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bills
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"New(?) Blu & Exile Double Album 'Miles'"


          

https://www.fatbeats.com/products/blu-exile-miles-3xlp

Anybody know if this is another compilation of outtakes? Or is it new stuff?
Here's the tracklisting:
1. Blue
2. When the Gods Meet
3. True & Livin' (I remember that this one, and a few others, were released on an EP last year)
4. Miles Davis
5. The Feeling
6. Music Is My Everything
7. Bright as Stars
8. Blue as I Can Be
9. You Ain't Never Been Blue
10. Miles Away
11. Troubled Water
12. Roots of Blue
13. African Dream
14. Requiem of Blue
15. The American Dream Pt.2
16. Dear Lord
17. To the Fall, But Not Forgotten
18. All the Blues
19. Spread Sunshine
20. The End
Seemingly no repeat tracks from the 'In the Beginning' comp, and most of the Fat Beats description for 'Miles' makes it sound like new material...but what throws me, is the re-use of this Exile quote, from press for the aforementioned comp:
“We planted the seeds of creativity and grew about 40 plants,” Exile says of the release. “We picked the ones that we thought were the best for an album, but that didn’t mean that the other flowers weren’t beautiful.”
Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

  

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Last year's "EP" was more like a normal single in the old days....
May 20th 2020
1
First single is "Miles Davis" (Spotify link)
May 20th 2020
2
Digging this. Hope this is a real deal album, and not ...
May 20th 2020
3
      "give me my flowers..." was the BTH follow up.
May 20th 2020
4
           And it was dope
May 20th 2020
5
           incredibly dope
May 20th 2020
6
                Yep, huge fan of that album.
May 20th 2020
7
                     Yea, I think it’s their best album.
May 20th 2020
8
                     I'm glad to see all the love for GMMF in here.
May 21st 2020
13
                          I prefer Blu’s version...
May 22nd 2020
14
                               RE: I prefer Blu’s version...
May 23rd 2020
15
                                    Yea re: the soundscape I agree and said something similar above ...
May 23rd 2020
17
           Oh I love it, thought I made that clear. But my understanding ...
May 20th 2020
9
                That was a proper album. You may be referring to the fact there’s a
May 21st 2020
10
                     Yea fair enough.
May 21st 2020
11
RE: New(?) Blu & Exile Double Album 'Miles'
May 21st 2020
12
RE: New(?) Blu & Exile Double Album 'Miles'
May 23rd 2020
16

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1. "Last year's "EP" was more like a normal single in the old days...."
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...."True & Livin" was dope... Spread Sunshine is also from that "EP". ...Hoping this is as great as their other records.


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2. "First single is "Miles Davis" (Spotify link)"
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https://open.spotify.com/track/32XCKQitXAmpjKTueSt5vy?si=Vn7FIm1OTLK-OFX2ZYt2qg

  

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3. "Digging this. Hope this is a real deal album, and not ..."
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... what the last couple were. Which were great, for what they were. But I want a proper BtH followup, as I'm sure we all do.

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4. ""give me my flowers..." was the BTH follow up. "
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5. "And it was dope"
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6. "incredibly dope"
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7. "Yep, huge fan of that album."
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8. "Yea, I think it’s their best album. "
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13. "I'm glad to see all the love for GMMF in here."
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I always preferred it to BtH, but didn't know that there were others who dug it this much.

  

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14. "I prefer Blu’s version..."
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I think Exile can do a little TOO much sometimes...

I don’t think I’d put the official up there with BTH,
but Blu’s is close IMO.

But either way it’s a slept on album.

  

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15. "RE: I prefer Blu’s version..."
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Yeah, I think I can recognize that BtH is a more "complete" and possibly "better" album...but what I really like about GMMF, is that they really settle into a vibe throughout the album and explore the space within it, much like D'Angelo does on Voodoo. This is prolly gonna come off SUPER "backpack" or whatever, but I'm not a huge fan of the poppier songs on BtH (like "First Things First", "Show Me the Good Life"...I like "Dancing in the Rain" tho), so BtH is a little uneven to me.
Also, and don't get me wrong, Blu always raps -- but I prefer the personal, contemplative, poetic nature of the lyrics on GMMF to the b-boyish style he leans toward on BtH (I just think Blu is a pretty good "bars" rapper, but when he gets into his poetic bag, he's elite level).
I will say, though, that I think "No Greater Love" is B&E's best joint.
As far as the versions of GMMF, I don't think I have a preference...so I welcomed the better engineered Exile version, but I could definitely see it both ways.

