The Thelonious Monk Quartet ‎– Monk's Dream

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Monk's first album for Columbia, recorded over four days between 31 October and 6 November 1962, and released in March 1963

Tracklist

Monk's Dream 6:26
Body And Soul 4:29
Bright Mississippi 8:34
Five Spot Blues 3:15
Bolivar Blues 7:30
Just A Gigolo 2:29
Bye-Ya 6:01
Sweet And Lovely 7:48

Versions (85)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CL 1965 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia CL 1965 US 1963 Sell This Version
SBP 153013 (CS 8765) The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album) CBS SBP 153013 (CS 8765) France 1963 Sell This Version
SBPG 62135 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album) CBS SBPG 62135 UK 1963 Sell This Version
CS 8765 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album) Columbia CS 8765 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
SBP 233026, SBP-233026 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album) CBS, CBS SBP 233026, SBP-233026 Australia 1963 Sell This Version
S 62135 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album) CBS S 62135 France 1963 Sell This Version
CS 8765 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album) Columbia CS 8765 US 1963 Sell This Version
CS 8765 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album) Columbia CS 8765 US 1963 Sell This Version
YS-256 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album) CBS, Columbia YS-256 Japan 1963 Sell This Version
SL-1140, SL 1140 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia, CBS SL-1140, SL 1140 Japan 1963 Sell This Version
BP 153 013, BP 153013 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, Mono) CBS, CBS BP 153 013, BP 153013 France 1963 Sell This Version
CL 1965 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia CL 1965 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
CBS 62135, 62135 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, Mono) CBS, CBS CBS 62135, 62135 France 1963 Sell This Version
BPL 62135, 62135 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, Mono) CBS, CBS BPL 62135, 62135 Netherlands 1963 Sell This Version
BP 473008 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, Mono) CBS BP 473008 New Zealand 1963 Sell This Version
CL 1965 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia CL 1965 US 1963 Sell This Version
BPG 62135 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, Mono) CBS BPG 62135 UK 1963 Sell This Version
CL 1965 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia CL 1965 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
CL 1965 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia CL 1965 US 1963 Sell This Version
BP-233026 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, Mono) CBS BP-233026 Australia 1963 Sell This Version
CL 1965 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, Mono, Pit) Columbia CL 1965 US 1963 Sell This Version
CL 1965 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, Mono, Promo) Columbia CL 1965 US 1963 Sell This Version
CS 8765 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, Pit) Columbia CS 8765 US 1963 Sell This Version
SONP 50103, SONP-50103 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, Promo) CBS/Sony, CBS/Sony SONP 50103, SONP-50103 Japan 1963 Sell This Version
SBP 473008 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album) CBS SBP 473008 New Zealand 1965 Sell This Version
CS 8765 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album) Columbia CS 8765 US 1965 Sell This Version
CS 8765 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, RP) Columbia CS 8765 US 1965 Sell This Version
JCS 8765 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Columbia Special Products JCS 8765 US 1973 Sell This Version
JCS 8765 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, RE) Columbia Special Products JCS 8765 US 1973 Sell This Version
SOPM 142 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, RE) CBS/Sony SOPM 142 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
20AP 1483 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 20AP 1483 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
CBS 85682 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, RE) CBS CBS 85682 France 1982 Sell This Version
32DP 598 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(CD, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 32DP 598 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
CBS 460065 2 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(CD, Album, RE, RM) CBS CBS 460065 2 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
CBS 460065 4 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(Cass, Album, RE, RM) CBS CBS 460065 4 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
CJ 40786 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Columbia CJ 40786 US 1987 Sell This Version
CJ 40786 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, RE, RM) Columbia CJ 40786 US 1987 Sell This Version
231009 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, RE, RM) CBS 231009 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
CBS 460065 1 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, RE, RM) CBS CBS 460065 1 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
SRCS 7084 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(CD, Album, RE) Sony Records SRCS 7084 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
SRCS 9516 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) SME Records SRCS 9516 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
CK 63536 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy CK 63536 US 2002 Sell This Version
CL 1965, CK 63536 0 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Legacy CL 1965, CK 63536 0 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
CK 63536, 0635362000 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy CK 63536, 0635362000 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
CK 63536 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy CK 63536 US 2002 Sell This Version
