Imagine Herbie
January 19, 2020 3:29 PM   Subscribe

The Imagine Project was a studio album released by Herbie Hancock released on June 22, 2010 The title song was Imagine by John Lennon, a reminder that Lennon was an excellent songwriter. Other songs were Peter Gabriel's "Don't Give Up", Moraes and Baden Powell's "Tempo de Amor", Matthew Moores "Space Captain", Bob Dylans "The Times, They Are A' Changin'", Larry Klein's "The Song Goes On", "La Tierra" by Juan Esteban Aristizabal. While the chosen songs were all international hits, the main point was the international musical collaboration. posted by mumimor (4 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
This is wonderful - thanks so much for sharing it with us!

The cover of "Don't Give Up" is meaningful for me and I really like that P!nk was involved with it. I don't know much about her but what little bit I've seen has been very impressive. I've tried several times but I can't seem to click with her music which has always made a little, teeny bit sad so I'm happy to have found some common musical ground with her.
posted by ElKevbo at 5:29 PM on January 19

I did an unpaid internship where I assisted in editing a documentary about the making of this album. I never met Herbie, but I saw untold hours of incidental behind the scenes footage of him and he seems like a genuinely very nice guy.

The internship sucked (as all unpaid internships do) and caused me to give up on professional filmmaking altogether. Probably the best possible outcome, tbh. It turns out, only rich kids with connections get to get paid for that kind of work. The only really positive thing that came out of the whole experience was learning about Céu from editing that Tempo de Amor video you linked.
posted by One Second Before Awakening at 4:35 AM on January 20 [2 favorites]

Space Captain is transcendental for me.
posted by Ber at 8:08 AM on January 20

The title song was Imagine by John Lennon, a reminder that Lennon was an excellent songwriter.

By John Lennon and Yoko Ono, thank you very much.
posted by hydrophonic at 8:13 AM on January 20 [1 favorite]

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