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A Lost John Coltrane Album Gets A release Date 55 Years After Recording

A Lost John Coltrane Album Gets A release Date 55 Years After Recording

A Lost John Coltrane Album Recorded 55 Years Ago Is Finally Getting Released 
Source: YouTube
A Lost John Coltrane Album Recorded 55 Years Ago Is Finally Getting Released 
Source: YouTube

The soon-to-be-released John Coltrane album was thought lost and likely destroyed in the early 1970s.

A lost John Coltrane album has not only been discovered but will be released this month.

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Titled Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album, the release features seven songs — two of which were previously unreleased — that were recorded by Coltrane in one day in March 1963 at Van Gelder Studios with his classic quartet of McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones. There are standard and deluxe versions of the album. The former features seven out of the 14 takes done during the recording session, while a deluxe edition includes all of the tracks. Both versions will be available on CD and vinyl formats. The album will be released via Impulse! Records.

Although the master tape has thought to have been lost and likely destroyed in the early 1970s, turns out that Coltrane had gone home with the album recorded onto a reference tape, which ended up in the possession of his first wife, Naima. Impulse! approached her family to release the music from the reference tape, which was still in good condition.

Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album drops on June 29. Check out the tracklist below.

Standard edition tracklist:

01. “Untitled Original 11383”
02. “Nature Boy”
03. “Untitled Original 11386”
04. “Vilia”
05. “Impressions”
06. “Slow Blues”
07. “One Up, One Down”

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Deluxe edition tracklist:

CD1
01. “Untitled Original 11383 (Take 1)”
02. “Nature Boy”
03. “Untitled Original 11386 (Take 1)”
04. “Vilia (Take 3)”
05. “Impressions (Take 3)”
06. “Slow Blues”
07. “One Up, One Down (Take 1)”

CD2
01. “Vilia (Take 5)”
02. “Impressions (Take 1)”
03. “Impressions (Take 2)”
04. “Impressions (Take 4)”
05. “Untitled Original 11386”
06. “Untitled Original 11386”
07. “One Up, One Down (Take 6)”

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