As the longest-tenured member of the Arkestra plus years and counting as ofthere is no one with a deeper understanding of the music of Sun Ra than Marshall Allenand that's part of what makes In the Orbit of Ra such 1977) - Marshall Allen Presents Sun Ra And His Arkestra special collection. This set spans from the late '50s to the late Trying To Put The Blame On Me (Live In Rome but the non-chronological sequencing shows how artificial those stylistic boundaries are.
The tracks chosen show how many of the elements of their more outside material were present even back in the late '50s and there was quite clearly a strong, coherent musical vision in place from the beginning but most audiences probably weren't ready for it yet.
There are a few signature tunes here, but this isn't really a greatest-hits Take Me As I Am - Dominoe - Naked But Dressed. Instead, it's a guided tour from Marshall Allen deep into Sun Ra 's music.
Each track leads Break Away - Gail Davies - Where Is A Woman To Go listener a bit further so by the time Art Jenkins ' space voice enters at the end of disc one, it makes perfect sense instead of just being "weird" in a different context.
In addition to the unreleased tracks "Reflects Motion, Pt. Then there's the remastering: this is easily the best sound most of these tracks have ever had before, on CD or LP. There are any number of great performances here, but Ronnie Boykins ' work on bass really stands out with the new remastering.
Despite the fact that most of this material was already available, In the Orbit of Ra is close to essential for fans and a pretty good place to start for the curious Sun Ra novice.
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Track Listing - Disc 1. Somewhere In 1977) - Marshall Allen Presents Sun Ra And His Arkestra. Sun Ra. Somebody Else's World. Spontaneous Simplicity. Plutonian Nights. Angels and Demons at Play. Island in the Sun [Extended Version]. Solar Differentials. Track Listing - Disc 2. Astro Black. Dance of the Cosmo Aliens [Live in Milan, ]. Planet Earth. The Nile. Reflects Motion, Pt.
Ancient Aiethiopia. Interplanetary Music. We Travel the Spaceways. Somewhere In Space Sun Ra. Somebody Else's World Sun Ra. Spontaneous Simplicity Sun Ra. Plutonian Nights Sun Ra. Solar Differentials Sun Ra. Astro Black Sun Ra. Planet Earth Sun Ra. The Nile Sun Ra. Ancient Aiethiopia Sun Ra. Interplanetary Music Sun Ra.
We Travel the Spaceways Sun Ra.
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