Acoustic Sounds
Coltrane "Ballads" UHQR
By: Tracking Angle

February 7th, 2024



Analogue Productions Drops Valentine's Day Surprise: John Coltrane "Ballads" 45rpm UHQR Clarity Vinyl Set

limited to 5000 copies

This surprise announcement found this morning in the Tracking Angle inbox. Mastered by Ryan K. Smith from the original tape at Sterling Sound. Includes a 12" x 12" 12-page booklet featuring liner notes by Ashley Kahn and recording session images by Jim Marshall.

Happy Valentine's Day. Pre-order here.


  • 2024-02-07 02:09:27 PM

    Come on wrote:

    Ordered, although I already have the AP33 and the ORG45. Hope it’s as much better than the AP33 as it was with Love Supreme.

    • 2024-02-08 04:33:50 PM

      Terje Leknes wrote:

      By AP33 you are refferring to the Acoustic Sounds Series, which is pretty decent already ?

      • 2024-02-08 05:21:38 PM

        Come on wrote:

        Yes. I didn’t expect the UHQR with the same mastering is that much better, but it is if your setup is resolving. It’s a bigger difference than just the one of 33 vs 45 RPM. Not sure what other additional magic is done with the UHQR‘s than the clarity vinyl.

  • 2024-02-19 02:51:14 PM

    Jeff 'Glotz' Glotzer wrote:

    I have the ORG's of this and Love Supreme and I still want these! I just bought another $500 worth of vinyl this month and I need to chill. Dang it! lol.

    • 2024-02-19 02:53:25 PM

      Jeff 'Glotz' Glotzer wrote:

      And I really believe that the UHQR's are the best of their kind, though I haven't heard any ERC pressings. Bob Marley's releases are sublime as is Miles and Jimi. And I won't for that price! I do have my limits.