MFSL - Miles Davis - Tribute to Jack Johnson - vinyl is in!

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by spaulding, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. spaulding

    spaulding Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  2. Eric Weinraub

    Eric Weinraub Forum Resident

    KOB gets a lot more press but this album is no less a stunning achievement. The lineup is a who's who of 60s/70s jazz/fusion. I too have been waiting for this one! MFSL has been firing on all cylinders for their Miles Davis re releases... expecting on different here.
     
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  3. Macman

    Macman Forum Resident

    Great album. I only heard it for the first time a couple of months ago and it blew me away.
     
  4. spaulding

    spaulding Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Oh man - simply stunning sound.
    I've got an original Columbia (KC) that sounds just fine.
    But the MFSL takes it to the shed - the pressing is fantastic - Miles' trumpet coming out of the black as if from space.
    Every detail of the fuzz on the guitar playing is audible -
    an amazing listening experience.
     
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  5. Spooky

    Spooky Active Member

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    Probably my favorite Miles Davis album. This version should be arriving in the mail today. Can't wait.
     
  6. Mumdad

    Mumdad Active Member

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    I'd been waiting for this for quite a while but MFSL releases can be a pain to get here in Europe (at least for a not-too-painful price) so was waiting for quality reports before ordering. Unfortunately after the long wait it seems to have gone out of stock almost instantly, I didn't even see any on eBay. It's not that limited, I hope?
     
  7. grbl

    grbl Just Lurking

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    Any idea when the SACD is coming out?
     
  8. Claus

    Claus Foodie

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    Next year!
     
  9. grbl

    grbl Just Lurking

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    Not sure I can wait that long. May have to break down and get the vinyl.
     
  10. trumpetplayer

    trumpetplayer Well-Known Member

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    He doesn't know, he's just looking for a way to be critical of MOFI.
     
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  11. riverrat

    riverrat Forum Resident

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    Ordered this from Music Direct just now, to replace my VG (at best) Columbia Masterworks 1st pressing.

    They have a 10% off coupon - HOLIDAY10 - plus free shipping on orders over $49...
     
  12. djost

    djost Well-Known Member

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    Got my MFSL vinyl copy a couple of days ago and listening to side one right now. Was very anxious to get this partly because of what I have read about it and partly because I have never heard it. Stayed away from youtube because I wanted my first listen to be this record. All I can say is WOW! Need to flip the record over, fill up my glass and listen to side two.
     
  13. formu_la

    formu_la Forum Resident

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    Next year is 40 days away lol.;)
     
  14. Six String

    Six String Forum Resident

    This was definitely a game changer in the Miles canon. I wish I could say I was listening to it when it was released but I can't, but if there is anyone here who could entertain us with a story of what it felt like on release day, dropping the needle i to the groove.....please......I didn't check it out until after I had heard hos earlier music so although it wasn't as big a shock to me as someone back in the day with no warning, it was still a little bit of WTF is this? I'm on the fence as I have an original with the grey cover with car, etc. and it's not my favorite Miles album but I can certainly understand the enthusiasm. That's the way I felt about getting Sorcerer from MoFi. I hope they are equally successful with these tapes!
    I'm assuming this is not a 45 RPM pressing although ORG did that with a Coltrane title (splitting a side long track) so I don't assume anything when it comes to putting the money down.
     
  15. Lonson

    Lonson The Unbooted Character, square and going nowhere

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    I'm looking forward to the SACD.

    Didn't hear this one til a few years after it had been released, and after I had digested Filles, Bitches Brew and In A Silent Way (in that order).

    It's never been my favorite, being more rock-oriented imo than any of the others I'd heard, that making it less interesting to me than the others. Rock I knew, the jazz and funk of the others was what fascinated me with the discovery of those Miles albums.

    I think the recent Blu-Spec 2 CD sounds really good. I suspect the Mobile Fidelity SACD will top it.
     
  16. Cliff

    Cliff Magic Carpet Man

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    Northern CA
    I was in my favorite local record store yesterday and he had all the Miles Davis MOFI records but they were Test Pressings. I was too cheap to buy any though since I know MFSLs are always so hit or miss. Sounds like they did these right though! I may have to head back in there today.
     
  17. petercl

    petercl Well-Known Member

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    Got mine yesterday, easily my favorite Miles record. The sound on this is incredible (not one click or pop), even on my lo-fi system.
     
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  18. grbl

    grbl Just Lurking

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    ;);)
    Exactly. Not sure I can wait that long;)
     
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  19. It's Felix

    It's Felix Forum Resident

    Just received it, along with the KOB 45rpm box. Can't wait to open and spin it. JJ is my second fav. after In a silent way which is also amazing on MOFI vinyl.
     
  20. mwheelerk

    mwheelerk Believe In Music

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    I am not knowledgeable about this album but isn't that different cover art?
     
  21. Lonson

    Lonson The Unbooted Character, square and going nowhere

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    That's the original cover art (if memory serves. .. I think that's the original.)
     
  22. Zach Johnson

    Zach Johnson Forum Resident

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    I hope they do Miles Smiles and Get Up With It.
     
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  23. mwheelerk

    mwheelerk Believe In Music

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    I was wondering. Maybe it's the CD cover art I'm familiar with. A black and white pic of Miles standing with slight arched back with horn to his mouth.
     
  24. Lonson

    Lonson The Unbooted Character, square and going nowhere

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  25. mwheelerk

    mwheelerk Believe In Music

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    I like the original then. I'd never seen it before. I've been curious about this album but never bought it. I think I'll jump in when the SACD is available.
     

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