CK 63536 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia CK 63536 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
SICP 5063 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(CD, Album, RE, RM) Sony Records Int'l SICP 5063 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
SICP 20122 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(CD, Album, RE, Blu) Sony Records Int'l SICP 20122 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
88697720092-05, none The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy, 88697720092-05, none Greece 2011 Sell This Version
IMP6014, 88697944351, CS 8765 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM) Impex Records, Sony Music Commercial Music Group, Columbia IMP6014, 88697944351, CS 8765 US 2012 Sell This Version
SICP 30246 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(CD, Album, RE, RM, Blu) Sony Records Int'l SICP 30246 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
27311 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(CD, Album, RE, RM, S/Edition, 24 ) Poll Winners Records 27311 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
771838 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) WaxTime 771838 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
DOL1020HG The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, RE, 180) DOL DOL1020HG Europe 2013 Sell This Version
DOL1020HB The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, RE, Blu) DOL DOL1020HB Europe 2013 Sell This Version
21345 Thelonious Monk Monk's Dream(CD, Album, RE, RM) Masterworks Singles Original Albums 21345 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
21345 Thelonious Monk Monk's Dream(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Masterworks Series 21345 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
MOVLP842 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl, Columbia MOVLP842 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
ORG 193-3, 88883772462 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(SACD, Hybrid, Album, RE, RM) Original Recordings Group, Columbia ORG 193-3, 88883772462 US 2014 Sell This Version
MOVLP842 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu) Columbia, Music On Vinyl MOVLP842 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
MOCCD13475 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(CD, Album, RE) Music On CD, Columbia MOCCD13475 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
IMP6014, 88697944351, CS 8765 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, RE, RM, RP) Impex Records, Sony Music Commercial Music Group, Columbia IMP6014, 88697944351, CS 8765 US 2017 Sell This Version
81215 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk’s Dream(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) State Of Art (2) 81215 2017 Sell This Version
100899 Thelonious Monk Quartet* Monk's Dream(CD, Album + CD, Album, Mono + Ltd, RE, RM) Green Corner 100899 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
200900 Thelonious Monk Quartet* Monk's Dream(LP, Album + LP, Album, Mono + Ltd, RE, RM, 180) Green Corner 200900 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
950618 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk’s Dream(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Pur) WaxTime In Color 950618 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
none The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(12xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM, 24-) Rev-Ola none 2019
UD1S 2-011, 19075930421 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, 180 + Box) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Columbia, Sony Music Entertainment UD1S 2-011, 19075930421 US 2019 Sell This Version
UDSACD 2207, 19075860912 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(SACD, Hybrid, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Columbia UDSACD 2207, 19075860912 US 2019 Sell This Version
77019 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE) Groove Replica, Groove Replica 77019 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
COL 472348 2 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(CD, Album, RE) Columbia COL 472348 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CBS 460065 2, 468916 2 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(CD, Album, RE, RM) CBS, Columbia CBS 460065 2, 468916 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CK 40786 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia CK 40786 US Unknown Sell This Version
VCK-40786, CK 40786 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Columbia VCK-40786, CK 40786 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CK 40786 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia CK 40786 US Unknown Sell This Version
460065 2 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(CD, Album, RE, RM) CBS 460065 2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
CK 40786 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia CK 40786 US Unknown Sell This Version
CK 40786 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Columbia CK 40786 US Unknown Sell This Version
CJT 40786, JT40786 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Columbia CJT 40786, JT40786 US Unknown Sell This Version
WCT-40786, WCT 40786 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(Cass, Album, RE, RM, Dol) Columbia, Columbia WCT-40786, WCT 40786 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
SONP 50103 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album) CBS/Sony SONP 50103 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
CL 1965 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia CL 1965 US Unknown Sell This Version
CL 1965 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia CL 1965 US Unknown Sell This Version
CL 1965 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, Mono, RP) Columbia CL 1965 US Unknown Sell This Version
CS 8765 The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream(LP, Album, RE) Columbia CS 8765 US Unknown Sell This Version

