Tuesday, June 26, 2018

John Coltrane - Blue Train (1958) MONO [1966 Blue Note BLP-1577]

John Coltrane – Blue Train (Discogs)
1966 Blue Note BLP-1577 Mono LP
~ThePoodleBites rip in 96kHz/24bit + full artwork~

Anyone who knows jazz knows this album. Which is why I was so surprised at the lack of a mono version available online … or maybe not, because these old Blue Note LPs can be prohibitively expensive. This is an early pressing of the 1958 classic, of course using the original mono tapes, and the sound is absolutely fantastic. The mix is focused and centered, the band is tight and wild. And the mono mix is for me *the* version for this album, given that the stereo mix wasn't released until years after the original mono.

– John Coltrane, tenor saxophone
– Lee Morgan, trumpet
– Curtis Fuller, trombone
– Kenny Drew, piano
– Paul Chambers, bass
– “Philly” Joe Jones, drums


Side One:
1. Blue Train — 10:42
2. Moment’s Notice — 9:11
Side Two:
1. Locomotion — 7:15
2. I’m Old Fashioned — 7:59
3. Lazy Bird — 7:08


Vinyl Condition: NM
Dynamic Range: DR12
Equipment / Lineage:
– (Brand new!) Audio-Technica AT150MLx Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge (Technics-aligned)
– (Brand new!) Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Direct Drive Professional Turntable (internal preamp & ADC removed)
– TCC TC-754 RIAA Phono Preamp (added LM7812 regulator + 19VDC regulated power supply)
– Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 MkII (96kHz / 24bit)
– Adobe Audition 2015.2.1 (recording)
– iZotope RX 5 Advanced Audio Editor (remove subsonic rumble / declicking / mono collapse)
– Foobar2000 v1.3.11 (tagging)

Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2HCgdPZLIqXcXltX1M5ckt0Skk?usp=sharing
Enjoy, and as always, comments are welcomed and greatly appreciated!


  1. Superb album - anticipating comparing this to the 180g stereo re-issue. Thank you for the opportunity to hear this.

  2. just got this (apr 2020). it is sublime! thank you so much for sharing :) -mpb

  3. What's the difference between the raw sides and the single tracks?