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John Coltrane: Blue Train

John Coltrane: Blue Train

Universal (Japan)  UCGQ-9023

Mono Single Layer

Jazz


John Coltrane

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Comment by Downunderman - March 28, 2018 (1 of 2)

Part of the Blue Note SACD series out of Japan, of which there are quite a few (try 20).

Details on the source used for the DSD masters in this series are pretty sketchy, but the odds seem to be that we are looking at a conversion to DSD of the 24-bit, 192 kHz masters done in the mid noughties.

They are not nearly as texturally rich and full sounding as the Mofi jazz efforts. They have that clean Japanese presentation and something of a PCM character.

This title has been issued a couple of times on SACD but I have not heard them and can't compare.

It sounds pretty good........and the bonus for me is that there are NO 'bonus' tracks. Just the album as originally fashioned.

If you like bonus tracks the AP version still seems to be available and it does have a couple bonus tracks tacked on the end.

Comment by Mark Werlin - May 21, 2018 (2 of 2)

This SHM-SACD of Blue Train is described as sourced from a new DSD transfer.

From the CD Japan site:

Description
Reissue in SHM-SACD format for the first time. Uses 2017 DSD master.

Seems to be the one exception to the 192/24 sources for the rest of the series.