John Coltrane ‎– Ascension (Edition I)

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Coltrane's Ascension was originally released with the second take of the music from the recording session on June 28, 1965. These original pressings are commonly referred to as '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.

Tracklist

Ascension (Part 1) 18:35
Ascension (Part 2) 19:15

Versions (28)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AS-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition I)(LP, Album, Gat) Impulse! AS-95 US 1965 Sell This Version
A-95, A 95S John Coltrane Ascension (Edition I)(LP, Album, Gat) Impulse!, Sparton Impulse! Records A-95, A 95S Canada 1965 Sell This Version
A-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition I)(LP, Album, Mono) Impulse! A-95 US 1965 Sell This Version
A-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition I)(LP, Album, Mono, Gat) Sparton Impulse! Records, Impulse! A-95 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
LP AS-95 John Coltrane Ascension(7", Jukebox) Impulse! LP AS-95 US 1965 Sell This Version
CSD 3543 John Coltrane Ascension(LP, Album) His Master's Voice CSD 3543 UK 1965 Sell This Version
AS-95, A-95 John Coltrane Ascension(LP, Album, LW ) Impulse!, Impulse! AS-95, A-95 US 1965 Sell This Version
CLP 3543, CLP. 3543 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition I)(LP, Album, Mono) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice CLP 3543, CLP. 3543 UK 1966 Sell This Version
AS-95 John Coltrane Ascension(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Impulse! AS-95 France 1971 Sell This Version
AS-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition I)(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Impulse! AS-95 US 1972 Sell This Version
IMP-88119 John Coltrane Ascension(LP, Album, RE, Edi) Impulse! IMP-88119 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
IMP 424 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition I)(LP, Album) Impulse! IMP 424 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
AS-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition I)(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Impulse! AS-95 France 1976 Sell This Version
A-95 / AS-95 John Coltrane Ascension (LP, Album) MCA Records A-95 / AS-95 US 1980 Sell This Version
VIM-4666 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition I)(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, Impulse! VIM-4666 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
VIM-4666 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition I)(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, Impulse! VIM-4666 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
32XD-584 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition I)(CD, Album, RE, RM) Impulse! 32XD-584 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
254 745-2 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition I)(CD, Album, RE, RM) Impulse! 254 745-2 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
RR-98-245-2 John Coltrane Ascension(CD, Album, RE, RM) Release Records (3) RR-98-245-2 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
AS-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition I)(LP, Album, RE, 180) Impulse! AS-95 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
UCCI-9242 John Coltrane Ascension(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Impulse! UCCI-9242 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
AS-95, 06007 53626849 John Coltrane Ascension(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Impulse!, Universal Music Group International, Impulse! AS-95, 06007 53626849 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
A-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition 1)(LP, Mono, Promo) Impulse! A-95 US Unknown Sell This Version
9027 95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition I)(LP) Impulse! 9027 95 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
AS-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition I)(LP, Album) Impulse! AS-95 France Unknown Sell This Version
A-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition I)(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Impulse! A-95 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
A-95 John Coltrane Ascension (LP, Album, RE, Gat) Impulse!, ABC Records A-95 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
AS-95, A-95 John Coltrane Ascension Edition 1(LP, Album) MCA Records, Impulse! AS-95, A-95 US Unknown Sell This Version

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rodneyfool

rodneyfool

June 24, 2017
referencing Ascension, LP, Album, RE, Gat, AS-95, 06007 53626849

Anyone else have a copy where the labels are on the wrong side of the record?