Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Sun Ra remastered

Out this week - from Strut: "Sun Ra was a deep thinker with a deep catalog of music. Recording prolifically throughout his career, Sun Ra inspired generation of musicians with his unique approach to composition and performance and his futuristic philosophies.

In The Orbit Of Ra collects decades of music from Sun Ra and his Arkestra, presented by the group's longest-standing member and current leader, Marshall Allen. The collection includes the previously unreleased track "Trying To Put The Blame On Me," as well as unissued versions of "Reflects Motion" and "Island In the Sun."

Lovingly remastered from the original tapes for pristine sound, In The Orbit Of Ra is available on 2xCD, 2xLP (w. CD insert) & digital formats. Due to high demand, vinyl copies on the Strut store have sold out via pre-order, but vinyl should be available from your favorite local record store.

Watch a new interview with Arkestra Marshall Allen, Danny Ray Thompson, Michael Ray and Knoel Scott reflecting on the life and influence of Sun Ra in a rare new interview with Art Yard's Peter Dennett below:

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