John Coltrane ‎– Interstellar Space

ABC Records ‎– ASD-9277, Impulse! ‎– ASD-9277
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Mars 10:41
A2 Venus 8:17
B1 Jupiter 5:21
B2 Saturn 11:35



Recorded February 22, 1967 in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.. Remixed and digital transfer engineered at Westlake Audio, Los Angeles.
Comes in a gatefold sleeve.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MCA-29029, ASD-9277 John Coltrane Interstellar Space(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, Impulse! MCA-29029, ASD-9277 US 1980 Sell This Version
WMC5-118 John Coltrane Interstellar Space(CD) Impulse!, MCA Records WMC5-118 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
UCCI-9252 John Coltrane Interstellar Space(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Impulse! UCCI-9252 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
ASD-9277, AS 9277 John Coltrane Interstellar Space(LP, Album) Impulse!, Impulse! ASD-9277, AS 9277 France 1974 Sell This Version
GRP 11102 John Coltrane Interstellar Space(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) RAO GRP 11102 Russia 2002 Sell This Version


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September 8, 2016
To compare this to rock and roll is, I can see relevant in some ways, but quite a diss in others. The level of skill and musicianship here is way beyond anything rock and roll has ever offered (apart from when it's fused with jazz, and perhaps more importantly, jazz musicians playing rock not vice versa). But then, I am not a rock and roll fan in any way, I've had a long and crappy day at work, and I just want to be awkward and argumentative. Perhaps I should just go to bed....


January 27, 2015
Balls out riffing from Coltrane ably supported by Rashied Ali flailing away behind him. One of my favourite of his albums as it cuts back the spirituality and just gets down to kicking out the jams. Must have been an influence on the MC5 and The Stooges as this is the nearest Jazz ever came to the fury of good rock and roll. Listing to it through a broken speaker with adds a weird tremolo and it sounds even cooler. The drum grooves invent whole genres of dance music in a single fill. Ali may not have the finesse of Elvin Jones but he is prepared to follow Coltrane over the cliff edge and hang there running on the spot like Wile E. Coyote. I love many of Coltrane's ballads and more stately tracks but you can see how he needed to break out of the trap created for him by A Love Supreme. Mid tempo new age spiritual apathy as a soundtrack to yuppie dinner parties was his for the taking but instead he blasted into space. Basically if you like A Love Supreme and that is your peak Coltrane then this maybe not for you but if you want something with the freedom to constantly evolve and challenge you buy it.

maningrey at London School of Sound