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Herbie Hancock - The Prisoner FLAC album

Performer: Herbie Hancock
Genre: Jazz
Title: The Prisoner
Released: 1969
Style: Post Bop
FLAC version ZIP size: 1631 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1881 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1943 mb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 587

The Prisoner is the seventh Herbie Hancock album, his final on the Blue Note label, released and recorded in 1969. His next record would be on Warner Bros. It is dedicated to the memory of Martin Luther King.

As one of the first albums Herbie Hancock recorded after departing Miles Davis' quintet in 1968, as well as his final album for Blue Note, The Prisoner is one of Hancock's most ambitious efforts. Assembling a nonet that features Joe Henderson (tenor sax, alto flute), Johnny Coles (flugelhorn), Garnett Brown (trombone), Buster Williams (bass), and Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums), he has created his grandest work since My Point of View.

The Prisoner is the seventh album by Herbie Hancock, his final on the Blue Note label, released and recorded in 1969. Hancock confessed in 1969 that he had been able to get closer to his real self with this album than on any other previous ones. He praised flute player Hubert Laws and his merits on the album, also pointing out that Laws was one of the finest flute players in classical or jazz music. All compositions by Herbie Hancock, except as indicated. I Have a Dream" – 10:58. The Prisoner" – 7:57. Firewater" (Buster Williams) – 7:33. He Who Lives in Fear" – 6:51. Promise of the Sun" – 7:52. Bonus tracks on CD reissue: "The Prisoner" – 5:47. Recorded on April 18 ( 4, 6), April 21 ( and April 23 ( 5, 7), 1969.

Written-By – H. Hancock. Written-By – C. B. Williams. The Prisoner ‎(LP, Album). The Prisoner ‎(5xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 24b).

The Prisoner Tracklist. 1. I Have A Dream Lyrics. 2. The Prisoner Lyrics. Producers Duke Pearson. Writers Buster Williams & Herbie Hancock. More Herbie Hancock albums. Show all albums by Herbie Hancock.

Band Name Herbie Hancock. Album Name The Prisoner. 版公司 Blue Note EMI Records.

Album · 1968 · 5 Songs. Herbie Hancock Quintet. The Complete Columbia Recordings: Miles Davis & John Coltrane. Miles Davis & John Coltrane.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 I Have A Dream
Written-By – H. Hancock*
A2 The Prisoner
Written-By – H. Hancock*
B1 Firewater
Written-By – C. B. Williams*
B2 He Who Lives In Fear
Written-By – H. Hancock*
B3 Promise Of The Sun
Written-By – H. Hancock*

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
  • Copyright (c) – Liberty/UA, Inc.
  • Published By – Hancock Music
  • Published By – Unart Music Corp.
  • Record Company – Transamerica Corporation


  • Art Direction – Frank Gauna
  • Bass – Buster Williams
  • Bass Clarinet – Jerome Richardson, Romeo Penque (tracks: B1, B3)
  • Bass Trombone – Jack Jeffers (tracks: B1, B3), Tony Studd
  • Drums – Albert "Tootie" Heath*
  • Flugelhorn – Johnny Coles
  • Flute – Hubert Laws, Jerome Richardson (tracks: B1, B3)
  • Liner Notes – Herb Wong
  • Piano, Electric Piano – Herbie Hancock
  • Producer – Duke Pearson
  • Recorded By [Recording By] – Rudy Van Gelder
  • Tenor Saxophone, Alto Flute – Joe Henderson
  • Trombone – Garnett Brown


Joe Henderson performs by courtesy of Milestone Records.

Recorded on April 18, 1969 (tracks A2, B2) on April 21, 1969 (track A1) and on April 23, 1969 (tracks B1, B3).

℗ Hancock Music (A1, A2, B2, B3), Unart Music Corporation (B1).

Label is blue and white, with "Blue Note Records • A Division Of Liberty Records, Inc.".

© Liberty/UA, Inc. • Los Angeles, Calif.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (stamped in the run-out groove of both sides): VAN GELDER
  • Other: RIAA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): BNST-84321-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): BNST-84321-B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
none Herbie Hancock The Prisoner ‎(5xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 24b) Blue Note none 2014
CDP 7 46845 2 Herbie Hancock The Prisoner ‎(CD, Album, RE) Blue Note CDP 7 46845 2 US 1987
CDP 7 46845 2, CDP 0777 7 46845 2 1 Herbie Hancock The Prisoner ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP) Blue Note, Blue Note CDP 7 46845 2, CDP 0777 7 46845 2 1 US 1995
BNLP 12163, BNLP12163 Herbie Hancock The Prisoner ‎(LP, Album) Blue Note, Blue Note BNLP 12163, BNLP12163 Brazil 1976
7243 5 25649 2 7 Herbie Hancock The Prisoner ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note 7243 5 25649 2 7 Europe Unknown