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jeffrey.pulver

jeffrey.pulver

November 29, 2020
referencing Monk's Dream, 2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, 180 + Box, UD1S 2-011, 19075930421
Is it expensive? Yes. Is it worth it? Absolutely! My second MoFi One-Step and I haven't been disappointed. The sound is incredibly clear, clean, full, detailed, and very engaging. I dare you not to get lost in the music. This can very well be the best sounding record in my collection. It's been spun 3 times now and I'm loving it more and more each time. A MUST
jorgeaaabr

jorgeaaabr

November 21, 2020
referencing Monk's Dream, LP, Album, RE, RM, 231009

Terrible pressing. A lot of pops and hisses. As the average brazilian pressing of the eighties.
PTBert

PTBert

October 30, 2020
referencing Monk's Dream, LP, Album, RE, RM, RP, IMP6014, 88697944351, CS 8765

This version of Monk's Dream is really good! I didn't splurge for the super expensive MoFi 45rpm super vinyl, but this one is so good that I will never ponder why I might need a different pressing. Truly outstanding result with nice clarity, great bass, wonderful space around instruments; the sound is effortless, sweet, yet very detailed and crisp, but not at all fatiguing to listen to. Some of the best spent dollars on music ever.
Ian_Aqualung

Ian_Aqualung

October 30, 2020
referencing Monk's Dream, 2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, 180 + Box, UD1S 2-011, 19075930421

Yes. It is worth a lot of money, but it is not expensive.
The sound is the best.
owenhu

owenhu

August 22, 2020
referencing Monk's Dream, 2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, 180 + Box, UD1S 2-011, 19075930421

This is probably the last One-Step that I will buy.

First of all, the sound is immaculate and the quality control of the packaging is probably better than before (for instance my Bill Evans Portrait in Jazz came with wear all over the inner jackets). However, the quality control of the vinyl is still unacceptable for the price you pay and how much MoFi advertises their One-Step process. The records came with surface noise all over, that only disappeared after vacuum cleaning - consumers should not be expected to own extensive cleaning equipment for a $150 record to sound good. The records also had very noticeable flex, nowhere near reasonably flat. It's the same with the Bill Evans One-Step that I bought. So all in all, unless MoFi issues an album that I must own that is not readily available in any other decent "audiophile pressing", I will be avoiding the One-Step line.
PTBert

PTBert

June 27, 2020
edited 5 months ago
referencing Monk's Dream, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 771838

To me this pressing sounds lifeless and dull compared to other reissues. WaxTime in general seem to be doing a really poor job of finding good source material for their reissues; I sometimes wonder if that is because of rights issues and fair use copyright issues, that this old material is considered public domain by some, but not by others, so they work around that by using already released material such as CDs as source. Compare this to one of the reissues from Impex Records, Mobile Fidelity, or even streaming on Tidal, it will be obvious that they used a bottom-of-the-barrel source. It's really alarming that this type of practice happens, disrespecting the original work and the estates that own the original source material by misrepresenting the art with such poor reproductions.
vinyl-a-go

vinyl-a-go

June 17, 2020
referencing Monk's Dream, LP, Album, RE, RM, RP, IMP6014, 88697944351, CS 8765
Fantastic sound quality.. definitely pick this version up. Worth the money.
leonthepro

leonthepro

April 29, 2020
referencing Monk's Dream, 2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, 180 + Box, UD1S 2-011, 19075930421
This surely has a lot of depth to its sound but if you want a more live Jazz feel then the Impex is probably the better choice.
Krieg Wunderlich typically EQs a little low as well so you might hear more bass on this while the horns suffer a bit.
Livewire91

Livewire91

April 11, 2020
referencing Monk's Dream, LP, Album, RE, 180, MOVLP842

Lovely sound quality and the pressing is great. Music On Vinyl releases are fantastic.
ardexx

ardexx

March 28, 2020
referencing Monk's Dream, 2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, 180 + Box, UD1S 2-011, 19075930421

It’s finally there, after a 7 month wait. Delivered at my doorstep by my local record store, now closed due to the Corona crisis. Music has become even more important to me than it already was. MoFi has fantastic studio (mastering) equipment by Tim de Paravicini, but MoFi let me down with recently more than once with the quality of the pressing itself. Or at least with the quality control of the pressing. Not now. It’s perfect in every way. And the 1963 recording sounds fabulous. Crisp and detailed. The 2 photos/ prints that come with it are a nice bonus. Will probably frame them. Very happy! Now let us all try to stay safe.