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The Original Mono Recordings [Box set]

Miles Davis Audio CD
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Throughout a professional career lasting 50 years, Miles Davis played the trumpet in a lyrical, introspective, and melodic style, often employing a stemless Harmon mute to make his sound more personal and intimate. But if his approach to his instrument was constant, his approach to jazz was dazzlingly protean. To examine his career is to examine the history of jazz ... Read more in Amazon's Miles Davis Store

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  • Audio CD (11 Nov 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 9
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Sony Music Classical
  • ASIN: B00ESEYE60
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,955 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. 'Round Midnight (Mono Version)Miles Davis 5:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Ah-Leu-Cha (Mono Version)Miles Davis 5:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. All Of You (Mono Version)Miles Davis 7:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Bye Bye Blackbird (Mono Version)Miles Davis 7:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Tadd's Delight (Mono Version)Miles Davis 4:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Dear Old Stockholm (Mono Version)Miles Davis 7:48£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. Springsville (Mono Version)Miles Davis 3:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Maids of Cadiz (Mono Version)Miles Davis 3:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Duke (Mono Version)Miles Davis 3:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. My Ship (Mono Version)Miles Davis 4:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Miles Ahead (Mono Version)Miles Davis 3:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Blues for Pablo (Mono Version)Miles Davis 5:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. New Rhumba (Mono Version)Miles Davis 4:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Meaning of the Blues (Mono Version)Miles Davis 2:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Lament (Mono Version)Miles Davis 2:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone But You) (Mono Version)Miles Davis 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 3:

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Listen  1. Dr. Jekyll (Mono Version)Miles Davis 5:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Sid's Ahead (Mono Version)Miles Davis13:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Two Bass Hit (Mono Version)Miles Davis 5:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Milestones (Mono Version)Miles Davis 5:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Billy Boy (Mono Version)Miles Davis 7:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Straight, No Chaser (Mono Version)Miles Davis10:41£0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 4:

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Listen  1. Générique (Mono Version)Miles Davis 2:47Album Only
Listen  2. L'Assassinat De Carala (Mono Version)Miles Davis 2:09Album Only
Listen  3. Sur L'Autoroute (Mono Version)Miles Davis 2:16Album Only
Listen  4. Julien Dans L'Ascenseur (Mono Version)Miles Davis 2:08Album Only
Listen  5. Florence Sur Les Champs-Élysées (Mono Version)Miles Davis 2:49Album Only
Listen  6. Dîner Au Motel (Mono Version)Miles Davis 3:55Album Only
Listen  7. Évasion De Julien (Mono Version)Miles Davis0:51Album Only
Listen  8. Visite Du Vigile (Mono Version)Miles Davis 2:03Album Only
Listen  9. Au Bar Du Petit Bac (Mono Version)Miles Davis 2:52Album Only
Listen10. Chez Le Photographe Du Motel (Mono Version)Miles Davis 3:53Album Only
Listen11. On Green Dolphin Street (Mono Version)Miles Davis 9:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Fran-Dance (Mono Version)Miles Davis 5:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Stella By Starlight (Mono Version)Miles Davis 4:49£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. Buzzard Song (Mono Version)Miles Davis 4:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Bess, You Is My Woman Now (Mono Version)Miles Davis 5:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Gone (Mono Version)Miles Davis 3:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Gone, Gone, Gone (Mono Version)Miles Davis 2:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Summertime (Mono Version)Miles Davis 3:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess (Mono Version)Miles Davis 4:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus) (Mono Version)Miles Davis 4:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Fishermen, Strawberry and Devil Crab (Mono Version)Miles Davis 4:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. My Man's Gone Now (Mono Version)Miles Davis 6:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. It Ain't Necessarily So (Mono Version)Miles Davis 4:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Here Come de Honey Man (Mono Version)Miles Davis 1:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. I Wants To Stay Here (aka I Loves You Porgy) (Mono Version)Miles Davis 4:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon for New York (Mono Version)Miles Davis 3:26£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. So What (Mono Version)Miles Davis 9:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Freddie Freeloader (Mono Version)Miles Davis 9:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Blue in Green (Mono Version)Miles Davis 5:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. All Blues (Mono Version)Miles Davis11:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Flamenco Sketches (Mono Version)Miles Davis 9:21£0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 7:

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Listen  1. Concierto de Aranjuez (Adagio) (Mono Version)Miles Davis16:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Will o' the Wisp (Mono Version)Miles Davis 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Pan Piper (Mono Version)Miles Davis 3:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Saeta (Mono Version)Miles Davis 5:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Solea (Mono Version)Miles Davis12:17£0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 8:

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Listen  1. Some Day My Prince Will Come (Mono Version)Miles Davis 9:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Old Folks (Mono Version)Miles Davis 5:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Pfrancing (Mono Version)Miles Davis 8:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Drad Dog (Mono Version)Miles Davis 4:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Teo (Mono Version)Miles Davis 9:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I Thought About You (Mono Version)Miles Davis 4:55£0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 9:

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Listen  1. Ah-Leu-Cha (Mono Version)The Miles Davis Sextet 5:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Straight, No Chaser (Mono Version)The Miles Davis Sextet 8:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Fran-Dance (Mono Version)The Miles Davis Sextet 7:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Two Bass Hit (Mono Version)The Miles Davis Sextet 4:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Nutty (Mono Version)The Thelonious Monk Quartet13:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Blue Monk (Mono Version)The Thelonious Monk Quartet11:18£0.99  Buy MP3 


Product Description

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For nearly half a century, Miles Davis (1926-1991) was arguably the preeminent innovator in jazz - rarely staying in the same place twice, experimenting with the most cutting-edge styles and ideas he could imagine. This year, some of Miles’ most enduring works for Columbia Records are collected the way they were originally heard: MILES DAVIS: THE ORIGINAL MONO RECORDINGS.

