Sun Ra Singles: 7"s Box Set Vol. 2

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  • 1. State Street
  • 2. Space Loneliness
  • 3. The Blue Set
  • 4. Big City Blues
  • 5. Orbitration In Blue
  • 6. A Blue One
  • 7. The Bridge
  • 8. Rocket # 9
  • 9. Blues On Planet Mars
  • 10. Saturn Moon
  • 11. Journey To Saturn
  • 12. Enlightenment
  • 13. I’m Gonna Unmask The Batman
  • 14. The Perfect Man
  • 15. Love In Outer Space
  • 16. Mayan Temple
  • 17. Rough House Blues
  • 18. Cosmo-Extensions
  • 19. Quest
  • 20. Outer Space Plateau

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Following 2016’s definitive collection of singles released by Sun Ra from across his illustrious career, Strut present the second volumes of the vinyl editions on 10x45 box set formats which focus on Ra’s later 1962-1991 period. 

Released sporadically during the three decades and primarily on the Saturn label, the 45s offer one-off missives from Ra’s prolific cosmic journey, tracing the development of his forward-thinking “Space-Bop” and his unique take on jazz and blues traditions which remains unlike anything else from the period. As with the first volume vinyl editions, the collection is hugely varied, ranging from Ra’s spoken word recitations and some of his R&B recordings to alternative versions of Arkestra staples like ‘Love In Outer Space’, ‘Enlightenment’ and ‘Rocket No. 9’. The singles are also unpredictable vehicles for Ra’s music, combining different tracks from different sessions and occasionally making available music which was recorded many years beforehand. As Francis Gooding describes them, “they are answers to questions that albums won’t answer, and questions that can’t be asked or answered elsewhere.”

Another essential Sun Ra comp from Strut!


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