John Coltrane’s Giant Steps to get 60th anniversary reissue

Treble staff

John Coltrane‘s groundbreaking 1960 album Giant Steps turns 60 this year. To mark the occasion, Rhino is releasing a deluxe reissue, featuring a newly remastered version of the album, in addition to alternate takes and session outtakes. It’s out September 18  on digital, 2xLP and 2xCD formats. The vinyl version contains eight bonus tracks, but the CD version features 28(!). Take a look at the tracklist below.

John Coltrane Giant Steps Super Deluxe Edition tracklist:

1. “Giant Steps”
2. “Cousin Mary”
3. “Countdown”
4. “Spiral”
5. “Syeeda’s Song Flute”
6. “Naima”
7. “Mr. P.C.”

The Outtakes

8. “Giant Steps” (Alternate, Take 1, Incomplete)
9. “Giant Steps” (Alternate, Take 2, False Start)
10. “Giant Steps” (Alternate, Take 3, Incomplete)
11. “Giant Steps” (Alternate, Take 4, Incomplete)
12. “Giant Steps” (Alternate, Take 5)
13. “Giant Steps” (Alternate, Take 6, False Start)
14. “Giant Steps” (Alternate, Take 7, Incomplete)
15. “Giant Steps” (Alternate, Take 8)
16. “Naima” (Alternate, Take 1, False Start)
17. “Naima” (Alternate, Take 2, Incomplete)
18. “Naima” (Alternate, Take 3)
19. “Naima” (Alternate, Take 4, False Start)
20. “Naima” (Alternate, Take 5)
21. “Naima” (Alternate, Take 6)
22. “Like Sonny” (Rehearsal 1, False Start)
23. “Like Sonny” (Rehearsal 2, Incomplete)
24. “Like Sonny” (Alternate, Take 1, False Start)
25. “Like Sonny” (Alternate, Take 2, Incomplete)
26. “Like Sonny” (Alternate, Take 3, Incomplete)
27. “Like Sonny” (Alternate, Take 4, False Start)
28. “Like Sonny” (Alternate, Take 5)
29. “Like Sonny” (Alternate, Take 6, Incomplete)
30. “Like Sonny” (Alternate, Take 7)
31. “Countdown” (Alternate Take)
32. “Syeeda’s Song Flute” (Alternate Take)
33. “Cousin Mary” (Alternate Take)
34. “Giant Steps” Take 3 (Incomplete)
35. “Giant Steps” Take 6 (Alternate)

Read our Beginner’s Guide to the music of John Coltrane.

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