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We Want Miles
Miles Davis
We Want Miles
Genres: Jazz, Pop
  •  Track Listings (6) - Disc #1

Japanese Blu-Spec CD pressing of this classic album. The Blue Spec format takes Blu-ray disc technology to create CD's which are compatible with normal CD players but provides ultra high quality sound. Sony. 2009.


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All Artists: Miles Davis
Title: We Want Miles
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Columbia Europe
Release Date: 1/20/1992
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Jazz Fusion
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1


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Japanese Blu-Spec CD pressing of this classic album. The Blue Spec format takes Blu-ray disc technology to create CD's which are compatible with normal CD players but provides ultra high quality sound. Sony. 2009.

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One of the Two Good Post 1975 Releases by Miles
Talking Wall | Queen Creek, AZ | 01/31/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great live release. Why only four stars (ok 4.5) ? How can I give this five stars when I can only give Agharta, Pangea, Dark Magus, The Cellar Door Sessions, Four and More, My Funny Valentine, and so on only five stars? This is good music, I like the band and I like Miles' playing. Regardless of what any other reviewer might say, Miles is not simply "mailing it in" at this point in his career. That statement would be true a couple of years later but not at this point. In fact, this set of live recordings finds Miles' chops in better shape than they were when he did Agharta. Miles is trying to get back on track here and I think this band works very well. There are some surprisingly strong performances here and any fan of Miles' work in the early 70's can appreciate this release.

On a side note, isn't it weird that Sony Music hasn't remastered this release and Star People along with all the other remasters? This release and Star People contain good music and are probably the only two that Miles' earlier fans (who were desperate for him to come out of retirement) can appreciate. The rest of the post '75 stuff? I don't get it at all."
Traveling miles #6 "We Want Miles" - the king of jazz holdi
R. AOKI | 05/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Miles Davis,he was burdened with a grave duty of post contemporary jazz and leading the jazz music,has released "The Man with The Horn" in the world on 1981.And the king of jazz has rivived or he has rivived and has become the king of jazz both name and reality.
On 1982 he has released "We Want MILES". And he got Grammy!
"JEAN PIERRE" :This boy's name is the name of a son of Miles's wife,Frances.I remember the west open ground of shinjyuku in Tokyo,Japan,it's already cold autumn evening on 1981 and Miles looked like a little sick so I thought that he could not play for long time. But I was very glad and happy to watch him and listen his play at live. When first storong electric base was played by Marcus Miller,I remembered "Bitches Brew" and felt tention. But after that Miles plays so cute pop tune by his horn just like dandling a baby on his knees. It is very simple,happy and humorous melody we cannot forget once we listen. I think it is like Japanese children's song,the flower of tulip or Mr.moon. And I think this tune is becoming to Miles world people should be wanted and loved.Then Mike Stern plays rock guiter and Bill Evens plays popy sax on rock rythm by Macus and Al with its theme. And I wonder Miles's trumpet is shouting at the last of melody. I remember Miles played again this tune for encore that day. So "JEAN PIERRE" was etced in my mind forever that hot evening of Miles,there might be certainly Miles moon in autumn sky on Oct.4th 1981. And on the year "We Want Miles" was released Michael Jackson released "THRILLER",you know. And today I listened again "Beat it" "The Girls is Mine" "Billie Jean" and "Human Nature" Miles played in "You're Under Arrest".
"BACK SEAT BETTY":This is live version of "Back Seat Betty" in "The Man With The Horn".On steps jazzy rock beat by Macus and AL Miles plays fanky and beautiful solo and I feel so good to listen. First I think I wonder Miles means he is driving with Elizabeth,queen means british rock having heavy taste and synthesizer,on back seat,but Betty is the name of his wife,the girl of record jacket of "FILLES DE KILIMANJARO". And this tune was made for her by Miles. Anyway he is driving fast and hot and must be very happy,I think so.
"FAST TRACK":This is fast track of "Aide". Aide is a imaginary eagle having two head. "Aide" looks like the theme tune of Miles in "The Man With The Horn" and I think "Aida" means the power both jazz and rock. As it were "FAST TRACK" is fast version of "Aide" in "The Man With The Horn" ,but of cause this fast track of "Aide" is more thrilling and exciting. I feel like Aide having the power both jazz and rock is roaring.
"MY MAN'S GONE NOW":This is a sad ballad of George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess". Though he played "My man's gone now" under the direction of Gil Evans too,I like this way of "We Want Miles" more than the way being conscious of classical music. He expresses fanky rock Gershwin with his splendid ballad play payed his respect to Gershwin again. The sorrow of Bess is played and sometimes shouted by beautiful solo of Miles,Bill and Mike on fanky base and rock beat.
"KIX":I think this theme Miles play is so warm,soulful and nostalgic like motown sound. So I think "Kix" is the tune Miles expressed his heat to Boston,Kix,seems music club people can dance, and soul music,rythm & blues. But their plays are getting hotter and hotter,from 2 beat to 4 beat sing,and from 4 beat to 8 beat,and more from 8 beat to 16 beat with African percussion. We can listen fast amaging solo of Miles,Bill Evans and Mike Stern. Kix's theme is so warm and soulful that we may think this tune is nostalgic tune,but this tune is expressed the changing of various beat,and this beat is changing from soul and blues to hard rock.
What does the design of this record jacket mean? The title of "We Want MILES" let me remember the words of "We Love Elvis" when he released "Elvis in Hawaii". And Miles stand dropping his head and playing his trumpet powerfully in the yellow background. Then I found that the yellow color of rasta color means the sun.And red means blood and green means nature. So I think this record jacket of "We Want Miles" is expressed that the man with the horn,the king of jazz, has revived and hold the Aida and stand and is playing trumpet heart and soul shouldering with "We Want Miles" on his back in the sunshine. This cover photo of Miles Davis was taken by Yoshihesa Yoneda. I think that this record jecket of the son of the sun,Miles and yellow background and the white letters of "We Want MILES",is so beautiful.

Patricia Hennessy | USA | 07/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The selections were recorded in 1981 in Boston, Tokyo and the two Kool Jazz Festival performances in New York City.

The Kool Jazz gigs drew tepid reviews from critics and fans, seemingly because the mix pushed the hard rock guitar work of Mike Stern at the expense of the other musicians, which included Marcus Miller (b), Bill Evans (sax), Al Foster (d) and Mino Cinelu (p). But the problem was handled in the studio with much more balance being presented to the listener.

The June 27 Boston concert in the KIX nightclub was one of the first appearances by Miles after his lengthy sabbatical from performing.

Demonstrating much more confidence than heard in his studio comeback, The Man With The Horn, Miles is feeding off the energy of his band and the audience. My favrite cuts are the lengthier pieces, My Man's Gone Now & KIX.

We Want Miles is truly an electric start to a decade of outstanding concerts and studio releases.

Review by Richard D Coreno"