Alice Coltrane ‎– Universal Consciousness

Impulse! ‎– AS-9210, Impulse! ‎– AS 9210, ABC Records ‎– AS-9210, ABC Records ‎– AS 9210
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A1 Universal Consciousness 5:05
A2 Battle At Armageddon
Drums – Rashied Ali
A3 Oh Allah 4:54
B1 Hare Krishna
Drums – Clifford JarvisTambura – Tulsi
B2 Sita Ram
Bells – Clifford JarvisDrums – Clifford JarvisPercussion – Clifford JarvisTambura – Tulsi
B3 The Ankh Of Amen-Ra
Drums – Rashied AliWind Chimes – Rashied Ali



Gatefold cover
Engineering at Coltrane Studios, Dix Hills, N.Y and A&R Recording, New York City
Bottom rim of label reads, "A Product of ABC Records, Inc. New York, N.Y. 10019 - Made in USA"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): AS 9210 -A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): AS 9210-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side A): AS 92I0 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side B): AS 92I0 B

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AS-9210 Alice Coltrane Universal Consciousness(LP, Album, Gat) Impulse!, ABC Records AS-9210 US 1971 Sell This Version
AS-9210 Alice Coltrane Universal Consciousness(LP, Album) Impulse! AS-9210 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
589 514-2, AS-9210 Alice Coltrane Universal Consciousness(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Verve Records, Impulse! 589 514-2, AS-9210 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
UCCI-9108 Alice Coltrane Universal Consciousness(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Impulse! UCCI-9108 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
AS-9210-A Alice Coltrane Universal Consciousness(LP) Probe AS-9210-A Brazil 1971 Sell This Version


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September 27, 2018
Absolutely magnificent album. I can't say that I'm deeply into Free Jazz, so I don't have a lot of experience with other releases in this genre, but Universal Consciousness grabs a hold of me every time I put it on. A friend of mine once described the music on this gem as "played by a band of which the musicians collectively forgot how to play a note and simply decided to make as much damn noise as possible". I understand what he means, but still: there's a profound, slightly mysterious, urgent and fascinating atmosphere hidden in the -seemingly- uncontrolled hammering away of complex compositions. For me, it also "sounds" incredibly seventies, even though the release is from 1971 and the decade still had to unfold. Let me just say that, once you decide to submerge yourself in the music of Universal Consciousness, you'll experience an endless slideshow of unexpected landscapes in your mind; one that begins with track one and ends with the last title. This is one to take in one sitting. You'll feel refreshed afterwards.


September 22, 2017
From now and forever. Hara Krishna will always clear up my mind.