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"Compiled and annotated by music journalist and long-time devotee Kris Needs, A Space Odyssey charts the early days of Sun Ra's voyage, from swing to the solar system, starting with his first composition in 1933. This painstakingly-compiled labour-of-love tribute is ...
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FVTD154 | FANTASTIC VOYAGE

SUN RA - ATLANTIS (LP)

AND HIS ASTRO-INFINITY ARKESTRA, Rehearsal, possibly at Sun Studios, New York 1967-1969. Tracklisting: Mu, Lemuria, Yucatan, Yucatan, Bimini, Atlantis.
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ESR507 | SATURN

AND HIS MYTH ARKESTRA. All recorded at the Choreographers' Workshop, New York, November or December 1961. Tracklisting: The Bad and the Beautiful, Ankh, Just in Time, Search Light Blues, Exotic Two, On the Blue Side, And This is My Beloved. originally released on Saturn ...
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ESR532 | SATURN

"This novelty album, released in 1966 during the height of the Batman & Robin craze, was initially credited to the "The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale" and featured an album full of tracks based on the popular TV show like "The Batman Theme Song", "The Penguin ...
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MJJLP311 | KLIMT

"Two related classic Saturn LP reissues on a single CD, both recorded at the Detroit Jazz Centre in 1980 and 1981 respectively. They share an excellent sound quality and great playing - there's a classic version of 'Rocket No.9' and plenty of otherworldly Moog and ...
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ARTYARDCD005 | ART YARD

paper sleeve edition
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ESP-CD-5011 | ESP DISK / ABRAXAS

"Recorded in the 1960s with Marshall Allen featured on Jupiterian flute and Danny Thompson on Neptunian libflecto. The original LP was pressed in very small numbers at the end of the 60s, with purposely mislabeled details in the liner notes in typical fashion to Ra's ...
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ESR520 | SATURN

Tracklisting: And Otherness, Thither and Yon, Adventure-Equation, Moon Dance, Voice of Space. "The first two pieces were recorded by Tommy Hunter at the Choreographers' Workshop, New York City, 1963. The last three were recorded at the Tip Top Club, Brooklyn, 1963. ...
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408 | SATURN

"2013 begins with a release of a very rare and adventurous presentation called Cosmo Earth Fantasy: Sub-Underground Series Vol 1 & 2, a collections of materials released over two volumes in the mid 70s on very small prints with the Saturn label. Like many other Ra ...
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ARTYARDCD013 | ART YARD

SUN RA - COSMOS (LP)

"Exact repro reissue on 180 gram vinyl. Originally released In 1977." (label info) "Cosmos is Sun Ra's philosophy embedded in plastic, courtesy of Inner City Records. It is an unprecedented look at the inner and outer worlds of sound; a magic mixture of the exotic and ...
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IC1020 | INNER CITY

SUN RA - HORIZON (CD)

"An amazing live date from Sun Ra & The Arkestra recorded in Cairo in 1971, with a very transcendent sound overall! Ra and the group are clearly inspired to be working in the shadow of the pyramids and their music sometimes has Eastern overtones, a bit in the manner of ...
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ARTYARDCD008 | ART YARD

"Sixties spoken word mysticism from Saturn, with otherworldly instrumentation! Absolutely brain bending and everso essential!" (label info) previously unissued early recordings
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45153EP | NORTON

COSMIC RAYS - Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lie / Dreaming* / Bye Bye / Somebody's In Love* / Summertime / CRYSTALS - Honey In The Bee Box* / NU SOUNDS - Spaceship Lullaby* / I'm Through With You* / Africa / Dabba Dabba Dabba Du Day* / QUALITIES - It's Christmas Time / If I ...
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ED-352 | NORTON

Originally titled Rocket Number Nine. Tracklisting: Onward, Somewhere in Space, Interplanetary Music, Interstellar Low Ways, Space Loneliness, Space Aura, Rocket Number Nine Take off for the Planet Venus. Recorded at various locations, Chicago, late 1960.
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LP-203 | SATURN

"Released on Ras own Saturn label in 1958 and originally only available at gigs, until its re-release on Impulse in 1975. For its unique ability to look both forward and backward at the same time, "Silhouette" is one Sun Ras finest of the period. Ra is able to revisit ...
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DOL791 | DOL

SUN RA - LANQUIDITY (LP)

RECORDED AT BLANK TAPES STUDIO, NYC, 1978 "The album was originally on the 'micro-label' Philly Jazz, owned by a Philadelphia recording engineer who knew Sun Ra from his live performances on University of Pennsylvania's WXPN. The album has become a much in demand rarity ...
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PJ-666 | PHILLY JAZZ

"Recorded live at the 1976 Montreux Jazz Festival. Elements of jazz, blues, African tribal music, trance and the occult -- Sun Ra is one of the top innovators of 20th century music -- not to be left out of any music collection. A cover of Billy Strayhorn's 'Take The A ...
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LETV099LP | LET THEM EAT VINYL

"early July 1970 concert to our attention. "Live At The Red Garter" (later 'The Bottom Line' / New York City) doesn't offer the best sound quality, but it does give a glimpse of an exceptional version of the Arkestra: Sun Ra, Kwame Hadi, Akh Tal Ebah, Marshall Allen, ...
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TRAN0319 | TRANSPARENCY

SUN RA - MAGIC SUN (DVD)

"The classic 1966 film by Phill Niblock featuring Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra, plus rare & exclusive Sun Ra footage, photos & audio 'proclamations'! Composer, photographer and filmmaker Phill Niblock's classic of experimental underground filmmaking with a sensational ...
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ALP9861 | ATAVISTIC

& HIS ASTRO INFINITY ARKESTRA. Tracklisting: My Brother the Wind, Intergalactic II, To Nature's God, The Code of Interdependence. Recorded in New York or Philadelphia, 1970.
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ESR521 | SATURN

"Nuclear War stands as one of the great monuments in the latter part of Sun Ra's enormous oeuvre. It's an LP that by all rights should have been one of his breakthroughs, featuring one of the tightest versions of the Philadelphia-era Arkestra in a program that includes ...
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UMS/ALP222CD | ATAVISTIC

"An amazing and rare solo performance recorded in 1977 at the world-famous La Fenice opera house and featuring Sun Ra playing a mix of standards as well as his own material." (label info)
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901066 | VINYL LOVERS

"Two never heard and top rank Sun Ra vocal sing-song doomsday recitations, one with fabulous instrumentation. This small-hole 45 RPM record commemorates the Sun Ra Centennial 2014 and celebrates the publication of the first book of a three "hip-pocket paperback" trilogy ...
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YOCHANAN - Muck Muck / Hot Skillet Momma / Rocket Ship Rock* / Is That Me?* / Hot Skillet Mama (alt. take)* / Muck Muck (alt. take)* / The Sun Man Speaks / Message To Earthman #1 / Message To Earthman #2 / LITTLE MACK - Tell Her To Come On Home / LACY GIBSON - I Am ...
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ED-354 | NORTON

"This live concert recorded from the audience by a dedicated Sun Ra fan in Jazzatelier, Ulrichsberg, Austria, 1989, is destined to become one of the most famous Sun Ra recordings ever. Why? Because it is astonishing, hilarious, outrageous, unforgettable. It appeals to ...
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CDLR230 | LEO RECORDS