Album artwork for Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
Album artwork for Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley

Julian Cannonball Adderley's only Blue Note album, Somethin' Else, would likely forever be famous in music lore if just for the presence of Miles Davis. The iconic composer/trumpeter steps into the role of sideman on the 1958 set, one of just a handful of times he'd make such a move after the calendar passed the mid-1950s. Yet evaluating Somethin' Else strictly on Davis' involvement misses the big picture. Plain and simple, Adderley's jubilant work remains a jazz landmark due to the chemistry of its Hall of Fame personnel, enthusiasm of its participants, and sophistication of its arrangements – not to mention the reference-grade production and inclusion of the definitive renditions of two all-time jazz standards.

Limited to 6,000 numbered copies, pressed on dead-quiet MoFi SuperVinyl at RTI, and mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's ultra-hi-fi UltraDisc One-Step 180g 45RPM 2LP collector's edition pays tribute to the record's merit and includes the bonus track "Allison's Uncle." Offering reference-calibre sonics, this spectacular collector's version provides a clear, transparent, ultra-dynamic, and up-close view of a cornerstone effort that witnesses Adderley and Davis sharing horn duty alone for the only time in their fabled careers – an arrangement that occurred as a result of Adderley having joined Davis' majestic sextet a year prior. The premium packaging and beautiful presentation of the UD1S Somethin' Else pressing befit its extremely select status. Housed in a deluxe slipcase, it features special foil-stamped jackets and faithful-to-the-original graphics that illuminate the splendour of the recording. No expense has been spared. Aurally and visually, this UD1S reissue exists as a curatorial artefact meant to be preserved, touched, and examined. It is made for discerning listeners that prize sound quality and production, and who desire to fully immerse themselves in the art – and everything involved with the album, from the iconic photos to the gorgeous finishes.

Cannonball Adderley

Somethin' Else

Blue Note
Album artwork for Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
LP

£189.99

Numbered Limited Edition UltraDisc One-Step 180g 2LP 45RPM SuperVinyl Box Set.

Black
Released 01/12/2023Catalogue Number

LMFUD1S022

Album artwork for Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
CD

£6.99

Released 05/05/2017Catalogue Number

4953292

Album artwork for Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
CD +

£49.99

Sourced from the original analogue master tapes and housed in a mini-LP-style gatefold sleeve, Mobile Fidelity's numbered-edition hybrid SACD pays tribute to the record's merit and includes the bonus track "Allison's Uncle."

Released 01/12/2023Catalogue Number

CMFSA2270

Cannonball Adderley

Somethin' Else

Blue Note
Album artwork for Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
LP

£189.99

Numbered Limited Edition UltraDisc One-Step 180g 2LP 45RPM SuperVinyl Box Set.

Black
Released 01/12/2023Catalogue Number

LMFUD1S022

Album artwork for Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
CD

£6.99

Released 05/05/2017Catalogue Number

4953292

Album artwork for Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
CD +

£49.99

Sourced from the original analogue master tapes and housed in a mini-LP-style gatefold sleeve, Mobile Fidelity's numbered-edition hybrid SACD pays tribute to the record's merit and includes the bonus track "Allison's Uncle."

Released 01/12/2023Catalogue Number

CMFSA2270

Julian Cannonball Adderley's only Blue Note album, Somethin' Else, would likely forever be famous in music lore if just for the presence of Miles Davis. The iconic composer/trumpeter steps into the role of sideman on the 1958 set, one of just a handful of times he'd make such a move after the calendar passed the mid-1950s. Yet evaluating Somethin' Else strictly on Davis' involvement misses the big picture. Plain and simple, Adderley's jubilant work remains a jazz landmark due to the chemistry of its Hall of Fame personnel, enthusiasm of its participants, and sophistication of its arrangements – not to mention the reference-grade production and inclusion of the definitive renditions of two all-time jazz standards.

Limited to 6,000 numbered copies, pressed on dead-quiet MoFi SuperVinyl at RTI, and mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's ultra-hi-fi UltraDisc One-Step 180g 45RPM 2LP collector's edition pays tribute to the record's merit and includes the bonus track "Allison's Uncle." Offering reference-calibre sonics, this spectacular collector's version provides a clear, transparent, ultra-dynamic, and up-close view of a cornerstone effort that witnesses Adderley and Davis sharing horn duty alone for the only time in their fabled careers – an arrangement that occurred as a result of Adderley having joined Davis' majestic sextet a year prior. The premium packaging and beautiful presentation of the UD1S Somethin' Else pressing befit its extremely select status. Housed in a deluxe slipcase, it features special foil-stamped jackets and faithful-to-the-original graphics that illuminate the splendour of the recording. No expense has been spared. Aurally and visually, this UD1S reissue exists as a curatorial artefact meant to be preserved, touched, and examined. It is made for discerning listeners that prize sound quality and production, and who desire to fully immerse themselves in the art – and everything involved with the album, from the iconic photos to the gorgeous finishes.