Alice Coltrane ‎– Eternity

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A1 Spiritual Eternal
Arranged By, Conductor [Conducted By] – Alice ColtraneBass – Charlie HadenBassoon – Don Christlieb, Jack MarshCello – Anne Goodman, Jackie Lustgarten*, Ray KelleyDrums – Ben RileyFlute – Fred Jackson*, Hubert LawsFrench Horn – Alan Robinson, Marilyn RobinsonOrgan – Alice ColtraneSoprano Saxophone – Jerome RichardsonTenor Saxophone – Jackie Kelso, Terry HarringtonTrombone – Charlie Loper*, George BohanonTrumpet – Oscar Brashear, Paul HubinonTuba – Tommy Johnson*Viola – Mike Nowack*, Pamela Goldsmith, Rollice DaleViolin – Gordon Marron, Murray Adler, Nathan Kaproff, Polly Sweeney, Sid Sharp*, Bill Kurasch*
2:55
A2 Wisdom Eye
Harp – Alice Coltrane
3:07
A3 Los Caballos
Bass – Charlie HadenCongas – Armando PerazaDrums – Ben RileyOrgan – Alice ColtraneTimbales – A Friend
11:22
B1 Om Supreme
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Alice ColtraneVocals – Deborah Coomer, Edward Cansino, Jean Packer, Paul Vorwerk, Susan Judy, William Yeomans
9:33
B2 Morning Worship
Bass – Charlie HadenCongas – Armando PerazaDrums – Ben RileyOrgan, Tambura [Tambouras] – Alice ColtranePercussion [Small Percussion] – A FriendWind Chimes – Ed Michel
3:30
B3 Spring Rounds From Rite Of Spring
Alto Flute – Jerome RichardsonBass – Charlie HadenBass Clarinet – Julian SpearBass, Drum, Gong – Ben RileyBassoon – Don Christlieb, Jack MarshCello – Anne Goodman, Jackie Lustgarten*, Ray KelleyClarinet – Jackie Kelso, Terry HarringtonContrabassoon – Jo Ann Caldwell*English Horn – Ernie WattsFlute – Fred Jackson*, Hubert LawsFrench Horn – Alan Robinson, Art Maebe, Marilyn Robinson, Vince DeRosa*Oboe – Gene Cipriano, John Ellis (3)Organ, Timpani, Cymbal [Cymbals] – Alice ColtranePiccolo Flute – Louise Di TullioTranscription By [Transcribed By], Conductor [Conducted By] – Alice ColtraneTrombone – Charlie Loper*, George BohanonTrumpet – Oscar Brashear, Paul HubinonTuba – Tommy Johnson*Viola – Mike Nowack*, Pamela Goldsmith, Rollice DaleViolin – Gordon Marron, Murray Adler, Nathan Kaproff, Polly Sweeney, Sid Sharp*, Bill Kurasch*
5:59

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Recorded at The Burbank Studios, California; additional recording at the Coltrane home and Westlake Audio, Los Angeles
Mixed at Westlake Audio, Los Angeles
Disc mastering at Kendun Recorders, Burbank

Track A1: Recorded August 15, 1975.
Track A2: Recorded September 5, 1975.
Track A3: Recorded August 13, 1975.
Track B1: Recorded October 15, 1975.
Track B2: Recorded August 13, 1975.
Track B3: Recorded August 15, 1975.

Tracks A1 to B2: Jowcol Music, BMI
Track B3: Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. ASCAP

Warner Bros. Records Inc. • a subsidiary and licensee of Warner Bros. Inc., a Warner Communications Company
© 1976 Warner Bros. Records Inc. Made in U.S.A.
℗ 1976 Warner Bros. Records Inc. Printed in U.S.A.

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  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Price Code: 0698
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): S41,256
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): S41,257
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): BS 2916 xs 41256-1A KENDUN -A KRAZ' I5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): BS 2916 41257-1B sx KENDUN -B NOZE C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): B 1 5 BS 2916 x5 41256-1A KENDUN -A KRAZ¹ B 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): 1 5 BS 2916 41257-1B B SX KENDUN -B NOZE < C

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P-10156W Alice Coltrane Eternity(LP, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records P-10156W Japan 1976 Sell This Version
M8 2916 Alice Coltrane Eternity(8-Trk) Warner Bros. Records M8 2916 US 1976 Sell This Version
WBC 1292, BS 2916 Alice Coltrane Eternity(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records Inc., Warner Bros. Records Inc. WBC 1292, BS 2916 South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
9362-47899-2 Alice Coltrane Eternity(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Jazz, Warner Strategic Marketing 9362-47899-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
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TommyVF

TommyVF

October 17, 2018
A vinyl reissue in Europe of this would be much appreciated, as the last one was in Germany 1976, and getting stuff from the US isn't affordable :S

Anyways, a personal favourite from Alice Coltrane! Just due to the sheer diversity and energy of the pieces here. You've got the "regular" free jazz, both the mad and the soothing kinds, but you've also got classical interpretations, and more rhythmical pumping funky elements. You've also got a choir going on Om Supreme, as well as bigger orchestral arrangements on Spiritual Eternal and Spring Rounds. On top of that there's instrumental variation: Soft embraces of the rhodes on Om Supreme, but also voice like expression through the (almost funny sounding, but fat and epic) organ on Los Caballos, Spiritual Eternal and Morning Worship, and of course her cosmic harp harmonies, on Wisdom Eye.

This is an album that shows many of Coltrane's abilities. Playing, writing, arranging, interpreting (transcribing) and conducting. As well as her own spiritual lyrics in the chanting of Om Supreme. Much respect for this thing, and of course the rest of her astonishing influential work. Peaaaacccccce <3

MyUniqueUsername

MyUniqueUsername

June 30, 2017
Los Caballos is a frigging monster without genus or comparison. Listen without delay.
dau

dau

January 30, 2015
edited over 6 years ago
This is the first album of Alice Coltrane where she starts to chant invocations in her songs, inspired by her association with Indian spiritual traditions. Before she had songtitles in reference to her calling, and in later albums she actually starts chanting traditional mantra's, such as in some of the songs on the Transcendence and Radha Krishna Nam Sankirtan albums. On this album we find Om supreme, where she uses her artistic freedom to make up her own invocation. Om Supreme Bhagavan, she sings. Bhagavan is a Sanskrit name of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, meaning Possessor of all opulences. "When i call you to Brahma-loka, you know i will meet you on Brahma-loka, Shiva-loka, Satya-loka, Turiya-loka." Loka is the word for sphere, planet, and Shiva-loka is the place where Lord Shiva resides, or Brahma-loka for Lord Brahma. After that it is about Paramahamsa. That refers to a perfected being, Param means highest and a Hamsa is a swan. A swan-like person. This is generally not the way in which the Lord is addressed, by the way, and Bhagavan is not residing on those loka's they sing about either, so i'm not sure of her understanding there. But never mind the specifics, Alice was into intergalactic travel for sure, and to rest in peace is not likely what she was aiming at. This songs breathes her calling to meet her Lord.