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Well, damn. After blowing minds in the jazz world with last year’s The Complete Columbia Album Collection, Legacy gears up a few more Miles Davis reissues that are sure to pique the interests of devoted listeners and rarity hunters.

On August 31, Columbia and Legacy will re-release the trumpeter’s acclaimed Bitches Brew as a Legacy Edition. The original album in its eight-track studio mix (as opposed to more recent digital remixes) will be enhanced with bonus session tracks and a newly-released DVD of the Miles Davis Quintet playing live in Copenhagen in 1969. A deluxe 40th Anniversary Edition (similar to the 50th anniversary set done for Kind of Blue in 2008) will add the original album on double vinyl, the aforementioned concert on CD, and more memorabilia in a 12″ x 12″ box.

There’s a bigger Miles gun that’s going to be revealed by the label in less than a week, but it probably deserves its own post. For now, while we wait to hear more about the bonus material on the Bitches Brew set (surely comprising the best of the outtakes from 1998’s The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions box set), you can at least remind yourself of what’s on this record after the jump.

Miles Davis, Bitches Brew: Legacy Edition (Columbia/Legacy)

Disc 1: Original LP, part 1

  1. Pharoah’s Dance – 20:00
  2. Bitches Brew – 26:59

Disc 2: Original LP, part 2 and session tracks (exact tracklist TBD)

  1. Spanish Key – 17:29
  2. John McLaughlin – 4:26
  3. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down – 14:04
  4. Sanctuary – 10:52

Disc 3: DVD – Live in Copenhagen 1969 (exact set list TBD)

Disc 1 and Disc 2 Tracks 1-4 originally released as Bitches Brew – Columbia GP-26, 1970
Disc 3 previously unreleased

Written by Mike Duquette

May 20, 2010 at 11:55

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