BLACK VINYL 3xLP. ORIGINAL ALBUM ON LP1, SESSION OUTTAKES ON LPs 2 and 3.
"An all-time classic expanded to include unreleased sextet recordings from Coltrane's personal tapes; 20-page booklet with the artist's musical notations, rare images and an essay by Ashley Kahn."
"Easily one of the most important records ever made, John Coltrane's A Love Supreme was his pinnacle studio outing that at once compiled all of his innovations from his past, spoke of his current deep spirituality, and also gave a glimpse into the next two and a half years. The quartet - Coltrane, Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones and McCoy Tyner - recorded the album in one session on December 9, 1964, at the Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Coltrane's home in Dix Hills, Long Island, has been suggested as the site of inspiration for A Love Supreme. Coltrane's exposure to Ahmadiyya Islam has also been suggested as a source of influence."