Miles Davis's final Columbia recording (other than Aura which was released several years later) includes his straightforward ballad interpretations of Cyndy Lauper's "Time After Time" and the Michael Jackson-associated "Human Nature," two songs he would play in most of his concerts for the remainder of his life. Other tunes (including "You're Under Arrest," "One Phone Call" and "Ms. Morrisine") were quickly discarded. In addition to Davis (who had regained his earlier chops) tenor-saxophonist Bob Berg, guitarist John Scofield and guest John McLaughlin get in a few decent solos on this competent but not overly memorable effort.
Personnel: Miles Davis (vocals, trumpet, synthesizer); Steve Thornton (vocals, percussion); Sting, Marek Olko (vocals); Bob Berg (soprano & tenor saxophones); Robert Irving III (organ, celeste, clavinet, synthesizer); John Scofield, John McLaughlin (guitar); Darryl Jones (bass); Al Foster, Vince Wilburn, Jr. (drums); James Prindville (sound effects).
01 One Phone Call/Street Scenes
02 Human Nature
03 Intro: MD 1/Something's on Your Mind/MD 2
04 Ms. Morrisine
05 Katia Prelude
07 Time After Time
08 You're Under Arrest
09 Medley: Jean Pierre/You're Under Arrest/Then There Were None