Miles Davis ‎– Agharta = アガルタの凱歌

CBS/Sony ‎– SOPJ 92~93, CBS/Sony ‎– SOPJ 92-93
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Prelude (Part 1)
Written-By – Miles Davis
B Prelude (Part 2) / Maiysha
Written-By – Miles Davis
C Interlude
Written-By – Miles Davis
D Theme From Jack Johnson
Written-By – Miles Davis

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Recorded live at Osaka Festival Hall, Japan, February 1st, 1975.

℗ 1975 CBS/SONY Inc. (Tokyo Japan)/Manufactured by CBS/SONY Inc. (Tokyo Japan)/SONY ®Sony Corp./PN SO (KP)

Gatefold sleeve.
Includes 8 pages booklet with photos and Japanese liner notes.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: SOPJ-92A1 1 A 8
  • Matrix / Runout: SOPJ-92B1 1 A 6
  • Matrix / Runout: SOPJ-93A2 1 B 9
  • Matrix / Runout: SOPJ-93B1 1 A 1
  • Other (Cat# Disc 1): SOPJ 92
  • Other (Cat# Disc 2): SOPJ 93

Other Versions (5 of 29) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
S 88159, S 80984, S 80985 Miles Davis Agharta(2xLP, Album, Gat) CBS, CBS, CBS S 88159, S 80984, S 80985 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
SRCS 9128~9, SRCS9128-9 Miles Davis Agharta(2xCD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Sony Records, Sony Records SRCS 9128~9, SRCS9128-9 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
4M811 Miles Davis Agharta(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M811 US 2011 Sell This Version
88159 Miles Davis Agharta(2xLP, Album, RE) Columbia 88159 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
PG 33967 Miles Davis Agharta(2xLP, Album, W/Lbl) Columbia PG 33967 US 1976 Sell This Version



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February 17, 2017
This is being added to multiple releases so hopefully more people can see it. I’ve been on here for 5 ½ years but not until now have I felt the need to post. About a month ago I purchased an Agharta reissue [MOVLP134]. Let me first say I have been a fan of Music On Vinyl for quite some time. I own +10 of their releases but for the sake of this post I’ll limit it to just my Miles Davis copies; Get Up With It [MOVLP1513] and Black Beauty [MOVLP1427]. All three of the MOV releases I own sound great on my system. The music is well balanced and there is hardly any surface noise during the quieter sections. While the artwork is limited to just a gatefold and even though they don’t come with any inserts it is still a very worthwhile and affordable purchase of ~$25 per 2 LP set. (Collector’s Choice will still have them if you’re lucky)

I was able to purchase a local copy of the Pangaea reissue [4M810DLP]. I was not impressed by the 4 Men With Beards release. The sound was somewhat flat compared to the MOV releases. In the end, that’s what it’s all about, so if you’re in the market for a cheaper reissue I would suggest you seek out MOV instead of 4MWB.

After reading multiple posts by anothermansvinyl I decided I would put his comments to the test so I purchased original copies from Japan of Agharta [SOPJ 92~93] and Pangaea [SOPZ 96~97]. These arrived quickly and in nearly flawless condition. I then took them to my parents who have a PX-950 receiver and Klipsch speakers. I don’t recall their turntable model but it’s at the same level as their receiver and speakers. We compared sections of Agharta and Pangaea between the OP and reissues in a ‘blind listen test’. As anothermansvinyl pointed out, the OP are top notch. The sound is so rich and deep and you can definitely pick up on the subtle background music during the busy parts. These are easily in my top 5 for all around quality of all albums I own (~160). However, the MOV sounded great on their system it was just a little quieter overall. While it wasn’t as impressive as the OP, unless you have a keen ear and/or an advanced receiver/speakers/turntable system then you may not really care about these differences. My system isn’t as nice as theirs so the differences weren’t as pronounced but again, I was able to pick out the OP every time.

In the end I’d agree with anothermansvinyl. If you truly want to appreciate the music for what it is and invest in albums that will only go up in value, you should really splurge and get the OP for Agharta, Pangaea and even Dark Magus (I’m working on that right now). At the same time, I would also highly recommend Music On Vinyl releases for those who don't consider the packaging and/or subtleties some of the OP contain to be worth twice the price.