JOHN COLTRANE w/ELVIN JONES & McCOY TYNER SELFLESSNESS SEALED ORIG'68 IMPULSE LP

End Price: USD 51
Start Price: USD 20
End Date: 2013-04-06
Start Date: 2013-03-30

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JOHN COLTRANE w/ELVIN JONES & McCOY TYNER SELFLESSNESS SEALED ORIG'68 IMPULSE LP


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·       JOHN COLTRANE with McCOY TYNER, ROY HAYNES, ELVIN JONES, JIMMY  GARRISON, PHAROAH SANDERS AND OTHERS – SELFLESSNESS - ORIGINAL 1968 IMPULSE RECORDS STEREO LP AS-9161 (THE ALBUM WAS RECORDED IN 1963 AND 1965, BUT RELEASED POSTHUMOUSLY IN 1968)

 

·       ORIGINAL U.S. PRESSING

 

 

*** STILL SEALED GUARANTEED ORIGINAL FIRST PRESSING ***

 

 

·       GUARANTEED ORIGINAL BLACK IMPULSE LABEL WITH RED BAND ALONG THE RIM OF THE LABEL

 

·       THE THICKNESS OF THE VINYL, THE APPEARANCE AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE COVER, LABEL’S LOGO AND OTHER PERIPHERAL ELEMENTS OF THE COVER, ARE ALL PERFECTLY CONSISTENT WITH THE ORIGINAL, FIRST PRESSING OF THIS TITLE.

 

·       THREE “BREATHE” (AIR) HOLES NOTED ON THE SHRINK WRAP

 

·       THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.

 

·       ORIGINAL GATEFOLD COVER, MADE OF THICK CARDBOARD (AMERICAN STYLE) 

 

·       THICK, HEAVY VINYL PRESSING

 

 (PLEASE SEE THE IMAGE OF THE COVER, LABEL OR BOTH, SHOWN BELOW)

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In the context of the decades since his passing and the legacy that's continued to grow, John Coltrane's Selflessness album bears an odd similarity to Bob Dylan's autobiographical book Chronicles. In Chronicles, Dylan tells the tale of his beginnings, jumping abruptly and confoundingly from his early years to life and work after his 1966 motorcycle accident, omitting any mention of his most popular and curious electric era. The contrast between these two eras becomes more vivid with the deletion of the years and events that bridged them. Released in 1965 [No, Fred, the album was RECORDED in 1963 and 1965, but released only in 1968 --op.ed.], Selflessness presents long-form pieces, likewise from two very distinct and separate eras of Coltrane's development. The album's first two-thirds was recorded at the 1963 Newport Jazz Festival and consists of an amazingly deft rendition of Coltrane's take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic "My Favorite Things" as well as the glowingly affectionate "I Want to Talk About You." Coltrane is backed on these numbers by the classic lineup of McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Roy Haynes, and the quartet absolutely crackles with the flowing joy that characterized its sound. Tyner especially sparkles in his extended spotlight moments on "My Favorite Things," arguably the best version Coltrane put to tape of this favorite. Fast forwarding two years to 1965, the 14-plus-minute extended atmospherics of "Selflessness" find Coltrane ramping up to the free-form spiritual style that he would work in for the short remainder of his life. The large ensemble on this date included Pharoah Sanders' blistering tenor and Elvin Jones' sputtering drums working alongside second drummer Frank Butler as well as the reverb-doused percussion sounds of Juno Lewis. The sprawling and sometimes aimless meditation comes off a little dippy as a result of the production and low-key playing, but it hints at a direction that would be fully articulated later on records like Sun Ship and the gorgeous Concert in Japan. Though the rapid changes in Coltrane's playing between 1963 and 1965 are thoroughly documented on other albums, taken as a whole, the contrast on Selflessness is striking.

 

 (EXCERPT FROM AN ONLINE REVIEW BY FRED THOMAS, ALL MUSIC GUIDE  /ALLMUSIC.COM/)

 

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·       CONDITION:

 

·       RECORD

 

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(a)          THE ALBUM IS STILL FACTORY SEALED AND IS BELIEVED TO BE PERFECTLY MINT. Please note: sealed items are assumed to be mint and are sold as-is, as we have no way of inspecting them. For our policy on still sealed records ►click here (PLEASE READ BEFORE PLACING A BID).

 

(b)            The record is  apparently pressed on a beautiful, thick, inflexible vinyl, which was usually used for the first or very early pressings. Usually, the sound on such thick vinyl pressings is full-bodied, vivid, and even dramatic. Do not expect to obtain such a majestic analog sound from a digital recording!

 

(c)           The records are believed to come in their original stock inner sleeves.

 

(d)          Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior, digital recording!!!

 

 

·       COVER

 

COVER IS STRONG NEAR MINT, STILL SEALED AND COVERED IN ITS ORIGINAL ►SHRINK WRAP    (A SMALL PIECE OF SHRINK WRAP IS MISSING)

 

The following flaws or imperfections are noted on the cover:

 

-        Cover has a small  wrinkle (crease) in the cardboard base near the spine  on the front panel

-         Minor shelf wear noted on the bottom seam (nothing significant)

 

NO OTHER IMPERFECTIONS ON THE COVER:

 

-        No split seams

-        No ring wear

-        No cut-out (drill) holes.

-        No cut-out corners

-        No saw-marks or indents

-        No dirt/dust rubbing stains (friction marks caused by rubbing against other covers)

-        No yellowing from aging

-        No writing

-        No stamps

-        No tearing: no chips, dents or nicks on the seams

-        No peel-off marks

-        No stains

-        No mold or mildew spots

-        No stickers or labels

-        No water damage

-        No razor marks, scratches, pressure marks, lines, streaks, or  cuts.

-        No warping

-        No wax, glue, paint or liquid drops on the cover

-        No glue traces or wax residue.

-        No bar codes

-        No RIAA stamps or stickers. 

 

 

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