Hear an unreleased, alternate take of John Coltrane’s “Acknowledgement”

On November 20, Verve Music Group will release John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters. It’s a three-disc box set featuring the original, iconic 1965 jazz album, plus a disc of unreleased sessions and a live recording of the album in full, performed in 1965. Today, the Wall Street Journal has shared an alternate take of the leadoff track, “Acknowledgement.” Listen below, and check out the reissue’s tracklist.

Disc 1: Original album (stereo and mono)

Part I: Acknowledgement
Part II: Resolution
Part III: Pursuance
Part IV: Psalm
Part I: Acknowledgement *
Part II: Resolution *
Part III: Pursuance *
Part IV: Psalm *

* mono masters

Disc 2: Sessions (previously unreleased except where noted)

Part I: Acknowledgement (Undubbed)
Part I: Acknowledgement (Vocal Overdub #2)
Part I: Acknowledgement (Vocal Overdub #3)
Part II: Resolution (Take 1/Breakdown)
Part II: Resolution (Take 2/Breakdown)
Part II: Resolution (Take 3/Breakdown)
Part II: Resolution (Take 4/Alternate) (previously released on Impulse! 314 589 945-2, 2002)
Part II: Resolution (Take 5/Breakdown)
Part II: Resolution (Take 6/Breakdown) (previously released on Impulse! 314 589 945-2, 2002)
Part IV: Psalm (Undubbed)
Part I: Acknowledgement (Take 1/Alternate) (previously released in mono on Impulse! 314 589 945-2, 2002)
Part I: Acknowledgement (Take 2/Alternate) (previously released in mono on Impulse! 314 589 945-2, 2002)
Part I: Acknowledgement (Take 3/Breakdown with Studio Dialogue)
Part I: Acknowledgement (Take 4/Alternate)
Part I: Acknowledgement (Take 5/False Start)
Part I: Acknowledgement (Take 6/Alternate)
Tracks 1-10 recorded December 9, 1964. Tracks 11-16 recorded December 10, 1964

Disc 3: Live @ Festival Mondial du Jazz, Antibes – July 26, 1965

Introduction by M.C. Andre Francis
Part I: Acknowledgement
Part II: Resolution
Part III: Pursuance
Part IV: Psalm

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