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Complete Miles & Trane Mosaic LP Set

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Wondering about the quality of these Mosaic LP pressings. I own the CD set and would eventually like convert all of my Miles to LP. Is this set the way to go?

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No its not the way to go. Buy the original Columbia pressings. They are superior to any reissues.

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No its not the way to go. Buy the original Columbia pressings. They are superior to any reissues.

I'm with Jazzhound. The originals are really worth the search.

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How about the re-issue lp's that are out. Is the sound for those an improvement over the cd versions? I, also, would like to convert my Mile's to lp.

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It's a magnificant set.....sounds great...go for it!!

I'll second that. All of the Miles Mosaic LP sets sound very nice indeed, to my ears. The Miles/Gil set in particular, is phenomenal. You can't go wrong with the Q-LPs !

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My ears are not as gifted as some, but I think the Mosaic LPs sound fabulous. I can't compare to the original pressings as I have not heard them. I don't know how easy they are to find or whether you can find them in the same mint condition as a brand new Mosaic pressing either.

I generally don't upgrade CDs, I don't seek out TOCJs or JRVGS but once I heard my first Miles Mosaic, I grabbed 'em all (over a period of time of course ;)

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I'm thinking it's hard to go wrong buying a Mosaic set. If I don't like the sound quality, or if I decide to further upgrade to originals I can always sell the Mosaic. Additionally, the Mosaic set is a pretty economical buy.

Still not sure what I'm going to do. Wonder how much those original Miles pressings go for? Thanks for the input.

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I've read many times that the Miles Davis 180g LP reissues (by Columbia/Sony) don't sound very good. Maybe they are made from the tapes used for the first CD reissues.

Sample them before "upgrading" your CDs.

Edited by Claude

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These Q-LP sets are so good that I'm salivating just at the thought of placing an order for the forthcoming 'Blackhawk' set !

Maybe I need to go into Mosaic rehab ? ... ;)

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I strongly agree with the praise for the Mosaic Miles/Trane lp set-the sound is terrific to my ears! By the way, I do have excellent copies of most of the original Columbias, some sound as good as the Mosaics and some don't in my opinion. For example, I have a mint six-eyes stereo copy of "Someday My Prince..." that beats any reissue I've ever heard-but the live recordings are better on the Mosaic. If you collect albums get the originals (be prepared to shell out big $ for mint 1st pressings), if you want the music get the Mosaic.

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I have a chance to get the Mosaic lp set of The Complete Plugged Nickel; is it worth getting over the cd version? Feedback greatly appreciated before I spend the $250 :o , to buy it.

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I have the Mosaic Plugged Nickel box. A beauty. It just feels like you're in the club

and the musicians play for you. Exactly what I am looking for when I listen to LPs

and so rarely get when I listen to CDs. I have not compared it to the Sony CD Plugged

Nickel box.

I have however compared the Mosaic Miles Davis/Gil Evans LP box with the Sony CD

box and the Mosaic is really the one to get. The Mosaics are even better than the

original Columbias.

Wish I could afford the other Miles Davis Mosaic sets.

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I have a chance to get the Mosaic lp set of The Complete Plugged Nickel; is it worth getting over the cd version?  Feedback greatly appreciated before I spend the $250  :o , to buy it.

$250?

This is one set that almost always goes for the original price of $180 when it is listed on e-bay. Sometimes for less. It is a fantastic set IMO. The sound is wonderful, much better than the cd set.

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I'll second that. My set of the CDs has been gathering heaps of dust since I bought the Mosaic ...

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$250?

This is one set that almost always goes for the original price of $180 when it is listed on e-bay. Sometimes for less. It is a fantastic set IMO. The sound is wonderful, much better than the cd set.

I'm trying to get the guy to go down on the price, to $180 at least. It still unopened, in the shipping box from Mosaic. Don't ask me why... :wacko:

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Just to answer my own question... I did get the Mosaic "Plugged Nickel" and it sounds better than I ever imagined, way better than the cd version. Miles' trumpet sounds so much cleaner and alive, on the cd, it sounded "pinched" to my ears. Guy did come down to $180, and it's one of my best buys ever. If you ever get a chance to get the Mosaic version of "Plugged Nickel" -- do it!

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Congrats Matthew! I always wondered what this set sounds like. Thanks for the info.

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