My copy came today-the double album with all takes. The reference tapes this session was mastered from are in MONO, hence all the music is in MONO. The sound is good and the performances, after all these years ,though polished,sound like a rehearsal. I did an A/B on the lp's on a stereo cartridge vs. mono and the mono cart won hands down with the saxophone sounding far more realistic with lots of body. Stereo was fine,just not with the pow of the mono.
This is not a lost album. This was never meant to be an album ,this was a studio work in progress that, in reality lacks the emotional intensity that was the hallmark of Coltrane Impulse albums. It was, and is, a fascinating and enjoyable listening experience. Vinyl is ok,nothing special. What with this lost album hype you would think they would go to a better pressing.