Ace has long been associated with the Stax catalogue and we are continually looking for new ways to keep the connection going via packages of exciting vault discoveries. Many of our recent Stax compilations have concentrated on the company’s later era – the yellow period, as it’s known in collector circles – but we’re starting our 2016 schedule with a project that draws on releases from their earlier blue period.
One of Analogue Productions' most successful and collectible projects has been the Miles Davis Quintet/The Great Prestige Recordings deluxe box set on 33 1/3 LP. Now, that beautiful five-album set is being reintroduced. And at 45 RPM, it's more stunning than ever! Featuring a 12" x 12" 16-page gorgeous booklet, packaged with the LPs in a deluxe, heavy-duty box, this set is the end-all of Miles' work for the legendary Prestige label from 1951 through 1956. Stereophile awarded the first incarnation of this set Recording of the Month in their March 1997 issue, giving it five stars for both music and sonics. That was at 33 1/3 RPM. Imagine these same records at 45 RPM!
Tong's final solo effort, or at least the last one that has seen any sort of formal release, Theoretically Chinese is at times quite an intriguing attempt at an art-pop/dance effort, mid-'80s vintage.
Here is Lobo's first big hit single but the value here to Lobo fan's is the B side, "Walk Away From It All" which has never been issued on any LP or CD. Basically, if you don't own the original issue 45 you probably have never heard this track and can't get it anywhere else. This was also the first Big Tree single to be distributed by Ampex Records.
Our favorite instrumentalists are back for the Christmas Season. Get thumpin'!
All the tracks are live, and this version of the title track is only available on this 10".
Winner of the Creepiest Song Ever Recorded By A Major Artist award.