A sealed 45 RPM 4 disc box set of John Coltrane's Blue Train pressed on 200 gram Clarity vinyl by Classic Records
Offered for sale is a sealed, limited-edition 45 RPM 4 disc box set of John Coltrane’s Blue Train pressed on 200 gram Clarity vinyl by Classic Records.
Originally released by Blue Note Records in 1957, Blue Train is one of the iconic albums of jazz.
Allmusic.com gave this album 5 stars:
Although never formally signed, an oral agreement between John Coltrane and Blue Note Records founder Alfred Lion was indeed honored on Blue Train — Coltrane’s only collection of sides as a principal artist for the venerable label. The disc is packed solid with sonic evidence of Coltrane’s innate leadership abilities. Without reservation, Blue Train can easily be considered in and among the most important and influential entries not only of John Coltrane’s career, but of the entire genre of jazz music as well.
The copy offered for sale is a new, still sealed, 4 disc box set, cut at 45 RPM and pressed on single-sided, 200 gram Clarity vinyl discs for maximum fidelity. While the album is still sealed, there is a 10″ tear in the wrap.
A beautiful copy of a classic jazz album.
About Clarity vinyl: In 2008, Classic Records determined that magnetic particles in regular black vinyl were compromising playback results. This was due to trace metal contained in the carbon black that was added to the vinyl during manufacture. Classic worked with Kenan, a PVC manufacturer, to produce a proprietary vinyl compound that did not use carbon black, and thus did not contain these distortion-causing magnetic elements. The resulting vinyl compound was called Clarity vinyl, and Classic intended to eventually produce all of their titles using this new vinyl. Unfortunately, the company went out of business after only a few titles had been produced this way, and Classic’s Clarity pressings, particularly those pressed at 45 RPM, are quite hard to find today.
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- Record Label:
- Blue Note/Classic
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- Year of Release::
- 1957 (original LP)
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