Wayne ShorterSpeak No Evil

Label:Blue Note – 0744042, UMe – 0744042, Blue Note – 84194, Blue Note – ST-84194, Blue Note – BST 84194
Series:Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 180g
Style:Post Bop, Modal


A1Witch Hunt
Written-ByWayne Shorter
Written-ByWayne Shorter
A3Dance Cadaverous
Written-ByWayne Shorter
B1Speak No Evil
Written-ByWayne Shorter
B2Infant Eyes
Written-ByWayne Shorter
B3Wild Flower
Written-ByWayne Shorter

Companies, etc.



Recorded on December 24, 1964 & originally released in June, 1966 on Blue Note Records
Mastered from the original analog tapes

© 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Comes with one of two different hype stickers.

Runouts are etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02507 44042 8
  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC-A): 602507440428
  • Label Code: LC00383
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): BNST 84194-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): BNST 84194-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): 00602507440428 0744042-A KPG@CA BK13821-01 A1 \/=
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): 00602507440428 0744042-B KPG@CA BK13821-01 B1 \/=
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): 00602507440428 0744042-A KPG@CA BK13821-01 A1 1+
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): 00602507440428 0744042·B KPG@CA BK13821-01.B1 1+

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Speak No Evil (LP, Album, Stereo)Blue NoteBST 84194US1966
Recently Edited
Speak No Evil (LP, Album, Mono)Blue NoteBLP 4194US1966
New Submission
Speak No Evil (LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo)Blue Note, Blue NoteBST 84194, BLP-4194/BST-84194US1966
Speak No Evil (LP, Album, Stereo, No P)Blue NoteBST 84194US1966
New Submission
Speak No Evil (LP, Album, Mono, no "P")Blue NoteBLP 4194US1966



  • darkooo80's avatar
    I received my copy, I opened it, and to my surprise inside was "something else" Cannonball Adderley. I was just about to return it but decided to play it first. It turned out that the recording was the right one (speak no evil) only the sticker on the vinyl were the wrong ones. I kept it. Maybe one day it will cost more. Did anyone else had the same issue with this pressing?
    • vinyljos's avatar
      Of course, a legendary Shorter album. Fine remastering and cut except partially too much dominance in right channel. Unfortunately, even after two exchanges, the Optimal pressing this time falls short in quality. Distortions and pops in A2&3. Record flatness leaves something to be desired even for the lower price level. Looses 1 star in Sound and 1 for pressing quality. A solid 3 for me. Music of course is a 5er.
      • povilaspunxnotdead's avatar
        My copy of this particular reissue sounds better on mono chanel. On cover says stereo but..
        • FJ40jason's avatar
          Picked up the repress on sale for $23. Sounds absolutely amazing and the price is as good as I can ask from BN. KG cuts another beautiful record.

          • conkeeling's avatar
            Had avoided this for ages because of early reports of pressing defects but it looks like the repress had less issues so finally took the plunge. My copy is pristine and the record sounds fantastic overall. Most of the recent BNCs I’ve bought have been glorious sounding.
            • guitarfreak1799's avatar
              Great sounding reissue, disc and labels were nice right out of the shrink and the sound is just as good as any of the other BN Classic Series. Highly recommended!
              • Orb_'s avatar
                This pressing is "ok". My copy isn't warped, nor is there much surface noise to speak of, but the stereo image is overdone, without enough voicing in the middle. Moreover, the bass is undervalued on this master, and there are moments where audible distortion on the piano becomes apparent. Overall, its fine enough for the price, but if you want an audiophile-quality pressing of this album you best look elsewhere. That said, my copy isn't as bad as some others have noted.
                • galactix's avatar
                  Can't follow some negative comments here regarding a) pressing, b) mastering and c) packaging.
                  My copy a) is flawless b) sounds superb and distinguished c) comes in a polylined inner sleeve.
                  Strong buy!
                  • fabmeyer's avatar
                    Records sounds very good to me, clear, no pops or clicks (like all blue note remasters from Kevin Gray that I know so far).
                    However Wayne Shorters sax is mixed too loud for my taste, anyone else has the same feeling?
                    I don't know how the original recording sounds but this is a bit of a turn-off for me.
                    • pointasch's avatar
                      Flat, no clicks, no pops here. As an OG is so expensive even in decent condition, this is the way to go, great album, great pressing, highly recommended.


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