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    Posted: April 13 2013 at 12:08
These are the 3 big double albums Miles Davis released during his electric period, and are possibly his best and most exploratory albums. Which one do you think is best?

For me, as great and iconic as Bitches Brew is, I think Miles topped that album with the two other less famous albums, but BB is still great.

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I think you are right - but we might be in a minority!

My fav is still the excellent "In a silent way" - thanks to you I'm playing it now for the first time in awhile!
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Get Up With It

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Originally posted by snowsnow snowsnow wrote:

I think you are right - but we might be in a minority!

My fav is still the excellent "In a silent way" - thanks to you I'm playing it now for the first time in awhile!


No problem. I got Tribute To Jack Johnson and Big Fun in the mail yesterday, and it's kind of sparked a Miles fusion kick (lately I've been focusing on his 50s/early 60s albums). I listened to In A Silent Way yesterday for the first time in a while. Always a pleasure to listen to.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RedNightmareKing Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2013 at 13:46
BB, hands down. It was the record that got me into Miles Davis, both electric and classic periods. 
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Bitches Brew.


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All of these are downright brilliant. I do however slightly prefer Big Fun over the others, and I guess that's down to the gooey psychedelic vibe it's got. Love the Indian instrumentation too!
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I've only heard Big Fun one time, so I can't rank it properly, but I think Get Up With It would be an easy vote for me anyway.

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Get Up with it! I haven't heard Big Fun and although I love Bitches Brew, Get Up With It is just more enjoyable a listen for me.
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By coincidence I've just finished listening to Bitches Brew...
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All three albums are amazing.  I voted for Big Fun!
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Get Up With It. I haven't heard Big Fun, have to check it right away ...
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Bitches is one of my all time favourites. Such a dirty record.  Get Up With it is also great. Even dirtier. Cool
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I haven't heard Big Fun or Get Up With It, but I really like In a Silent Way and Tribute to Jack Johnson better than Bitche's Brew.  As such, no vote.
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^ You would enjoy Big Fun.
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It's all in how you ask the question.
 
Big Fun and Get Up With It are not so much albums as they are collections of loose ends.  They each contain material pulled from different sessions, at different stages of the band's evolution.
 
Bitches' Brew is a seamless product of discovery and passion, from a time that could never be replicated as Miles went further down the road.  You can only make this kind of discovery once.
 
However, if you had asked me to name the song, the piece of music that is best from this period, I would have said "He Loved Him Madly."  the impossibly slow, meditative build of this piece is the very soul of what Miles Davis is.  It is the "Kind of Blue" of the 70's. 
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Originally posted by freyacat freyacat wrote:



It's all in how you ask the question.
 
Big Fun and Get Up With It are not so much albums as they are collections of loose ends.  They each contain material pulled from different sessions, at different stages of the band's evolution.
 
Bitches' Brew is a seamless product of discovery and passion, from a time that could never be replicated as Miles went further down the road.  You can only make this kind of discovery once.
 
However, if you had asked me to name the song, the piece of music that is best from this period, I would have said "He Loved Him Madly."  the impossibly slow, meditative build of this piece is the very soul of what Miles Davis is.  It is the "Kind of Blue" of the 70's. 

Would Directions count? Probably out of print.
For me, BB, especially "Pharoah's Dance". A close second would be Jack Johnson.
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From those three I'm leaning towards Big Fun the most. But actually I'd prefer Agharta & Pangea above them all.
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Originally posted by Tuzvihar Tuzvihar wrote:

From those three I'm leaning towards Big Fun the most. But actually I'd prefer Agharta & Pangea above them all.


This is for the big studio albums, I was thinking of doing one for the big live albums, but there's many more of them to choose from (Live-Evil, Agharta, Pangea, Dark Magus, Black Beauty, It's About That Time, etc...)
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