Mega Mix(Rockit,Autodrive,Future Shock,TFS PROMO US $9.99 Buy It Now 8h 58m
The Complete Blue Note Sixties Sessions [Box] by Herbie Hancock (CD,... US $110.00 Buy It Now 9h 2m
STANLEY TURRENTINE Joyride Oliver Nelson RVG LP Herbie Hancock Kenny Burrell US $19.97 Buy It Now 9h 17m
Herbie Hancock - Herbies Blues - New Sealed Cassette US $32.50 Buy It Now 9h 17m
Herbie Hancock -- Takin' Off CD US $2.95 [0 bids]
9h 32m
Herbie Hancock Secrets LP Columbia 34280 1976 Vinyl US $7.49 Buy It Now 9h 38m
HERBIE HANCOCK, VIBE ALIVE - 45 US $5.00 Buy It Now 9h 49m
Chick Corea / Herbie Hancock / Keith Jarrett / McCoy Tyner Compilation US $5.55 Buy It Now 10h
HERBIE HANCOCK**THRUST (REMASTERED/180 GRAM)**VINYL US $26.09 Buy It Now 10h 6m
Columbia Records 45 : Herbie Hancock : Watermelon Man - Sly US $3.99 [0 bids]
10h 14m
OST - BLOW-UP (HERBIE HANCOCK) NEW SEALED 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE LP 2014 US $44.99 Buy It Now 10h 17m
Herbie Hancock - Feets Don't Fail Me Now LP 1979 Original Pressing Ray Parker Jr US $8.85 [0 bids]
10h 24m
POP, HERBIE HANCOCK Future Shock 12" Vinyl Record Album. US $2.99 [0 bids]
10h 39m
Herbie Hancock : Head Hunters CD Jazz Funk "Chameleon" "Watermelon Man," US $9.99 Buy It Now 10h 52m
HERBIE HANCOCK: Feets Don't Fail Me Now LP (w/ company insert & inner sleeve) S US $18.00 Buy It Now 11h 13m
GEORGE BENSON CD "THE BEST OF BENSON" 1989 AUSTRIA EPIC HERBIE HANCOCK BODY TALK US $18.21 Buy It Now 11h 14m
2 CDS - JAZZ DUOS - LIONEL HAMPTON / HERBIE HANCOCK!! NR!! US $4.25 Buy It Now 11h 19m
Herbie Hancock Columbia Promo 45 Record #46002 VG Chameleon US $4.00 Buy It Now 11h 27m
WAYNE SHORTER All Seeing Eye Grachan Moncur Herbie Hancock NEW SEALED LP US $19.97 Buy It Now 11h 46m
Herbie Hancock : Ken Burns Jazz CD (2000) US $3.96 Buy It Now 11h 52m
HERBIE HANCOCK Treasure Chest Promo LP Warner Bros 2WS-2807 US $7.99 [0 bids]
US $12.98 Buy It Now
12h
BLOW-UP LP The Original Sound Track Album HERBIE HANCOCK YARDBIRDS (NM) US $38.95 Buy It Now 12h
CD - Herbie Hancock - Gershwins World 1988 Verve US $1.50 [0 bids]
US $3.00 Buy It Now
12h 7m
MILES DAVIS Horace Silver LEE MORGAN Herbie Hancock SAMPLE BLUENOTE freeUKpost US $17.56 Buy It Now 12h 42m
HERBIE HANCOCK Monster funk jazz fusion PROMO 10 days Lp US $9.76 [0 bids]
12h 57m
TONY WILLIAMS The Joy Of Flying jazz fusion w Herbie Hancock & Stanley Clarke Lp US $6.26 [0 bids]
12h 57m
HERBIE HANCOCK / SECRETS LP w/Insert JAPAN ISSUE US $17.99 Buy It Now 12h 57m
HERBIE HANCOCK Secrets jazz funk fusion MINT promo 10 days lp US $9.56 [0 bids]
12h 58m
HERBIE HANCOCK Future Shock jazz 10 days Lp US $8.56 [0 bids]
12h 58m
HERBIE HANCOCK: THRUST, JAZZ, BEBOP. COLLECTIBLE, COLUMBIA RECORD, NICE GIFT!, US $12.99 [0 bids]
13h 7m
HERBIE HANCOCK: Man-child LP Soul US $25.00 Buy It Now 13h 18m
Blow Up- The Cult 60s Movie Soundtrack CD (1996) Herbie Hancock/Tomorrow 1966 US $12.41 Buy It Now 13h 19m
HERBIE HANCOCK: Sunlight LP (wlp, inner, shrink) Jazz US $18.00 Buy It Now 13h 24m
