Miles Davis – Round About Midnight Japan LP with obi


A Japanese pressing of Round About Midnight by Miles Davis, including the original cap obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Round About Midnight by Miles Davis, including the original “cap” obi.

About this copy: This copy of Round About Midnight is a 1981 Japanese mono pressing of an album that was originally released in 1957.

The cover is VG++, with trace corner wear and faint foxing on the back cover.  The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.

The disc is M- and looks like it might have been played once.

A beautiful copy of a classic Miles Davis LP.

Background: Released in 1957, Round About Midnight was Miles Davis’ first album for Columbia. gave Round About Midnight a 5 star review:

Given that ‘Round About Midnight was Miles Davis’ debut Columbia recording, it was both a beginning and an ending. Certainly the beginning of his recording career with the label that issued most if not all of his important recordings; and the recording debut of an exciting new band that had within its ranks Philly Joe Jones, Paul Chambers, pianist Red Garland, and an all but unknown tenor player named John Coltrane. The title track was chosen because of its unique rendition with a muted trumpet, and debuted at the Newport Jazz Festival the summer before to a thunderous reception. The date was also an ending of sorts because by the time of the album’s release, Davis had already broken up the band, which re-formed with Cannonball Adderley a year later as a sextet, but it was a tense year… There’s little else to say except that ‘Round About Midnight is among the most essential of Davis’ Columbia recordings.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS
Catalog Number:
18 AP 2052
Year of Release: 1981
Format: Mono
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in