Wes Montgomery ‎– A Day In The Life

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A Day In The Life 5:30
Watch What Happens 2:37
When A Man Loves A Woman 2:48
California Nights 2:35
Angel 2:46
Eleanor Rigby 3:00
Willow Weep For Me 4:35
Windy 2:20
Trust In Me 4:23
The Joker 3:00

Versions (75)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SP-3001, SP 3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, San) A&M Records, A&M Records SP-3001, SP 3001 US 1967 Sell This Version
CYP 185 (02) Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(Cass, Album) A&M Records CYP 185 (02) UK 1967 Sell This Version
SAML 932633 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album) A&M Records SAML 932633 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
212019 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album) A&M Records 212019 Austria 1967 Sell This Version
SP-3001, SP 3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album) A&M Records, A&M Records SP-3001, SP 3001 US 1967 Sell This Version
212019 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album) A&M Records 212019 Germany 1967 Sell This Version
SAM 028 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album) A&M Records SAM 028 South Africa 1967 Sell This Version
AMLS2001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album) A&M Records AMLS2001 UK 1967 Sell This Version
SP 4002 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, 180) A&M Records SP 4002 Italy 1967 Sell This Version
SP 3001, SP-3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records, CTI Records, A&M Records SP 3001, SP-3001 US 1967 Sell This Version
SP 3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records SP 3001 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
SP-3001, SP 3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records, A&M Records SP-3001, SP 3001 US 1967 Sell This Version
SP-3001, SP 3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records, A&M Records SP-3001, SP 3001 US 1967 Sell This Version
SP-3001, CTS-3002 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records, CTI Records SP-3001, CTS-3002 US 1967 Sell This Version
SP 3001, SP-3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records, CTI Records SP 3001, SP-3001 US 1967 Sell This Version
SP 3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records SP 3001 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
LP-2001, LP 2001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, Mono) A&M Records, A&M Records LP-2001, LP 2001 US 1967 Sell This Version
AML-32633 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, Mono) A&M Records AML-32633 Australia 1967 Sell This Version
LP-2001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, Mono) A&M Records LP-2001 US 1967 Sell This Version
AML2001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, Mono) A&M Records, A&M Records AML2001 UK 1967 Sell This Version
LP-2001, LP 2001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, Mono, Promo) A&M Records, A&M Records LP-2001, LP 2001 US 1967 Sell This Version
Mono A&M-LP 2001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, Mono, San) A&M Records Mono A&M-LP 2001 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
SP-3001, SP 3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, Pit) A&M Records, A&M Records SP-3001, SP 3001 US 1967 Sell This Version
SP-3001, SP 3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, Promo) A&M Records, A&M Records SP-3001, SP 3001 US 1967 Sell This Version
TLP 69 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, Unofficial) Taedo TLP 69 South Korea 1967 Sell This Version
AMC 3001, OR3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) A&M Records, A&M Records AMC 3001, OR3001 US 1967 Sell This Version
AM 2014, A & M 2014 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, Mono) A&M Records, A&M Records AM 2014, A & M 2014 Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
AML 301, AML-301 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, RE, Gat) A&M Records, CTI Records, A&M Records, CTI Records AML 301, AML-301 Japan 1968 Sell This Version
SP-3001, SP 3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, RP, Gat) A&M Records, A&M Records SP-3001, SP 3001 US 1968 Sell This Version
SP 3001, SP-3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, RP, Ter) A&M Records, A&M Records, CTI Records SP 3001, SP-3001 US 1968 Sell This Version
TAAMM 22001, TAAMM-22001 Wes Montgomery Un Dia En La Vida(LP, Album, Gat) Tizoc, Tizoc, A&M Records TAAMM 22001, TAAMM-22001 Mexico 1968 Sell This Version
X-6034, X-5034/X-6034 Wes Montgomery Un Día En La Vida(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records, A&M Records X-6034, X-5034/X-6034 Argentina 1969 Sell This Version
CSJ-918 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, Unofficial) 中聲 CSJ-918 Taiwan 1970 Sell This Version
AML 351 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, RP) A&M Records AML 351 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
LLP-3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(7", Album, Jukebox) A&M Records LLP-3001 US 1973 Sell This Version
LAX 3091, SP-3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, Ltd) A&M Records, A&M Records LAX 3091, SP-3001 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
AMP-7032 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, RE, Gat) A&M Records AMP-7032 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
AMS-20014 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, RE) A&M Records AMS-20014 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
