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  C2S 65135 (2 discs)
  Miles Davis: Live-Evil

Miles Davis
Wayne Shorter
Herbie Hancock
Joe Zawinul
Keith Jarrett
Chick Corea
John McLaughlin
Ron Carter
Dave Holland
Billy Cobham
Jack DeJohnette
Track listing:
  1. Sivad
2. Little Church
3. Medley: Gemini/ Double Image
4. What I Say
5. Nem Um Talvez
6. Selim
7. Honky Tonk
8. Inamorata and Narration by Conrad Roberts
  Single Layer
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  SIGP-24/25 in Japan

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Review by vonwegen April 13, 2004 (4 of 5 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
This is a curious release--a bit of a Frankenstein monster of edits between Bitches' Brew/Silent Way out-takes and live concert shows where John McLaughlin sat in with Davis's crew on Dec. 19, 1970 @ The Cellar Door in D.C. for only 1 night. Lots of loose jams sometimes jell into something interesting, sometimes not, but MD is fine form throughout.

Bob Belden supervised this re-mix, but it's only in stereo, as it was done in 1997. As such, this particular release not totally satisfying as a whole, with some interesting jams being cut off right as they are getting interesting.

The fidelity is messy in spots--McLaughlin's amplifier buzz being especially annoying during quiet interludes.

And the coda of the final cut sounds like a voice-over done over an audience tape(!).

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