Pharoah Sanders ‎– Tauhid

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Upper Egypt & Lower Egypt 17:00
Japan 3:29
Aum / Venus / Capricorn Rising 14:52

Versions (35)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AS-9138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, Gat) Impulse! AS-9138 US 1967 Sell This Version
AS-9138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, Gat) Impulse!, ABC Records AS-9138 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
A-9138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Mono) Impulse! A-9138 US 1967 Sell This Version
A-9138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Mono, Promo) Impulse! A-9138 US 1967 Sell This Version
A. 9138, A-9138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album) Impulse!, Impulse! A. 9138, A-9138 France 1968 Sell This Version
A-9138, AS-9138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, RE) Impulse!, ABC Records A-9138, AS-9138 US 1968 Sell This Version
A. 9138, A-9138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, RE) Impulse!, Impulse! A. 9138, A-9138 France 1969 Sell This Version
A-9138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, M/Print, RE, Gat) Impulse! A-9138 France 1970 Sell This Version
A-9138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Impulse!, Impulse! A-9138 France 1970 Sell This Version
AS-9138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, RE) Impulse!, ABC Records AS-9138 US 1971 Sell This Version
A-9138, AS 9138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Impulse!, Impulse! A-9138, AS 9138 France 1971 Sell This Version
IMP-88075 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Impulse!, ABC Records IMP-88075 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
A-9138, AS-9138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Impulse!, ABC Records A-9138, AS-9138 US 1972 Sell This Version
IMP 437 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album) Impulse!, ABC Impulse! IMP 437 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
YP-8553-AI Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Impulse! YP-8553-AI Japan 1977 Sell This Version
MCA-29056 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, Impulse! MCA-29056 US 1980 Sell This Version
AS-9138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, Impulse! AS-9138 France 1980 Sell This Version
AS-9138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, Impulse! AS-9138 Sweden 1980 Sell This Version
MVCI-23043, AS-9138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(CD, Album, RE, RM) Impulse!, Impulse! MVCI-23043, AS-9138 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
GRD-129 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(CD, Album, RE, RM) GRP, Impulse! GRD-129 US 1993 Sell This Version
GRP 11292 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(CD, Album, RE, RM) GRP, Impulse! GRP 11292 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
UCCI-9050 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Impulse! UCCI-9050 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
UCCI-9126, AS-9138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Impulse!, Impulse! UCCI-9126, AS-9138 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
ARC043, B0024700-01 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, RE) Anthology Recordings, Verve Records, Universal Music Special Markets ARC043, B0024700-01 US 2017 Sell This Version
none Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(3xFile, MP3, Album, RE, VBR) GRP, Impulse! none US Unknown
GRD-129 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(CD, Album, RE, RM) GRP, Impulse! GRD-129 US Unknown Sell This Version
A-9138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, Gat) Impulse!, ABC Records A-9138 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
AS-9138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, Gat) Impulse!, MCA Records AS-9138 US Unknown Sell This Version
AS-9138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Impulse!, MCA Records AS-9138 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
IMP-88075 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Impulse!, ABC Records IMP-88075 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
A-9138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, RE) Impulse!, ABC Records A-9138 US Unknown Sell This Version
A-9138, AS-9138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, RE) Impulse!, ABC Records A-9138, AS-9138 US Unknown Sell This Version
A-9138, 29056 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Impulse!, Impulse!, MCA Records, ABC Impulse! A-9138, 29056 US Unknown Sell This Version
A-9138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Impulse!, ABC Records A-9138 US Unknown Sell This Version
AS-9138, AS 9.138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, RE, Gat) ABC Impulse!, ABC Impulse! AS-9138, AS 9.138 France Unknown Sell This Version

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sandybrown

sandybrown

April 8, 2020
referencing Tauhid, LP, Album, RE, ARC043, B0024700-01
This is the saddest reissue I own and I think about this everytime I look at it's cheap sleeve and the corners cut on the labels and inner sleeve. Imagine the other two Pharoah reissues from the same time follow suite.
Rural_Records

