Alice Coltrane Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Avery Keen-Garde, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. Stuggy

    Stuggy Forum Resident

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    Third Mind the project led by The Blasters Dave Alvin have a guitar version of Journey in Satchidananda on their s/t lp.
    Alongside several other guitar based workouts and folk jazz covers.
    Long version of East West on there too though that's Paul Butterfield Band but might appeal to people here.
     
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  2. Comet01

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  3. quindembo

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  4. scarfaceclaw

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    Only just realised how much I like this album. Looked up the vinyl availability, and unfortunately seems like another grail one...
     
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  5. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident

    It is surprising that this one has never been reissued, when I'm pretty sure virtually all of her other Impulse albums have been...
     
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  6. Chris Bernhardt

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    Yes I think it's her best and at the moment it's kind of my holy grail in terms of finding it used ( of course I can get it online). I've only ran across it a couple times. One was just really beat up I passed, and the other was a odd non-gatefold copy under Alice Coltrane records . I thought this was something she might have sold herself .
     
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  7. Sorcerer

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    Ptah, The El Daoud was reissued in 2004 in Japan (UCCI-9106). The mastering is a lot better than the pumped up domestic Labson remaster from 1996.
    Alice Coltrane - Ptah, The El Daoud

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  8. StarThrower62

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    What do you mean by pumped up? Loudness and compression?
     
  9. Sorcerer

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    The Labson has too much bass and you can't crank it up nearly as far as the 2004 mini-LP. The recording already has enough bass of itself, so increasing it is just too much. The 2004 remastering is more natural. The other 2004 Japanese Alice Coltrane remasters I have heard sound natural as well in my opinion.
     
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  10. StarThrower62

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    I just put it on and there is a lot of bass. But I don't really crank this kind of music. The 2004 CD is outrageously priced at this point
     
  11. Sorcerer

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    Yes, they are currently expensive. And these mini-LPs are not laminated, unlike the 2001 John Coltrane mini-LPs, so even if you were to find a mint copy it wouldn't stay mint long.
     
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  12. EarthMusicJoe

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    An absolute genius. She had to overcome a lot of very negative press when she replaced McCoy Tyner as Coltrane was moving towards more free music. I own and enjoy everything she’s ever done and it makes me happy to see a thread like this.
     
  13. StarThrower62

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    I really like Monastic Trio which I listen to more than El Daoud. And there is some amazing stuff on Universal Consciousness. The last tune, The Ankh of Amen Ra is really cool.
     
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  14. Chris Bernhardt

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    Yes, and I didn't even like her with that band. I thought her playing was so dense admist already a sludge of sound. When I heard her solo work it was a revelation
     

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