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LOST SUN RA REELS !!!

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    LOST SUN RA REELS Recently the Transparency label was approached with a collection of 11 reel-to-reel tapes of previously unknown Sun Ra recordings. None of
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      LOST SUN RA REELS

      Recently the Transparency label was approached with a collection of 11 reel-to-reel tapes of previously unknown Sun Ra recordings. None of this material is on any tape trader list or in any discography. The recordings are all super-high-quality and are being officially released on the Transparency label.

      Volume one in a new series entitled "The Lost Reel Collection", and this one is the holy grail of Sun Ra history! Two-CD set of the Arkestra playing live in a San Francisco warehouse in 1971, and a lecture by Ra from his legendary 1971 residency at UC Berkeley.

      Both discs of "The Creator of the Universe" are from mid-1971. Disc One is a concert at a warehouse in San Francisco, the centerpiece of which is a very dramatic and intense 20 minute "Declamation" by Ra urging the black race to rise up into freedom and identity, punctuated by the horns of the Arkestra. Completely amazing, this piece is ranked by one aficionado as the peak of Ra's career. Disc Two is one of the classes given by Ra during his teaching residency at UC Berkeley. Should be released May 28.


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