Supersense Master John Coltrane

It took quite a while for the Supersense A Love Supreme Master Cut completely unedited 1:1 copy of the original tape provided by Universal Music to arrive. Yes, this is an expensive item and I paid full price for it, but each copy is cut in real-time on a lacquer disc with a metal core produced by my MDC, JAPAN. John Coltrane is my favorite jazz musician and A Love Supreme is one of the most iconic albums and one of those rare gems that I can pull out whenever my mind needs to be brought back in sync with reality.

I'll write more about the listening experience when the stars align, but everything about this release is top-notch. 

Recorded in December 1964 at Van Gelder Studios in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, this record has been selected from the Universal Music Archive for Supersense Archival Tape Edition.

Highlights

  • Hand-Cut 12" Mastercut Record
  • Hand-Printed Letterpress Cover Artwork
  • Limited* and numbered 

3 carefully selected design elements are characterising this USA Mastercut Edition: 

  • A special spine imprint in blue tone ink
  • A blue toned screen print
  • A special booklet band with the impulse logo stamp

In addition to the high-quality sound carrier, this edition contains valuable, partly historical accompanying documents:

  • A Love Supreme, a minolta EP 410Z Copy of the original Notes by John Coltrane
  • One Instant of John Coltrane after an original photo by Bob Thiele
  • One Instant Polaroid photograph of the Supersense Livingroom Studio. Photographer: Ákos Burg
  • Polaroid Photograph of a microscopic view of the real groove of "Pursuance".
  • How to caress, by Florian "Doc" Kaps. An info sheet about the Supersense Master Records and how to care for them. 2021
  • "Project Mastercut. An Introduction to Editions" by Florian "Doc" Kaps
  • Cutting engineer notes, SUPERSENSE, Vienna. 2021

Every single Edition is handcrafted in the Viennese Supersense manufactory by a small team of experts in the fields of record cutting, traditional printing methods and packaging design.