Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Q Magazine
    Aug 21, 2013
    They capture a group on the brink of a startling transition. [May 2013, p.116]
  2. The Wire
    Feb 28, 2013
    As interesting for what it carries over from the past as for the future it foreshadows. [Feb 2013, p.47]
  3. Feb 19, 2013
    The rapport among the five of them, especially between Miles and Shorter, is beyond belief. The sound quality is excellent throughout.
  4. Uncut
    Feb 8, 2013
    For all the stray premonitions of patchouli-scented funk-rock, these are less jazz-rock meltdowns and more muscular free improv sessions, ones which suggest a very different direction from Bitches Brew. [Mar 2013, p.89]
  5. Feb 8, 2013
    They represent such a cool transitional period in Davis's career, as radical a creative juxtaposition to the jazz community as Bob Dylan blowing the minds of the folkies with the crackle of a guitar amplifier.
  6. Feb 7, 2013
    There is a warts-and-all feel to sound quality and some of the improvising, but this is newly emerging and influential music still in the furnace, and Davis's timing can make even a seasoned fan whoop.
  7. Feb 6, 2013
    This treasure trove of well-recorded European broadcasts from ORTF and Swedish Radio represents the first official CD set tracking Miles in transition from acoustic quintet to all-out fusion.
  8. Feb 6, 2013
    It was as powerful a set of players as Davis ever played with, but it also did its own thing, carving out a space that was equal parts eccentric and classic, innovative and authoritative.
  9. Feb 6, 2013
    It's a real trove, and not just because this lineup is relatively obscure.
  10. Feb 6, 2013
    Live in Europe, 1969 makes obvious that on this tour, Davis' creative vision was holistic and completely assured.
  11. 100
    While hearing the band tear through early takes on pillars from the trumpeter's electric period such as "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down" and "Spanish Key," it's hearing the band upend some of Davis' older material that may be most striking.

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