Thursday, June 19, 2014

Miles Davis - You're Under Arrest

Of course I love this album, but my two favorite cuts are "Human Nature" and "Time After Time".  Check out the notes below for more information.

You're Under Arrest by Miles Davis at

Notes from YouTube;

Miles Davis - You're Under Arrest (The album)

"One Phone Call"/"Street Scenes" (Davis) 00:01

"Human Nature" (John Bettis, Steve Porcaro) 04:33

"Intro: MD 1"/"Something's On Your Mind"/"MD 2" (Davis, Hubert Eaves III, James "D-Train" Williams) 09:00

"Ms. Morrisine" (Davis, Morrisine Tynes Irving, Robert Irving III) 16:17

"Katia Prelude" (Davis, Irving III) 21:23

"Katia" (Davis, Irving III)

"Time After Time" (Cyndi Lauper, Rob Hyman) 29:40

"You're Under Arrest" (John Scofield) 33:15

"Medley: Jean Pierre"/"You're Under Arrest"/"Then There Were None" (Davis, Irving III, Scofield) 39:36

Personnel: Miles Davis: Trumpet, "Police Voices, Davis Voices" on track 1, Synthesizer on track 5,6

John McLaughlin: Guitar on track 4,5,6

John Scofield: Guitar on track 1,2,3,7,9

Bob Berg: Soprano Saxophone on track 1, Tenor Saxophone on track 8,9

Al Foster: Drums on track 1,7,8,9

Vince Wilburn, Jr.: Drums on track 2,3,4,5,6

Robert Irving III: Synthesizers, Celesta, Organ, Clavinet

Darryl Jones, A/K/A "The Munch:" Bass

Steve Thorton: Percussion, Spanish voice on track 1

Sting (under his real name Gordon Sumner): French policeman's voice on track 1

Marek Olko: Polish voice on track 1

James Prindiville, a.k.a. "J.R.:" Handcuffs on track 1

You're Under Arrest is a 1985 album recorded by Miles Davis that saw Miles mix pop tunes with political statements about racism, pollution and war. Among other tracks, the album featured Davis' interpretations of two contemporary pop songs: Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" and Michael Jackson's "Human Nature".

During the recording sessions, bass player Darryl Jones introduced Sting to his longtime idol Miles Davis. Sting was startled when Davis asked him if he could speak French, and since he did, to translate the Miranda warning into French and yell it into the microphone against a backing track.

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