SP-9-3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) A&M Records, CTI Records SP-9-3001 US 1983 Sell This Version
2420228, SP-9-3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, Gat) PGP RTB, A&M Records, CTI Records 2420228, SP-9-3001 Yugoslavia 1984 Sell This Version
30XB-61 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(CD, Album, RE) A&M Records 30XB-61 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
D32Y3801 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(CD, Album, RE) A&M Records D32Y3801 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
C25Y3801 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, Promo, RE, Gat) A&M Records C25Y3801 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
CD 0816 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(CD, Album, RM, Dig) A&M Records CD 0816 US 1988 Sell This Version
D22Y3916 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(CD, Album, RE) A&M Records D22Y3916 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
POCM-5001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) A&M Records POCM-5001 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
UCCU-5020 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) A&M Records UCCU-5020 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
UCCU-9520 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) A&M Records UCCU-9520 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
SP-3001, SP 3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, TP, Gat) A&M Records, Speakers Corner Records SP-3001, SP 3001 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
UCCU-9087 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(CD, Album, RP, Hig) A&M Records UCCU-9087 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
UCCV-9360 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) A&M Records UCCV-9360 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
SP-3001, SP 3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, RM, RP, Gat) A&M Records, A&M Records SP-3001, SP 3001 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
UCCU-6016 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, SHM) A&M Records UCCU-6016 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
UCGU-9025 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(SACD, Album, RE) A&M Records UCGU-9025 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
UCJU-90005 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Pur) A&M Records UCJU-90005 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
UCGU-9057 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(SACD, Album, SHM) A&M Records, CTI Records UCGU-9057 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
UCCU-8019 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, UHQ) A&M Records UCCU-8019 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
AM 83001, AMM 83001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(8-Trk) A&M Records, CTI Records AM 83001, AMM 83001 US Unknown Sell This Version
L-51-3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(8-Trk) A&M Records L-51-3001 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
8T-3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(8-Trk) A&M Records, CTI Records 8T-3001 US Unknown Sell This Version
CD 0816, 75021 0816 2 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(CD, Album, RE) A&M Records, A&M Records CD 0816, 75021 0816 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CS-3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(Cass) A&M Records CS-3001 US Unknown Sell This Version
SAML 932633 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album) A&M Records SAML 932633 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
SAMX 340605, SAMX 340.605 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album) A&M Records, CTI Records SAMX 340605, SAMX 340.605 France Unknown Sell This Version
AMP-18001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album) A&M Records AMP-18001 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
2420228, SP-9-3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, Gat) PGP RTB, A&M Records 2420228, SP-9-3001 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
SP-3001, SP 3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records, A&M Records, CTI Records SP-3001, SP 3001 US Unknown Sell This Version
SP 3001, SP-3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, RE) A&M Records, A&M Records SP 3001, SP-3001 US Unknown Sell This Version
SP-3001, SP 3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, RE, Gat) A&M Records, A&M Records SP-3001, SP 3001 US Unknown Sell This Version
SP 3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, RE, Gat) A&M Records SP 3001 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
SP-3001, SP 3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, RP, Gat) A&M Records, A&M Records SP-3001, SP 3001 US Unknown Sell This Version
SP-3001, SP 3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, RP, Gat) A&M Records, A&M Records SP-3001, SP 3001 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
SP 3001, SP-3001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life(LP, Album, RP, Pit) A&M Records, A&M Records SP 3001, SP-3001 US Unknown Sell This Version
HDA 371-11, none Wes Montgomery Un Día De Tantos(LP, Album, Gat) Hispavox, A&M Records HDA 371-11, none Spain Unknown Sell This Version
FCPA3009 Wes Montgomery When A Man Loves A Woman 男が女を愛する時(LP, Album) A&M Records FCPA3009 Japan Unknown Sell This Version

