Coltrane, Alice: Ptah The El Daoud (Verve By Request) LP
Transferred from Analog Tapes and Remastered on 180g Vinyl LP as Part of the Verve By Request Series. Recorded in the basement studio of the Coltrane home in 1970, Alice Coltrane's fourth album is a masterpiece of spiritual jazz. The title track is an ode to the Egyptian God Ptah (the El Daoud meaning "the beloved"). Moments on the album reach what Coltrane defined the term Turiya as "a state of consciousness - the high state of Nirvana, the goal of human life." Verve By Request Series features transfers from analog tapes, remastered on 180-gram vinyl, and pressed at Third Man in Detroit.