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Background on this item -
DCC products are all out of print. The company was well known for the best sounding music on both the CD and LP formats. Indeed, their products are still considered state of the art, even today! DCC product pricing is constantly increasing due to their rarity and demand. Going forward, their products will only keep increasing in price as supplies diminish on a worldwide basis. If you have a desire to hear some of the best gold CDs and LPs ever made, get them while you still can!

John William Coltrane, also known as "Trane"; (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and later was at the forefront of free jazz. He organized at least fifty recording sessions as a leader during his recording career, and appeared as a sideman on many other albums, notably with trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk.

As his career progressed, Coltrane and his music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension. His second wife was pianist Alice Coltrane and their son Ravi Coltrane is a saxophonist. Coltrane influenced innumerable musicians, and remains one of the most significant saxophonists in jazz history. He received many posthumous awards and recognitions, including canonization by the African Orthodox Church as Saint John William Coltrane. In 2007, Coltrane was awarded the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation for his "masterful improvisation, supreme musicianship and iconic centrality to the history of jazz.”

Soultrane is the fourth album by jazz musician John Coltrane, released in 1958 on Prestige Records, catalogue 7142. It was recorded at the studio of Rudy Van Gelder in Hackensack, New Jersey, three days after a Columbia Records session for Miles Davis and the Milestones album.

The album is a showcase for Coltrane's late-1950s "sheets of sound" style, the term itself coined by critic Ira Gitler in the album's liner notes. Also featured is a long reading of Billy Eckstine's ballad standard "I Want to Talk About You", which Coltrane would revisit often during his career, most notably on the album Live at Birdland. Among the other tracks are popular theme "Good Bait" by Tadd Dameron, and Fred Lacey's elegiac "Theme For Ernie". "You Say You Care" is from the Broadway production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

The album closes with a brief, frenetic version of Irving Berlin's "Russian Lullaby". Producer Bob Weinstock relates Coltrane's humorous reimagining of the tune:

We were doing a session and we were hung for a tune and I said, "Trane, why don't you think up some old standard?" He said, "OK I got it.["]...and they played "Russian Lullaby" at a real fast tempo. At the end I asked, "Trane, what was the name of that tune?" And he said, "Rushin' Lullaby." I cracked up.

Soultrane takes its title from a song on a 1956 album by Tadd Dameron featuring Coltrane, Mating Call. "Soultrane" does not appear on this Soultrane, and none of the five tunes on Soultrane are originals by Coltrane. The song "Theme For Ernie" was featured on the soundtrack for the 2005 film Hollywoodland.

This wonderful 1958 session features the tenor sax legend leading pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Arthur Taylor on a well-chosen five-song set of jazz and pop standards. The album opens with a lively version of Count Basie's "Good Bait" that allows Coltrane, Chambers and Garland to indulge in some exquisite, highly inventive solos. While Coltrane's versions of Billy Eckstine's "I Want To Talk About You" and Fred Lacey's "Theme For Ernie" are pretty much straight ballad performances, his bold, powerful style brings out the soulful feel of these two beautiful, reflective melodies.The closing track--a wild rendition of Irving Berlin's "Russian Lullaby," ends the album on a high note, with Coltrane and Garland racing through this complicated tune with remarkable precision and focus. Superbly recorded by Rudy Van Gelder, SOULTRANE is a true jazz classic and quite simply one of Coltrane's finest albums.

GOLD CD - DCC RECORDINGS // PRESTIGE series CD item - this item is SEALED and in MINT condition - it appears that this item comes from the “LONGBOX” version of DCC GOLD CD releases. These were the first issued CDs in this series where the CD and jewel case were contained in a long plastic outer container. It has since been pulled out of the original container and re-sealed by the distributor or manufacturer. This was a common practice since the outer plastic container took up a lot of physical space. Removing it saved a lot of money in shipping costs.
GOLD CD was made in Japan
GOLD CD pressing is in MONO (we believe)
GOLD CD pressed and Issued by DCC RECORDINGS under license from PRESTIGE
GOLD CD issued in: 1993
GOLD CD Record Catalog Number: GZS 1046

Featured on this GOLD CD -


Performers on this disc include -
John Coltrane - tenor saxophone
Red Garland - piano
Paul Chambers - bass
Art Taylor - drums
Additional Personnel:
Rudy Van Gelder - Engineer, Remastering
Shigeo Miyamoto - Engineer, Mastering
Alan Yoshida, Steve Hoffman - Mastering
Del Costello, Bob Weinstock - Producer
Kazue Sugimoto - Supervisor
Akira Taguchi - Supervisor

GOLD CD Title -

Track Listings -
1. Good Bait
2. I Want to Talk About You
3. You Say You Care
4. Theme For Ernie
5. Russian Lullaby

The GOLD CD is from the very rare DCC Recordings series of audiophile CD titles.

GOLD CD re-mastered by Steve Hoffman
Pictures with this listing are of the actual item
Jewel Case IS the original flip up type
This item DOES NOT come with the paper outer slip cover - we believe that this is the earliest version of this gold CD and came in a long box. At some point in time, the long box was opened, the CD removed and re-wrapped at the distributor or manufacturer. As collectors of DCC long boxes are aware, Gold CDs of this vintage did NOT come with an outer paper slip that fit over the jewel case.

The original LP was issued on the PRESTIGE record label, in 1956

The Gold CD, JEWEL CASE AND INSERTS are all in NEAR MINT condition! The CD is actually SEALED, however, as noted above, it could be a re-wrap from the distributor or manufacturer as the gold CD appears to be a Japanese made, long box version (if you have any questions about this detail, don't hesitate to ask)!

The GOLD CD is an audiophile quality pressing (any collector of fine MFSL, half speeds, direct to discs, Japanese/UK pressings etc., can attest to the difference a quality pressing can make to an audio system).

Don't let this rarity slip by!!!

  • Item #: DCC GOLD CD GZS 1046 SS
  • Manufacturer: DCC - Digital Compact Classics Recordings
  • Condition: New


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