Alice Coltrane – Universal Consciousness

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Label:Impulse!/ABC Records – AS 9210


Used LP 1971

Disc:VG+ (good shape overall, feel some super slight surface noise at quiet part)

Jacket:VG+/VG (age scuffs, light corner bump, light tear part inside of gatefold, good category we think)

John Coltrane was heavily influenced by India in the 1960s. His widow, Alice Coltrane, also traveled to the Orient before creating this album and received great inspiration. Released in 1971, this work is known as an expression of her admiration for India. Side A features "Battle At Armageddon" which starts with thrilling improvisational organ playing and moves to a cosmic, intimate second half, and "Oh Allah" which features a free jazz-style session with violin. Side B features 3 tracks that have a more cosmic, spiritual, and conscious feel. True masterpiece renowned as her greatest work. Simply wonderful. US original. Comes with a Japanese commentary sheet to accompany the import version.

60年代に入りインドからの影響を色濃く受けていたジョン・コルトレーン。未亡人アリス・コルトレーンも同様に、この作品制作前に東洋を廻り大きなインスピレーションを受けたという。71年にリリースされた本作はインドへの感心を表現した作品として知られています。インプロ的なスリリングなオルガン演奏の前半から宇宙的に内包を感じさせる後半部へ移る”Battle At Armageddon”、ヴァイオリンと共にフリージャズ的セッションを披露した”Oh Allah”を収録のA面。より宇宙的、精神性、意識的な表現がなされたようなB面の3曲。彼女の最高傑作として名高い傑作。素晴らしいの一言。USオリジナル。輸入盤に封入された日本語解説シート付。

A1 - Universal Consciousness

A2 - Battle At Armageddon

A3 - Oh Allah

B1 - Hare Krishna

B2 - Sita Ram

B3 - The Ankh Of Amen-Ra