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Miles Davis: The Electric Years

VMP Anthology 17 is devoted to Miles Davis' most electrifying period.

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As a total volume of music, these records achieve an organic unity by growing and dissolving into one another, even as they might individually seem to you disjointed or unclear or even disembodied. If so, you shouldn’t feel alone. This may be some of the most confusing music ever made. … Miles Davis aspired to be the sort of successful artist who could make the ensembles and records and concerts that he wanted, when he wanted, such that he didn’t particularly have to worry about record-label marketing, audiences and critics; such that a lot of people might listen and perhaps be taken aback or love it, but he would not necessarily care because it was not his job to care, only to keep experimenting.
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Ben Ratliff, author, jazz critic and historian, in the box set's Listening Notes

Get The Whole Story…

VMP Anthology goes beyond the seven albums included in your box. Alongside your box and the albums within it, we provide in-depth, original Listening Notes and a digestible multi-episode podcast to serve as your definitive guide though these records. VMP Anthology isn’t just a box set that’s supposed to gather dust on your shelves — it’s an immersive and transformative story that comes alive for you to spend weeks (or longer!) inside of. We can’t wait for you to dive deeper into Miles Davis’ history and the albums in this box.

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In a Silent Way (1969)
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Bitches Brew (1970)
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A Tribute to Jack Johnson (1971)
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Live-Evil (1971)
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On The Corner (1972)
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Big Fun (1974)
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Get Up With It (1974)

What's Included

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Electrified Podcast
Hosted by executive producer and VMP Director of Music Andrew Winistorfer, this season of the VMP Anthology Podcast is devoted to exploring how radical these albums were, and what they did to music after their release.
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AAA Masterpieces
The seven albums — In a Silent Way, Bitches Brew, A Tribute to Jack Johnson, Live-Evil, On The Corner, Big Fun and Get Up With It — have all been mastered AAA from 1-to-1 tape transfers of the master tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound. The 11 LPs featured in the box come on 180g black vinyl, pressed at GZ, and will be limited in the first edition to 2,000 units. These albums have not been reissued AAA in many years, and in some cases, ever.
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Plug Into the Story
Read the story of these seven albums in a very special 24-page Listening Notes and photo booklet written by jazz critic and historian Ben Ratliff.
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Premium Commemorative Box
Designed in-house at VMP, these records are housed in a deluxe box featuring an iconic portrait of Miles in the style of the great Tadayuki Naitoh, and metallic silver ink on the text. The inner slipcase features a full-band live photo from the era.
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How Was The Audio Sourced?

All seven of the albums in this VMP Anthology are AAA, cut directly from fully analog tape-to-tape transfers of the master tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound.

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Podcast and Listening Notes

Get the full story of Miles Davis: The Electric Years through our podcast and Listening Notes booklet. The booklet — 24 pages long with photos from the era — found in your box covers the story of Miles’ electric period from start to finish. Our podcast will offer a discussion of all the albums and their histories.


Got a question?

VMP Anthology is the vinyl box set, reinvented. It aims to use music to tell a story, and gives space for lots of listening, learning, and conversation along the way.
VMP started as a record of the month club in 2013. Today it has 4 subscription Tracks (Essentials, Classics, Hip Hop, Country — more to come) and it’s first Limited subscription with Dolly Parton. VMP also has an online record store and magazine.
Shipping is free in the U.S. and $30 internationally. Records will be sent in one shipment.
We created VMP Anthology for people who recognize that every album has a deep story to tell. By breaking up the albums, we give you space to truly listen and absorb each individual recording, listen to the podcast and soak it in. Of course, this is just a suggestion!
Nope! We built VMP Anthology as a way for all fans to experience music more deeply, and VMP membership is not required.
Yes, shipping is available in 16 countries in addition to the U.S. (view all FAQs for more details). Due to the box value and carrier constraints, international customers are responsible for customs and duties. When shipping to a country that is subject to VAT, this will also be due upon receipt.
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