Sun Ship: The Complete Session

Format: CD
Release Date: 4/16/2013 Original Release Date: 1971
Album Personnel: Jimmy Garrison (Acoustic Upright Bass), McCoy Tyner (Piano), Elvin Jones (Drums)
Label: Verve
Style(s): Hard Bop
$29.98
Availability: In Stock
Overview

John Coltrane's Sun Ship was one of the last - and finest - chapters in the story of his classic quartet. The album profiles the saxophonist in transition, from the secular (with standards like "Dearly Beloved") to the sacred (with compositions like "Amen"). Deepening his spiritual journey, Trane discovers the sound - the urgent cry - that marks his mystique and assures his immortality. But it was released four years after Coltrane's death, in 1971, culled from session tapes by Coltrane's wife Alice.

 

The release, Sun Ship: The Complete Session, is the result of an extraordinary discovery: the entire session as it was recorded on August 26, 1965, with Trane, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Elvin Jones, with producer Bob Thiele. Newly mixed and remastered in high-resolution audio, this special release includes every recorded moment from the session.

 

The 16-page booklet features an essay by renowned Coltrane scholar David Wild and rare photos by Chuck Stewart, who shot the original album cover. Sun Ship: The Complete Session is a rare, essential snapshot of an icon at work - the evolution of a masterpiece.

Tracks
1. Dearly Beloved (Takes 1 & 2 / False Start & Alternate Version)
Length: 06:33
2. Dearly Beloved (Take 3 / Breakdown)
Length: 01:25
3. Dearly Beloved (Take 4 / Complete Version)
Length: 06:13
4. Attaining (Take 1 / Alternate Version)
Length: 13:36
5. Attaining (Take 2 / Breakdown)
Length: 01:02
6. Attaining (Take 3 / Complete Version)
Length: 10:27
7. Attaining (Take 4 / Insert 1)
Length: 04:42
8. Sun Ship (Take 1 / Breakdown)
Length: 00:58
9. Sun Ship (Take 2 / Complete Alternate Version)
Length: 06:29
10. Sun Ship (Take 3 / Insert 1)
Length: 02:30
11. Sun Ship (Take 4 / Complete Version)
Length: 06:33
12. Studio Conversation
Length: 00:43
13. Ascent (Take 1 / Complete Version)
Length: 11:34
14. Ascent (Take 2 / Incomplete Version)
Length: 04:49
15. Ascent (Take 3 / False Starts / Incomplete Version)
Length: 03:52
16. Ascent (Takes 4-6 / Inserts / False Starts)
Length: 01:40
17. Ascent (Take 7 / Complete Insert 4)
Length: 04:03
18. Ascent (Take 8 / Complete Insert 5)
Length: 04:02
19. Amen (Take 1 / Alternate Version)
Length: 07:46
20. Amen (Take 2 / Released Version)
Length: 08:16
Album Details
Disc Count: 2
Total Length: 107:13
UPC: 602537286959