Album artwork for Blue Train (Tone Poet Series) by John Coltrane
Album artwork for Blue Train (Tone Poet Series) by John Coltrane

To mark the 65th anniversary of the album’s recording, Blue Train is released in two special editions as part of Blue Note’s acclaimed Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series. A 1-LP mono pressing of the original album is presented in a deluxe gatefold tip-on jacket, while the 2-LP stereo collection Blue Train: The Complete Masters includes a second disc featuring seven alternate and incomplete takes, none of which have been released previously on vinyl, and four of which have never been released before on any format. The Complete Masters comes with a booklet featuring never-before-seen session photos by Francis Wolff and an essay by Coltrane expert Ashley Kahn. Both Tone Poet Vinyl Editions were produced by Joe Harley, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original analog master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at RTI. Blue Train: The Complete Masters is also be released as a 2-CD set.

“Few studio experiences I’ve had can compare with the thrill of listening to the original master tapes—mono, stereo and alternate takes—of Blue Train,” says Harley. “I consider these two new versions the definitive editions of this masterpiece performance by John Coltrane.”

TRACKLIST:

2CD

Blue Train

Moment’s Notice

Locomotion

I’m Old Fashioned

Lazy Bird

Blue Train (false start)

Blue Train (take 7)

Moment’s Notice (alternate take 4)

Lazy Bird (take 1)

Blue Train (alternate take)

Moment’s Notice (incomplete alternate take 5A)

Lazy Bird (alternate take)

1LP

LP 1 | Blue Train | Original Album | Studio

Side A

Blue Train

Moment’s Notice

Side B

Locomotion

I’m Old Fashioned

Lazy Bird

2LP

LP 1 | Blue Train | Original Album | Studio

Side A

Blue Train

Moment’s Notice

Side B

Locomotion

I’m Old Fashioned

Lazy Bird

LP 2 | Blue Train | alternate and incomplete takes

Side A

Blue Train (false start)

Blue Train (take 7)

Moment’s Notice (alternate take 4)

Lazy Bird (take 1)

Side B

Blue Train (alternate take)

Moment’s Notice (incomplete alternate take 5A)

Lazy Bird (alternate take)

John Coltrane

Blue Train (Tone Poet Series)

Blue Note
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£64.99

Complete Masters. Double 180 Gram Vinyl in Deluxe Tip On Sleeve. Mono Version. With Booklet.

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180 Gram Vinyl in Deluxe Tip On Sleeve. Mono Version.

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Complete Masters.

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4806203

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John Coltrane

Blue Train (Tone Poet Series)

Blue Note
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Album artwork for Blue Train (Tone Poet Series) by John Coltrane
LPx2

£64.99

Complete Masters. Double 180 Gram Vinyl in Deluxe Tip On Sleeve. Mono Version. With Booklet.

Black
Released 16/09/2022Catalogue Number

4548107

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Blue Train (Tone Poet Series) by John Coltrane
LP

£44.99

180 Gram Vinyl in Deluxe Tip On Sleeve. Mono Version.

Black
Released 16/09/2022Catalogue Number

4548105

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Blue Train (Tone Poet Series) by John Coltrane
CDx2

£15.99

Complete Masters.

Released 16/09/2022Catalogue Number

4806203

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

To mark the 65th anniversary of the album’s recording, Blue Train is released in two special editions as part of Blue Note’s acclaimed Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series. A 1-LP mono pressing of the original album is presented in a deluxe gatefold tip-on jacket, while the 2-LP stereo collection Blue Train: The Complete Masters includes a second disc featuring seven alternate and incomplete takes, none of which have been released previously on vinyl, and four of which have never been released before on any format. The Complete Masters comes with a booklet featuring never-before-seen session photos by Francis Wolff and an essay by Coltrane expert Ashley Kahn. Both Tone Poet Vinyl Editions were produced by Joe Harley, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original analog master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at RTI. Blue Train: The Complete Masters is also be released as a 2-CD set.

“Few studio experiences I’ve had can compare with the thrill of listening to the original master tapes—mono, stereo and alternate takes—of Blue Train,” says Harley. “I consider these two new versions the definitive editions of this masterpiece performance by John Coltrane.”

TRACKLIST:

2CD

Blue Train

Moment’s Notice

Locomotion

I’m Old Fashioned

Lazy Bird

Blue Train (false start)

Blue Train (take 7)

Moment’s Notice (alternate take 4)

Lazy Bird (take 1)

Blue Train (alternate take)

Moment’s Notice (incomplete alternate take 5A)

Lazy Bird (alternate take)

1LP

LP 1 | Blue Train | Original Album | Studio

Side A

Blue Train

Moment’s Notice

Side B

Locomotion

I’m Old Fashioned

Lazy Bird

2LP

LP 1 | Blue Train | Original Album | Studio

Side A

Blue Train

Moment’s Notice

Side B

Locomotion

I’m Old Fashioned

Lazy Bird

LP 2 | Blue Train | alternate and incomplete takes

Side A

Blue Train (false start)

Blue Train (take 7)

Moment’s Notice (alternate take 4)

Lazy Bird (take 1)

Side B

Blue Train (alternate take)

Moment’s Notice (incomplete alternate take 5A)

Lazy Bird (alternate take)