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1.53 | 24 ratings | 1 reviews | 4% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1979

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. You Bet Your Love (7:36)
2. Trust Me (5:41)
3. Ready or Not (6:42)
4. Tell Everybody (7:46)
5. Honey From the Jar (6:51)
6. Knee Deep (5:39)

Total Time 40:15

Bonus Tracks on 2015 remaster:
7. You Bet Your Love (Special Disco Version) (8:12)
8. You Bet Your Love (7" Version) (3:56)
9. Tell Everybody (7" Version) (3:59)
10. Tell Everybody (Disco Version) (7:46)
11. Honey From The Jar (7" Version) (4:37)
12. Honey From The Jar (Special Disco Version) (5:36)
13. Ready Or Not (7" Version) (3:59)

Line-up / Musicians

- Herbie Hancock / vocals, keyboards, co-producer

- Ray Obiedo / guitar
- Melvin "Wah Wah" Watson / guitar & producer (6)
- Bennie Maupin / soprano sax (6)
- Ray Parker, Jr. / guitar & drums (3)
- Eddie Watkins / bass
- Freddie Washington / bass (6)
- James Gadson / drums
- James Levi / drums (2,6)
- Bill Summers / percussion
- Brian Davis / percussion (6)
- Coke Escovedo / timbales (3)
- Sheila Escovedo / congas (3)
- Julia Tillman Waters / backing vocals
- Maxine Willard Waters / backing vocals
- Oren Waters / backing vocals
- Luther Waters / backing vocals
- Gordon Bahary / programming (6)

Releases information

Artwork: Shigenari Onishi

LP Columbia ‎- JC 35764 (1979, US)

CD Columbia ‎- 471238 2 (1992, Europe)
CD Funky Town Grooves ‎- FTG 428 (2015, US) Remastered by Sean Brennan with 7 bonus tracks

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HERBIE HANCOCK Feets Don't Fail Me Now ratings distribution

(24 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(4%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(4%)
Good, but non-essential (12%)
Collectors/fans only (42%)
Poor. Only for completionists (38%)

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Review by snobb
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1 stars This album is a real candidate to be a worst Hancock album ever. Even if for some periods Hancock intensively flirted with pop-funk, at least his technique of musicianship was always at the high level.

On Feet, Don't Fail Me Now we can find not very professional disco, with simple dance structures, Hancock vocal (even using of Vocoder didn't help!). Back up voices are in soul traditions, and all musicians are trying to make the music as accessible as it possible (they know for sure how to play better, in fact there all Hancock's classic team is presented).

All music sounds as semi-pro band playing in small town Saturday night disco. Very terrible! Happily, the album is only 40 minutes long.

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