HERBIE HANCOCK: THE PRISONERS, CLASSIC COLLECTIBLE, JAZZ POP, GREAT GIFT! US $14.99 [0 bids]
13h 24m
HERBIE HANCOCK - HARDROCK - ORIG. U.S. PROMO 12" VINYL US $4.98 Buy It Now 13h 25m
HERBIE HANCOCK - AUTODRIVE - U.S. 12" VINYL PROMO COPY US $4.98 Buy It Now 13h 25m
HERBIE HANCOCK - AUTODRIVE - U.S. PROMO 12" VINYL US $4.98 Buy It Now 13h 25m
Herbie Hancock - Ready Or Not 12 " Single PROMO Columbia AS 582 US $6.50 Buy It Now 13h 30m
HERBIE HANCOCK: HEAD HUNTERS, COLLECTIBLE, COLUMBIA RECORDS, GREAT GIFT! US $12.99 [0 bids]
13h 35m
HERBIE HANCOCK Rock It LP Vinyl NM Cover VG++ 12" Single Long US $4.99 Buy It Now 14h 13m
Herbie Hancock Headhunters LP Record Album Columbia KC32731 1973 US $8.00 [0 bids]
US $12.00 Buy It Now
14h 15m
Maiden Voyage ('99 Dig.Remas.) - Herbie Hancock New & Sealed CD Free Shipping US $13.10 Buy It Now 14h 33m
The Prisoner - Herbie Hancock New & Sealed CD Free Shipping US $15.59 Buy It Now 14h 39m
HERBIE HANCOCK - PRISIONER NEW CD US $17.31 Buy It Now 14h 39m
HERBIE HANCOCK The Best Of CD BRAND NEW US $12.44 Buy It Now 15h 12m
An Evening With Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea In Concert [LP] Columbia PC2 35663 US $12.00 Buy It Now 15h 14m
MELTDOWN - THE BIRTH OF FUSION - HERBIE HANCOCK, SANTANA, MILES DAVIS, TONY WILL US $0.99 [0 bids]
15h 20m
HERBIE HANCOCK: Sound-System LP COLUMBIA RECORDS FC39478 US 1984 PROMO NM+ US $10.79 Buy It Now 15h 37m
HERBIE HANCOCK~ROCKIT (LONG VERSION)~ELECTRO FUNK CLASSIC 12" US $3.99 [0 bids]
15h 38m
Lee Morgan Cornbread LP sealed vinyl Blue Note 75 reissue RE Herbie Hancock US $21.98 Buy It Now 15h 45m
HERBIE HANCOCK Japan 1977 NM 2-LP+Obi V.S.O.P. US $29.99 Buy It Now 15h 50m
Essential Herbie Hancock - Hancock,Herbie US $13.05 Buy It Now 15h 51m
Herbie Hancock 70s SOUL 45 (Columbia 10050)Palm Grease /Butterfly VG+ US $6.95 Buy It Now 15h 57m
HERBIE HANCOCK - HEAD HUNTERS - CD - NEW US $17.44 Buy It Now 15h 59m
Best of Herbie Hancock - Herbie Hancock New & Sealed CD Free Shipping US $17.03 Buy It Now 16h 7m
HEADHUNTERS Straight From the Gate '77 ARISTA LP SEALED Herbie Hancock Breaks US $12.99 Buy It Now 16h 16m
HERBIE HANCOCK vibe alive 12" 3 trk extended dance mix b/w edited version and bo US $8.27 Buy It Now 16h 26m
HERBIE HANCOCK future shock 12" 3 trk full length version b/w earth beat and meg US $8.27 Buy It Now 16h 26m
HERBIE HANCOCK: Rockit (jazz vinyl 45 CANADA) US $14.00 Buy It Now 16h 34m
Herbie Hancock ...Marsalis, Williams, Carter 2 LP US $9.97 [0 bids]
17h 12m
Herbie Hancock ...V.S.O.P. 2 LP US $9.97 [0 bids]
17h 12m
HERBIE HANCOCK The Best Of 2xLP BLUE NOTE orig 1971 freddie hubbard grant green US $7.99 Buy It Now 17h 16m
Herbie Hancock [LP] V.S.O.P. Quintet 1978 Columbia C2 34976 US $10.99 Buy It Now 17h 31m
HERBIE HANCOCK PERFECT MACHINE JAPAN CD OBI 2800yen 1ST US $59.99 Buy It Now 17h 34m
MODERN JAZZ Lot of 7 LP's Herbie Hancock MILES DAVIS Lou Donaldson #9191 US $65.00 Buy It Now 17h 55m
MILES DAVIS QUINTET - Miles Smiles [Promo LP] Herbie Hancock on Piano US $5.24 [2 bids]
18h 6m

