John Coltrane ‎– Giant Steps

Atlantic ‎– 75203, Rhino Vinyl ‎– R1 75203
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 180g


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

Companies, etc.



Barcode printed on sticker on shrink wrap

Rhino Vinyl sticker:
"Trane's Atlantic Records Debut and One of the Most Influential Albums Ever!
A Must Have for Any Jazz Fan
Mastered by Kevin Gray at AcousTech Mastering"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker): 081227520311
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout etching): R1-75203-A S-61356 KPG@ATM 10577.1(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout etching): R1-75203-B KPG@ATM 10577.2(3) S-61357
  • Rights Society: BMI

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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April 27, 2019
edited 27 days ago
I guess there must be a later batch from Rainbo with serious defects. SQ is top notch! Pressing is pretty flat and centered. Vinyl is glossy without residue. Side 1 sounds really good. A few pops, that’s all. Problems starts at the end of B1. B2 (Naima) is so distorted it’s painful to listen to.

It’s a shame that Rainbo f*cked up this great Kevin Gray mastered milestone.


March 13, 2019
Something happened to this at some point. My copy isn't warped or off-center, but side 2 is so distorted as to be unlistenable.


January 19, 2019
edited 27 days ago
Bad pressing. I've had two (update: FOUR) copies; both had scratches. The second one (the copy I kept) is slightly warped. Side 2 is slightly off-center. I can deal with that, but worst of all, the sacred ballad "Namia" is distorted beyond belief. I tried it on two different turntables, two cartridges, two amps. The sax, piano, and bass are just overdriven and distorted. This distortion is present, though slightly less, on tracks 1 and 3.

edit: Local record shop opened a third copy and all three had severe distortion on side 2. Shop clerk and I both listened. There must be a bad batch. I returned all my copies.

edit 2: for grins I tried a copy from Barnes & Noble. Same distortion issue on side 2, and weird scratches on side 1. Going back for a refund.

I cannot recommend this pressing at this time.


July 14, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Quality pressing, remaster is good if a bit laid back.


May 12, 2017

The best Rainbo pressing I have ever purchased. Flat, doesn't have weird orange peel texture on vinyl and sounds fantastic with real quiet background. It's like Rainbo actually cared how this album was pressed.


April 30, 2017
i opened three and they were all warped. anyone else.


November 11, 2016
As onehoop said, this came out this time of year in 2003. I think we should correct the date on this.


October 11, 2016

I have seen this advertised as 2003 release in a couple places.


August 10, 2016
sounds great! Absolutly fantastic pressing, of this classic album.


August 23, 2015
Cant believe there arent any comments. This is the best sounding record in my 1000+ collection. Cut by Kevin Gray.