1/ Rockit (Long Version) (Hancock,Laswell,Beinhorn) 2/ You Bet Your Love (Hancock,Rubinson,Willis,Cohen) 3/ I Thought It Was You (Hancock,Cohen,Ragin) Basic tracks on track 1 recorded at OAO Studios, Brooklyn, N.Y. New York overdubs on track 1 recorded at RPM Studios, N.Y.C. Keyboard overdubs and additional recording on track 1 at Garage Sale Recording, Los Angeles, CA Tracks 2 and 3 recorded at THE AUTOMAT, San Francisco, CA Brass on track 3 recorded at The Village Recorder, Los Angeles Additional synthesizers on track 3 recorded at Different Fur Trading Co., San Francisco Track 1 produced by Material and Herbie Hancock Associate Producer on track 1: Tony Meilandt Track 2 and 3 produced by David Rubinson & Friends Inc. and Herbie Hancock Associate Producer on track 2: Jeffrey Cohen(1) Herbie Hancock: Fairlight CMI, Rhodes Chroma, Sennheiser Vocoder, clavitar, Dr. Click Rhythm Controller, E-mu 4060 digital keyboard, mini-moog; Bill Laswell: bass; Michael Beinhorn: DMX, synare, mini-moog programming; Grand Mixer D.ST.: turntables; Daniel Ponce: bata; (2) Herbie Hancock: lead and background vocals, Sennheiser Vocoder VSM 201, all keyboards; James Gadson: drums; Eddie Watkins: bass; Ray Obiedo: guitar; Bill Summers: percussion; Julia Tillman Waters, Maxine Willard Waters, Oren Waters & Luther Waters: background vocals; (3) Herbie Hancock: Oberheim Polyphonic synthesizer, Obie I, Yamaha CP-30, Hohner D6 clavinet, ARP 2600, Mini-Moog, ARP String Ensemble, Yamaha Polyphonic synthesizer and Sequential Circuits Prophet synthesizer, ARP Odyssey, Poly-Moog, Micro-Moog, acoustic piano, E Mu Polyphonic synthesizer, Rhodes electric piano, all vocals and background vocals, Sennheiser Vocoder VSM 201; Wah Wah Watson & Ray Parker, Jr.: guitars; Byron Miller: electric bass; Leon "Ndugu" Chancler : drums; Raul Rekow : congas; Terry Adams, Nathan Rubin, Lawrence Granger, Roy Malan, Linda Wood & Emily Van Valkenburgh: strings; Garnett Brown, Bobby Shew, Robert O. Bryant, Sr. & Maurice Spears: brass; Fred Jackson, Jr., Ernest J. Watts, David Willard Riddles & Jack Nimitz: woodwinds.
String, brass and woodwind arrangements by Herbie Hancock.
1983 - CBS Records (UK), TA 3577 (12") 1983 - CBS (USA), CBS 25540 (12")Note: This was an advance single from 'Future Shock'.
4 1/2 stars out of 5
Chris Genzel courtesy of the All Music Guide website