Here, Miles Davis’ first nine 12-inch albums for Columbia will be collected in one package - all in impeccable mono mixes for the first time on CD. Seven of these albums - 'Round About Midnight, Miles Ahead (both 1957), Milestones (1958), Porgy And Bess, Kind Of Blue (both 1959), Sketches Of Spain (1960) and Someday My Prince Will Come (1961) - are familiar classics which saw Miles rise to prominence as an architect of the “hard bop” style of jazz before revolutionizing the genre with ventures into modal jazz. Of these, Milestones and Kind of Blue remain among the most universally recognized jazz recordings in the world.

MILES DAVIS: THE ORIGINAL MONO RECORDINGS also includes two exciting rare albums:

- 1958’s Jazz Track features 10 compositions recorded for a French film, L'Ascenseuer Pour l'Echafaud, and three selections from an acclaimed session recorded shortly after the release of Milestones. (These sessions served as a prelude to Kind Of Blue, starring Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. These are the only other studio sides by Davis’ sextet before recording what would become the best-selling jazz album of all time.)

- Miles & Monk At Newport, released in 1964, features selections from two separate live performances at the Newport Jazz Festival: Davis’ leading the same sextet from Jazz Track in 1958, and a 1963 set from pianist Thelonious Monk, just recently signed to Columbia Records from the Riverside label.

Each CD, newly remastered, will be housed in a mini-LP replica jacket, faithfully replicating the original LP sleeves. They will be packed in a casemade slipcase which will also hold a 40-page booklet with a brand-new essay. This is the true genius of Miles Davis as most people first heard it, the way it was intended to be heard: in mono.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius at work 1 Dec 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
At the time of writing the only review of this box set is a one star review that is surely either a joke or the ramblings of a mad man. I leave you to decide.

Most of you looking at this box will only be wondering whether or not to shell out again for music you probably already own in its now traditional stereo form. The answer in my opinion is most definitely.

You get the original albums in very good quality miniature sleeves. It would have been nice to have had the discs in high quality plastic sleeves like the Beatles mono set but sadly this was not to be.

The mastering is sensational: clear and detailed . The booklet gives information as to how this was done and which masters were used but the bottom line is to my ears it all sounds fabulous. I much prefer the mono of recordings such as this as it sounds much more "real". I've always had difficulty with early stereo when things are heavily panned and although these albums aren't particularly lousy in stereo the mono is a revelation. I can't imaging many people feeling short changed after a few listens.

This box contains one of the greatest "hot streaks" of any musician in the era of recorded music. There are no extra tracks as on the stereo reissues but, quite frankly, why would you need them? This is genius at work. Show me another series of albums comparable in impact and I'll buy them as well.

You need this in your life.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It! 13 Jan 2014
By Jeff
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Classic Miles beautifully presented. Great remastering. Might be a little expensive but is well worth it to hear these classic albums as they were originally meant to be heard. WOW!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hesitated, but bought eventually 1 Mar 2014
Format:Audio CD
Was on my Christmas wish list but didn't appear. Was in my local record shop last week and found it on sale for a bargain £22. Only listened to Kind of Blue so far but not hesitating in giving it five stars. The mastering is remarkable and mono sound is a revelation.

My only complaint is that the packaging is a bit naff given the retail price and the importance of the set. It's difficult to get the discs out of the box, if you put the sleeves spine side out or I the discs come out of the sleeves and the glue on some of the sleeves is failing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Miles Ahead.......! 28 Jan 2014
By Richard
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Have to agree with DawgHead on this....really rich warm sounding remasters....in glorious MONO... nice package , but a lot of you will probably have these tracks 4 or 5 times over anyway...so you pays your money...but overall i think it's worth shelling out...again!!..just....
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9 of 72 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rip off 28 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD
Is Miles Davis cash machine is following the foot step of Beatles or Dylan in relesing this mono box set to those who reside in the cellar with dansette player and who can not tell the difference between mono or stereo.Thre mono set for those who live in those happy days in the golden past when they have lard to butter theit bread instead butter that is so good it will lower your blood presure and put hairs on your head .Come on Davis mono box set is second or third class than the Beatles or Dylan mono box set. The Davis cash machine wants to make a killing on Broadway.Do not buy it and until the price drop off OR you can get it free at at Tesco chain if you spend 30 pounds.Every year Sony has to make more money by recycling old Davis cd in box set and may be next year there will be more Miles Davis music on 78 records and some one willm it is closer than the original sound and you can hear some burb in the 100 records set of 150 box set.This next box set is indensible and a must buy.The price of the box set in mono is over priced.Thanks to all those who think I a mad or can not write English which is my second language.There is a lot of mad people who think they are sane and sane people who do not think they are mad.Thanks Amazon for not removing my review. On the 15th of Jan 2014 I still believe that I can spend moneyon Bob Dylan or Beatles mono box set but no way I will buy Davis mono box set and still it is a a rip off.Someone said that if you play this mono in wind up gramophone after Davis play his solo part you can hear him breathing down you neck.The next box set will the super 78 records by playing the record you can see Virtual Miles Davis and see smoke and smell from his woodbine cigarette in the comfort of your room. Read more ›
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