Miles DavisIn A Silent Way

Label:Columbia – CS 9875
Vinyl, LP, Album, Santa Maria Pressing
Style:Post Bop, Fusion, Modal


AShhh / Peaceful
Written-ByMiles Davis
B1In A Silent Way
Written-ByJoe Zawinul
B2It's About That Time
Written-ByMiles Davis

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"360 Sound" label version, pressed by Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria as indicated by an etched 'S' in runouts.

There also exists a "360 Sound" label version pressed by Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute (as indicated by etched 'T' in runouts): Miles Davis - In A Silent Way

There also exists a "360 Sound" label version pressed by Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman, which has etched 'P' in the runouts.

Tracks B1 and B2 play as one continuous track.

'Directions In Music By Miles Davis' printed in lower right hand corner of front cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side A): o XSM-150308-2C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side B): o XSM-150309-1K
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, etched, sides A & B): S

Other Versions (5 of 165)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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In A Silent Way (LP, Album)CBS, CBSS 63630, CS 9875Europe1969
In A Silent Way (LP, Album)ColumbiaCS 9875Canada1969
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In A Silent Way (LP, Album)CBSS 63630Europe1969
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In A Silent Way (LP, Album)CBSASF 1455South Africa1969
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In A Silent Way (8-Track Cartridge, Album)Columbia18 10 0922US1969



  • nori-o's avatar
    Mine is both sides are pasted side1 label....Matrix is as seen this.⤴
    • cariomarmine's avatar
      Edited 3 years ago
      anyone has the white colored vinyl now available in stores? EAN 0194397971316... can't find the related release
      • Mishagoesrawr's avatar
        How do the 1971 or 1977 reissue compare with the 1969 original?

        The price sticker has been creeping significantly in the past year or so for the original
        • mikkelbreiler's avatar
          Please add Miles Davis - In A Silent Way. It is the open reel tape version of the 1972 japanese vinyl release Miles Davis = Miles Davis - In A Silent Way = イン・ア・サイレント・ウェイ both issued in 1972 in Japan only.
          • bradkrischel's avatar
            My B-side Matrix / Runout is XSM-150309-1H

            According to the notes "B-side mothers between A and J apparently got scrapped, hence the gap." yet mine has the H. Any ideas...?
            • markjazz's avatar
              In a Silent Way is a very interesting album and it was just when Miles Davis was starting to move froward into the jazz-fusion era and it shows because it's not all fusion, just light hints of hit here and there. There's a lot of modal and bop going on throughout the album.

              The first side, which consists of two tracks, starts of pretty much as the title suggests. It's very peaceful, slow moving and soft. I could wrap my ears around this for 40 minutes easy but it soon picks up after about 5 minutes and in come in the organ and drums that pick up the pace a bit more. There's also a softly played guitar and throughout this track there's organ motifs that have been sampled a million times I'm sure simply because they're so damn good. And just when you think your getting bored the pace picks up again and then settles you down. This is one track you have to have patience for but it's damn groovy.

              The second side, which again consists of two tracks as one, starts off at a faster pace and is already groov'n with organ sighs, jamming drums and guitar. The track sounds very much like a continuation of the first two and it's great to listen to on CD because it seems like one long 40 minute track that doesn't even seem like 20 minutes. I prefer it on vinyl, like most jazz, but this is a case where having it on CD can come in handy too. All in all this album is a land mark in the Miles Davis discography and I would have giving it a 5/5 if there had been more variation but this vinyl still gets spinned a lot by me!


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