John Coltrane ‎– Giant Steps

Atlantic ‎– 1311, Atlantic ‎– 081227945251, Atlantic ‎– SD 1311, Atlantic ‎– RR1 555371
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Mono, 180 gr


A1 Giant Steps 4:43
A2 Cousin Mary 5:45
A3 Countdown 2:21
A4 Spiral 5:56
B1 Syeeda's Song Flute 7:00
B2 Naima 4:21
B3 Mr. P. C. 6:57

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The legendary jazz giant's classic Atlantic albums in mono. 180-gram vinyl. Rhino vinyl.
500 greatest albums of all time - Rolling Stone

First cat # on front, label and spine. Second and third on back. Fourth on sticker.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etched A): BG25573-01 A1 A1 087227946418-01
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched B): BG25573-01 B1 +S 087227946418-01
  • Barcode (On sticker): 081227945251
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): 11637
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): 11638

Other Versions (5 of 107) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1311 John Coltrane Giant Steps(LP, Album, Mono) Atlantic 1311 US 1960 Sell This Version
1311 John Coltrane Giant Steps(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic 1311 US 1968 Sell This Version
SD 1311 John Coltrane Giant Steps(LP, Album, RE, RP, Bar) Atlantic SD 1311 US Unknown Sell This Version
none John Coltrane Giant Steps(7xFile, AIFF, Album, RE, RM, 24-) Rhino Atlantic none US 2015
B 1311 John Coltrane Giant Steps(Cass, Mono) Atlantic B 1311 France Unknown Sell This Version


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February 2, 2019
edited 27 days ago
The text on the rear of the sleeve is definitely NOT crisp. In fact it's quite blurry.

Not sure why something like that is hard to get right.


November 20, 2017
Hi, I received this vinyl from amazon and doesn´t bring the Rhino sticker but comparing with the images they´re all the same except for that sticker. The sticker is the only thing that indicates that it´s a Rhino version?


September 5, 2017
Just picked this up today after having debated it for a bit. I have to say, I'm not disappointed. This sounds great. Clean, flat, and centered vinyl. First new record I've bought it in a while that didn't have any defects or noise. I wouldn't say this record is 180 grams, but it's definitely more than the standard 140. Thick, but not ridiculous.

The sleeve is a nice thick "tip on" style jacket. The printing is nice and crisp. The back cover text isn't as sharp as it could be, but that seems common with reissues of older jazz classics - they try to clean up the back cover of blemishes and whatnot, and somehow he text ends up suffering. Interestingly, my copy came with a nice insert, a print of the front and back covers of the album on thick paper. And the printing is awesome on that as well, even the backside text is crisp. Perhaps they included this one because they screwed up the back cover and this was their way of making up for that...? Either way, the insert is nice enough to frame, and was a neat surprise.

Only thing some people may take issue with on this edition, is the bass. It is a bit "boomy" at times, but that just may be the way the mono mix is. I've never had an original to compare, but this version (to me, anyway) has all the great characteristics of a good mono mix - It's tight, it's punchy, and everything has a nice "stacked" sound to it, meaning that even though this is mono, you can still pick out every instrument, every layer, so to speak, and everything has enough room to breathe.

I would say don't hesitate picking this up if you want to hear this classic in mono and don't want to spend a fortune on an original that most likely won't sound or play anywhere near as clean as this one does.


July 5, 2017
This a Rhino Records pressing as indicated on the sticker "Rhino Vinyl"