Universal Consciousness

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Universal Consciousness
Universal Consciousness.jpg
Studio album by Alice Coltrane
Released 1971
Recorded 6 April 1971 - 19 June 1971
Genre Jazz, free jazz, avant-garde jazz
Length 36:40
Label Impulse! Records
Producer Alice Coltrane and Brian Konairz
Alice Coltrane chronology
Journey in Satchidananda
(1970)Journey in Satchidananda1970
Universal Consciousness
World Galaxy
(1972)World Galaxy1972

Universal Consciousness was the fifth solo album released by Alice Coltrane in 1971 on Impulse! Records. It was re-released on CD in 2002.


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ stars saying "This is art of the highest order, conceived by a brilliant mind, poetically presented in exquisite collaboration by divinely inspired musicians and humbly offered as a gift to listeners. It is a true masterpiece".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Universal Consciousness" 5:06
  2. "Battle at Armageddon" 7:20
  3. "O Allah" 5:00
  4. "Hare Krishna" 8:14
  5. "Sita Ram" 4:47
  6. "The Ankh of Amen-Ra" 6:09

Recorded at A&R Recording, New York City and/or at the Coltrane Studio, Dix Hills, New York


String arrangements on tracks 1, 3 and 4 by Alice Coltrane. Tracks 4 and 5 arranged by Alice Coltrane. Transcriptions on tracks 1, 3 and 4 by Ornette Coleman

Producers: Alice Coltrane & Ed Michel. Engineers at Dix Hills: W. Barneke and Roy Musgnug. Engineer at A&R: Tony May. Mixed by Tony May and Ed Michel.


  1. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed November 30, 2011

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