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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 KPG@CA 39352.1(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): B0035204-01-B KPG@CA 39352.2(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout): B0035204-01-C KPG@CA 39363.3(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout): B0035204-01-D KPG@CA 39363.4(3)...

Other Versions (5 of 295)

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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

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Reviews

  • rebeccius's avatar
    rebeccius
    Edited 6 days ago
    First review on Discogs. And first Tone Poet series purchase. I know Trane’s music like the back of my hand and as a saxophonist have transcribed most of his solos on this album. But I’m brand new to vinyl this year. I found the first record had a fair amount of surface noise (I believe that’s the term?). Background hiss I’ve never heard on my multiple CD copies of this album and ride cymbal didn’t sound great to me. Then I listened to the second record. Side C, Moment’s Notice take 4… inexplicably skips from the second time through the melody on the head in, to the middle of Curtis Fuller’s solo. At first I thought I was imagining it, but no. It’s obviously a production flaw. Will be returning. Hoping my second copy is worthy of the praise in all these reviews. The packaging is admittedly gorgeous, I’ll give it that.
    • oztin79's avatar
      oztin79
      It’s an insanely great musical experience. I’m not a jazz guy - I own good pressings of the core jazz albums, but I’m a hard rock/metal guy. But this pressing is unreal. The dynamics Gray pulled out of this are magnificent. Dead quiet vinyl, crystal clear recording and mixing. Just beautiful.
      • Drummore's avatar
        Drummore
        Purchased end of 2022 and aside from a few initial listening I am just circling around to a focused listening again this a.m. I'd forgotten just how good a pressing this is. Without going 45rpm, and if you don't have this, this is "The One" to get if your not trying for an OG, IMHO. Beautiful in every aspect!

        Enjoy the music!
        (Fluance RT85 Ortofon 2M Blue / Project Tube Box S2 phone stage / Denon X8500H(A) / Class D VTV Purifi w/tube input buffer / KLH Model Fives
        • Metrodraft's avatar
          Metrodraft
          Edited 4 months ago
          All I can say is "Wow". Simply outstanding.
          Perfect pressing and sound quality is superb.
          You swear you're in the studio with John and the band.
          I can't believe they could record that well back then.
          One of the best purchases I have made in a while.
          BTW, I Love the second LP. It's awesome to see how songs progress to what what finally selected for the album.
          Great job Blue Note!
          • mikejedi123's avatar
            mikejedi123
            Really excellent sounding release of Blue Train .. the clarity and the timbre of the instruments is off the charts great :) great job to Joe Harley , Kevin Gray and team 👏🔥🔥🔥🔥
            • Wnhlz's avatar
              Wnhlz
              Edited 7 months ago
              M first copy came pretty beat up (damaged cover and noisy records), but the replacement is spot on. Typical RTI dead quiet vinyl and absolutely gorgeous sound. Couldn't be happier!
              • monkeypea34's avatar
                monkeypea34
                Does anyone else think that the highs are a little too high on this one, especially the opening track. The cymbals sound a bit harsh to these ears.

                On the whole though, I'd recommend this release.
                • oztin79's avatar
                  oztin79
                  This pressing is surreally good. Might sound even better than either KOB UHQRs.
                  • sfajfr's avatar
                    sfajfr
                    My first copy had last minute of B side totally destroyed (right channel with just noise). My second copy has a few pops on the same place which is fine to me.
                    Sounds really good. The packaging and the booklet is beautiful.
                    • Indurane's avatar
                      Indurane
                      First copy of this amazing album and I'm impressed. Blue Train starts off slow and quiet, but then explodes and is larger than life. I have a HD Tracks copy of this album and I prefer the vinyl. No noise, pops, or cracks.

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