***A limited edition SUN RA 10-inch EP cut at 45 RPM. Four tracks, two unreleased. Features artwork by GEORGIA HUBLEY (Yo La Tengo), lettering by ARCHER PREWITT. Mastered by DAVE COOLEY. A-1 "Just Friends" 7:22 (John Klenner and Sam Lewis) This live recording was only issued on a rare 1982 Saturn album entitled Just Friends. So few copies of Just Friends were pressed, that this track is almost unknown to Ra fans. This is the first reissue of this track in any format. The location and actual date of the recording are unknown. Baritone Saxophone – JOHN GILMORE Bass – JOHN ORE Drums – SAMARAI CELESTIAL Organ – SUN RA Recorded : 1982, location unknown A-2 "Just Friends" 3:36 (John Klenner and Sam Lewis) This is a recording made around 1960 of Sun Ra playing organ in his Chicago apartment while softly singing the song "Just Friends." It has not been previously issued in any format. Organ and vocal – SUN RA Recorded : 1960 at home, Chicago B-1 "Under the Spell of Love" 6:04 (Sun Ra © Enterplanetary Koncepts BMI) This live recording was also issued on the rare 1982 Saturn album Just Friends. This is the first reissue of this track in any format. As with the title track on side A, the location and actual date of this performance are unknown. Alto Saxophone – MARSHALL ALLEN Drums – LUGMAN ALI Organ – SN RA Recorded : 1982, location unknown B-2 "Cherokee" 4:12 (Ray Noble) This work was...
***BACK IN PRINT!!! In the endless ocean of SUN RA recordings, Space Is The Place ranks among the very best but more importantly stands as the most immediately understandable of his records. This masterpiece touches flawlessly on elements of many of Ra’s multiple phases and provides both a mission statement for and a gateway to his immaculate body of work. “Space Is the Place is possibly Sun Ra’s most accessible outing, a fine entry point to his world(s)”—BBC. Pressed on transparent blue vinyl and packaged in gatefold tip-on jackets with the original artwork.
***A reissue of the ARKESTRA captured live at Town Hall in New York City, December 1973. An outrageous nine-piece cosmic jazz session featuring SUN RA playing synthesizer while the group chants in astral worship to the passing Comet Kahoutek. Digitally remastered from the original tapes and packaged with the original artwork.