Originally published by The Vinyl Factory.
A piece jazz history.
The mono test pressing John Coltrane’s iconic album A Love Supreme is being sold on eBay.
Originally released in 1965 on Impulse! Records, the LP became Coltrane’s best-selling record. Today it is rightly regarded as one the greatest albums all time, jazz or otherwise.
Seller thesoundblue purchased the test pressing “a few years ago at Academy Records in NYC. Someone also pointed out that where it says Coltrane it looks like his signature. I am not real sure about that. He usually signed his full name. No idea who Ken Coltrane is.”
When asked who sold the record to the store, Academy shared “a guy whose thing is hunting through thrift stores, garage sales. We couldn’t find another copy to know how much to sell it for.”
A Love Supreme test pressing is listed in VG condition, with A-77 A and A 77-B etched in the deadwax, a Van Gelder Stamp on both sides, and housed in a generic sleeve.
The record is currently listed at $19,000, or you can make an fer here.