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Topic: Miles Davis Big 3 Fusion Studio Albums
Posted By: darkshade
Subject: Miles Davis Big 3 Fusion Studio Albums
Date 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.

Big Fun
Get Up With It
Bitches Brew


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Posted By: snowsnow
Date Posted: April 13 2013 at 12:21
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!


Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: April 13 2013 at 12:22
Get Up With It

Mostly for HLHM and Rated X.

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Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: April 13 2013 at 12:39
Originally posted by snowsnow

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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Posted By: RedNightmareKing
Date 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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Posted By: jude111
Date Posted: April 13 2013 at 14:18

Bitches Brew.


Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: April 13 2013 at 14:24
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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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: April 13 2013 at 14:43
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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Posted By: MJAben
Date Posted: April 13 2013 at 16:01
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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Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: April 13 2013 at 16:26
By coincidence I've just finished listening to Bitches Brew...

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Posted By: Larree
Date Posted: April 13 2013 at 16:30
All three albums are amazing.  I voted for Big Fun!

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Posted By: akaBona
Date Posted: April 13 2013 at 16:59
Get Up With It. I haven't heard Big Fun, have to check it right away ...


Posted By: Fox On The Rocks
Date Posted: April 13 2013 at 18:59
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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Posted By: Progosopher
Date Posted: April 14 2013 at 23:39
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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Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: April 15 2013 at 09:58
^ You would enjoy Big Fun.

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Posted By: Svetonio
Date Posted: April 15 2013 at 10:12
voted BB


Posted By: freyacat
Date Posted: April 16 2013 at 13:28
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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Posted By: Bitterblogger
Date Posted: April 17 2013 at 15:58
Originally posted by freyacat



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.


Posted By: Tuzvihar
Date Posted: April 21 2013 at 09:10
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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Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: April 21 2013 at 11:07
Originally posted by Tuzvihar

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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Posted By: Logan
Date Posted: April 25 2013 at 11:59
I can't easily choose between Get Up With It and Big Fun -- I love those albums to bits.  Bitches Brew is excellent too.



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