Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. mono pressing of Miles Ahead by Miles Davis.
While the shrink wrap has been removed from the album cover, the record is still sealed in the plastic inner sleeve.
About this copy: This copy of Miles Ahead is a 1962 U.S. mono pressing of an album that was originally released in 1957.
As the record is still sealed in the plastic inner sleeve, the disc is presumably new and unplayed.
This disc has the “2 eye” Columbia label with the words “Guaranteed High Fidelity” in black at the bottom of the label.
The cover is M- and still has the original shrink wrap.
The perforated seal on the inner sleeve is fully intact with no tears.
Stamper numbers are:
Side One: XLP-41762-1AG
Side Two: XLP-41763-1AE
A beautiful copy of a classic 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.
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