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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 17 December 2014
Four seering hot concerts from Miles' four day stop over at the Fillmore East in June 1970 at a time when his band was in flux and searching desperately for new directions in music, often the subtext of albums of this period. Despite the title the recordings from these sets are top notch, having been used as the basis of Miles At Fillmore in 1971. What you get here are the full, unedited sets, lots of new material and, as is usual, track titles are notional placeholders for a different improvisation each show. Beautifully packaged, each CD coloured differently with an extensive booklet included, the £12 paid is amazing value for so much music. To fill discs 1 & 3 three tracks from April 1970 at the Fillmore West are included as bonus, with the tracks more of interest for historical relevance than clarity which is significantly inferior to the East shows, but as bonuses, no complaints. To these ears better than Vol.2 of The Bootleg Series, slightly behind Vol.1, but beating The Second Great Quintet would be a tough ask anyway. A worthy addition for any fan of Miles' electric period.
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on 2 January 2015
Just to throw my hat into the ring....a super set!Although I think Miles was inspired by a love of money rather than innovation to fuse Jazz and Rock,he did it superbly,as anyone listening to these performances can testify.It's odd that,along with Dylan,Miles seems to have had so much excellent material left in the archives,while lesser stuff has received official release(I refer to,in particular,the last output,not awful,but certainly not a fitting epitaph for someone of Miles' stature).What else can we expect from the cutting room floor?Treasures,if the bootleg offerings so far are anything to go by.
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on 24 April 2014
Yet some more great stuff from the Sony vaults but a day late and a dollar short. Most, if not all, of this has been bootlegged to death and sometimes in pretty good quality. Yet again the major companies do their artists no favours by letting the bootleggers get ahead of the game. Rant over. The music, which is what I am really reviewing, is exceptional and Miles showed, yet again, how he was always a couple of steps ahead of the game. Worth every penny if you haven't already got this material and there is plenty more out there!! Peace to all.
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on 28 April 2014
The edition containing the complete concert at the Fillmore East Miles is superb. Lets previous editions severely edited swallowing dust. The box is very beautiful, very colorful with an extraordinary and thick booklet that summarizes the early years of jazz fusion and its creator. Possibly the longtime fans already knew the full shows. Even so, the remastering cleared his music's genius trumpeter. These editions containing classical concerts Miles are very welcome. Especially when it comes to an arena like the Filmore East.
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on 2 April 2014
Studio albums are all well and good, some are even epoch making, and Miles Davis made more than his fair share of those. However the live album is something else, and the best of them are nearly as good as being there. This is amongst those and a vital documentation of that period of Miles' continuing journey into musical innovation. Play it loud, play it and feel the visceral power of genius at work.
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on 28 May 2015
Fantastic series of live concerts by Miles Davis and his band. Jazz fusion at its best.High quality recordings considering the age of them and they give you idea of what is like to been like to of attended one of these concerts.
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on 3 February 2015
I had the edited versions already, but it all makes more sense when you can hear the whole thing. And as others have said this music still sounds futuristic over 30 years on.
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on 28 March 2018
Brilliant
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on 28 July 2014
An absolutely brilliant album! Disc 3 sticks on "Miles Runs The Voodoo Down", so I am very happy about the AutoRip facility. Not much else to say. Essential listening!
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on 26 July 2014
Like many Miles' listeners I've had these concerts for years - as real bootlegs. However, this is a fantastic addition to the series. Nicely packaged & ridiculously cheap. The sound, apart from a noticeable drop on the bonus tracks, is fantastic.
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