The Imagine Project

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The Imagine Project
Studio album by Herbie Hancock
Released June 22, 2010 (2010-06-22)
Genre Jazz
Length 66:11[1]
Label Hancock
Producer
Herbie Hancock chronology
River: The Joni Letters
(2007)
The Imagine Project
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

The Imagine Project is an album by Herbie Hancock released on June 22, 2010.[3] The album, which was recorded in many locations throughout the world and features collaborations with various artists, was complemented by a documentary about the recording process.[4] Hancock's interpretations of these songs are cross-cultural. His version of "Imagine" was inspired by the Congolese group Konono N°1. The instruments used on "The Times, They Are A' Changin" combine the West African kora with the Celtic flute, fiddle and Uilleann pipes.[5] It was released in CD, digital download and vinyl.

Track listing[edit]

[6][7][8]
No. Title Writer(s) Featured artist(s) Length
1. "Imagine"   John Lennon 7:18
2. "Don't Give Up"   Peter Gabriel 7:26
3. "Tempo de Amor"   Céu 4:41
4. "Space Captain"   Matthew Moore 6:54
5. "The Times, They Are A' Changin'"   Bob Dylan 8:04
6. "La Tierra"   Juan Esteban Aristizabal Juanes 4:50
7. "Tamatant Tilay / Exodus"  
4:45
8. "Tomorrow Never Knows"   Lennon–McCartney Dave Matthews 5:21
9. "A Change Is Gonna Come"   Sam Cooke James Morrison 8:46
10. "The Song Goes On"   Larry Klein 7:48

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from AllMusic[9]

