Late last month, a previously unreleased John Coltrane album titled Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album was released for the first time since its recording in 1963.
Now, over fifty years later, after reaching number 21 on the Billboard 200 chart, the new album is officially the iconic jazz musician’s highest charting release ever.
Over fifty years after its recording, John Coltrane’s Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album has earned him his highest charting release ever.
His previous highest charting release was 2008’s Opus Collection: A Man Called Trane and 2005’s At Carnegie Hall which reached number 107… so this new posthumously released record has smashed his previous records out of the water.
The album, originally recorded with Coltrane’s Classic Quartet, has debuted with 22,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week ending July 5th, according to Nielsen Music.
While it’s his first foray into the upper-echelon of the overall charts, the 90-minute collection is Coltrane’s fourth No. 1 album on both the Traditional Jazz Albums and overall Jazz Albums charts.
If you want to take a journey through Coltrane’s huge discography, suss out this sprawling playlist of his entire career’s work.
Listen to Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album above.