John Coltrane – Coltrane Japan LP with obi and calendar


Free U.S. shipping!  A 1981 Japanese pressing of the 1962 LP Coltrane, by John Coltrane, including the original obi and a 1982 calendar.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Coltrane by John Coltrane, including the original obi and a 1982 calendar that’s usually missing.

About this copy: This copy of Coltrane is a 1981 pressing on the MCA label of an album that was originally released in 1962.

The cover is VG++, and very close to M-, with slight corner wear.  The obi is M-.

The insert is M-.  The three-page 1982 calendar is VG++ with slight foxing.

The disc is M-, with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a terrific LP that’s hard to find complete.

Background: Released in 1962, Coltrane was John Coltrane’s second recording for Impulse! Records. gave Coltrane a 4 1/2 star review:

Considered by many to be his finest single album, Coltrane finds John Coltrane displaying all of the exciting elements that sparked brilliance and allowed his fully formed instrumental voice to shine through in the most illuminating manner. On tenor saxophone, he’s simply masterful, offering the burgeoning sheets of sound philosophy into endless weavings of melodic and tuneful displays of inventive, thoughtful, driven phrases. Coltrane also plays a bit of soprano saxophone as a primer for his more exploratory work to follow. Meanwhile, bassist Jimmy Garrison, drummer Elvin Jones, and especially the stellar McCoy Tyner have integrated their passionate dynamics into the inner whole of the quartet. The result is a most focused effort, a relatively popular session to both his fans or latecomers, with five selections that are brilliantly conceived and rendered.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: MCA
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1981
Format: Stereo
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Weight 15 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in