  • Herbie Hancock – arrangement, keyboards, piano, prepared piano, production, background vocals
  • Alex Acuña – percussion
  • John Alagia – production
  • Ibrahim Ag Alhabib – background vocals
  • Abdallah Ag Alhousseyni – acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Saïd Ag Ayad – djembe, background vocals
  • Lawrence Azerrad – design
  • Danny Barnes – banjo, bass, guitar
  • Jeff Beck – guitar
  • Chris Bolster – assistant engineering
  • Richard Bravo – percussion
  • Kofi Burbridge – Hammond B3, vocals
  • Oteil Burbridge – bass, vocals
  • Rodrigo Campos – percussion
  • Denis Caribaux – engineering
  • Céu – vocals
  • Matt Chamberlain – drums
  • Michael Chaves – guitar
  • The Chieftains – featured artist
  • K.S. Chithra – vocals
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums, tambourine
  • Kevin Conneff – bodhran
  • Rodrigo "Funai" Costa – assistant engineering
  • Curumin – drums
  • Paulinho Da Costa – percussion
  • Toumani Diabaté – kora
  • Yaya Diarra – engineering
  • Fatoumata Diawara – vocals
  • Larry Goldings – Hammond B3
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Roland Guillotel – engineering
  • Helik Hadar – engineering, mixing
  • Elaga Ag Hamid – guitar, background vocals
  • Jessica Hancock – production coordination, background vocals
  • Lisa Hannigan – vocals
  • Ken Hertz – arrangement, production
  • David Hidalgo – vocals
  • The Hill-Tones – background vocals
  • Graham Hope – assistant engineering
  • Shantau Hudikar – engineering
  • India.Arie – vocals
  • Anand Iyer – second engineer
  • Juanes – arrangement, vocals, production
  • Manu Katché – drums
  • Bhawai Shankar Kathak – pakhawaj drum
  • Seán Keane – fiddle
  • Alan Kelly – assistant engineering
  • Chaka Khan – vocals
  • Abhishek Khandelwal – assistant engineering, Pro-Tools
  • Douglas Kirkland – photography
  • Andrew Kitchen – assistant engineering
  • Larry Klein – bass, keyboards, background vocals
  • K'naan – vocals
  • Konono Nº1 – featured artist
  • Rhani Krija – percussion
  • Abdallah Ag Lamida "Intidao" – guitar, background vocals
  • Eyadou Ag Leche – bass guitar, background vocals
  • John Legend – vocals
  • Hugo Legrand – assistant engineering
  • Gustavo Lenza – engineering
  • Frank Lillis – lyric translation
  • Lionel Loueke – guitar
  • Los Lobos – featured artist
  • Jim Lowe – engineering
  • Conrad Lozano – vocals
  • Lucas Martins – electric bass
  • Dave Matthews – guitar, vocals
  • Mike Mattison – vocal arrangement, vocals
  • Ndofusu Mbiyavanga – percussion
  • Wagner Bigu Meirinho – assistant engineering
  • Cesar Mejia – engineering
  • Dani Michelle – wardrobe
  • Marcus Miller – arrangement, bass, production
  • Bill Mims – assistant engineering
  • Mawangu Mingiedi – likembe
  • Alan Mintz – executive production, background vocals
  • Matt Molloy – flute
  • Paddy Moloney – tin whistle, Uillean pipes
  • Mandy Montiero – groomer
  • James Morrison – vocals
  • Melinda Murphy – executive production, production coordination
  • Áine Ní Ghlinn – lyric translation
  • Chris Owens – assistant engineering, Pro-Tools
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • Sridhar Parthasarthy – mridangam
  • Louie Pérez – vocals
  • Cindi Peters – production coordination
  • P!nk – vocals
  • Maria Ruvalcaba – background vocals
  • Jaideep Sahni – translation
  • Oumou Sangare – vocals
  • Brian Scheuble – engineering
  • Eric Schilling – engineering
  • Seal – vocals
  • Anoushka Shankar – sitar
  • Wayne Shorter – saxophone (soprano)
  • Jaime Sickora – assistant engineering
  • Patrick Spain – assistant engineering
  • Satyajit Talwalkar – tabla
  • Ibrahim Tangara – engineering
  • Susan Tedeschi – vocals
  • Tinariwen – featured artist
  • Bobby Tis – engineering
  • Fernando Tobon – guitar
  • Alhassane Ag Touhami – arrangement, guitar, vocals
  • Derek Trucks – arrangement, guitar, production
  • Visi Vincent – drums
  • Marty Wall – engineer
  • Pete Wallace – keyboards
  • George Whitty – keyboards, sound design
  • Tal Wilkenfeld – bass
  • Bill Winn – engineering
  • Richard Woodcraft – engineering

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart 53[10]
Dutch Albums Chart 35[11]
German Albums Chart 27[12]
Greek Albums Chart 40[13]
Norwegian Albums Chart 25[14]
Polish Albums Chart 12[15]
Spanish Albums Chart 43[16]
Swiss Albums Chart 29[17]
Billboard Jazz Albums 2[18]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Jurek, Thom (2010-06-22). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  3. ^ "May 13, 2010 Press Release". Herbiehancock.com. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  4. ^ "April 1, 2010 Press Release". Herbiehancock.com. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  5. ^ Blumenfeld, Larry (June 22, 2010). "A Journey Across Borders". The Wall Street Journal. p. D8. 
  6. ^ "Album page". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  7. ^ Official Herbie Hancock page
  8. ^ Cosores, Philip (2010-05-31). "Herbie Hancock records with artists around the world". Consequence of Sound magazine. IndieClick Music Network. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
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  10. ^ Steffen Hung (2008-02-22). "Austria Top 40 - Hitparade Österreich". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  11. ^ Steffen Hung. "Dutch charts portal". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  12. ^ ":: MTV | Album Top 50 KW 8 | charts". Mtv.de. 2011-09-22. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  13. ^ Steffen Hung. "Greek charts portal". greekcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  14. ^ Steffen Hung. "Norwegian charts portal". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  15. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLIS. 2012-02-19. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  16. ^ Steffen Hung. "Spanish charts portal". spanishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
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  18. ^ "Jazz Albums". Billboard.com. 2012-08-04. Retrieved 2012-08-09.