USA: Alice Coltrane-World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Turiya Alice Coltrane (2017)
Alice Coltrane remains a singular figure on the fringe of American music
but her appeal is growing. While Coltrane's music is gaining wider
acceptance there is an entire era of her recorded output that remains
obscure, almost as if by design. Her four self-published, devotional
albums of the eighties and nineties were recorded during a period in
which she had withdrawn from secular life. They were manufactured and
distributed in limited quantities amongst her spiritual community.
Operating outside of the constraints of the commercial recording
industry Coltrane was free of external pressures whether monetary or
deadline. She recorded this music totally on her own terms. The
resulting compositions synthesized her spiritual and musical outlook
into a highly original work that is unique unto herself. Available
commercially for the first time. Remastered, bucket loads of notes,
available in all formats but 8-track. A loving tribute to an amazing
woman. CD enclosed in hardbound case with 48 page booklet.