Rural_Records

November 1, 2019
referencing Tauhid, LP, Album, RE, ARC043, B0024700-01
This pressing sounds horrible. The surface noise is unbelievable. Maybe I was just unlucky, but I can't imagine one sounding good if this one sounds so bad. Save your money.
djemar

djemar

September 7, 2019
referencing Tauhid, LP, Album, RE, ARC043, B0024700-01
Good sounding reissue. I just A/B’d one against a nm 1968 copy and the difference was negligible in terms of sound. Too bad that they didn’t try harder with the cover and label. But if you care mostly about the music, this version is worth it for the price.
slimnslam

slimnslam

February 2, 2018
referencing Tauhid, LP, Album, RE, ARC043, B0024700-01

I have heard this all the way through. Quiet pressing with almost no surface noise. Totally agree about the packaging - would have been happy to pay more to get a repro of the original gatefold. Not the best reissue but certainly could have been much worse. I'm just glad to have this music available.
milos.r

milos.r

November 21, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Tauhid, LP, Album, RE, ARC043, B0024700-01
Not only does this release come in a normal cover while the original came in a beautiful gatefold (apparently the production cost would've been too high according to Ant'Recs), the sound quality is simply appalling.
This was sourced from 'original mint vinyl records', which is a romanic way to put it. In other words, it is a vinyl rip or 'needle drop'. How does it sound? Distorted, noisy, and oddly mixed. The guitar solo sounds like from a high school demo tape, the drums have no kick, the piano is flat. On top of it all, mine came with a massive amount of deep carved scratches that look like someone tried to scratch a Jackson Pollock painting into the wax, which tells me enough about the quality control performed with this release.
The labels are also low quality scans from the original discs with a high resolution Anthology label stuck on top. Yes, looks exactly like it sounds. Who on earth gets a test print/pressing like this and says "Yes, this is perfect, let's do it?"

Save your money, save up enough, and buy an original Impulse record. It will cost you triple the amount, but you will hold a rare piece of Jazz history in your hands, not this embarrassing replica. It is a shame for those folks that buy this, thinking that it is the way this beautiful piece of music is meant to sound like.
voodoochili

voodoochili

November 15, 2017
referencing Tauhid, LP, Album, RE, ARC043, B0024700-01
Can anyone comment on the sound quality of this release...????
T0X

T0X

April 25, 2014
referencing Tauhid, LP, Album, Gat, AS-9138
Can someone post label scans please? Thank you.
Gesammelte

Gesammelte

January 6, 2011
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Tauhid, LP, Album, Gat, AS-9138

This album has been enormously influential and important over the years to not only jazz-lovers as a whole but also to many musicians/arrangers/producers from across many genres. It is also an excellent example of the results of complete artistic freedom. Such was the context given to the artists that Impulse producer Bob Theile afforded them, when they came to do their thing in the studio for this ABC/Paramount label in the 60's.

This album has a feel of confidence and charge which allows it an accessibility and artistic integrity that shines through immediately upon each listening some 44 years after its original release. Sublime arrangements and playing abound it in it. From the swooping and ritualistic blowing of Sanders horn to the grooves in the double bass to the beautifully placed guitar of Sonny Sharrock and multifarious percussion this is just one mighty recording.

It is clear to understand how it pushed and enlivened the creativity and exploration by the Detroit scene of the late 60's a la MC5 and Stooges, let alone the countless other artists and players who have heard it since. One special note to be made is that of the piano used to brilliant counterpoint usage with its delicate opening to the the calm from the storm of 'Upper Egypt & Lower Egypt'. The chordal placements of the piano are used with much grace and restraint and amply demonstrated in the dynamics and voicings used throughout. 'Tauhid' is a true classic with a beauty, import and urgency that shines as clearly now as it did in 1967.