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Ornette Coleman - Beauty is a Rare Thing (2015)

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Amazon US is advertising a rerelease of Beauty is a Rare Thing.

From Amazon: "6-CD, Released for Coleman’s 85th birthday, this is a reconfiguration of the original Rhino boxed set which brought these legendary recordings out on CD for the first time, Beauty Is A Rare Thing is presented in a sleek, hard clamshell box, with the CDs held in elegant card sleeves and a glossy 70-page booklet."

I have been keeping my eye out for used copies of this set, until now. Anyone else heard about this rerelease?

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The original set's booklet was also 70 pages. Great set.

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Cool - I have everything that was on LP but this would make a great Father's Day gift this year.

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Once, in a rare, budget-conscious frame of mind, I passed on a reasonably priced copy of Beauty Is a Rare Thing and have regretted it ever since. Knowing that I would eventually pick up the box, I've shied away from acquiring more of the Atlantic recordings, so this reissue is a welcome one.

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This was/is a perfect box set. Love this, and the Mingus and Coltrane Atlantic sets. Have never felt any need to upgrade any of those recordings, 20 years on now.

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For Coltrane, I'd say the original 80s Atlantic CDs were better than any subsequent release save the ORG Music hybrid SACD of My Favorite Things (Bernie Grundman), but the Coleman and Mingus sets are must own. The Coltrane set (Heavyweight Champion) supposedly also has some issue with missing seconds of music at the start of certain tracks.

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I'm not a great one for boxes these days but this one is superb. Though I reconfigured it on CD-r into original records (as is my habit).

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The original was a very good box set though, as is my wont, I usually end up playing the individual recordings, rather than listening to the box.

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The original was a very good box set though, as is my wont, I usually end up playing the individual recordings, rather than listening to the box.

Same.

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I got an original copy of this box for $30 a few months ago, like new. Great stuff, I need to sit and listen to it all still. I think the presentation of the original Trane and Coleman boxes is great

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There are few box sets as satisfying.

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There are few box sets as satisfying.

Agreed 100%.

I'd say it's the most played box set that I own.

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A great box set.

That said I've bought the recent 24 bit Warner Japan remasters and man they sound great!

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What is a "sleek, hard clamshell box"?

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Like the Black Saint/Soul Note boxes.

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There are few box sets as satisfying.

Agreed 100%.

I'd say it's the most played box set that I own.

Same here, probably.

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Are there any regular posters here who don't like Ornette's music, or am I the only one?

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just u i'd guess.

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Are there any regular posters here who don't like Ornette's music, or am I the only one?

You're that guy. :)

Actually, I'm sure you have a few companions.

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Are there any regular posters here who don't like Ornette's music, or am I the only one?

If its the shape of jazz to come, you are required to like it. Rules are rules.

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Are there any regular posters here who don't like Ornette's music, or am I the only one?

You're that guy. :)

Actually, I'm sure you have a few companions.

I want to flush 'em out. It's lonely out here!

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When I was a teenager and just getting into jazz I enjoyed Monk, Davis, Coltrane, Mingus, and Coleman. I recall, however, that Ornette's music resonated with me the most and I played his music most often.

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A friend of mine doesn't dig Ornette too much (his only experience might be Song X) so I sent him a YT link of "Una Muy Bonita" to show him Ornette isn't too "out there". How could someone not is beyond me. Ornette is so full of melody. The Atlantic stuff is so great. I hope they issue Love Call and NY is Now and the Empty Foxhole on HD tracks so I get the BN stuff in one shot.

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I may buy this despite having original or early pressings of the Atlantics plus the Japanese "to whom keeps a record" LP...easy format for the car stereo.

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