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John ColtraneBlue Train: The Complete Masters

Label:Blue Note – B0035204-01, Blue Note – 1577, Blue Note – BST 1577
Series:Blue Note Tone Poet Series
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 180 g
Vinyl, LP, Stereo, 180 g
All Media, Special Edition, Gatefold
Country:Worldwide
Released:
Genre:Jazz
Style:Hard Bop

Tracklist

A1Blue Train
Written-ByColtrane*
A2Moment's Notice
Written-ByColtrane*
B1Locomotion
Written-ByColtrane*
B2I'm Old Fashioned
Written-ByKern*, Mercer*
B3Lazy Bird
Written-ByColtrane*
C1Blue Train (False Start)
C2Blue Train (Alternate Take 7)
C3Moment's Notice (Alternate Take 4)
C4Lazy Bird (Alternate Take 1)
D1Blue Train (Alternate Take 8)
D2Moment's Notice (Alternate Take 5A Incomplete)
D3Lazy Bird (Alternate Take 2)
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Credits

Notes

65th Anniversary Special Edition.

John Coltrane performs by courtesy of Prestige Records, Kenny Drew by courtesy of Riverside Records.

A Blue Note Records release; ℗© 2022 UMG Recordings, Inc.
Distributed by Universal Music Enterprises, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Blue Note® is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, LLC.

Runouts are etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC-A): 602445481071
  • Barcode (Text): 6 02445 48107 1
  • Other (On hype sticker): B0035204-01 ST01
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label): B0035204-01 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): B0035204-01 B
  • Matrix / Runout (C-side label): B0035204-01 C
  • Matrix / Runout (D-side label): B0035204-01 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): B0035204-01-A [email protected] 39352.1(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): B0035204-01-B [email protected] 39352.2(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout): B0035204-01-C [email protected] 39363.3(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout): B0035204-01-D [email protected] 39363.4(3)...

Other Versions (5 of 285)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Blue Train (LP, Album, Mono, No®)Blue Note, Blue NoteBLP 1577, 1577US1957
Blue Train (LP, Album, Mono, NY23 Label)Blue NoteBLP 1577US1957
New Submission
Blue Train (LP, Album, Mono, NY23 Label)Blue NoteBLP 1577US1957
New Submission
Blue Train (LP, Album, Repress, Mono, No ®)Blue Note, Blue Note1577, BLP 1577US1958
New Submission
Blue Train (LP, Album, Repress, Mono)Blue NoteBLP 1577US1959
  • cboczek's avatar
    cboczek
    I have to say if you guys are interested in an affordable audiophile copy my 1985 US DMM pressing is pretty killer and sounds as good as many of my Blue Note Originals. I’ll have to check out these Tone Poets to make a comparison but it’s definitely a good option for those seeking alternatives to modern reissues or $1000 OGs.
    • not.adam's avatar
      not.adam
      Edited 21 days ago
      I can't really add anything that hasn't already been mentioned in other reviews. It's a really good release. This is an essential Tone Poet that should be in anyone's collection.

      I had some vinyl debris stuck to label on Side 4, I suppose from the cutting process? I had to use my finger nails to pry it off, but it left no damage.
      • marquisperkins's avatar
        Get it. I was skeptical, because there are so many pressings of this that cost astronomical amounts. So, how would a $30 pressing sound? Amazing.
        • tom807's avatar
          tom807
          Edited 19 days ago
          I consider this 2xLP “Complete Master” (the reissue with the “stereo” decal on its front) the best stereo version of this LP I have ever heard. My mono copy is the one released by Classic Records near the turn of the century. But wowie! This stereo version is unbeatable. As a bonus, the LP of extras is marvelous in its own way. Even though the titles may be familiar, it’s a completely new Coltrane listening experience. Get this before it goes out of print and you regret not getting it NOW.
          • HPLobster's avatar
            HPLobster
            I don´t often write reviews, but man, this edition is just beyond amazing.... I own quite a few tone poets, AP- and MM-records, recently some UHQR-releases, THIS vinyl is among the best I have EVER heard! Listening with a pair of HE1000se on my head, my brain just melts and rematerializes inside that recording room, it is THAT good :-D
            Thank you SO much, everyone involved in this release did a stunning job. Wishing you all the best from Germany.
            • Rynie27's avatar
              Rynie27
              This is jaw-dropping good. Unbelievable. The mastering is phenomenal. My record is flat, excellent sound stage. Well done, Kevin and Joe.
              • nreszetar's avatar
                nreszetar
                Every time I put this on, I'm just stunned. It's like hearing it for the first time every time. Such an excellent pressing no matter how you frame it.
                • stanmore's avatar
                  stanmore
                  Fantastic pressing for that fantastic album - dynamic clear and very exciting ! Sounds like you were in the room with the band
                  • porkpie_hat's avatar
                    porkpie_hat
                    Edited 3 months ago
                    Having listened to this pressing and a wide variety of the mono pressings including an original DG plastylite pressing, I have to admit that the stereo mix is really the one to sit down and listen to. This pressing is also incredibly good.

                    As usual with tone poet releases, the bass finally gets some proper treatment, you can really visualize the instrumentation (even if it is in Rudy's parent's home). My copy is luckily perfect. The booklet is a real added bonus.

                    Seriously speaking this release is incredibly good value.
                    • bvanpelt's avatar
                      bvanpelt
                      Excellent pressing as there is essentially no surface noise on my copy. The music jumps out from the speakers with some force.

                      The brass comes out of one channel, except Coltrane seems in the direction of the piano. The piano is off-center near the back. The drums occupy the right channel. You can hear some reverb on some tracks. Everything is very clean, clear, detailed. It sounds like a new recording. Every instrument sounds like it's supposed to sound.

                      Excellent all around.

                      Cartridge: AT150Sa

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