Miles Davis ‎– Get Up With It

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He Loved Him Madly 30:29
Maiysha 14:52
Honky Tonk 5:54
Rated X 6:50
Calypso Frelimo 32:07
Red China Blues 4:10
Mtume 15:08
Billy Preston 12:35

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KG 33236 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xLP, Album, Gat) Columbia KG 33236 US 1974 Sell This Version
GAX 33236 (GA 33237, GA 33238) Miles Davis Get Up With It(2x8-Trk, Album) Columbia GAX 33236 (GA 33237, GA 33238) US 1974 Sell This Version
S 80475, S 80476, 88092 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xLP, Album) CBS, CBS, CBS S 80475, S 80476, 88092 UK 1974 Sell This Version
CBS 88092, 88092 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xLP, Album) CBS, CBS CBS 88092, 88092 Europe 1974 Sell This Version
S2BP 220162 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xLP, Album) CBS S2BP 220162 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
CBS 88092, 88092 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xLP, Album, Ora) CBS, CBS CBS 88092, 88092 Europe 1974 Sell This Version
SOPJ 90~91 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xLP, Album, Promo) CBS/Sony SOPJ 90~91 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
KG 33236 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xLP, Album, Promo, Ter) Columbia KG 33236 US 1974 Sell This Version
KG 33236 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xLP, Album, Promo, WLP) Columbia KG 33236 US 1974 Sell This Version
KG 33236 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xLP, Album, gat) Columbia KG 33236 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
SOPJ 90~91 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xLP, Album) CBS/Sony SOPJ 90~91 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
S 88092 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xLP, Album, Gat) CBS S 88092 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
CBS 80476 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xLP, Album, Gat) CBS CBS 80476 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
88092 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xLP, Album, RE) CBS 88092 Europe 1976 Sell This Version
36AP 1783~4 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xLP, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 36AP 1783~4 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
28AP 2163~4 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xLP, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 28AP 2163~4 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
CBS 88092, 88092 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xLP, Album, RP, Red) CBS, CBS CBS 88092, 88092 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
50DP 712~3 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xCD, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 50DP 712~3 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
CLCD 9.21155 S Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xCD, Album, RE) Coline Records CLCD 9.21155 S Germany 1991 Sell This Version
CLCD 9.21155 S Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xCD, Album, RE) Coline Records, Line (7) CLCD 9.21155 S Europe 1991 Sell This Version
CLCD 9.00927 L/CLCD 9.00928 L Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xCD, Album, RE) Coline Records CLCD 9.00927 L/CLCD 9.00928 L Germany 1991 Sell This Version
SRCS 9126~7 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xCD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Sony Records SRCS 9126~7 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
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88092 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xLP, Album, RE) Columbia 88092 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
COL 485256 2 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xCD, Album, RE) Columbia COL 485256 2 France & Benelux 1997 Sell This Version
C2K 63970 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xCD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy C2K 63970 US 2000 Sell This Version
C2K 63970 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia C2K 63970 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
485259-2 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy 485259-2 Argentina 2000 Sell This Version
C2K 63970 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy C2K 63970 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
C2K 63970 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy C2K 63970 US 2000 Sell This Version
C2K 63970 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy C2K 63970 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
C2K 63970 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy C2K 63970 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
SRCS 9741~2 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xCD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) SME Records SRCS 9741~2 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
SRCS 9741~2 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xCD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) SME Records SRCS 9741~2 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
SRCS 9741~2 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) SME Records SRCS 9741~2 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
SIGP 22-23 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xSACD, Album, RM) Sony Records Int'l SIGP 22-23 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
SICP 848~9 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, CD ) Sony Records Int'l SICP 848~9 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
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SICP 20065~6 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xCD, Album, Ltd, RM, Blu) Sony Music SICP 20065~6 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
88697524992-44, No 44 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, 40t) Columbia, Legacy 88697524992-44, No 44 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
SICP 30271~2 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Blu) Sony Records Int'l SICP 30271~2 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
MOVLP1513 Miles Davis Get Up With It(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl, Columbia MOVLP1513 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
SRCS 5726~7 Miles Davis = マイルス・デイビス* Miles Davis = マイルス・デイビス* - Get Up With It = ゲット・アップ・ウィズ・イット(2xCD, Album, RE) Sony Records SRCS 5726~7 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
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none Miles Davis Get Up With It(8xFile, MP3, Album, RE, VBR) Columbia, Legacy none US Unknown
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synth3000

synth3000

September 12, 2021
referencing Get Up With It, 2xLP, Album, SOPJ 90~91

This record should not sound as good as it does. If they can somehow fit 30 minutes on all four sides of this, why doesn't every album? I'm kidding, of course, but this is nonetheless incredible. Groove distortion is impossibly low. Bass is a tad light, compared to future releases, but it isn't enough to mask Teo Macero's enveloping warmth.
SonicPVC

SonicPVC

June 25, 2021
referencing Get Up With It, 2xLP, Album, Gat, KG 33236
I inadvertantly played Rated X at 45 rpm. Highly recommended.
srcosmo

srcosmo

May 21, 2021
edited 4 months ago
referencing Get Up With It, 2xLP, Album, Gat, KG 33236
In the annals of Miles Davis's electric period, On The Corner ('72) was the last high-concept studio album. The releases that came after were either live recordings of varying quality, or compilations.