More places to buy HERBIE HANCOCK music online Buy HERBIE HANCOCK & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for HERBIE HANCOCK DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

HERBIE HANCOCK Blow-Up [OST split with The Yardbirds] ratings distribution


3.00
(8 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(12%)
12%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(12%)
12%
Good, but non-essential (50%)
50%
Collectors/fans only (12%)
12%
Poor. Only for completionists (12%)
12%

HERBIE HANCOCK Blow-Up [OST split with The Yardbirds] reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Sean Trane
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Folk
3 stars 3.5 stars really!!!

When all of the focus of the jazz purists' hatred was focusing on Miles Davis, it seems that most of those "specialists" couldn't have cared less of what Hancock was doing. Already with Watermelon Man in the early 60's, then the present soundtrack of Antonioni's mega-important and seminal movie Blow-UP, a sort of testimony of the Swinging London's revolution

Much of the (sometimes very short) tracks are pulled from moments where there were images that needed sound illustrations, like the main theme opening up the soundtrack. There are some fairly standard jazz like Verushka, Jane's Theme (although electric guitar and organs are used, it's standard jazz), The Kiss, Curiosity or The Bed and more. Other tracks are avant-garde like the tremendous Naked Camera and its poignant piano/sax interplay. Some more tracks are much less "jazz" like the R'nB Bring Down The Birds and The Thief.

Not of Herbie's doing are three tracks from then-young artistes, like The Yardbirds with Stroll On, (you can see the group in the movie playing, with both Beck and Page) which resembles Train Kept a Rollin All Night Long, with screaming buzzing guitars, but also Steve Howe's then group Tomorrow (not seen or heard in the movie, but commissioned for it) with two closing tracks.: Am I glad To See You and the Blow- Up "title track, tat was not to be".

A very important and somehow often overlooked Hancock album (although this soundtrack holds three tracks from different artistes, it is just as essential to progheads as the movie is. Indeed, Antonioni's movie is one of counter-culture most important statement to movie-making as well, following on the French "Nouvelle Vague" and preceding many more films about drugs and hippydom, including Antonioni's next movie Zabriskie Point, holding music from Floyd and The Dead. If you're looking at more names of such type of movies, you'll have Barbet Shroeder's More and La Vallée (both holding Floyd music as soundtrack and respective albums, but Peter Fonda's The Trip and Easy Rider, and some years later Nicholson's Cuckoo's Nest.. In the meantime, Hancock's Blow-Up soundtrack is excellent.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Sean Trane (BETA) | Report this review (#186114) | Review Permalink
Posted Friday, October 17, 2008

Review by Chicapah
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars What a wonderful surprise it was to read my colleague Sean Trane's insightful and informative review of this hidden gem. (I'm just happy that someone else treasures this soundtrack as much as I do. The man obviously has good taste!) "Blow Up" demonstrates as well as any other why a wide variety of music is essential to this website in that it exposes unsuspecting listeners to other kinds of prog music. As a teenager starving for hard-as-nails rock & roll I bought this LP because the Yardbirds had a smash- mouth song included, but Herbie Hancock's high-quality instrumentals that surrounded it went a long way in opening my head up to what was happening in the world of mid-60s jazz/rock. It's a record so amiable that for years I would put this disc on the turntable and let it be the background score for whatever activity I was doing around the house.

The liner notes indicate that director Michaelangelo Antonioni, being an avid jazz fan, hand-picked Herbie to compose/assemble the music for his ground-breaking film. Producer Carlo Ponti gave Mr. Hancock a generous budget and free reign to employ whatever musicians he wanted. I'm thinking Herbie was ecstatic to get the opportunity to create his music without having to worry about what the label bigwigs thought. There's no listing of the players involved but you can be sure that he brought in the best he could gather so no telling what big names contributed their skills to this project. The result is a delicious gumbo of jazz styles that have a strong current of relaxed ease running through them from start to finish.

