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Strut / Art Yard

Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Research Arkestra – Planets Of Life Or Death: Amiens '73

$38.00

Strut / Art Yard

Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Research Arkestra – Planets Of Life Or Death: Amiens '73

$38.00

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“A previously unreleased Sun Ra concert from Amiens, France in 1973. At times intense, ritualistic and visceral, the recording features the glistening ‘Lights On A Satellite’ featuring the spiritual tenor sax of John Gilmore and a rare instrumental version of ‘Love In Outer Space.” – Bandcamp

“Planets of Life or Death: Amiens '73 is a genuine, unaltered picture that is definitely worth a listen, both if you already know what to expect or if this is your sonic baptism with Sun Ra’s music. Whatever your starting point, this record will not go unnoticed. It embodies cosmic jazz as seen by a visionary and the end result is a beautifully confused, layered little gem.” – Pop Matters

“On Side 1, the session kicks off with the theatrical overture, ‘Enlightenment’ as Sun Ra and vocalist June Tyson invite the audience to “be of our space world.” Ra then moves into a rare instrumental version of ‘Love In Outer Space,’ transforming the perennial Arkestra classic into a raw, ritualistic experience.

Side 2 of the album opens with the glistening ‘Lights On A Satellite’ led by the spiritual tenor sax of John Gilmore. Closing track, the epic, chaotic, anxious ‘Discipline 27-II / What Planet Is This’ features Sun Ra and June Tyson take a thinly veiled psychedelic swipe at life on earth: “If this is a planet of life, why do people die here?” – Strut Records

Item description:        

Artist:

Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Research Arkestra

Title:

Planets Of Life Or Death: Amiens '73

Label:

Strut, Art Yard

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album

Pressing:

UK, Europe & US

Release Date:

18th Apr 2015

Genre:

Jazz

Style:

Avant-garde Jazz, Free Jazz

Catalog No:

STRUT123LP

Condition:

New