Get Up With It ('74) is definitely a compilation. It's a grab bag of recordings from the four preceding years. Scan the personnel list and you'll count some 5 guitarists, 3 drummers, 3 percussionists… you get the idea. This being a compilation, I feel no guilt reviewing it track-by-track.

Starting with the truly bad. "Red China Blues" is filler, an embarrassment. Whoever did the brass arrangement on this should be shot. File it away with Miles' corny '80s work.

Then we have the passable tracks, like "Maiysha", a big slice of '70s latin fuzak. After hearing the more energetic live version on Agharta, there's no reason to listen to this studio snoozefest. Even decent soloing from Miles and Cosey can't save it: it's just too drawn-out and dull. Likewise, "Billy Preston" is a long, formless jam. All the players chug away on their own wavelengths, hardly interacting with each other, as 12 minutes crawl by.

That brings us to the decent stuff. "Honky Tonk" is cribbed from the Jack Johnson sessions (a chunk of it had previously appeared as a segue on Live Evil, too). It's a taut blues number with great playing from John McLaughlin and Miles.

"Rated X" is truly bizarre. Al Foster's relentless beat, and the start-stop muting of the rhythm section, propel this tune 20 years into the future, where it somehow succeeds as a proto drum-n-bass track. Having said that, it's so brutal I can rarely sit through all 7 minutes. Teo Macero's hands are all over this insane little diversion, so kudos to him.

"Mtume" is another long jam, but a tight one. It sounds as if every member of the band is playing to a different rhythm, yet working together as a unit in a way that "Billy Preston" could only dream of. "Mtume" has enough oopmh to hold toghether for 15 minutes, and it foreshadows the stellar live work that this this lineup (sans Gaumont) would go on to record in '75.

That leaves two marathon-length tracks, which happen to be the best ones. "He Loved Him Madly" is a dirge for Duke Ellington. "Funeral funk" is probably the best way to describe this. Miles' organ adds a weird, etheral atmosphere to the proceedings.

"Calypso Frelimo" just tears into a fiery latin groove. Miles' trumpet is top-notch here: very sharp and aggressive. The piece descends into a subterranean middle section where Dave Liebman gets in some great flute work, while Henderson's repeated bass motif forms the bedrock for the rest of the band to improvise over. Miles plays one of his moody blues solos drenched in wah-wah, and every note is brilliant. Then the band goes berserk again and he leads them out. Outstanding.

Despite those highlights, Get Up With It is still a mess. A more focused record would've likely been better received. Imagine a single LP, with "He Loved Him Madly" on one side and "Calypso Frelimo" on the other. When the dust settled, it would've been viewed as a bookend to In A Silent Way: a symbolic closure to this phase of Davis' career. But a mishmash of random odds & ends, padded out to 2 hours by weak tracks? Not so much. Even contemporary critics have had trouble making sense of it.

Since Columbia released 12 hours of Jack Johnson and On the Corner sessions in the 2000s, the arbitrary selection of this album's tracks feels even stranger. Why "Billy Preston", not the stronger "Go Ahead John"? If they wanted commercial dreck, why "Red China Blues" and not the disco ballad "Minnie"? Who knows. Get Up With It seeks a common thread among many hours of disparate studio jams. It's a thread that ultimately doesn't exist.
clauses

clauses

May 21, 2021
referencing Get Up With It, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, MOVLP1513

Stellar sound on this affordable pressing. Spacious, dynamic, and lively sound.
grey_or_gray

grey_or_gray

December 26, 2020
referencing Get Up With It, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, MOVLP1513
Surprisingly great pressing for the side lengths. I can recommend this one. MOV does another great job.
johnnythevelvetguy

johnnythevelvetguy

December 19, 2020
referencing Get Up With It, 2xLP, Album, Gat, KG 33236
Surprisingly a really good sounding record! Yes, 30 minutes are essentially squeezed onto each side but the music still retains solid dynamics and sound quality. I'm sure that if the record were spread across 4 LPs', the record would sound even better. But this original pressing was an enjoyable listen all the way through.
bq-sounds

bq-sounds

November 17, 2020
referencing Get Up With It, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, MOVLP1513

This and Big Fun are rocking my world. Both are excellent compilations of Miles during the early to mid 70s. Funky, experimental, and fresh. The quality of the MOV pressing of this 2016 reissue does wonders on a hifi system.
Worrski

Worrski

November 5, 2020
referencing Get Up With It, 2xLP, Album, Gat, KG 33236
They really didn't see a problem with putting 30 minutes on a side and making a 2-hour album on 2 LPs. Overall this time was quite a fun one in pressing.
MoondogMuse

MoondogMuse

April 15, 2020
referencing Get Up With It, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, MOVLP1513

Sounds great to me. I have a lot of Music On Vinyl Miles reissues and I'm completely happy with each of them. This is a lo-fi, murky album at best and, to my ears, MOV have managed to bring out sonic details that allow the album to sound as good as it possibly can.
brin_shut

brin_shut

June 11, 2019
referencing Get Up With It, 2xLP, Album, RE, 88092
Does anybody own a copy of this pressing? is it any good?