Jazz Vinyl Countdown: John Coltrane, Ballads
No, I am not thinking about getting rid of one of my all-time favorite records. No, this is a question about what to do with multiple copies. As noted in the headline, the record is: John Coltrane, Ballads, Impulse 32. I have had two original pressings of this record, one a mono and one a stereo. To me, this makes sense. But recently I purchased a second stereo copy of the record, this one a reissue. I have to be honest. The reissue sounds as good as the original. So I’m going to sell my original stereo pressing, and I’m going to first offer it here at the Jazz Collector site. It’s not a high-end collectible like Blue Train, but it’s a wonderful record, beautiful and romantic with a great selection of songs. It features Trane with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones.
I would grade this copy in VG+ condition. I have it on the turntable now and it is playing nice, with no surface noise on the three tracks I’ve listened to. I’d also grade the cover at VG+. Copies of this have sold for more than $100 on the Jazz Collector Price Guide. We’ll offer this one up at $45, plus our usual shipping charges of $4 in the U.S., $15 to Europe and $17 to Asia. We have one copy, so first come first served. Good luck.