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Kind Of Blue

Kind Of Blue

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The 200-gram records will feature the same flat profile that helped to make the original UHQR so desirable. These are packaged in a simple but beautiful box, in which the reel centring inserts are a beautifully machined wood.

Almost all six eye copies are described by sellers as “rare” despite being probably the most common jazz record ever sold. This speed issue affected the album’s first three tracks, “So What,” “Freddie Freeloader” and “Blue in Green,” making them a barely perceptible quarter-tone sharp.Yes, there have been many and varied reissues and versions of Miles Davis’ seminal 1959 masterpiece over the years. In late 1958, after some eight months, Bill Evans – the only white member of Miles’ group – left the lineup and was replaced by Wynton Kelly. It is regarded by many critics as the greatest jazz record, Davis's masterpiece, and considered to be one of the best albums of all time. A first rate orchestra (The Boston Pops), a distinguished conductor (Arthur Fiedler), and a superb pianist (Earl Wild) combine to make this landmark recording something to be treasured. It’s worth adding that each tape is painstakingly produced, copied with as much care as if it were the original master.

As all sellers point out, the authentic original cover of Kind of Blue has Julian “Cannonball” Adderley’s name miss-spelt “Adderly”. One even declared it was the first pressing because the matrix suffix started with a 1 (simply original tape mix, like all).In fact, this is something that this tape brings out more than any other version of the album that I’ve heard. For example, you can hear this in the tremendous body and weight of the bass, and also the mixing of the centre channel with the left and right, which has a profound (and profoundly positive) effect of the space of the recording. Even the very best turntables (and I’ve had the great fortune, through 30+ years in the audio industry, to hear some of the word’s best) are left wanting in this respect compared to studio-quality tape.

While all labels may not have done this repress of promos, it may explain the discrepancy in the matrix numbers of the KOB you’ve mentioned, as well as the promos of Drew’s “Undercurrent” without a dg.Columbia’s 30th Street studios then used four tape decks simultaneously: a prime mono deck and a mono safety backup deck, a prime three-channel deck and three track safety backup deck, for stereo. The much touted all-time multi-platinum sales figure is 4 million to date, in all formats including CD and download, I imagine worldwide, but I don’t think that figure is helpful in getting to vinyl sales. The equalisation has brightened things up, giving a sense of clarity but at the expense of increased noise.



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