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Agharta
Miles Davis
Agharta
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
 
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Recorded the same day as Pangaea, this 2-CD set features Davis just prior to his six-year retirement. Miles' health at this point was fragile, but he shines on the song "Interlude." The music here is dense, rockish, bold, ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Miles Davis
Title: Agharta
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony Japan
Release Date: 6/21/2000
Album Type: Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Jazz Fusion, Funk
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2

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Recorded the same day as Pangaea, this 2-CD set features Davis just prior to his six-year retirement. Miles' health at this point was fragile, but he shines on the song "Interlude." The music here is dense, rockish, bold, but never boring (with the guitars of Pete Cosey and Reggie Lucas), and is a profound snapshot of where Miles was in 1975.

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5 star performance 1 star treatment by Columbia
Switters76 | USA | 09/19/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I won't go into too many details here. Others have written excellent reviews about this incredible release. This might very well be the finest of the electric era. The only problem is the complete garbage version that is still on the market. The contemporary masters CD from 1991 is terrible.

I just got my hands on the Japanese mini LP from 96. the sound is amazing. When I compared it side by side with the US release the results were clear. Sonny Fortune no longer sounds like he was playing sax in a cave. Michael Henderson is clearly audible and dominant throughout. Finally Al Foster's Bass drum is present. Columbia needs to make availabel the most recent DSD remastered versions of this and Pangaea NOW!!!!!!!!!!"
February 1st, 1975....first take...
Grigory's Girl | NYC | 12/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"On February 1st, 1975, Miles Davis played Osaka Festival Hall twice, an afternoon concert and a night concert. This recording was the afternoon show (the album Panagea was the recording of the night show). This is the more lively of the two recordings.

If you really want to hear the culmination of Miles's jazz/funk fusion period (starting from On the Corner), this is it. The grooves that Miles and his band lays down is quite awesome. The tune Prelude here is awesome, with one of the most memorable guitar riffs in all of Miles's work (courtesy of Reggie Lucas and Pete Cosey). Miles had done away with keyboardists by this time (except for him on organ, which he's quite good at), and the band essentially plays one long 100 minute jam. It's amazingly tight despite going on for such a long time. This album is as cool as an awesome breeze, and it's one of Miles's best albums from his last truly creative period. He retired for six years after the concerts on February 1st, 1975, and when he came back, he coasted on generally mediocre material. It's a shame, but this final period was one of his most amazing creatively."
HELP!!!
Wilma Poot | Somewhere | 08/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Could somebody tell me if this 2009 release is any better than the one from 1991. Also it says it's an import, is the sound as good as the Japanese release?
Thanx"