John Coltrane - Blue Train



Analogue Productions (Blue Note)



Product No.:
ABNJ 81577
UPC: 753088157714
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 200 Gram

45 RPM      

Analogue Productions' Blue Note and Nat "King" Cole Reissues WIN A Positive Feedback 2010 Brutus Award!
"...if you haven't picked up every one of the Blue Note and Nat King Cole reissues from Chad Kassem and company at Acoustic Sounds, you're really missing out!" - David W. Robinson, Positive Feedback, Issue 52

"...Blue Train remains a superb achievement both musically and sonically, and Acoustic Sounds' pressing knocks off all other reissues...The sound is immediate, with superb instrumental balance, and a big, airy, coherent soundstage. The bass and drums are well captured, serving as deep anchors that allow the horn players to blow away with a sense of controlled yet astonishing freedom." - Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, June/July 2009


"These are simply amazing pressings. I have no regrets whatsoever about signing up for this subscription. The folks I'd invited over last Saturday are by no means audiophiles, but they couldn't believe that they were listening to vinyl, or that recordings that were 40+ years old could sound so good. I'm working hard to turn them into vinyl converts. These discs are the icing on the cake!" – Tim Bingaman, Acoustic Sounds customer

"The new LPs, as with the others, superb in their production and packaging. The quality of the sleeves and printing is unsurpassed and is a real indicator of the attention spent to the new 45rpm pressings inside. There are many hours of good listening ahead with this series." – Barry Paulson, Acoustic Sounds customer

"…As much as I'd love to relay all kinds of anecdotes about the challenges Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray encounter during the mastering sessions, I witness none. These boys know the sound of the facility and the Van Gelder masters like the backs of their hands…Back home a month later, I unpack some test pressings Chad Kassem has sent me…I hear the most realistic-sounding drums ever reproduced by my system. It's as though I'm sitting at the point of creation, experiencing the same high that brought such gifted musicians together as one. Steve Hoffman, Kevin Gray, Chad Kassem, and Don MacInnis have done Rudy Van Gelder and his Blue Note artists proud." – Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile, April 2008

John Coltrane's most important and best selling album after A Love Supreme. This was the first fully realized masterpiece by Coltrane. The superbly executed and blended ensembles have a haunting quality and each solo is a memorable treasure.

Recorded in 1957.

Paul Chambers, bass
John Coltrane, sax (tenor)
Kenny Drew, piano
Curtis Fuller, trombone
Philly Joe Jones, drums
Lee Morgan, trumpet

Blue Train
Moment's Notice
I'm Old Fashioned
Lazy Bird

Customer Reviews (4.92 Stars) 12 person(s) rated this product.

MM or MC

posted on 01/05/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: Fraser
This album makes my Moving Magnet cartridge sound like a Moving Coil. Simply stunning quality, it's like a time machine being transported back to the 1950's as he's playing these compositions live in a speak easy as you sip your beer and bourbon, just amazing.

Blue Train - John Coltrane

posted on 04/25/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: Anthony
There's not much left to say here. The disc was flat and dead quiet. The sonics were great with musical transparency and a deep view into the performance plus a nicely layered sound stage for a mono issue.

Better than SACD and 33 1/3 180 gram

posted on 10/03/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jim
Wow, I thought AP’s SACD release was good. This 45 takes this album to the stratosphere of unbelievable; dare I say perfect. Every note of every instrument on every single track is so distinct and so laser-precise, it is truly mind boggling. Simply one of the best pieces of vinyl that I have ever heard. Pure, crisp and 3 dimensional. It’s just you and the live performance.

Blue train + Analogue Productions = perfection

posted on 01/04/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Marc
Analogue Productions is a leader in phenomenal pressings of the highest quality and they bring this classic Coltrane to life. The importance of the music go without saying and this stellar and meticulous rendering give it the treatment it deserves.

Another superb AP production

posted on 11/18/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Lou
great pressing of great classic jazz. I have the original BN 1577 and this exhibits far superior sonics.

Blue Train - John Coltrane

posted on 12/11/2010
5 Stars

Génial !

posted on 12/08/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: Etienne
Voilà le Coltrane que j'aime, celui d'avant sa période "free-jazz" à laquelle je n'adhère plus du tout. Disque magnifique, et qualité d'enregistrement au top.

High Quality Product

posted on 09/30/2008
4 Stars
It's everything you would expect for a $50 record. Sounds great and the quality control on these reissues is superb. I would still say that the titles handled by Music Matters have better packaging and therby slighty a cut above.

The More I Listen, The More I Like....

posted on 09/27/2008
5 Stars
Reviewer: Greg
There are several reasons why this record smokes:

First, it's one of the few 1950s era Blue Notes where the piano doesn't sound like it was recorded underwater. Not perfect, but better than the usual RVG fare.

Second: We just did a back-to-back comparison against a regular 180G disc and there was no comparison. The instruments sounded warmer and more alive and had better image size and stage depth.

Third: Unusual for early stereo Blue Notes, the instuments are not seperated from each other by heavy baffles. Its a pretty unified natural sound stage.

Fourth: The music here might be the best ever recorded by Blue Note.

Can't go wrong with this one.

Amazing sound!

posted on 09/15/2008
5 Stars
Reviewer: Andy Thompson
Great package! Sound on this is amazing. Well worth the price.

Great all-round

posted on 08/05/2008
5 Stars
Reviewer: Hazuki
My copy has excellent surfaces and is well worth the price. Center fill of the mix is better than I had anticipated and sound is, unsurprisingly, far superior to the 33.3 DMM. (As an aside, there have been internet forum discussions concerning pressing quality of AP Reissues compared to Music Matters'. My copies of AP's Blue Train, Lee-way, and Whistle Stop have been great, my only return being a Music Matters Bluesnik....) To those concerned with side-lengths, I would say that getting up to turn the records over is no problem at all. These 45s are so good that one just wants to keep playing more. (*_^)

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