Miles Davis ‎– In A Silent Way

Columbia ‎– CS 9875
Vinyl, LP, Album, Santa Maria Pressing

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A Shhh / Peaceful
Written-By – Miles Davis
B1 In A Silent Way
Written-By – Joe Zawinul
B2 It's About That Time
Written-By – Miles 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

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
63630, S 63630 Miles Davis In A Silent Way(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS 63630, S 63630 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
CS 9875 Miles Davis In A Silent Way(LP, Album, RE, Pit) Columbia CS 9875 US 1971 Sell This Version
CS 86556 Miles Davis In A Silent Way(SACD, Multichannel, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy CS 86556 US 2002 Sell This Version
SONT 52036 Miles Davis In A Silent Way(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album, Lar) CBS/Sony SONT 52036 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
UDSACD 2088, 88697943572 Miles Davis In A Silent Way (SACD, Hybrid, Album, Ltd, Num, RE) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Columbia UDSACD 2088, 88697943572 US 2012 Sell This Version


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May 21, 2020
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


November 19, 2018
Please add Miles Davis - In A Silent Way. It is the open reel tape version of the 1972 japanese vinyl release Miles Davis = マイルス・デイビス* - In A Silent Way = イン・ア・サイレント・ウェイ both issued in 1972 in Japan only.


February 7, 2015
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...?


October 25, 2008
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!