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Kind Of Blue

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It could be the explanation is one like those DG and non-DG dies at Blue Note -no “systematic” working practice to guide future collectors, no adherence to alphabetic sequence, it didn’t matter, the operative just used whatever stamper (from whatever lacquer) came to hand for the job, from those the plant was sent. At least, not legally, which is a key consideration – not only in terms of legitimacy and ethics, but also (importantly) the quality of what you’re getting. You must have put many hours of hard work into this poring over Popsike data and cover/label photographs. His sound is achingly spacious, bringing a familiarity with the intimate sound of his ‘Sketches of Spain’ album (which was still to come at this point).

Before now, it was only addressed in 1995 for the Classic Records edition and by Columbia Records — or their latter-day parent, Sony Music — on a CD reissue in the late ’90s.

Side 2 has the uncorrected listing : 1) flamingo sketches 2) all blues, DG and black and white inner.

After establishing that only the very first pressings between September and November 1959 have the wrong tracklist on Side 2, how does that fit with 1AA/1AA being a later pressing and the inner jacket also indicating a later six eye? This still suggests manufacture late into the six-eye era, but before the CBS overprint, so probably somewhere around 1962. Didn’t seem to bother “Cannonball” that much, he’s no cissy worrying about a misprint, he’s bigger than that.How this worked in practice, you can see a plant with two lacquers in play (as we found with promos), pressing one lacquer for Side 1, the other Side 2, and then vice versa.

This speed issue affected the album’s first three tracks, “So What,” “Freddie Freeloader” and “Blue in Green,” making them a barely perceptible quarter-tone sharp. What it is, is essentially a 1:1 copy of the original stereo master – in other words, before any kind of equalisation or compression for vinyl, cassette or compact disc production.The reels are elegantly machined in orange anodised aluminium, each engraved and painted with the text. Each is extremely personal and at the same time, universal; covering subjects topical, humorous, and soulful; from the satirical to the sublime. If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. Davis intentionally handpicked these musicians to comprise this particular cast, with everyone from former foil Evans to blues maestro Kelly to percussive genius Cobb interacting and reacting with peerless skill.

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