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|Studio album by Herbie Hancock|
|Length||35:48 (Original LP)|
|Herbie Hancock chronology|
About the Album
The last of the three Rockit band albums, Perfect Machine was also Hancock's final album for Columbia Records and is considered the least popular of the three Rockit band albums.
The album was released in 1988 following Sound-System which won Hancock's second Grammy award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance in 1985 and Round Midnight which won the Academy Award for Best Music, Original Score in 1986.
All songs by Hancock/Laswell/Collins/Bonner, except where noted.
- "Perfect Machine" (Hancock/Laswell/Skopelitis) - 6:35
- "Obsession" - 5:20
- "Vibe Alive" (Hancock/Laswell/Collins/Bonner/Micro Wave) - 5:26
- "Beat Wise" - 5:52
- "Maiden Voyage/P. Bop" - 6:34
- "Chemical Residue" (Hancock) - 6:01
- "Vibe Alive" (Extended Dance Mix)* - 8:13
- "Beat Wise" (12-Inch Edit)* - 6:28
- Tracks marked with an asterisk(*) available only on the CD re-issue.
- Herbie Hancock: piano, Fairlight CMI Series I & II, Rhodes Chroma, Apple/Mac Plus, Yamaha DX1, Yamaha DX7 and DX7IIFD, Kurzweil K250, Yamaha TX816, Oberheim Matrix-12, Akai S900, vocoder
- Jeff Bova: synth programming
- William "Bootsy" Collins: electric bass, vocoder
- Sugarfoot: vocals
- Nicky Skopelitis: Fairlight drums
- Micro Wave: Minimoog bass, talk box, vocoder
- D.S.T.: turntables, "FX"
- Mixed by Dave Jerden
- Associate Producer: Tony Meilandt
- Engineered by Martin Bisi, Mike Krowiak, Dave Jerden, Billy Yodelman and Bryan Bell
- Mastered by Howie Weinberg
- Ginell, Richard S. (2011). "Perfect Machine - Herbie Hancock | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 18 July 2011.