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Kind Of Wonderful,
This review is from: Miles Davis & Gil Evans: THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA STUDIO RECORDINGS (Audio CD)
This is a magnificent box set. The production values in the booklet, the cover reproductions and the box are superb. The music is without exception wonderful. Davis with Evans were at an absolute peak on most of this music, even the much maligned Quiet Nights is more than listenable.
The only problem is one common to all box sets of this type, successive takes of the same piece of music can make for a less than terrific listening experience. This has been dealt with in large part by having the original disc followed by the outtakes and with programmable CD players you can avoid this if you wish.
The only way it could be improved, supply jewel cases with cover art for the 6 discs, this way you avoid possible problems removing discs from the LP reproduction covers. I keep my discs in jewel cases separate from the box and use the box and booklet for reference.
Despite these minor reservations this is a magnificent record of magnificent music and reasonably priced. Buy It!