A fantastic set of work by John Coltrane – a 4CD box set that's a lasting tribute to his genius, featuring mostly music from his best years at Impulse Records, plus selected bits from earlier years! The set features tracks selected by Ravi Coltrane, plus bonus material from the Coltrane family, an essay by Amiri Baraka, and some previously unissued material (where do they keep turning up all this stuff, anyway?) The package starts with Trane's more down to earth years, then picks up speed nicely as his music soared to the heavens on spiritual wings. Titles include "Nature Boy (first version)", "Venus
", "Compassion", "Stablemates", "A Love Supreme (part 1)", "Offering", "Iris", "After The Rain", "Naima", "Miles Mode", "Liberia", "Village Blues", "Up Gainst The Wall", "Serenity", "Two Bass Hit", "One UP One Down (long version)', and "I Want To Talk About You".
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