Sun Ra And His Arkestra ‎
To Those Of Earth... And Other Worlds
Presented by Gilles Peterson

Strut / !K7

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A TAV Curator's Pick.

A newly curated set from the Ra’s immense 125 LP back catalog, compiled by Gilles Peterson. The BBC 6Music / Worldwide DJ is a long-time champion of Ra’s music and the UK’s leading tastemaker for jazz-based sounds. It serves as perhaps the best introduction yet to the music of

Sun Ra for a whole new generation of converts.“Sun Ra and the Arkestra were the original DIY group. What went on in 1970s punk with self-pressed records and hand-drawn artwork – Ra was doing that in the ‘50s and ‘60s. The music was phenomenal – Sun Ra was the man, the ultimate artist for any vinyl collector.” - Gilles Peterson

Sun Ra was a one-off in the history of jazz. As author Robert L. Campbell describes, “He claimed to be the last of the swing band leaders, yet dosed classic songs with LSD. He wrote poetry about the “coming space age” and claimed to be a citizen of Saturn. He dressed himself and his band in gold-lamé and lectured on the Creator’s message to the cruel and deceitful Earthman. He named himself after an Egyptian God. Was this guy for real? Sun Ra was very much for real.”

The 2LP version features full-length versions of selected tracks from the mix (and also includes the full CD mixed version), while the digital version features a full unmixed selection with Peterson’s mix available within the album bundle. Sleeve notes on physical formats come from Gilles Peterson with a full Ra career biography by author Robert L. Campbell. The album also features previously unseen photos from the archives of Val Wilmer alongside full musician line-ups and session details. - Press Release


 Item description:

Artist: Sun Ra and His Arkestra - Presented by Gilles Peterson
Title: To Those Of Earth... And Other Worlds
Label: Strut / !K7 Records
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Pressing: UK
Release Date: 30 Oct 2015
Genre: Jazz
Style: Free Jazz, Space-Age, Avant-garde Jazz
Catalog No: STRUT125LP
Condition: New