Twenty years after its first publication, Art Yard present the fully revised 2nd edition of Hartmut Geerken’s long unobtainable book 'Omniverse – Sun Ra', a definitive hitch-hiker’s guide to the Sun Ra galaxy! Here as a hardback portrait 304 Pages with a French fold cover!

This new, completely revised edition features:

- Previously unpublished photographs of Sun Ra and the Arkestra in Heliopolis Cairo 1971 and New York 1961 by Hartmut Geerken and Val Wilmer.

- A fully revised discography by Chris Trent, co-author of The Earthly Recordings of Sun Ra including: comprehensive pictorial and annotated discography, chronological discography and alphabetical record title, composition, personnel and record label indexes. Shellac Records, 78RPM indexes, 45 RPM Singles indexes. Jackets and Labels indexes, new full colour images of hundreds of Sun Ra album covers, posters, handbills and ephemera and reproductions of rare hand drawn LP sleeves.

- Articles by Geerken, Amiri Baraka, Chris Cutler, Robert L. Campbell, Salah Ragab, Sigrid Hauff, Robert Lax and others.

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