Miles Davis, Kind of Blue (Columbia). Okay, this is the zillionth reissue, and it’s not the first to include alternate takes, false starts or a second CD of performances by the classic Davis sextet. The difference? Columbia got the sound right – no forced reverberation, echo, clipping, compression or other digital-age engineering cuteness. This is how the music should sound. Nice packaging, too, retaining the original cover on a sturdy three-panel fold-out box. If you don’t own Kind of Blue, this is the one. If you do, the improved sonics are worth considering.
Mike Marano says
Like many, I’ve invested heavily in nearly all versions of this album.
So I’m curious: Is this the same remaster used on the 50th Anniversary
Collector’s Edition (box with 3 Cds, hardback book, and vinyl)?
(Here is the answer from Randy Haecker at Sony/Columbia Records:
“Yes, it’s the same remaster as used for the 50th Anniversary box set of Kind of Blue.”