Genre: Jazz
Label: Sony
Format: 33RPM,
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Miles Davis Bitches Brew 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition 180g 2LP 3CD & DVD Box Set

Miles Davis

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Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 87/500!

Super-Deluxe 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition 12" x 12" Slipcase Box Set!

Recorded at the end of a tumultuous decade (August 1969), Bitches Brew reflected the chaos and beauty of a society stretched and stressed to its breaking point. This genre-bending, barrier-smashing double LP of boldly new music with dense textures and lengthy performances broke every rule of commerciality yet would become Miles Davis' first RIAA gold album.

Originally released in April of 1970, Bitches Brew was informed by and reflective of the music that Miles heard being produced in the late '60s by Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone, James Brown, Santana, Marvin Gaye and others, as well as the Beatles' post-production editing pyrotechnics. This 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition is a tribute to both the man who changed the course of jazz ("four or five times", as he himself once quipped), and the album that virtually single-handedly brought jazz into the commercial rock era, earning a place of #94 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. The album's gatefold cover introducing the late Mati Klarwein's iconic art served as a gateway to music that presented a seismic breakthrough in jazz/rock/funk/R&B.

Three August 1969 recording sessions yielded Bitches Brew's six tracks - with Miles on trumpet, Wayne Shorter (soprano saxophone), Bennie Maupin (bass clarinet), Joe Zawinul (electric piano), Chick Corea (electric piano), John McLaughlin (guitar), Dave Holland (acoustic bass), Harvey Brooks (electric bass), Lenny White (drums), Jack DeJohnette (drums), Don Alias (congas) and Jumma Santos (aka Jim Riley, shaker) - undergoing post-production in the form of handmade razor and tape splice loops by Miles' long-time producer Teo Macero.

"In February 1969, Davis recorded In a Silent Way, a bold step into ambient funk and electric futurism that inspired the trumpeter to go further out at the sessions for Bitches Brew that August. Davis wanted, he said, "the best damn rock & roll band in the world," to connect jazz with the forward motion of Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone. Davis' band was superbad (Joe Zawinul, John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, etc.). But the word fusion was never big enough to describe the visceral thrill of these explosive studio explorations and the pioneering tape-edit wizardry of producer Teo Macero, arguably the original Chemical Brother." - www.rollingstone.com

This Super Deluxe Edition takes full advantage of the LP-sized 12x12 box set format, offering:
• 2 CDs with original 94-plus minutes of music plus six bonus tracks
• A third CD of previously unissued performance at Tanglewood, August 1970, with Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Airto Moreira and Gary Bartz
• DVD of previously unissued performance in Copenhagen, November 1969, with Wayne Shorter, Corea, Holland and DeJohnette
• Audiophile 180g vinyl double-LP gatefold replication of original album
• 52 page Full-color 12"x12" book with 500 word essay by journalist-author-producer-musician Greg Tate; producer's notes by Michael Cuscuna and Richard Seidel (the box's co-producers); and Lenny White interview by author Ashley Kahn. The book features Mati Klarwein's painting Zonked (a psychedelic portrait of Miles Davis' wife, Betty, which also encodes a profile of Miles) on its cover, plus dozens of rare, unpublished photographs and record label memos.
• Memorabilia envelope containing a reproduction of the Davis Rolling Stone cover story from December 1969, previously unseen correspondence from Teo Macero's archives, reproductions of three Fillmore West concert tickets from April 1970, high quality photograph prints, and a foldout poster of Miles Davis.

"Bitches Brew should be a mandatory requirement, not even for musical school but just as a discussion. What do people get when they hear this music? Like Beethoven's 5th Symphony... it's a body of work that needs and must be visited." - Carlos Santana

Features:
• 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition Box Set
• 12" x 12" Slipcase Boxset
• 2 180g Vinyl LPs
• 3-CDs
• DVD NTSC
• DVD Region: 0 (All)
• 52-page Full-color 12" x 12" book featuring interviews, Mati Klarwein painting, & more
• Memorabilia envelope containing reproduction of Davis' Rolling Stone cover story from December 1969
• Six bonus tracks included on CD 2

Selections:
CD 1:

1. Pharaoh's Dance
2. Bitches Brew
3. Spanish Key
4. John McLaughlin

CD 2:
1. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
2. Sanctuary
3. Spanish Key (alternate take)
4. John McLaughlin (alternate take)
5. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down (single edit)
6. Spanish Key (single edit)
7. Great Expectations (single edit)
8. Little Blue Frog (single edit)

CD 3 - Tanglewood Live 1970:
1. Bill Graham Intro
2. Directions
3. Bitches Brew
4. The Mask
5. It's About That Time
6. Sanctuary
7. Spanish Key / The Theme
8. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
9. Bill Graham Outro

DVD - Copenhagen Live 1969:
1. Directions
2. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
3. Bitches Brew
4. Agitation
5. I Fall In Love Too Easily
6. Sanctuary
7. It's About That Time / The Theme

LP 1:
1. Pharaoh's Dance
2. Bitches Brew
LP 2:
1. Spanish Key
2. John McLaughlin
3. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
4. Sanctuary

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