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streetmouse

streetmouse

March 22, 2020
referencing A Day In The Life, LP, Album, San, SP-3001, SP 3001

Wes Montgomery is one of those essential jazz artists who found himself relegated to playing easy-listening commercial albums that ranged in quality from very good to rather poor. Sadly, A Day In A Life taken from the Beatles’ song and covered here, is not very good at all, though in the same breath, it’s not easily dismissed either, laced with entirely hazed smokey grooves that come off with a sense of casual jaunty coolness.

It’s an album of cover songs that range from psychedelic pop to R&B soul, along with a smattering of Bossa nova influences that were all the rage during the mid 1960’s and favored by many jazz musicians. That said, what the album does suffer from is any originality, where the majority of the songs come across washed with overbearing stings (simply listen to “When A Man Loves A Woman) and a rather simple reading of the tunes, finding Wes bringing nothing new to the table, nor does he stand and deliver what is here with a sense of strength and mastering of a talented musical vision; and Wes Montgomery is certainly capable of so much more. Remember, Wes was the absolute boss when it came to thoughtful well crafted and delivered electric jazz guitar.

Times were changing with the rise of popular young people’s music during these heady years, finding truly great artists filling the background of classic FM stations with sounds oddly and un-essentially related to those changing times. While this sounds as if I’m waving this album off, it did reach number 13 on the Billboard Top 200, number 1 on Billboard’s Jazz charting, and sliding in at number 2 on the R&B charts, though again, those sales were due entirely to the consumption of an older generation striving to be hip, with the tracking “Windy” being a bonafide hit.

All and all, this album stands with more resonance today than I gave it so many years ago when I was caught up in the Beatles, the Stones and so many others. While Wes doesn’t use many effects here, the sound delivered is quite sweeping in nature, nearly symphonic and very much alive, as Montgomery’s guitar comes across as if it is eerily singing, belaying an unexpected sense of drama. When all’s said and done, this is still an essential album to become well acquainted with.

*** The Fun Facts: The album was recorded rather well, with the conversion to stereo, coming across sounding very natural and space filling. I’ve never been lucky enough to hear a flawless copy in mono, though that’s high on my list.

Guitar: Wes Montgomery plays a Gibson L-5 CES, with an article in Jazz Guitar saying "During his entire career Wes Montgomery played almost exclusively a Gibson L-5 cutaway electric Spanish guitar.”

Regarding the cover art, I can’t tell you if this was meant to be part of the new photography of the day, finding beauty in the most obscure of places, leaving this image of and ashtray filled with crushed unfiltered Lucky Strike and two single Salem cigarettes (featuring two gold bands) with traces of lipstick, along with a single wooden match, certainly seems rather dirty, uncool and rather undesirable … though (laughing) perhaps it shows Wes Montgomery’s contempt for the record and the tenets that had been placed on him.

My copy: Spine is stamped Stereo A&B-SP 3001 Montgomery: A Day In The Life
Full Gold spindle label.

Review by Jenell Kesler
16F4

16F4

July 8, 2017
referencing A Day In The Life, LP, Album, San, SP-3001, SP 3001
Some input please. My version has a runout of CTSP-3001 3001-4 with the VAN GELDER stamp. This is similar to one of the versions. However, my label differs from this version as mine has the thinner "STEREO" above Side 1. Not sure how to approach this. Create a new version? Or pick one of the versions already created?
scratchie

scratchie

April 2, 2016
referencing A Day In The Life, LP, Album, RP, Gat, SP-3001, SP 3001
On my copy of this Canadian pressing, the last track on Side 1, "Angel", has been replaced by "Eleanor Rigby". What sounds to my ears like the exact same version of "Eleanor Rigby" is also the first track on Side two. The track "Angel" is nowhere to be found, although the title appears on the label and on the cover. The labels on the disc and the gatefold cover are identical to those that can be viewed above by clicking the "more images" link.

Has anybody else seen this version? Thanks.