  

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17. "Yea re: the soundscape I agree and said something similar above ..."
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>Yeah, I think I can recognize that BtH is a more "complete"
>and possibly "better" album...but what I really like about
>GMMF, is that they really settle into a vibe throughout the
>album and explore the space within it, much like D'Angelo does
>on Voodoo.

When I said the GMMF was perhaps more consistent. You put it far more eloquently and I agree. They found a groove and went with it.

But I think BtH has a certain consistency as well, hence why I like it so much - it's just that they ventured outside of one specific groove, vibe, pace a few times (Juice n' Dranks, Blu Collar Worker, etc.) and IMO it worked and made for a better album. Plus the highs were higher. Just my opinion tho. Both are great.


>This is prolly gonna come off SUPER "backpack" or
>whatever, but I'm not a huge fan of the poppier songs on BtH
>(like "First Things First", "Show Me the Good Life"...I like
>"Dancing in the Rain" tho), so BtH is a little uneven to me.
>Also, and don't get me wrong, Blu always raps -- but I prefer
>the personal, contemplative, poetic nature of the lyrics on
>GMMF to the b-boyish style he leans toward on BtH (I just
>think Blu is a pretty good "bars" rapper, but when he gets
>into his poetic bag, he's elite level).

This is where I don't agree. I think he got super personal on BtH as well, and that's a big part of what has always been appealing about him for me. So(ul) Amazin', Blu Collar Workers, Dancin' in the Rain, and especially In Remembrance of Me, he got real personal. And those songs are all great.

But maybe on balance he was more personal and less rappity rapping on GMMF than he was on BtH, and if that's what you meant then I can't refute you - gotta revisit GMMF.

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9. "Oh I love it, thought I made that clear. But my understanding ..."
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Wed May-20-20 09:43 PM by Brew

          

... (and it looks like I may be wrong) was that it was sort of a loose collection of songs they'd recorded half-assedly over the years after BtH, that they later decided to bring together as a full album. IIRC the sound quality certainly gives some credence to that backstory (that I admittedly may have wrong lol).

But I'd be happy to find out I'm wrong, cuz again I really liked that album. I don't think it has the highs of BtH but it may be more consistent overall. Weirdly, I should say, considering what I just said above about the making-of haha.

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10. "That was a proper album. You may be referring to the fact there’s a "
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Thu May-21-20 07:07 AM by sweeneykovar

  

          

Blu version, which is the one he put on Bandcamp w no warning and had rough mixes of the songs. Then there’s essentially the Exile version with an additional song or two and proper mixing and is the version on streaming/wax, so I guess that’s the more “official” version. I actually find I prefer the Blu/bandcamp version. Many of those songs were indeed recorded several years before release but I don’t think that makes it any less of an album and BTH follow up.

  

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11. "Yea fair enough."
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So I was onto something even if "proper album" wasn't necessarily the way to phrase it.

Either way, I love it so I'll take it.

But I have a feeling this album will be even more proper lol. Can't wait.


>RE: That was a proper album. You may be referring to the fact there’s a
>Blu version, which is the one he put on Bandcamp w no warning
>and had rough mixes of the songs. Then there’s essentially
>the Exile version with an additional song or two and proper
>mixing and is the version on streaming/wax, so I guess
>that’s the more “official” version. I actually find I
>prefer the Blu/bandcamp version. Many of those songs were
>indeed recorded several years before release but I don’t
>think that makes it any less of an album and BTH follow up.

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12. "RE: New(?) Blu & Exile Double Album 'Miles'"
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GREAT to hear...First one is a classic, and "Flowers" was solid...

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16. "RE: New(?) Blu & Exile Double Album 'Miles'"
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Diggin this first single, Blu is in rare form. Diggin the piano chops too

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