Miles Davis ‎– Kind Of Blue

Label:
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab ‎– MFSL 2-45011, Columbia ‎– 88697943631, Sony Music Commercial Music Group ‎– 88697943631
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2 × Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 180g
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Tracklist

A1 So What 9:28
B1 Freddie Freeloader 9:53
B2 Blue In Green 5:42
C1 All Blues 11:39
D1 Flamenco Sketches 9:29

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Credits

Notes

Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City on March 2, 1959 (A1 to B2) and April 22, 1959 (C1 & D1)

Mastered at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sebastopol, CA on The Gain 2 Ultra Analog System™

© 1959, 2015 Columbia Records. Originally released 1959. Made in the U.S.A.

Printed in the U.S.A.

Includes an 8-page booklet.

The track durations are not listed on the release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 21797 45011 9
  • Barcode (String & Scanned): 821797450119
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): 88697943631A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): 88697943631B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Label): 88697943631C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Label): 88697943631D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etching): MFSL 2-45011 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etching): MFSL 2-45011 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Etching): MFSL 2-45011 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Etching): MFSL 2-45011 D1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Processing Facility Etching): 22815.1(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Processing Facility Etching): 22815.2(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Processing Facility Etching): 22815.3(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Processing Facility Etching): 22815.4(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Lacquer Cutting Engineer Initials/Lacquer Cutting Facility Initials Etching On All Sides): KW @ MoFi

Other Versions (5 of 394) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CL 1355 Miles Davis Kind Of Blue(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia CL 1355 US 1959 Sell This Version
62066 Miles Davis Kind Of Blue(LP, Album, Mono, RE) CBS 62066 Netherlands 1964 Sell This Version
CBS 460603 4 Miles Davis Kind Of Blue(Cass, Album, RE, RM) CBS CBS 460603 4 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
UDSACD 2085 Miles Davis Kind Of Blue(SACD, Hybrid, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Arv) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Columbia, Sony Music Commercial Music Group UDSACD 2085 US Unknown Sell This Version
BPG 62066, CL 1355 Miles Davis Kind Of Blue(LP, Album, Mono) CBS, CBS BPG 62066, CL 1355 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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KilburnKicks

KilburnKicks

July 2, 2020
Wow! These prices are insane. Granted, it is hands down the best sounding stereo version ever released. Now deleted by the way! In this case, you get what you pay for.
Bad_Astronaut

Bad_Astronaut

May 14, 2020
edited 3 months ago
Some people are trying to sell these for absurdly high prices here and on the bay. They claim this is "out of print" or other nonsense. This is STILL being offered by Music Direct and is awaiting another repress. There is NO REASON to pay a penny over the $59.99 retail price. Don't get suckered.
RMlegshaver

RMlegshaver

March 22, 2020

I am no jazz aficionado or an audiophile but I read this is the best sounding copy after a six-eye or original. Sounds fantastic to me.
arval

arval

February 25, 2020
edited 5 months ago

Anyone experience distortion in Blue in green? I have quite a lot of distortion in the middle and end of the track.
I tried with two diferent cartridges. with the micro benz is more clear that the denon

Copy 13703

Update: i return my copy and i got another one number 14033, same problem, pressing issues on the same track. Also returned.. bad luck or poor quality control of mofi?
weissja36

weissja36

February 22, 2020

As others have noted this pressing sounds absolutely fantastic. No issue with the amount of bass, it’s defined and tight without being overbearing. The horns are just right in the room with you... they’ve got so much energy, presence and texture but never causing any ear fatigue and I have a system that leans towards the high end: VPI Classic Signature with 2m Black cartridge. I’m a bit of a audiophile snob and have numerous top notch records and this stands right up there probably in my top five overall for sound quality. Not to mention the music ain’t too shabby either ;)
fborrull

fborrull

February 14, 2020

Someone said on youtube this is the 3rd best release of this masterpiece. I can't compare it because this is the only one I have, but to my ears, this is absolutely wonderful. Worth every penny!
kraaaamer

kraaaamer

August 7, 2019

Pressing #15347.

The one of the jewels of my collection. Whisper quiet, dynamic, beautiful. Flawless pressing.
leonthepro

leonthepro

June 24, 2019
edited 5 months ago

A quick first impression reveals my fears and joyous expectations for this pressing.
Some have complained about the bass on this release and I was afraid that Krieg would go too nuts on the EQ to really bring out the low end. And I did note that exaggeration when first starting on side 1 ( So What ).
The bass is nice but unnecessarily hefty I feel and it seems like drums and horns suffer as a result, losing some of that high end sweetness and realism found on for example my 6 Eye.
But I was even more surprised on side 2, because it unexpectedly seemed more neutral and the horns more in their right frequency range while drums shimmer better.
Perhaps Im just imagining but I reason the side switching playing a role in how Krieg is able to EQ as well. For the rest of the album its better balanced and we get to appreciate simply hearing more. My 6 Eye can really sound like a bootleg in comparison to the MFSLs stronger parts.
And speaking of those strong suits, for this cut its of course the aforementioned bass, and also the separation. We have more intensity and punch in the attacking notes and perhaps the only negative result because of it is that I can hear the limits of the recording (or tape) a lot better here.
Piano notes on Blue in Green just want to shine so badly, yet the trailing room reverb just doesnt seem to resolve perfectly in the stereo image and it still sounds too boxed in. This is something I most often dont count as cons however because the pure presence is just much greater and very enjoyable on the MFSL, its simply working with the limitations of the source.
I should also mention that if we are to do comparisons we should really limit it to the last 2 tracks as the others are pitched differently depending on what you have, for those of you who didnt know.
In the end I have more listening to do but feel satisfied with this purchase, it may not be flawless or the ultimate compromise, but a great sounding record it is and is probably the one I would give the nod to currently. Although Ive yet to hear Grundmans efforts on the Classic Records.
One thing that is certain is that my copy is near flawlessly quiet and crackle free.

Update:
I believe I may be hearing a smidge of tape wear on Freddie Freeloader. On some of, I think its Miles notes, in the center channel there is this soft ripping noise in the top end. Usually groove wear or pressing issues show themselves coming directly from the left or right horizontal plane but this is more high up leading me to believe its something with the source. And we know bad condition the tape was in before the making of this. Just thought I would point that our in case anyone else heard it?

Equipment Used:
Technics SL-1210GR Turntable
Paratrace tipped Nagaoka MP-200
Cyrus 2 Amplifier
System Fidelity SF-3050 Tower Speakers
musicnut72

musicnut72

June 7, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
I have #14218. Very quiet and sounds amazing. Definitely worth the $60.
dprcrna

dprcrna

October 26, 2018
Just received mine from MoFi #13758 Used it to inaugurate my new stylus. This has to be the best quality pressing I have heard of this album. Worth every penny.