"Main Title - 'Blow Up'" is a tricky little cut. It starts out dated and corny like something out of an Austin Powers flick, then suddenly turns on a dime and becomes a light jazzy deal with a cool trumpet. "Verushka, Pt. 1" is a nondescript bluesy shuffle but Pt. 2, while continuing the same basic feel, is more in the traditional jazz vein with a fine sax ride. Things get much more avant garde on "The Naked Camera" as the muted trumpet maneuvering around the brash saxophone is a treat to hear. "Bring Down the Birds" is nothing more than 60s go-go shtick but "Jane's Theme" features sultry jazz guitar, bass and subdued Hammond organ and it's smooth as new silk.

"Stroll On" is a killer track and highly significant in its own right. I get the feeling that the Yardbirds got the same memo as Herbie did in that they were instructed to do as they pleased as long as they delivered an in-your-face rave-up that was over-the-top outrageous and feedback-laden heavy to the extreme. If there's such a thing as proto-metal then this is the poster child for it and, in 1966, THIS was the brand of wild abandon we young rebels were yearning to hear. Simply rewriting the words to "Train Kept a' Rollin'" so they could receive royalties, this song may be the only studio recording by that terrific band that has both Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck in the line-up and you'll be hard pressed to find anything as balls-to-the-wall in the history of rock. No thin, tinny fuzz-tone effects were allowed, either. Both guitarists cranked their amps to the max, unleashed a furious duel that few (if any) have ever equaled and tacked on a throw-down finale that'll rip your head clean off. It resides permanently in my top five of pure, unadulterated rock & roll numbers and that's saying a lot.

Hancock takes over once more and impresses with his Jimmy Smith-styled Hammond organisms on "The Thief," a song that also features a slinky upright bass solo. "The Kiss" is a moody, laid-back ditty where the guitar and saxophone create a soothing aura to bathe in, followed by "Curiosity," a Miles Davis-ish horn ensemble thriller. "Thomas Studies Photos" has a conga-led groove with densely- packed horns blaring and "The Bed" is an acoustic piano/bass/drums piece that makes you feel like you're sitting in a smoky lounge. "End Title" is a fast-paced jazz orchestra work that's over in less than a minute.

Too many of these cuts are way, way too brief in duration and I'd love to hear the longer studio out- takes that these snippets were culled from. But that's just wishful thinking. "Blow Up" is a great sampling of the spirit of musical freedom that was starting to blossom in the mid-sixties for two reasons. The jazz included is a superb blend of old and new school and the rip-roarin' tune from the Yardbirds was one of the first to truly blow the roof off the sucker. This is one of those vinyl platters that brings back nothing but good memories for me. 3.4 stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Chicapah (BETA) | Report this review (#186622) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Review by snobb
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars The original soundtrack album of the film Blow-up directed by Michaelangelo Antonioni in 1966.Even if movie itself was a cult film for years after of its release, this album stayed forgotten for years. And I believe it's a big mistake.

First of all, recorded and released in 1966, this album contains rare Hancock's electric music, which contains elements of jazz and rock both. For sure, this music is soundtrack first of all, so you have the collection of 13 short compositions, not the usual jazz or jazz rock album. Even more - one composition on this album is played by The Yardbirds, not Herbie Hancock (on later CD re-releases there are one more The Yardbirds composition and two Tomorrow's compositions added as bonuses).

But - music there is very eclectic, you will easily find there elements of early psychedelic rock, smooth " soundtrack" jazz, post-bop, free jazz and pre-jazz rock. Most interesting for me are two moments: first of all this album is real soundtrack not only for Antonioni's movie, but for all culural (or better - counter cultural) life of late 60-s.And second - even if a bit simplistic to jazz standards, some compositions there contains Hancock, playing psychedelic rock on relaxed manner of jazz musician, and you can hear that very soon jazz-rock will be born!

Possibly not so attractive album for newcomers, but really great one for Hancock true fans and everyone with love to this freaky atmosphere of late 60-s.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to snobb (BETA) | Report this review (#299684) | Review Permalink
Posted Sunday, September 19, 2010

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of HERBIE HANCOCK "Blow-Up [OST split with The Yardbirds]"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.42 seconds