- Feb 8, 2015
Anyone already ordered the new UHQR reissue of 'Kind of Blue'? All I have are digital copies, I'd like to get a straight analog copy before its impossible to obtain.
I have the 2004 SACD, and a digital release on LP (I still don't understand what the point of digital on vinyl is). The SACD is okay, but neither of them really have the detail and air I would like. I'm keeping my hopes up for the UHQR release from Acoustic Sounds. I ordered it today.
These tapes are now over 60 years old. Do you think that the old tapes can have more detail and air than previous releases?
I have a safety master and it´s definitely better than any of the LP versions I´ve got...digital is totally uninterestingThese tapes are now over 60 years old. Do you think that the old tapes can have more detail and air than previous releases?
No matter how much you enjoy listening this landmark album and as much as you think you know about Miles and his music, you should consider watching the excellent PBS documentary on Miles that aired in February 2020. It reveals ample material I had not previously known or appreciated. Very informative and educational. Perhaps most under-appreciated was the exceptional talent he always surrounded himself with as many players have become legends in their own right. The history of modern jazz is inextricably linked to Miles and the documentary unfolds that lineage beautifully as well as highlighting the more abusive and difficult aspects of his personal life in an insightful way.
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool ~ Miles Davis documentary | American Masters | PBSAward-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s deep dive into the world of a beloved musical giant. Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, which earned a Grammywww.pbs.org
Thanks. A naive question, how do engineers cut directly from 3 track to 2 channel without mixing?Michael Fremer says that these LP's are stamped from Bernie Grundbergs earlier work: (I hope its okay to quote this)
"This reissue is from Bernie Grundman's 1995 mastering in which Sony send him the 3 track original tape, which was 20 years "fresher". Bernie cut directly from the 3 track tape. No mix down."
Analogue Productions Launches 25,000 Copy UHQR Miles Davis Kind of Blue | Analog Planet
+1Yes, excellent documentary, riveting too.
Thanks. A naive question, how do engineers cut directly from 3 track to 2 channel without mixing?
Thanks. A pity there was no one there to make a direct DXD recording of the 2 channel ...The mixing is done on the fly. The comment "no mix down" means that there wasn't an intermediate (2 track) tape made. The metalwork was made at the same time the 3 channels were mixed to 2.
I told myself I did not need this. I have the classic lp 33/45.
I am weak and have preorder, just because you never know, maybe the vinyl formulation is quieter and that’s worth it.
Miles’ autobiography is a compelling read too. His varied uses of the word MFer is amazing. He lays it all in print, the great, good, bad and ugly. It is all there. As for Kind of Blue, I have three copies, the Classic Records LP, the Sony gold CD in the long box and the 24/192 file. The only one I play is the 24/192 file. Sounds superb. Air, tone, dynamics, it is all there.
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