John Coltrane – Ascension (Edition I)
Shortly thereafter, Coltrane expressed a desire to instead use the first take. Impulse swapped out the stamper(s) for one(s) with the first take and inscribed 'Edition II' in the dead wax - ceasing production of the original version.
Those recordings are grouped in another master release: Ascension (Edition II).
If you have an orange/black labelled pressing of Ascension from the mid-to-late 1960s, the presence or absence of 'Edition II' in the dead wax is the simplest way to determine which version you have.
The solo order differs slightly between the takes; Edition II also features no drum solo by Elvin Jones.
Later CD issues have included both takes.
|Ascension (Part 1)||18:35|
|Ascension (Part 2)||19:15|