Miles Davis - Tutu

Deluxe Edition Double LP 180 Gram Vinyl Remaster

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Tutu is a studio album by American jazz musician Miles Davis, originally released in September 1986 via Warner Bros. Records.

Originally planned as a collaboration with pop singer-songwriter Prince, Davis ultimately worked with bassist and multi-instrumentalist Marcus Miller. Miller wrote and arranged all the songs, except "Tomaas" (co-written by Davis), "Backyard Ritual" (by keyboardist George Duke), and "Perfect Way" (by pop group Scritti Politti). The music is strongly inspired by mid-1980s R&B and funk, with heavy use of synthesizers, sequencers and drum machines.

As indicated in the notes accompanying the album, Tutu was produced by Tommy LiPuma and Marcus Miller, with the exception of "Backyard Ritual", which was co-produced by Duke and LiPuma. It was recorded primarily at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Clinton Recording in New York, except the song "Backyard Ritual", which was recorded at Le Gonks in West Hollywood.

The album is named in tribute to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the first black Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa. 

The cover was designed by Eiko Ishioka and photographed by Irving Penn. Eiko Ishioka received the 1987 Grammy Award for Best Album Package for her work as the art director. 

The original vinyl album featured a coloured inner sleeve printed with the album credits on one side and a photograph of Davis' left hand (with middle finger depressed) on the reverse.

Tutu divided critics and listeners when it was released in 1986. Like Davis' pivotal 1970 album Bitches Brew, Paul Tingen wrote, Tutu became one of the "defining jazz albums" of its decade and attracted a young, new audience while alienating many other jazz listeners because of its heavy reliance on the drum machine and synthesizers.

Davis received the 1987 Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist Grammy Award for his performance on Tutu.

Check out a couple of tracks from the album:  Tutu, Portia, Perfect Way and Full Nelson.

This is the Deluxe Edition Double LP on 180 Gram Vinyl featuring the Original Album Remastered on LP1 and Bonus Material on LP2, Live at the NIce Festival, France, 1986, pressed in Europe.

 

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Tracklisting:

 

A1

Tutu

5:15

A2

Tomaas

5:32

A3

Portia

6:18

A4

Splatch

4:45

B1

Backyard Ritual

4:49

B2

Perfect Way

4:32

B3

Don't Lose Your Mind

5:49

B4

Full Nelson

5:05

 

 

Bonus Live Album: Live at Nice Festival, France, July 1986

Previously Unreleased: 

 

C1        

Portia (Live)

7:56

C2

Human Nature (Live)

9:01

C3

Carnival (Live)

4:17

D1

Splatch (Live)

17:07

D2

New blues (Live)

5:23

SKU 0081227955434
Record Label Warner Bros. Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number 0081227955434
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 15 May 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 01 September 1986
Barcode # 0081227955434
Shipping Weight 0.5200kg
Shipping Width 0.007m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000690m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Original Album Remastered, Bonus LP Live At Nice Festival, France, 1986, Previously Unreleased, Inner Sleeves
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Jazz
Genre Electronic
Genre Experimental
Format VINYL LP

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