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Label:
  SME Records - http://www.sonymusic.co.jp/
Serial:
  SRGS4544
Title:
  Miles Davis: Someday My Prince Will Come
Description:
  "Someday My Prince Will Come"

Miles Davis
Track listing:
  1. Someday My Prince Will Come
2. Old Folks
3. Pfrancing
4. Drad-Dog
5. Teo
6. I Thought About You
7. Blues No. 2
8. Someday My Prince Will Come (alt. take)
Genre:
  Jazz
Content:
  Stereo
Media:
  Single Layer
Recording type:
  Analogue
Recording info:
 

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Review by sgb October 4, 2003 (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
I'll second JW's earlier review. The sound on this recording epitomizes the strength of the DSD recording medium. It is more transparent and immediate sounding than most of the other Davis SACDs I've sampled, and each part of the frequency bandwidth is smooth and vivid.

The music here is terrific too, with this being one of the very few Davis recordings to feature Hank Mobley.

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Review by JW May 22, 2003 (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
Another gem from Miles Davis' acoustic period. This March, 1961 recording features John Coltrane (ts on track 1 and 5), Hank Mobley (ts on all but track 5), Wynton Kelly (p), Paul Chambers (b) and Jimmy Cobb and Philly Joe Jones alternating on drums.

The track listing is as follows:
1. Someday My Prince Will Come
2. Old Folks
3. Pfrancing
4. Drad-Dog
5. Teo
6. I Thought About You
7. Blues No.2
8. Someday My Prince Will Come (alt. take)

Overall this is an album which flows gently without too many high tempo or frantic moments. It has three ballads (2,4,6) and the rest is medium tempo. It invites close listening to discover its many subtleties, but it's also great as high quality background music (with apologies to the artists for that last remark). Track 2 is a gem of a balled with Davis and Mobley playing some of their most tuneful solo's on the album and Wynton Kelly's soulful accompaniments on piano.

Sonically this must be one of the best Miles Davis SACD's. I don't know about you but when you hear this you understand why they say that after Miles' death the silence was deafening...

As the sleeve notes say: "...you can purchase this record with no fear of its becoming obsolete in the future." :-)

Jw

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Review by analogue November 4, 2011 (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
I find is rather difficult to be very picky about this release when I have to consider who the artist is and how good an album this is.

There are some listeners who have made statements about the sonic character of these particular Japanese sacd's. On some systems they can sound tinny or even shrill. But it depends on the individual syatem and it's set up.

This earlier sacd is, as mentioned a Japanese dsd mastered disc and its a real winner. The trumpet of Miles is gorgeous with a nice texture, presence and great range. From start to finish this disc will keep you in your seat and enthrall you with its music. You might actually think Miles is in the room with you depending on how decent your system is.

All other aspects of this disc, all other instruments are rendered perfectly.

I dont really have to much more to say except that this disc is from a great Miles Davis period where everything he recorded was fantastic.

A terrifc sounding and perfomed sacd.

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