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Dark Magus: Live At Carnegie Hall

5 May 1997 | Format: MP3

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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
12:28
2
12:39
3
14:20
4
10:43
Disc 2
1
18:47
2
6:29
3
15:19
4
10:10

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  • Original Release Date: 2 May 1997
  • Release Date: 2 May 1997
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Columbia/Legacy
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  • Total Length: 1:40:55
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  • ASIN: B006NBFQZ4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,394 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By disturbedchinchilla on 21 Dec 2009
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There are so many reasons why this cd should NOT be good.
Firstly, in characteristic electric-period-Miles-before-the-collapse-mode, Miles doesn't even deign to pick up his horn for the first 10 minutes, and he exits stage-left over 15 minutes before the end.
Secondly, the host of guitarists employed to impersonate Hendrix jamming with Sly Stone (Pete Cosey to the fore) end up sounding like a bunch of teenage garage wannabes on too much caffeine.
Thirdly, Miles sounds like he's haunting himself through the medium of a wah-wah pedal: a bizarrely mournful wail snaking around a black sabbath boogie.
Fourthly, despite the track-listing - this is basically one long formless jam session barely held together by the heavier-than-thou bass of Michael Henderson.
Fifthly, Miles is transparently so up his eyeballs in Columbian marching powder that he could have played a kazoo for two hours and walked away from the performance thinking it was pretty damn brilliant... (the list goes on)

It should be awful. It's not. 'Dark Magus' is a ghastly spectacle - right up there with the Stones Altamont gig - it's the sound of idealism burning out and chowing down on it's own caramelised membranes. It's funky as hell and as down, sleazy, despairing and cynical as Lou Reed's 'Berlin'. Destruction and devastation are just around the corner, but meanwhile, kick back, dance, snort, enjoy, try not to be appalled.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By D. B. Dalglish on 23 April 2006
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I would have to disagree with the notion that the first cd is 'flabby'. It's got the raw energy of an electric Miles performance. Moja parts 1&2 are some the best recorded and most intense pieces of Miles ever recorded. They are a fantastic testimony to the bands ability to hold a furious pace and make it funky as hell. Much of the other music is of course very similar to the other live recordings from this period most notably Pangaea, but their sound quality is much better. You can hear so much more of what the musicians are trying to do. Whenever I listen to this record, I feel like I'm on stage with the band. It's not flabby at all, but an intense and driving set of electric live Miles.
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26 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A. D. R. MARKS on 8 Jun 2001
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Lest you think the tagline above is a gag, I was alternating my headphone listening in my office this week between 'Dark Magus' and 'Best of Motorhead' and the perceived mood was much the same (I have what could best be described as 'eclectic' tastes).

Dark Magus is a loud, heavy and unsettling beast of a record (it recently made Q magazine's top 50 heaviest albums of all time list) and I rather like it that way. Miles isn't merely rocking, he's rocking bloody HARD. If you liked 'In a Silent Way' but were rather intimidated by the thought of Bitches Brew then this album will scare you to death, but if you're open to challenging music, then this will appeal. A lot of 'rock' fans have difficulty embracing jazz (and vice versa) but if you come from a rock background (and ironically, the more extreme your tastes the better in this instance) this may well be your way into the wonderful world of Jazz.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By 77 on 19 May 2008
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The fact that Dark Magus wasn't released outside of Japan until recently (and wasn't performed within the boundaries of the human concepts of time and space) means that it will never garner the respect it deserves, but there's just no accounting for the ground beneath your feet shuddering and moaning in pain when you turn it up loud enough. Jazz from the limits, funky as hell and deceptively evil.
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