John ColtraneA Love Supreme: Live In Seattle

Label:Impulse! – B0034291-01, UMe – B0034291-01
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Style:Hard Bop, Modal, Free Jazz


AA Love Supreme, Pt. I - Acknowledgement21:59
B1Interlude 12:36
B2A Love Supreme, Pt. II - Resolution11:05
B3Interlude 26:26
CA Love Supreme, Pt. III - Pursuance15:44
D1Interlude 36:38
D2Interlude 44:20
D3A Love Supreme, Pt. IV - Psalm7:21

Companies, etc.



Issued in gatefold jacket with a 10x10" 12 page booklet.

Recorded by Joe Brazil at The Penthouse, Seattle, WA on October 2, 1965.
"Made in Germany" on sticker on shrink, on back.

Runouts are hand-etched. In runouts, all Optimal plating symbols (e.g., "⟘" and "T") are mirrored.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02438 49998 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0602438499984
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout - variant 1): BL48001-01 A1 - KR 3858566
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout - variant 1): BL48001-01 B1 - KR 3858566
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout - variant 1): BL48001-02 C1 - KR 3858567
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout - variant 1): BL48001-02 D1 - KR 3858567
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout - variant 2): BL48001-01 A1 - KR 3858566 T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout - variant 2): BL48001-01 B1 - KR 3858566 -1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout - variant 2): BL48001-02 C1 - KR 3858567 TΛ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout - variant 2): BL48001-02 D1 - KR 3858567 x1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout - variant 3): BL48001-01 A1 - KR 3858566 I⨡
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout - variant 3): BL48001-01 B1 - KR 3858566 I⨡
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout - variant 3): BL48001-02 C1 - KR 3858567 X⨡
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout - variant 3): BL48001-02 D1 - KR 3858567 1⨡

Other Versions (4)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle (CD, Album, Cardboard Sleeve)Impulse!, UMe00602438499977Europe2021
New Submission
A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle (CD, Album, Digipak)Impulse!, UMeB0034290-02US2021
A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle (CD, Album, SHM-CD)Impulse!, UMeUCCI-1052Japan2021
A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle (CD, Album, Cardboard Sleeve)Impulse!, UMeB0034290-02US2021
  • mandersjohnson's avatar
    I don’t suppose anyone has a download for this? I own the record. You pay so much for them the least they could do is include a download card.
    • brianblatz's avatar
      Edited 6 months ago
      The mere fact that this exists is a miracle, the fact that it was pressed with such quality and care is another miracle, people that say they can't hear the saxophone need their hearing checked! It's a superb live audience that responds appropriately and is heard throughout. The mix is f-ing LiVE in '65 done by a saxophone player, stop whining about paper sleaves and miniscule imperfections on a handful, mine plays fantastically well and is a new treasure in my collection. People that dwell on perfection will always be unhappy.!
      • Seand67's avatar
        Awesome 180 gram vinyl set was presented in cheap paper sleeves. I replaced them with poly lined sleeves ASAP. Nice quiet vinyl….Very minimal surface noise. Gatefold and booklet were immaculate. The recording left much to be desired as John Coltrane (star of the show!) is buried so far back in the mix. I’m sure this could’ve been corrected with today’s technology. At any rate, this is a nice addition to the collection. I can see why it wasn’t too expensive!!
        • SE25melodiz's avatar
          I had a copy with serious background noise and clics on Side D. Very disappointing. Not to mention the cheap unlined paper sleeves used.
          Curiously visually that side looks good. All other sides play fine.
          • an.earful.of.wax's avatar
            For those of you who are disheartened at not being able to hear Coltrane as loudly in the mix... I get it. But this will not be the final word for this recording, either.

            Technology is always making strides. In his documentary on The Beatles, Get Back, Peter Jackson's team developed technology to "demix" mono audio tracks and isolate the individual components of sound in mono audio. This may not be the first attempt at such a technology, but it was certainly used to great effect. As time passes and the technology is further refined, I would not be surprised if a decade or two down the road, demixing technology is used to create a more balanced mix to these recordings as well. If you're at all interested, there's a pretty great rundown of that technology and how Jackson used it here:

            That said, although I wish we could hear more Trane, I am absolutely not going to look a gift horse in the mouth. This release is an absolute treasure, and the fact that it exists at all is a blessing unto itself. And the fact that it was released and, all things considered, sounds as great as it does is another blessing. One day the technology will be there. But in the meantime, I'm grateful for what we got.
            • jonatilj's avatar
              Lots of scratches on (sadly) the bass solo on side D. And paper inners are dissappointing. Otherwise a great performance with some ace playing and interesting variations from the studio version. The mic placement makes a somewhat strange stereo image perhaps.
              • Ronan266's avatar
                Only 1 complaint and that is paper sleeves. When taking the record out they're so tight on it that it causes scratches, of which both the LPs of mine have numerous amounts of. Doesn't affect the sound quality but if I'm buying it new I'd like it to at least look new.
                • dnbrecords's avatar
                  Anyone else have a copy with three pits on Side A? I bought a copy which had those imperfections on it and I returned it, the second one has the same exact pattern of pits on it - it’s kinda hard to explain but they’re in a line from the left to the right - one white dot on the left then across there are two more on the right. Little white dots, three of them in a row across the first three minutes of the recording which cause pops and ticks.
                  • musicnut72's avatar
                    If you're a big fan of the album, like myself, you'll appreciate this album and the fact of what it is. I find the more I listen to it, the more I'm drawn to it. Yes, Coltrane's sax is buried in the recording, but the overall ambience sound of the rhythm section keeps me wanting to continue to listen. I'm not disappointed in purchasing it at all.
                    • MississippiDickus's avatar
                      Horrendous mix, definitely a skip. I’ll admit it’s nice to be able to hear everything Elvin Jones played on this set but other than that it’s a pretty terrible recording of what I’m sure was an amazing performance



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