John Coltrane ‎– A Love Supreme

Impulse! ‎– GR-155
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, Gatefold

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Reissue of A Love Supreme, originally released in 1965. This variant is the first pressing of many under the GR-155 catalog number. Issued in 1995, it has been out of print for many years. It is distinguished by the following:
--MASTERED BY CAPITOL in deadwax. Very heavy vinyl (over 200 grams).
--Orange, oval sticker on shrink which says "The Impulse! Reissue Series: Remastered original analog recording on limited edition heavy virgin vinyl; Original gatefold design; Custom packaging; Rare photos from original negatives; Original liner notes."
--No black and gold sticker.

If you have GEO ⓤ in the runout, you have:
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme with Back to Black sticker or
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

If you have TML stamped in the runouts and a UPC that is oriented horizontally and has borders on all four sides you have John Coltrane - A Love Supreme.

If you have none of these you might have John Coltrane - A Love Supreme.

Jowcol Music [BMI]
Originally recorded December 9th, 1964.
Remastered at MCA Music Studios

℗ 1995 MCA Records, Inc & © 1995 GRP Records, Inc & © 1964 MCA Records, Inc
Made in USA
Distributed in the USA by Uni Distribution Corporation

Original introduction written by John Coltrane, a brief essay written in 1995 by Michael Cuscuna, and the poem "A Love Supreme" by Coltrane printed therein.

Side B total running time is 17:40

Cover design at Viceroy

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 11105-0155-1 6
  • Barcode (String): 011105015516
  • Matrix / Runout: Mastered by Capitol (stamped) Wally (scribed)

Other Versions (5 of 190) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
A- 77 John Coltrane A Love Supreme(LP, Album, Mono, Gat) Impulse! A- 77 US 1965 Sell This Version
314 589 596-2 John Coltrane A Love Supreme(SACD, Album) Impulse! 314 589 596-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
58945-2, 589 945-2 John Coltrane A Love Supreme(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album, RE, RM + Dlx, RP, D) Impulse!, Impulse! 58945-2, 589 945-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
GRD 155 John Coltrane A Love Supreme(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Impulse! GRD 155 US 1995 Sell This Version
B0023726-02 John Coltrane A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters(2xCD, Album, RE) Impulse!, Verve Records, Universal Music Group International B0023726-02 US 2015 Sell This Version


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March 14, 2015

Was it made from digital source or analog?Who knows?


July 17, 2014
I could swear this is heavier than 180 gram -- it just feels heavier in the hand than some of my other 180 gram LPs. Just wondering if anyone else thinks this could be heavier? Cheers.

February 2, 2008
This is a great reissue for a very deserving album. 180 gram vinyl with a gatefold sleeve. Inside contains John's poem and it just looks better on the big vinyl sleeve. A Love Supreme ranks up there as the most widely purchased jazz album of all time, and rightfully so. Acknowledgement starts off with the simply 4 note string, which sticks in your head right away and you can clearly hear the music say A Love Supreme a well, which then the vocals come in soon to confirm it. John then comes in with very subtle saxophone and it simply sets the tone for the rest of the album. Resolution is great but probably my least favorite part on here. Persuance opens up with a great drum solo and the track is very upbeat and modal. There are some of the best piano solos by McCoy Tyner on this part as well. Simply love it. My favorite part overall on this awesome album. Psalm is a perfect peice as well ending the album with a slow movement that just makes you want to put the record on again as soon as it's over.