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Herbie Hancock
Perfect Machine

Album US 1988 on CBS label
Electronic and Soul

Recorded at Quad Recording Studios, New York, NY and Garage Sale Recording Studios, Los Angeles. Mixed at Power Station. Herbie Hancock supports Amnesty International Sugar of The Ohio Players appears courtesy of Track Record Company ℗ 1988 CBS Records, Inc. © 1988 CBS Records, Inc. Made in Holland Publishing: A1, A2, B1, B2: Hancock Music / Enemy Music / Mash-A-Mug Music / Island Music A3: Hancock Music / Enemy Music / Mash-A-Mug Music / Island Music / What's New Wave Music / Irving Music B3: Hancock Music (German) Promo releases have a sticker "Unverkäufliches Muster" on back cover and an extra 4 page "Plattenpass" / "Record Passport" / Passeport de Disque"

PortraitHerbie Hancock p, key, *1940 US
vocoder, piano, acoustic, electronics, yamaha tx 8/16, sampler, akai 900-s, synthesizer, yamaha dx1, dx7, dx7iifd, kurzweil k-250, fairlight series ii and series iii, roland super jupiter, rhodes chroma, oberheim matrix 12, computer, apple / mac plus, producer, written by, album by
Michael Knuth
administrator, for bill laswell
Roger Trilling
administrator, for bill laswell
PortraitBootsy Collins b, g, dr, *1951 US
bass, vocoder, written by
David Em
painting, computer generated, cover, "trans jovian pipeline, 1979"
PortraitNicky Skopelitis g, *1949 US
electronic drums, fairlight drums, written by
Bobby Brooks g,
management, agency
Brian Loucks
management, agency
PortraitCreative Artists Agency
management, agency
Mike Piranian
management, agency
Rob Light
management, agency
Tom Ross
management, agency
Tony Krantz
management, agency
PortraitBill Laswell b, *1955 US
producer, written by
PortraitJeff Bova key, *1953 US
programmed by, synthesizer
Bobbi Marcus Public Relations, Inc.
public relations
PortraitMico Wave
bass, talkbox, vocoder, synthesizer, mini moog, written by
PortraitLeroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner voc, g, *1943 US
vocals, written by
Lane/Donald art direction
Lawrence A. Duhart engineer, assistant: garage sale recording
Jon Goldberger engineer, assistant: power station
Michael Christopher engineer, assistant: power station
Steve Boyer engineer, assistant: power station
Bob Morris engineer, assistant: quad recording
AGM Management management
Tony Meilandt management, producer, associate
Eika Aoshima photography by, back cover
Material producer
Robert Musso recorded by, mixed by
Album Tracks   
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Perfect MachineHerbie HancockBill Laswell, Herbie Hancock, Nicky Skopelitis, William Earl Collins6:35
2ObsessionHerbie HancockBill Laswell, Herbie Hancock, Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, William Earl Collins5:16
3Vibe AliveHerbie HancockBill Laswell, Herbie Hancock, Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, Mico Wave, William Earl Collins5:24
4Beat WiseHerbie HancockBill Laswell, Herbie Hancock, Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, William Earl Collins5:49
5Maiden Voyage / P. BopHerbie HancockBill Laswell, Herbie Hancock, Nicky Skopelitis, William Earl Collins6:32
6Chemical ResidueHerbie HancockHerbie Hancock6:01

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