Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Kind of Blue is a 1968 Japanese pressing on the orange CBS/Sony label of an LP that was originally issued in 1959.
The cover is VG++ with slight foxing on the back and trace corner wear. The obi is VG+ with light wear and a fold in the middle.
This LP was issued without an insert.
The disc is visually quite clean; it’s VG++ and close to M- with a couple of very faint sleeve scuffs. The deep groove label has some discoloration from age and many spindle marks. The album has been played often but well cared for.
It does play with surface noise.
A nice copy of a rare version of Kind of Blue that is almost never found complete.
Background: Recorded in 1959 by a “supergroup” that included Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley and Bill Evans, the album is also one of the best-selling jazz albums ever.
Kind of Blue isn’t merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it’s an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album. To be reductive, it’s the Citizen Kane of jazz — an accepted work of greatness that’s innovative and entertaining. That may not mean it’s the greatest jazz album ever made, but it certainly is a universally acknowledged standard of excellence. Why does Kind of Blue posses such a mystique? Perhaps it’s that this music never flaunts its genius. It lures listeners in with the slow, luxurious bassline and gentle piano chords of “So What.” From that moment on, the record never really changes pace — each tune has a similar relaxed feel, as the music flows easily. Yet Kind of Blue is more than easy listening. The end results were wondrous, filled with performances that still crackle with vitality. Few albums of any genre manage to work on so many different levels, but Kind of Blue does. It can be played as background music, yet it amply rewards close listening. It is advanced music that is extraordinarily enjoyable. It may be a stretch to say that if you don’t like Kind of Blue, you don’t like jazz — but it’s hard to imagine it as anything other than a cornerstone of any jazz collection.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1968|