|A1||Rubberband Of Life|
|A2||This Is It||4:36|
|B2||Give It Up||6:28|
|C2||I Love What We Make Together|
|C3||See I See||4:19|
|D1||Echoes In Time / The Wrinkle||9:25|
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℗ & © 2019 Warner Records Inc.
- Barcode (Printed): 603497850778
- Barcode (Scanned): 0603497850778
- Label Code: LC 02982
- Matrix / Runout: 0603497850778 73975-01 A1
- Matrix / Runout: 0603497850778 73975-01 B1
- Matrix / Runout: 0603497850778 73975-02 C1
- Matrix / Runout: 0603497850778 73975-02 D1
- Rights Society: GEMA / MCPS
|Rubberband (CD, Album, Cardboard Gatefold Sleeve)||Warner Records, Rhino Records (2)||R2 599464, R2 599464 / 603497850785||USA & Europe||2019|
|Rubberband (CD, Album, Stereo, Paper Sleeve)||Warner Records, Rhino Records (2)||WPCR-18258||Japan||2019|
|Rubberband (2×LP, Album)||Rhino Records (2), Warner Records||R1 599464, 603497850778||Europe||2019|
|Rubberband (11×File, FLAC, Album, Stereo, 96kHz/24bit)||Rhino Records (2), Warner Records||none||US||2019|
|Rubberband (CD, Album, Unofficial Release)||Warner Records (6), Rhino Records (4)||603497850785, R2 599464||Russia||2019|
- Edited one year agoThe promise of such a release is that it gives listeners an approximation of what the artist originally intended. However, for whatever reason, this is a rather thin and disappointing album. It sounds like the project was not far enough in its development to give the team who picked it up much to work with. And how could it be? The original plan was to involve the then red-hot Prince and hip hop artists, none of which happened at the time.
The artists who picked it up the slack 35 years later did a commendable job with what was available, but the album simply contains too little original input from Davis to be more than a curio. This does not mean that there isn't some stellar playing (Davis plays his heart out), singing, and production on this, just that it is used to try and complement an album that has only half-finished ideas at its centre.
The record, however, is very nicely packaged and sounds solid if a bit trebly at times (a concession to 21st century tastes and methods?). The vinyl is sturdy and quiet, with short sides, which helps avoid groove distortion.
As a whole, it will appeal to Miles Davis completists, while newer listeners are advised to first check out official 80s and 90 releases like Tutu, Aura, and Doo-Bop to get a good feel for what the great man was up to in the last phase of his career. Listeners are advised to concentrate on Miles' playing to lap up what real pieces of his initial inspiration ended up on this record.