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Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” Released in Comprehensive Set

John Coltrane: A Love Supreme: The Complete MastersAll the recordings made in two days worth of sessions for saxophonist/composer John Coltrane’s jazz classic A Love Supreme album have been released as A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters.

The set features extensive takes from the sessions – including all six takes of the suite’s opener, “Acknowledgement” – as well as all overdubs and studio chatter. The album, recorded in December 1964, features Coltrane’s quartet with Jimmy Garrison on bass, as well as a second bassist, Dr. Art Davis. Takes one and two of “Acknowledgement” are also presented in stereo for the first time.

The three-CD set of The Complete Masters includes the original album, Coltrane-owned mono versions of two tracks, seven unreleased performances from the sessions, a 32-page booklet, and the only documented live recording of “A Love Supreme”, from the July 1965, Festival Mondial du Jazz Antibes, originally available in a 2002 release of A Love Supreme.

A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters is available as a three-CD deluxe edition and digital download.

A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters Track List:

Disc 1:

  1. A Love Supreme, Pt. I – Acknowledgement
  2. A Love Supreme, Pt. II – Resolution
  3. A Love Supreme, Pt. III – Pursuance
  4. A Love Supreme, Pt. IV – Psalm
  5. A Love Supreme, Pt. III – Pursuance (Original Mono Reference Master)
  6. A Love Supreme, Pt. IV – Psalm (Original Mono Reference Master)

Disc 2:

  1. A Love Supreme, Pt. I – Acknowledgement (Vocal Overdub 2)
  2. A Love Supreme, Pt. I – Acknowledgement (Vocal Overdub 3)
  3. A Love Supreme Pt. II – Resolution (Take 4/Alternate)
  4. A Love Supreme Pt. II – Resolution (Take 6/Breakdown)
  5. A Love Supreme, Pt. IV – Psalm (Undubbed Version)
  6. A Love Supreme Pt. I – Acknowledgement (Take 1/Alternate)
  7. A Love Supreme Pt. I – Acknowledgement (Take 2/Alternate)
  8. A Love Supreme Pt. I – Acknowledgement (Take 3/Breakdown With Studio Dialogue)
  9. A Love Supreme Pt. I – Acknowledgement (Take 4/Alternate)
  10. A Love Supreme Pt. I – Acknowledgement (Take 5/False Start)
  11. A Love Supreme Pt. I – Acknowledgement (Take 6/Alternate)

Disc 3:

  1. Introduction (Live In Juan-les-Pins, France/1965)
  2. A Love Supreme Pt. I – Acknowledgement (Live In Juan-les-Pins, France/1965)
  3. A Love Supreme Pt. II – Resolution (Live In Juan-les-Pins, France/1965)
  4. A Love Supreme Pt. III – Pursuance (Live In Juan-les-Pins, France/1965)
  5. A Love Supreme Pt. IV – Psalm (Live In Juan-les-Pins, France/1965)

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