Enhance your purchase
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 12.4 x 14.1 x 1.19 cm; 98.09 Grams
- Manufacturer : IMPULSE
- Item Model Number : 2070237
- Original Release Date : 2003
- Label : IMPULSE
- ASIN : B0000A118M
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 10,780 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
- Customer Reviews:
Frequently bought together
Digitally remastered edition of the Jazz legend's groundbreaking 1965 album. A Love Supreme is generally considered to be among Coltrane's greatest works, as it melded the hard bop sensibilities of his early career with the free jazz style he adopted later.
Review this product
Top reviews from other countries
This release is sourced from an original copy-master discovered in EMI's vaults in London, dated March 1965. The equalization and compression issues which had always plagued the 1971 second-generation transfer (from which all previous CDs had been sourced) are not present on this 1965 copy-master, so this recording is as pure and original as we're ever likely to hear.
A second disk features a live performance of the suite at the Festival Mondial du Jazz Antibes in July 1965, together with two alternate takes (hitherto unreleased) each of `Resolution' and `Acknowledgment' from the original Van Gelder studio recordings in December 1964.
The 2-CD package is very tastefully presented in a 4-fold jewel case together with a 32-page booklet featuring a long essay from 2002 on the music by Ashley Kahn and a shorter one by Ravi Coltrane, together with several of Trane's inspired spiritual musings on God presented as poetry.
Overall, this is an exemplary package. The music itself may not resonate with you on first listening, but play it again and give it time; you'll soon come to love it, and appreciate why it has been so highly regarded for these past 50 years. Jazz has travelled a long way since 1964, but rarely has any other work been so inspired as ALS.
Yes, it's quite hard-panned and will sound a little eye-popping on headphones, but you'll survive. This is ace.
Straight from the packaging there are pops and crackles. The sound isn't terrible, neither is it good. Instrument clarity isn't awful, but the whole sound is bright and yet the bass is lost often in its own muddiness. This is all very disappointing for the amount paid for a brand new "audiophile" pressing. I will keep it as this is a difficult album to buy a better pressing of, but I'm a little disappointed.
Musically this album is 25/5. Greatest album ever recorded, full stop.