Miles Ahead: Prestige Titles

The Miles Ahead database contains information on all of Miles Davis's Prestige recording sessions. Select a record from the drop-down list below -- this will return a table of Prestige issues, reissues, equivalents, etc. To see all of these listed on one page, see the Prestige equivalents table elsewhere on this site.

Results include the original Prestige 12" LPs, Japanese Victor LPs (SMJ-6500 series) and CDs (VICJ-23000 series), and the Fantasy OJC CD versions. Most of the Victor CDs are now available in 20-bit/88.2KHz (K2) versions (VICJ-2000 series) and in 24-bit K2 versions with cardboard sleeves (VICJ-60400 series).

Also listed are some of the more common U.S. 12" LP reissues, including twofers, and also some pre-12" LP formats (78 rpm, 45 rpm, 10" LP). Prestige (and later Fantasy) reissued these records many times, frequently with different covers. For a full accounting of these matters, see the appendix to Michel Ruppli's excellent The Prestige Label: A Discography (Westport: Greenwood Press, 1980). A full list of the Prestige labels is available elsewhere on this site.

All of the Prestige recordings (minus a few false starts and studio chatter) are included on Chronicle: The Complete Prestige Recordings, available on twelve LPs (Prestige P-012 or Victor VIJ 5090/101) or eight CDs (Fantasy PCD 012 or Victor VICJ 40225/32, the latter set using 20-bit/88.2 KHz mastering).

The Great Prestige Recordings (Analogue Productions APJ 035) includes the five Prestige recordings by the "first quintet" (Miles, Cookin', Relaxin', Workin', and Steamin'); these have also been issued as ten 45-rpm LPs (APJ 035-45). These titles are also included in the 18-CD set The Complete Prestige Recordings of John Coltrane (Victor VICJ 60573/90 [= VICJ-41461/79]), and they've been collected, along with some live material from 1955-1958, on the 4-CD set The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions (Fantasy PRCD 4444).

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