Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Ballads by the John Coltrane Quartet, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Ballads is a 1976 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1963.
The gatefold cover is M-. The obi is M-. The insert is M-.
The disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels but no marks on the vinyl. Beautiful disc!
A nice copy of a terrific LP.
Background: Originally released in 1963, Ballads was the fifth John Coltrane recording for Impulse! Records.
…Ballads is … a perfectly fine album of Coltrane doing what he always did — exploring new avenues and modes in an inexhaustible search for personal and artistic enlightenment. With Ballads he looks into the warmer side of things, a path he would take with both Johnny Hartman (on John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman) and with Duke Ellington (on Duke Ellington and John Coltrane). Here he lays out for McCoy Tyner mostly, and the results positively shimmer at times. He’s not aggressive, and he’s not outwardly. Instead he’s introspective and at times even predictable, but that is precisely Ballads’ draw.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1976|