Sonny Rollins ‎– Saxophone Colossus

Analogue Productions ‎– APRJ 7079, Prestige ‎– LP 7079
Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono, Reissue, Numbered, Limited Edition

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A St. Thomas
Written-By – Rollins*
A2 You Don't Know What Love Is
Written-By – Raye*, DePaul*
A3 Strode Rode
Written-By – Rollins*
B1 Moritat
Written-By – Weil*
B2 Blue 7
Written-By – Rollins*

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Recorded in Hackensack, NJ; June 22, 1956.

Mastered and cut from the original analogue mono masters at Cohearent Audio.

200-gram pressing has a flat edge profile and deep groove label, true to the original LP.

Deluxe high-gloss tip-on album jacket.

The first 1,000 copies are individually numbered.

Can come with foldout catalog inserts for Analogue Productions and Prestige Mono and Stereo series mastered by Kevin Gray and pressed at QRP showing catalog dates as late as December 2016.

℗ & © 2012 Analogue Productions. Under license from Concord Music Group ℗ & © 1956. Pressed at Quality Record Pressings. Made In The U.S.A. [Jacket]

℗ & © 2013 Analogue Productions. Under license from Concord Music Group ℗ & © 1956. [Labels]

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed sticker on outer shrinkwrap): 753088707933
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etching): PRLP-7079-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etching): PRLP-7079-B
  • Pressing Plant ID (Side A & B stamp): QRP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A & B mastering engineer stamp): KEVIN GRAY
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A & B lacquer cutting engineer initials @ lacquer cutting facility initials etching): KPG @ CA

Other Versions (5 of 142) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LP 7079, PRLP 7079 Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus(LP, Album, Mono) Prestige, Prestige LP 7079, PRLP 7079 US 1957 Sell This Version
OJC-291, P-7079 Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus(LP, Album, Mono, Ltd, RE, Opa) Prestige, Prestige OJC-291, P-7079 US 2015 Sell This Version
NOT2CD579 Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus(CD, Album, Mono, RE + CD, Album, RE + Comp) Not Now Music NOT2CD579 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
OJCCD-291-2, P-7079 Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus(CD, Album, RE, RM) Original Jazz Classics, Prestige OJCCD-291-2, P-7079 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
21335 Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Masterworks Singles Original Albums 21335 Europe 2014 Sell This Version


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June 27, 2019
DO NOT OVERPAY FOR THIS PRESSING UNLESS YOU ONLY CARE ABOUT COLLECTING ANALOGUE PRODUCTIONS! This release that I'm linking to is also mastered by Kevin Gray from the original tapes and pressed at Quality. Also, it has a glossy tip-on sleeve as well! I'd also assume its the exact same stampers.


May 17, 2018
For a mono pressing this has a surprisingly wide soundstage, especially the drums on Strode Rode. The drums are as clearly presented as they can be, Sonny's sax has real bite when he wants it. The tonal balance is right on the mark. The instruments are all presented individually quite well without sacrificing any semblance of being part of the group. Very good job on the mastering and the lacquer cutting.

I would love to do a shoot-out with one of these AP pressings and a 1st pressing just to see how close the two are. I suspect this as as good a choice for a go-to pressing as a 1st pressing would be. All in all it's a very enjoyable listen. I had never heard Sonny Rollins' music before and took a blind stab at it. I couldn't have made a better choice. Very good music and equally good sound. Worth opening up your wallet for.


January 23, 2018
I have two LPs in this series now, and neither of them has the "flat edge". Does anyone else have this experience?