John Coltrane - Blue Train

 (Mono Version)


Blue Note (Tone Poet)



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ABLU 81057
UPC: 602445481057
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

New Arrival

180 Gram LP

180-gram LP

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original master tape

Plated and pressed at RTI

The Blue Note Tone Poet Series was born out of Blue Note President Don Was' admiration for the exceptional audiophile Blue Note LP reissues presented by Music Matters. Was brought Joe Harley (from Music Matters), a.k.a. the "Tone Poet," on board to curate and supervise a series of reissues from the Blue Note family of labels.

John Coltrane's groundbreaking Blue Train will be released in two special editions on September 16 as part of Blue Note's acclaimed Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series.

A mono pressing of the original album on 180-gram vinyl will be presented in a deluxe gatefold tip-on jacket.

"Few studio experiences I've had can compare with the thrill of listening to the original master tapes-mono, stereo and alternate takes-of Blue Train," says Harley. "I consider these two new versions the definitive editions of this masterpiece performance by John Coltrane."

Blue Train came at a pivotal moment in Coltrane's career. Earlier in 1957, the saxophonist had hit bottom when his heroin addiction caused him to be fired from the Miles Davis Quintet. But after kicking his habit, Coltrane returned with a fervor inspired by an extended summer residency with Thelonious Monk at the Five Spot Café.

By the end of the year, Coltrane had been rehired by Davis and had produced his first masterwork, an album that even he was deeply proud of. As Kahn recounts in his essay: "Blue Train was a recording that Coltrane, ever self-critical and modest, held in high regard. In 1960, while on tour with Miles Davis for the last time, a Swedish deejay asked Coltrane what he favored from his catalog and he immediately responded: ‘Oh, I like Blue Train myself. It's a good band on there, you know. It was a good recording.'"



Side A
1. Blue Train
2. Moment’s Notice

Side B
1. Locomotion
2. I’m Old Fashioned
3. Lazy Bird

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

As good as it gets

posted on 09/29/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: SteveM
An amazing recording. Has excellent zip all around - one of the few recording where I can turn up the volume and there's minimal distortion. Lee Morgan comes through outstanding - drum solos are pounding. No pops - clean record. A much better recording than the Music Matters Mono from a few years ago. Strongly recommended.

F@#$%^$g Phenomenal!!!

posted on 09/20/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: Brad
'Nuff Said

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