John Coltrane ‎– Ascension (Edition II)

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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.'

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.

So, 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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Versions (34)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AS-95, A-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition II)(LP, Album) Impulse!, Impulse! AS-95, A-95 US 1966 Sell This Version
IMP-95 John Coltrane Ascension (LP, Album, Mono) Impulse! IMP-95 France 1965 Sell This Version
A-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition II)(LP, Album, Mono) Impulse! A-95 US 1966 Sell This Version
IMP 95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition II)(LP, Album, Mono) Impulse! IMP 95 France 1966 Sell This Version
SH-3076 John Coltrane Ascension(LP, Album) Impulse! SH-3076 Japan 1966 Sell This Version
A-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition II)(LP, Album, Mono, RP) Impulse! A-95 US 1967 Sell This Version
AS-95, A-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition II)(LP, Album, RP) Impulse!, Impulse! AS-95, A-95 US 1967 Sell This Version
AS-95, A-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition II)(LP, Album, RE) Impulse!, Impulse! AS-95, A-95 US 1968 Sell This Version
AS-95 John Coltrane Ascension(LP, Album, RE) Impulse! AS-95 US 1968 Sell This Version
AS-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition II) (LP, Album, RE) Impulse!, ABC Records AS-95 US 1972 Sell This Version
AS-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition II) (LP, Album, RE, Gat) Impulse!, ABC Records AS-95 US 1973 Sell This Version
AS-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition II)(LP, Album, RE) Impulse!, ABC Impulse! AS-95 US 1974 Sell This Version
AS-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition II)(LP, Album, RE) Impulse!, ABC Impulse! AS-95 US 1974 Sell This Version
IMPL 5002, AS 95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition II)(LP, Album, Gat) Impulse!, ABC Records, Impulse!, ABC Records IMPL 5002, AS 95 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
IMP 424 John Coltrane Ascension(LP, Album, RE) Impulse! IMP 424 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
3C 064-96322, AS-95 John Coltrane Ascention(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Impulse!, ABC Records, Impulse!, ABC Records 3C 064-96322, AS-95 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
AS-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition II)(LP, Album) MCA Records, Impulse! AS-95 US 1980 Sell This Version
MCA-29020, AS-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition II)(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, Impulse! MCA-29020, AS-95 US 1980 Sell This Version
A-95, VIM-4624 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition II)(LP, Album, RE) Impulse!, MCA Records A-95, VIM-4624 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
29020 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition II)(LP, Album, RE) MCA Impulse!, ABC Impulse! 29020 US 1980 Sell This Version
MCA-29020 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition II)(LP, RE) MCA Records MCA-29020 US 1980 Sell This Version
5522-9, AS-95 John Coltrane Ascension(LP, RE) MCA Records, Impulse! 5522-9, AS-95 Philippines 1984 Sell This Version
254 618-2 John Coltrane Ascension(CD, Album, RE, RM) Impulse! 254 618-2 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
32XD-577 John Coltrane Ascension(CD, Album, RE, RM) Impulse! 32XD-577 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
MVCZ-91, AS-95 John Coltrane Ascension(CD, Album, RE) Impulse!, Impulse! MVCZ-91, AS-95 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
MVCZ-91 John Coltrane Ascension(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Impulse! MVCZ-91 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
RR-98-245-2 John Coltrane Ascension(CD, Album, Unofficial) Oldis, VAPP association, Release Records (3) RR-98-245-2 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
MVCZ-10098 John Coltrane Ascension(CD, Album, RE) Impulse! MVCZ-10098 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
AS-95, 06007 53626849 John Coltrane Ascension(LP, Album, RE) Impulse!, Universal Music Group International, Impulse! AS-95, 06007 53626849 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
UCCI-9300 John Coltrane Ascension(CD, Album, RE, RM) Impulse! UCCI-9300 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
AS-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition II)(LP, Album, Gat) Impulse! AS-95 France Unknown Sell This Version
AS-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition II)(LP, Album, RE) Impulse!, ABC Records AS-95 US Unknown Sell This Version
JAS 45 John Coltrane Ascension(LP, Album, RE) Jasmine Records JAS 45 UK Unknown Sell This Version
A-95 John Coltrane Ascension(LP, Album, RE) Impulse!, ABC Records A-95 US Unknown Sell This Version

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maxdesignco

maxdesignco

October 30, 2018
referencing Ascension (Edition II), LP, Album, AS-95, A-95

Question? Doe's no one have a copy of Edition I that they can submit?
rodneyfool

rodneyfool

June 24, 2017
referencing Ascension, LP, Album, RE, AS-95, 06007 53626849

Anyone else have a copy where the labels are on the wrong side of the record?
doakman

doakman

October 7, 2010
referencing Ascension, LP, Album, RE, JAS 45

Re-release of the 1980's on British label JASMINE RECORDS.