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Discussion: John Coltrane: A Love Supreme

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Post by gmed May 19, 2010 (1 of 4)
I bought the US version, less than $20!

Post by Claude May 20, 2010 (2 of 4)
Is this new SHM-SACD from the previous SACD master made by Rudy Van Gelder?

Then it's a complete waste of money, since that mastering is merely decent.

"A love supreme" will also be reissued on SACD by Analogue Productions in a couple of months. That will most likely be the best version.

http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/56007/John_Coltrane-A_Love_Supreme-Hybrid_Stereo_SACD

Post by Phil W August 24, 2010 (3 of 4)
Does anyone know if this SHM disc is a new mastering from the original analog tapes? I have the earlier SACD issue on Verve and the sound is less than pleasant.

Post by rammiepie August 24, 2010 (4 of 4)
This is the third remastering on SACD (lst by Universal/US: serviceable but not definitive/the second by AP: don't have it so I cannot critique and the upcoming SHM~SACD from Japan).

I do have three of the AP Impulse SACD releases and can only attest that they sound utterly fantastic and I have a fourth on the Way: Ben Webster: See You At The Fair.

Since they are available on Amazon US from third party vendors at a nice discount (usually $21-22 plus shipping), I consider them a bargain as compared to their Japanese counterparts.

And, as usual, the better your system, the better they will sound because AP is on a roll.

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