February 1, 1975
Miles Davis' plays two concerts in Osaka, Japan. The matinee concert is turned into the double-live album Agharta, and is well-received by the few critics who've hung on to Davis' rock-funk explorations. The evening peformance gives way to the scorched-earth sounds of Pangaea, also a double-album. Unlike the focused funk of the (Agharta) matinee concert, Pangaea is a dark, crowded, crazy album that sounds like a culmination of Davis' experiments of the past seven years. Many critics and die-hard Miles fans have overlooked this album. There's crazy polyrhythmic drums, out-of-control saxophone, hyperventilated wah-wah guitars, and Miles himself alternating between frantic trumpet solos and organ riffs.
This is ominous, cacophonous funk-rock - plain and simple - and each song takes up an entire CD. I think this is the absolute best work Miles did in his fusion era (1968-1975), second only to Bitches Brew.
Immediately after this concert, Miles disappeared from the radar. He went into "semi-retirement" for health reasons. Becoming a total recluse, remaining inactive for six years, and not re-emerging until 1981. He was never the same after this.
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Miles Davis - Pangaea 
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 84.5 MB
1. Zimbabwe (41:48)
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 94.7 MB
1. Gondwana (46:50)