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Miles DavisKind Of Blue

Label:Columbia – CS 8163
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Jazz
Style:Modal

Tracklist

A1So What
A2Freddie Freeloader
A3Blue In Green
B1All Blues
B2Flamenco Sketches
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Notes

Recorded 02/03/1959 and 22/04/1959.
6-eye labels.

The back cover lists "Flamenco Sketches" as the fourth track and "All Blues" as the last track, which is incorrect. However, the labels list the tracks in the correct order, which is reflected in the tracklist on this page.

This version can be differentiated from the other 1959 stereo pressings by the labels:
First, there is misprinted version (Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue) with an error in the track order on the side B label.
Second, there is another version (Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue) with "Kind Of Blue" printed on one line on the side B label.
Third, there is another version (Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue) with slightly different typesetting that is most distinguishable in the width of the characters that form the catalog number and "Stereo Fidelity" at the top of the labels.

There is also a repress (Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue) with labels that show "CBS" (CBS) in the upper center area, but are otherwise very similar to the Columbia '6-eye' labels on this version.

A printer number "4" printed on the bottom right corner of the sleeve back (see images).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamp side A): XSM47326-1BC A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamp side B): XSM47327-1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 1): XSM47326-1AJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 1): XSM47327-1AJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 2): XSM47326-1AG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 3): XSM47326-1AH
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 3): XSM47327-1AJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, "III" etched, variant 4): XSM47326-1AG YB III
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, "IIIIIIIII" etched, variant 4): XSM47327-1AJ YC IIIIIIIII

Other Versions (5 of 532)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Kind Of Blue (LP, Album, Mono)ColumbiaCL 1355US1959
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Kind Of Blue (LP, Album, Misprint, Promo, Mono, '4' cover)ColumbiaCL 1355US1959
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Kind Of Blue (LP, Album, Mono)Coronet (2), Coronet (2), Coronet (2)KLP893, KLP-893, KLP - 893Australia1959
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Kind Of Blue (LP, Album, Mono)ColumbiaCL 1355Canada1959
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Kind Of Blue (LP, Album, Misprint, Mono)ColumbiaYL-143Japan1959

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Reviews

  • ejlyall3's avatar
    ejlyall3
    Found this album in near mint condition at a garage sale for 50 cents. So glad I woke up early that random Saturday morning to go crate digging. This find makes me motivated to get out there and find more gems like this everyday!!! You never know what you will find and I have a great album and story to tell for years to come!!!
    • pmaligaya's avatar
      pmaligaya
      It seems the 1959 stereo pressings of this album had so many label variations. I assume that whatever is closest to the label of the demo version (https://www.discogs.com/Miles-Davis-Kind-Of-Blue/release/5795305), with the tracks on Side B wrongly interchanged, but red in color instead of white, would be the earliest pressings. Some 1959 stereo pressings had the title "Kind of Blue" occupying one line only on both sides (like in the promo; I assume these are the earlier 1959 pressings), others had Side A with the title on two lines while Side B has it on one line but the track listing sequence corrected (like the one pictured on this page), while others have both sides with the title on two lines. If I'm going to spend a sizeable amount on a 1959 pressing, I might as well get an earlier one, in the original Columbia plastic inner sleeve. Any thoughts?
      • jdank.firth's avatar
        jdank.firth
        When I meet an Alien who just arrived on Earth.... i would play this album and say.... "Now this is what we call music" So proud to know and own this beautiful album!
        • TECK_1347's avatar
          TECK_1347
          the most of the world with the lovesexy album of prince and color in rythm stimulate mind freedom of ron trent!!! black music is better sorry for my english spoken i am french!
          • Laserdance's avatar
            Laserdance
            I have a copy of this.
            But the A Side runout is XSM47326-1E, the B side runout is XSM47327-1K.
            Other parts of the vinyl and sleeve is totally identical.
            This is the first pressing?
            • kick_jazz's avatar
              kick_jazz
              Interesting .

              In Vinyl1954´s comment I got a little confused when reading ; "t is best to use Columbia EQ curve on the photo stage" . What is photo stage ?
              And what is the truth regarding the mentioned EQ-curves ?
              • Vinyl1954's avatar
                Vinyl1954
                Edited 14 years ago
                This is one of the most renowned Jazz masterpieces.

                However, as most of its original releases (not the later re-issues) were pressed with Columbia EQ curve, in order to hear the full glory of this LP, it is best to use Columbia EQ curve on the photo stage to replay it. If one uses the standard RIAA EQ curve to replay it, it's bass will sound fat and undefined, and the rich texture which was presented on the LP will be lost.

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