Miles Davis – Live Evil

11 Sep

Miles Davis - Live Evil  DS297f front

Release: DS297f

Source: SQ LP

Process: SQ/II

Format: DVD_A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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21 Responses to “Miles Davis – Live Evil”

  1. John February 28, 2016 at 23:29 #

    Had to dive into this one, having so appreciated the Bitches Brew transfer. Oh my – this is a great version too. Very atmospheric and very present. Very physically present. No danger of the Quad softening the image on this one at all. Perhaps not quite in the same league in the Quad field as my Bitches Brew experience, but still very appealing as a listening couple of hours. I did think there was more action in the rears at times – but I happened to like that a lot. Wonderfully assertive music – and wild in the places where it needs to be. It feels like the musicians are really listening and watching each other – and making it up as they go along, in the best sense of improvisation. I didn’t think much of John Mc. back in the day – but have more appreciation now of how brilliant he is in his weird approach. Downright spooky at times. Or really aggressive mutant blues at others. And the way the band is able to gently follow some of his crazy solo work, and steadily increase the intensity behind him, is a thing to listen too… The presence of the drums and bass in places is so engaging and funky (e.g. What I’d Say – really assertive). And then in comes Mr Davis – and they all join the fray behind him as he wails away. Live evil indeed.

  2. lhorton1 November 4, 2013 at 04:44 #

    It seems that the primary channels are in the rear with less coming from the front channels. Did the channels get reversed?

    • oxforddickie November 4, 2013 at 08:43 #

      No, that’s how it is

      • lhorton1 November 5, 2013 at 04:23 #

        After all, it is evil:)

  3. ayjanu October 2, 2013 at 14:03 #

    Oh sweet! I’ve been waiting for this one. Think I’ll freshen up on the rules again (been a while since I’ve visited, and had a lot of other things going on) and send a donation! Thanks, od.

  4. gregtanner September 17, 2013 at 04:26 #

    ^ Thanx for the info… think i’ll give this one a miss…

  5. gorencescrlj September 17, 2013 at 01:59 #

    I have always loved this album and now I finally get to hear this in surround. Nearly bought quad copies a few times but they were always a bit pricey and I always doubted how good the surround mix would be. Its not the best surround mix.. (is it just an upmix of some type?) Either way its great to hear it with more space in the sound. Thoroughly enjoyable still.

    • oxforddickie September 17, 2013 at 04:39 #

      It’s certainly not an ‘upmix’

      • gorencescrlj September 17, 2013 at 12:40 #

        I didn’t mean upmix in the modern way people do from CDs these days, TOUP and others. Wasn’t there processes like used on Coltrane’s Interstellar Space to convert from a stereo tape (well actually originally mono) to a cheap and nasty “quad” mix.

        I guess with this it isn’t terribly discrete in instrument placement, however there is one point where there is a effect moved around the channels in a distinct manner. So I guess there was an intent to go for a spacial mix? Still my barbaric system doesn’t pick out too many subtleties. Need to listen more.

        To my taste its still one of the best albums to ever be made in quad, just be nice if it had a quad mix as full on as the Santana ones… maybe one day the Cellar Door release that was mixed to 5.1 will get released?

  6. Owen Smith September 15, 2013 at 12:52 #

    There are some occasional flashes of brilliant playing in here, but most of the time it’s just monotonous boring noise to me. It all sounds the same. The Count Basie was much better, it’s actually music.

  7. gregtanner September 14, 2013 at 14:13 #

    Any instrument separation on this one ? As in is Miles on every channel or not…

  8. daveede September 11, 2013 at 18:39 #

    OMG!! Bring on the Evil!

  9. Owen Smith September 11, 2013 at 18:29 #

    4.01GB? How may LPs is this from? I reckon that’s at least 3.

    • oxforddickie September 11, 2013 at 18:32 #

      It’s a double LP

    • Owen Smith September 11, 2013 at 18:50 #

      That’s pretty full on each LP then, LP decodes usually come in around 1.5GB.

      • oxforddickie September 11, 2013 at 18:56 #

        Just checked, the albums running time is 1:41:49

      • Owen Smith September 12, 2013 at 12:19 #

        OK so each LP is around 51 minutes. Those are pretty full LPs.

  10. joeerand September 11, 2013 at 17:18 #

    I’m thrilled that you did this one!

  11. Owen Smith September 11, 2013 at 12:25 #

    This should make a few people happy, there have been plenty of requests for this.

    • oxforddickie September 11, 2013 at 12:27 #

      Hopefully this does show i take note of requests 😉

  12. jaypfunk September 11, 2013 at 12:17 #

    YES!! Can’t thank you enough for this. Can’t wait to hear how they mixed the live tracks on this one.

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