John Coltrane -  Ballads

John Coltrane - Ballads

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Pressing UK
Cover Condition Good
Vinyl Condition Very Good +
Released by Jasmine
Black Vinyl

Ballads is a jazz album by John Coltrane released in January 1963 by Impulse! Records. It was recorded in December 1961 and 1962, and released with catalogue number A-32 (mono) and AS-32 (stereo). Critic Gene Lees stated that the quartet had never played the tunes before. "They arrived with music-store sheet music of the songs" and just before the recordings, they "would discuss each tune, write out copies of the changes they'd use, semi-rehearse for a half hour and then do it". Each piece was recorded in one take, except for "All or Nothing at All". In 2008, the album was a recipient of the Grammy Hall of Fame award.

- Glossy cover
- No release date provided
- Originally released in 1962 on Impulse!: Ballads
- The Mastered At credit is a Plating credit and was derived from the Plated By credit (PAG.)

On rear cover:
© ℗ 1963 Stereo
Original sound recording made by MCA Records, Inc.
Manufactured and distributed by Jasmine Records,
29 Bell Street London NW1 5BY.
Manufactured under License from MCA Records
Printed in England by Robert Stace & Co. Ltd.

On labels:
℗ 1963
Made in England