The Columbia Years 1955–1985

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The Columbia Years 1955-1985
Miles Davis - The Columbia Years.jpg
Box set by Miles Davis
Released 1988
Recorded 1955-1985
Genre Jazz
Label Columbia
Producer Various
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Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

The Columbia Years 1955–1985 is a 4 CD Miles Davis compilation. The box set is furthermore split up into the sections of blues, standards, originals, moods and electric. These cover tracks 1-8 of the first disc, tracks 9-10 and tracks 1-3 from the second disc, tracks 4-7 on the second disc and tracks 1-2 on the third disc, tracks 3-9 on the third disc and the final disc respectively.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Générique"
  2. "All Blues"
  3. "Eighty-One"
  4. "Blues For Pablo"
  5. "Summertime"
  6. "Straight, No Chaser"
  7. "Footprints" (Digital Remix)
  8. "Florence Sur Les Champs Élysées"
  9. "I Thought About You"
  10. "Someday My Prince Will Come" (Alternate Take) (Digital Remix)

Tracks 1,3,8 and 9 are mono recordings. Track 9 is previously unreleased. The version of Straight, No Chaser is from the recording Miles And Monk At Newport.

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Bye Bye Blackbird"
  2. "My Funny Valentine" (Digital Remix)
  3. "Love for Sale" (Digital Remix)
  4. "Budo"
  5. "Miles"
  6. "Filles De Kilimanjaro"
  7. "Fran-Dance" (Digital Remix)
  8. "Seven Steps to Heaven"

Track 4 is a mono recording.

Disc 3[edit]

  1. "Flamenco Sketches"
  2. "So What"
  3. "Water babies"
  4. "Saeta"
  5. "Masqualero"
  6. "Pinocchio" (Digital Remix)
  7. "Summer Night" (Digital Remix)
  8. "Fall"
  9. "It's About That Time"

Track 2 is a mono recording.

Disc 4[edit]

  1. "Sivad (Excerpt)"
  2. "What it Is"
  3. "Ms. Morrisine"
  4. "Shout"
  5. "Honky Tonk"
  6. "Star On Cicely"
  7. "Thinkin' One Thing And Doin' Another"
  8. "Miles Runs The Voodoo Down"


  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. (2011). "Miles Davis: The Columbia Years 1955-1985 - Miles Davis | AllMusic". Retrieved 2 August 2011.