Rhino to Release Coltrane “Atlantic Years – In Mono” Box

Set includes “Giant Steps,” “The Avant-Garde” and other classic LPs

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"John Coltrane: The Atlantic Years - In Mono" box set

Rhino Entertainment will release John Coltrane: The Atlantic Years – In Mono on June 10. The collection, fully remastered in mono, will be available for purchase as both a six-CD box set (retail price: $64.98) and a six-LP 180-gram vinyl box set ($149.98).

The albums found in the set include Giant Steps (1960), Bags & Trane (1961) with Milt Jackson, Olé Coltrane (1962), Coltrane Plays the Blues (1962) and The Avant-Garde (1966) with Don Cherry, and come complete in a clothbound box featuring the original artwork.

John Coltrane: The Atlantic Years – In Mono, as worded in a press release, “exceeds musical nostalgia; it offers historical validity, the same aural experience that greeted fans when these albums were first released.” The set “gives fans a glimpse into how Coltrane’s music first appeared to dedicated listeners through the 1960s.”

Also included in the box is a 12-by-12-inch, 32-page bound booklet featuring period photos by Lee Friedlander and liner notes by Grammy-winning jazz writer Ashley Kahn. Purchasers of the vinyl box set will also receive an LP of outtakes and a replica of the original “My Favorite Things Part I & II” 7-inch single.

The release of the album coincides with the creation of a new documentary on Coltrane titled Chasin’ Trane, set to premiere later this year.

A complete track listing can be found below.

DISC 1: GIANT STEPS

1. “Giant Steps”

2. “Cousin Mary”

3. “Countdown”

4. “Spiral”

5. “Syeeda’s Song Flute”

6. “Naima”

7. “Mr P.C.”

DISC 2: BAGS & TRANE (with Milt Jackson)

1. “Bags & Trane”

2. “Three Little Words”

3. “The Night We Called It a Day”

4. “Be-Bop”

5. “The Late Late Blues”

DISC 3: OLÉ COLTRANE

1. “Olé”

2. “Dahomey Dance”

3. “Aisha”

DISC 4: COLTRANE PLAYS THE BLUES

1. “Blues to Elvin”

2. “Blues to Bechet”

3. “Blues to You”

4. “Mr. Day”

5. “Mr. Syms”

6. “Mr. Knight”

DISC 5: THE AVANT-GARDE (with Don Cherry)

1. “Cherryco”

2. “Focus on Sanity”

3. “The Blessing”

4. “The Invisible”

5. “Bemsha Swing”

DISC 6: THE COLTRANE LEGACY

1. “26-2”

2. “Original Untitled Ballad”

3. “Untitled Ballad”

4. “Centerpiece”

5. “Stairway to the Stars”

6. “Blues Legacy”

DISC 7: MY FAVORITE THINGS 7-INCH SINGLE (Vinyl Box Set Only)

1. “My Favorite Things Part I”

2. “My Favorite Things Part II”