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John ColtraneAscension (Edition II)

Tracklist

Ascension (Part I)
Ascension (Part II)

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Notes

Coltrane's Ascension was originally released with the second take of the music from the recording session on June 28, 1965. These original pressings are commonly referred to as 'Edition I' and are grouped in a separate master release (Ascension (Edition I)).

Shortly thereafter, Coltrane expressed a desire to instead use the first take. Impulse swapped out the stamper(s) for one(s) with the first take and inscribed 'Edition II' in the dead wax - ceasing production of the original version.

If you have an orange/black labelled pressing of Ascension from the mid-to-late 1960s, the presence or absence of 'Edition II' in the dead wax is the simplest way to determine which version you have.

The solo order differs slightly between the takes; Edition II also features no drum solo by Elvin Jones.

Some later CD issues have included both takes.

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    Cover of Ascension (Edition II), 1966, VinylAscension (Edition II)
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    Impulse! – AS-95, Impulse! – A-95US1966US1966
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    Cover of Ascension (Edition II), 1966, VinylAscension (Edition II)
    LP, Album, Mono
    Impulse! – A-95US1966US1966
    New Submission
    Cover of Ascension (Edition II), 1966, VinylAscension (Edition II)
    LP, Album, Mono
    Impulse! – IMP 95France1966France1966
    New Submission
    Cover of Ascension, 1966, VinylAscension
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Impulse! – SH-3076Japan1966Japan1966
    New Submission
    Cover of Ascension (Edition II), 1966, 8-Track CartridgeAscension (Edition II)
    8-Track Cartridge, Album, Stereo
    Impulse! – M895US1966US1966
    New Submission
    Ascension (Edition II)
    LP, Album, Mispress, Stereo
    Impulse! – AS-95, Impulse! – A-95US1966US1966
    New Submission
    Cover of Ascension (Edition II), 1967, VinylAscension (Edition II)
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    Impulse! – A-95US1967US1967
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    Cover of Ascension (Edition II), 1967, VinylAscension (Edition II)
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    Impulse! – AS-95, Impulse! – A-95US1967US1967
    New Submission
    Cover of Ascension (Edition II), 1968, VinylAscension (Edition II)
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    Impulse! – A-95, Impulse! – AS-95, ABC Records – AS-95US1968US1968
    New Submission
    Cover of Ascension (Edition II), 1968, VinylAscension (Edition II)
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    Impulse! – AS-95, ABC Records – AS-95US1968US1968
    New Submission
    Cover of Ascension (Edition II), 1969, VinylAscension (Edition II)
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    Impulse! – AS-95France1969France1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Ascension (Edition II), 1970, VinylAscension (Edition II)
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    Impulse! – A-95, Impulse! – AS-95, ABC Records – A-95, ABC Records – AS-95US1970US1970
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    Cover of Ascension (Edition II), 1971, VinylAscension (Edition II)
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    Impulse! – AS-95, ABC Records – AS-95US1971US1971
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    Cover of Ascension (Edition II), 1971, VinylAscension (Edition II)
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    Impulse! – AS-95, ABC Records – AS-95US1971US1971
    New Submission
    Ascension (Edition II)
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    Impulse! – A-95, Impulse! – AS-95, ABC Records – A-95, ABC Records – AS-95US1971US1971
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    Cover of Ascension (Edition II) , 1972, VinylAscension (Edition II)
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    Impulse! – AS-95, ABC Records – AS-95US1972US1972
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    Cover of Ascension (Edition II) , 1973, VinylAscension (Edition II)
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    Impulse! – AS-95, ABC Records – AS-95US1973US1973
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    Cover of Ascension (Edition II), 1974, VinylAscension (Edition II)
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    Impulse! – AS-95, ABC Impulse! – AS-95US1974US1974
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    Cover of Ascension (Edition II), 1974, VinylAscension (Edition II)
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    Impulse! – A-95, ABC Impulse! – A-95US1974US1974
    New Submission
    Cover of Ascension, 1975, VinylAscension
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    Impulse! – 3C 064-96322, ABC Records – 3C 064-96322, Impulse! – AS-95, ABC Records – AS-95Italy1975Italy1975
    New Submission
    Cover of Ascension, 1976-07-00, VinylAscension
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    ABC Impulse! – IMP 424Italy1976Italy1976
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    Cover of Ascension (Edition II), 1976, VinylAscension (Edition II)
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    Impulse! – YP-8529-AI, ABC Impulse! – YP-8529-AIJapan1976Japan1976
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    Cover of Ascension (Edition II), 1976, VinylAscension (Edition II)
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    Impulse! – IMPL 5002, ABC Impulse! – IMPL 5002, Impulse! – AS 95, ABC Impulse! – AS 95Italy1976Italy1976
    New Submission
    Cover of Ascension (Edition II), 1976, VinylAscension (Edition II)
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    Impulse! – YP-8529-AI, ABC Impulse! – YP-8529-AIJapan1976Japan1976
    New Submission
    Cover of Ascension (Edition II), 1979, VinylAscension (Edition II)
    LP, Album, Reissue, Brown Rim Label, Gatefold
    Impulse! – AS-95, MCA Records – AS-95US1979US1979
    New Submission
    Cover of Ascension (Edition II), 1979, VinylAscension (Edition II)
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    MCA Records – AS-95, Impulse! – AS-95US1979US1979
    New Submission
    Cover of Ascension (Edition II), 1980, VinylAscension (Edition II)
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    MCA Impulse! – 29020, ABC Impulse! – 29020US1980US1980
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    Cover of Ascension (Edition II), 1980, VinylAscension (Edition II)
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    Impulse! – A-95, MCA Records – VIM-4624Japan1980Japan1980
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    Cover of Ascension (Edition II), 1980, VinylAscension (Edition II)
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    MCA Records – MCA-29020, Impulse! – AS-95US1980US1980
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    Cover of Ascension (Edition II), 1980, VinylAscension (Edition II)
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    MCA Records – AS-95US1980US1980
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    Cover of Ascension (Edition II), 1980, VinylAscension (Edition II)
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    Impulse! – A-95, MCA Records – VIM-4624Japan1980Japan1980
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    Cover of Ascension, 1982, VinylAscension
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    Jasmine Records – JAS 45UK1982UK1982
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    Cover of Ascension, 1982, CassetteAscension
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    Jasmine Records – JASC 45UK1982UK1982
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    Cover of Ascension, 1984, VinylAscension
    LP, Reissue
    MCA Records – 5522-9, Impulse! – AS-95Philippines1984Philippines1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Ascension, 1987-03-25, CDAscension
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Impulse! – 32XD-577Japan1987Japan1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Ascension, 1987, CDAscension
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Impulse! – 254 618-2Europe1987Europe1987
    Cover of Ascension, 1995-11-22, CDAscension
    CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Paper Sleeve
    Impulse! – MVCZ-91Japan1995Japan1995
    New Submission
    Ascension
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Impulse! – MVCZ-91, Impulse! – AS-95Japan1995Japan1995
    New Submission
    Cover of Ascension, 1998, CDAscension
    CD, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release
    Oldis – RR-98-245-2, VAPP association – RR-98-245-2, Release Records (3) – RR-98-245-2Russia1998Russia1998
    New Submission
    Cover of Ascension, 2000-03-16, CDAscension
    CD, Album, Reissue, Stereo
    Impulse! – MVCZ-10098Japan2000Japan2000
    New Submission

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