John Coltrane - Blue Train

 (200 gram Clarity Vinyl - Single Sided Pressings)


Classic Records (Blue Note)



Product No.:
ABNC 1577-45CV

45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 4

45 RPM  

Arguably one of the most influential titles from Coltrane and one of the greatest Blue Note releases ever. In 1957, right at the very start of his Prestige recording period, 'Trane did this one-off set in New Jersey with Rudy Van Gelder with historic results. The recent reissue abundance of the title, re-packaged and enhanced in many ways, reveals the reverence put upon these sides. Transferred from the first-generation two-track masters. Now available on Classic Records Clarity Vinyl SVP-II 200-gram as a single-sided 45-RPM deluxe box set release.

Clarity Vinyl represents the ultimate in vinyl formulations because it is comprised of over 90 percent of the highest quality co-polymer available – a key component in vinyl pellets used for manufacturing vinyl records. Further, Clarity Vinyl has no carbon black additive, common in vinyl formulas for LPs. Carbon black contains trace metals that become magnetized and cause "electrical distortions" in cartridges during playback that smears the sound. By taking out the Carbon Black, Classic Records is able to dramatically reduce the "electrical distortions" and thus bring more "Clarity" to the playback process, providing a more realistic musical experience to the listener and LP enthusiast. 45-RPM records have long been recognized as providing a higher fidelity musical experience resulting purely from the cartridge being able to extract more of the nuance from the complex vertical and horizontal groove modulations in stereo LPs. Further, Classic Records 45-RPM single-sided pressings dramatically reduce the mechanical resonances created by the cartridge during playback by allowing these resonances to be more fully transmitted to and absorbed by the turntable platter. Classic Records Clarity Vinyl 45-RPM pressings are designed and manufactured to provide the lowest distortion in every aspect of LP playback resulting in putting the listener as close to the music as possible.

1. Blue Train
2. Moment's Notice
3. Locomotion
4. I'm Old Fashioned
5. Lazy Bird

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 5 person(s) rated this product.

Outstanding - Clear & Detailed

posted on 01/22/2018
5 Stars
Reviewer: Steve W.
I have played the cd many times and wanted to buy a vinyl version and purchased this one and WOW! The songs themselves are outstanding but in this format it's like hearing a live performance. You can better appreciate the talent of these fabulous musicians. It's a work of art that will bring a smile to your face.

A Dynamic Train

posted on 02/23/2017
5 Stars
Reviewer: Robert
If you are considering spending this amount of money on a Vinyl LP then you already have high regards for the Artist / Performance / Composition etc... and maybe you are looking for the best recording available. I can honesty tell you my search is over on this Blue Train Box Set. Its most likely a combination of the Clear Vinyl, 45 RPM singe sides, and 200g Clarity SV- P II Pressing. It's just stunning for me, the textures that i never noticed on the CD before. Especially the trumpet of Lee Morgan on the high paced track "Locomotion" right into the laid back "I'm Old Fashioned". Beautiful. As a side note i found all the 4 disks flat and centered. No issues. The box includes the original Blue Note sleeve with A1, then A2, B1, and B2 are in there own high quality inner sleeves underneath and well packaged. The shipping carton from AS was bomb proof. Is this worth the price? I'm grinning from ear to ear man!

The one to own

posted on 06/25/2015
5 Stars
I agree with the previous reviewer. This Blue Train is the best version I have ever heard - and I've heard most of them. Incredible transparency and coherence.

the best

posted on 11/04/2010
5 Stars
Reviewer: sf
the best format and recording of this music

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