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Miles Davis In A Silent Way LP 180g Vinyl MFSL Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Numbered Limited Edition RTI USA

Miles Davis In A Silent Way LP 180g Vinyl MFSL Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Numbered Limited Edition RTI USA Maximize
Artist: Miles Davis
Title: In A Silent Way
Catalog Number: MFSL 1-377
Label: Columbia
Reissued by: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Barcode: 821797137713
Edition: MFSL Miles Davis Restoration Series
Original release year: 1969
Reissue year: 2013
Number of discs: 1
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Limited Edition: Yes
Numbered Edition: Yes
Total Item Weight: 424gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: June 6, 2014
Collection: MFSL Original Master Recording
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Marking the beginning of his "electric" period, In A Silent Way is considered Miles Davis' first fusion album, with an all star line up featuring John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland, and Tony Williams. Hypnotic atmospheric jazz landscapes expertly remastered from the Original Analog Master Tapes for true audiophile sound on 180 grams vinyl.

 

 

Miles Davis MFSL MoFi 180gr Vinyl Reissues

 

 

Rated 10/10 Music and 8/10 Sound by Michael Fremer (Analog Planet)

 

Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Miles Davis Catalog Audiophile Restoration Series

 

Ultimate sound quality for some of the best music ever recorded!

  • Limited Edition
  • Numbered Edition
  • 180 grams High Definition Vinyl pressed at RTI USA
  • Half-Speed mastering on MFSL Gain 2 Ultra Analog System
  • Mastered by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
  • Cut from the Original Analog Master Tapes
  • Mastered by Krieg Wunderlich and Shawn Britton
  • Special Static Free & Dust Free Inner Sleeves
  • Deluxe heavy duty cover

 

 

Shhh. The command to be quiet is not just part of the title of one of the two sprawling compositions on this pioneering album. It’s also an apt metaphor for the relaxed hypnotism and spaced-out atmosphere that define In a Silent Way, a record that pushes the boundaries of studio possibilities, artist-producer relationships, and rock-jazz chasms. Recognized as Miles Davis’ first full-on fusion effort and part of his “electric” era, the 1969 landmark claims a Who’s Who lineup that sends the music into an ethereal stratosphere.

Part of Mobile Fidelity’s Miles Davis catalog restoration series, In a Silent Way now immerses the listener in lineolate landscapes starlit by the intuition, suspension, and paradoxes wrought by a once-in-a-lifetime collective. Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, this unsurpassed 180g LP edition lifts the veil on the cutting-edge assembly process that created the pair of lengthy suites. Helmed by three electric instruments, the beveled compositions melt away all preconceived notions of “jazz,” ‘rock,” and “ambience,” following a loose theory Davis dubbed “New Directions.”

Few albums are so delicately textured. And on Mobile Fidelity’s meticulous analog reissue, such sulcate elements pour over ink-black backgrounds on a canyon-wide soundstage. In particular, Tony Williams’ inventive percussive touch—he causes the cymbals to shimmer as a pieces of silver tend to do when exposed to sunlight—is broadcast with lifelike three-dimensional qualities, the panoramic view extending to Davis’ nocturnal trumpet, Wayne Shorter’s ribbon-unfurling saxophone, Dave Holland’s extrapolative bass, and the mosaic of keys.

If the record’s only accomplishment is its introduction of guitarist John McLaughlin to the world, it alone would be enough. Yet In a Silent Way continues to bedazzle, puzzle, and inspire for myriad reasons—not the least of which is the seemingly telepathic communicative methods employed by the group’s members. The lineup is great on paper, but, if it’s even possible, the octet sounds even better in practice, with the instruments and tonalities conjoining in avant-garde communion like hyper-sensitive tentacles exploring the stippled landscapes of an undiscovered planet.

Diverting from expectation, tubular grooves twist, turn, and spin, sometimes piling atop of each other, always shying away from structure and melody. Ellipsoidal solos provide hesitant guidance, ranging from Chick Corea’s Fender Rhodes phrases to Davis’ decorative spirals. And as color is the primary unit of currency on Davis’ Sketches of Spain, laidback episodes, geometric spaces, and quiet sensuality reign here, with the set’s maverick reputation attained via musings on solitude rather than explosions of noise.

Controversial for the period, the heavily edited production of In a Silent Way blew open the once-locked doors on what producer’s could attempt—and how artists could assist them. Knitted together as one would construct a cross-hatched quilt, songs contain grafts of repeat passages that provide unifying structure and experimental continuity. What a statement.

 


Musicians:

Miles Davis, trumpet
Wayne Shorter, soprano sax
John McLaughlin, electric guitar
Chick Corea, electric piano
Herbie Hancock, electric piano
Joe Zawinul, organ
Dave Holland, bass
Tony Williams, drums

Track Listing:

1. Shhh
2. Peaceful
3. In a Silent Way
4. It’s About That Time

 

 


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