Offered for sale is a UK stereo pressing of Miles Ahead by Miles Davis
About this copy: This copy of Miles Ahead is a 1966 UK stereo issue of an LP that was originally released in 1957.
This pressing features the second cover with a picture of Davis.
The cover is VG+ with light ring wear. There is a “STEREO” sticker on the back cover.
The disc is M- and looks unplayed. Clean disc! There is a small stain on the side one label where a price tag was removed.
A nice copy of a classic Miles Davis LP.
Background: Released in 1957, Miles Ahead was the first of a series of renewed collaborations between Davis and arranger Gil Evans.
This album is perhaps most significant for the process it set in motion — the collaboration between Gil Evans and Miles Davis that would produce Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain, two of Davis’ best albums. That said, this album is a miracle in itself, the result of a big gamble on the part of Columbia Records, who put together Evans and Davis, who hadn’t worked together since recording the critically admired but commercially unsuccessful sides that would later be issued as The Birth of the Cool. Columbia also allowed Evans to assemble a 19-piece band for the recordings, at a time when big bands were far out of fashion and also at a time when the resulting recordings could not be released until two years in the future (because of Davis’ contractual obligations with Prestige). … an album that gave a hint of the greatness that would come as Evans and Davis fine-tuned their partnership over the course of the next several years.
|Country of origin:||UK|
|Year of Release:||1966|