56 Years After Its Original Release, John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ Is Finally Certified Platinum

One of the best pieces of recorded music reaches its deserved status

It seems that the recent release of a re-discovered live recording of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme (A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle) has spurred revived interest in the original studio recording that it was certified platinum by the RIAA. This means that it sold one million copies.

It took 56 years for this to happen, and as Consequence of Sound notes, “not only does it mark Coltrane’s first platinum record, but incredibly, it’s also the first jazz album of the 1960s to achieve platinum status.”

Verve and Impulse! Records head, Jamie Krentz, presented John and Alice Coltrane’s son and daughter, Ravi, and Michelle, with a platinum plaque during a ceremony held at the Coltrane family home in Dix Hills.

In further celebration of the news, Impulse! has released a new digital-only collection called A Love Supreme: The Platinum Collection, which brings together the original album with 1965 live recordings from Antibes, France and the recently discovered recording from Seattle, Washington, as well as outtakes and alternative takes from 2015’s A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters. You can stream it in full below.

As COS also notes, A Love Supreme is now available in Dolby Atmos Spatial Audio on Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Tidal, and it will soon be reissued as a limited-edition vinyl by Supersense as part of its newly launched Mastercut Edition series.

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