Yusef Lateef ‎– Eastern Sounds

Original Jazz Classics ‎– OJC-612, Prestige ‎– PRST-7319
Vinyl, LP, Album, Club Edition, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, Clear w/ Blue & Black

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A1 The Plum Blossom 4:59
A2 Blues For The Orient 5:38
A3 Chinq Miau 3:17
A4 Don't Blame Me
Composed By – Fields-McHugh*
B1 Love Theme From Spartacus
Composed By – Alex North
B2 Snafu 5:40
B3 Purple Flower 4:29
B4 Love Theme From The Robe
Composed By – Alfred Newman
B5 The Three Faces Of Balal 2:23

Companies, etc.



2019 Craft Recordings reissue, nearly identical to this OJC 2018 LP reissue: Yusef Lateef - Eastern Sounds

Unique colorway for Vinyl Me Please, limited to 750 copies

Originally released on Prestige as PR 7319
Recorded: September 5, 1961
Remastered 1991 at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley
Distributed by Fantasy Inc., Tenth and Parker, Berkeley CA 94710
Fantasy Inc. • All rights reserved • Printed in U.S.A.

B1 stated on label: Love Theme From "Spartacus"
B4 stated on label: Love Theme From "The Robe"

- A1 to A3, B2, B3, B5: Alnur - BMI
- A2, B4: EMI Robbins Catalog - ASCAP
- B1: Northern Music - ASCAP

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side A): OJC-612 A' RE2 14955.1
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side B): OJC-612 B' RE2 14955.2
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 35) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MV 22 Yusef Lateef Eastern Sounds(LP, Album, Mono, 1st) Moodsville MV 22 US 1961 Sell This Version
PR 7319, PRST 7319 Yusef Lateef Eastern Sounds(LP, Album) Prestige, Prestige PR 7319, PRST 7319 US 1969 Sell This Version
PR7319 Yusef Lateef Eastern Sounds(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Transatlantic Records PR7319 UK 1966 Sell This Version
0888072300125 Yusef Lateef Eastern Sounds(CD, Album, RE, RM) Prestige 0888072300125 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
PR 7319 Yusef Lateef Eastern Sounds(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Prestige PR 7319 US 1961 Sell This Version


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July 29, 2020

This reissue sounds incredible and for good reasons. Like the 2018 Craft Reissue it uses the same stampers as the 91' OJC Remaster by Phil De Lancie. According to Steve Hoffman himself Phil was cutting the OJCs in 91 using an AAA process from original tapes (most of the OJCs from the 80s and early 90s are as well). If you've heard this pressing it's not surprising as the sound reflects. The added bonus here is that it's pressed by RTI and it's about as clean and quiet as you'd expect from them.

Wasn't expecting this when I bought it from VMP in the first place, but it's turned out to be a nice gem. I don't even think they were fully aware of the history behind the release either as they didn't advertise these details. It's probably not going to beat out a NM RVG master by any stretch, but as far as reissues go this cut is going to sound superior to any other reissue version out there. The jacket leaves a lot to be desired.... would have been nice to have a heavy weight tip-on.


May 5, 2020
Vinyl me picks some great albums to reissue. It's too bad none of their stuff is all analogue processes, so it's all basically digital vinyl. I wish they teamed up with analogue productions for reissues.


November 12, 2019
Beautiful copy of this classic in clear vinyl with black and blue hi-melt. Was listed as pressed at RTI on the VMP website. Really happy with the sound on this pressing, stereo mix, well mastered. Not sure if its from an analog source, but it sounds warm and full to these ears. Sleeve is a bit thin, tip-on would have been nice.