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Strange Celestial Road (180 gram)

   Artist: Sun Ra
Label: Celestial
Orig. Released:
Catalog No.: LPCELE3035H
Condition: Sealed-Reissue
Format: LP (1.3)

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Track Titles

A1. Celestial Road
A2. Say
B1. I'll Wait for You


 

Liner Notes
MIXED AND MASTERED AT VARIETY RECORDING STUDIO, NEW YORK CITY ENGINEER: MIKE DACEK MIXED BY SUN RA, MICHAEL RAY, MIKE SMITH FRONT COVER PHOTOCOLLAGE OF JUPITER AND ITS FOUR GALILEAN MOONS, IO, EUROPA, GANYMEDE, AND CALLISTO, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION. SUN RA PHOTO BY SPENCER WESTON ART DIRECTION AND DESIGN BY SUSAN MARSH AND RICHARD MAURER COURTESY OF ROUNDER RECORDS. SUN RA. AND HIS ARKESTRA. THE SOLAR ARKESTRA. THE SOLAR MYTH ARKESTRA. THE MYTH SCIENCE ARKESTRA. THE INTERGALACTIC RESEARCH ARKESTRA. THE ASTRO INFINITY ARKESTRA. THE BLUE UNIVERSE ARKESTRA. THE INTERGALACTIC COSMO ARKESTRA. THE COSMO JET SET ARKESTRA. ARKESTRA BECAUSE IT'S AN ARK. A KNOWER'S ARK. SUN RA IS AN AGELESS MAN OF ALL AGES, FOLLOWING INNER AND OUTER WISDOMS, TRANSLATING THEM INTO SOUNDS. HE HAS BEEN SPREADING HIS INTERSTELLAR MESSAGE FOR MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS, SINCE THE DAYS WHEN A BLACK MAN WHO SPOKE OF MUSIC FROM THE PRIVATE LIBRARIES OF THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE AND WROTE SONGS LIKE "ADVICE TO MEDICS" AND "LOVE IN OUTER SPACE" WAS TOO MUCH FOR ALMOST ANYBODY TO HANDLE. AMAZING PERSONAL APPEARANCES AND HALLMARK RECORDINGS SUCH AS FATE IN A PLEASANT MOOD, SECRETS OF THE SUN, TO NATURE'S GOD (RECORDED LIVE IN EGYPT) AND DISCO 3000 HAVE ESTABLISHED HIM IN A SELECT COMPANY THAT INCLUDES MOONDOG, HARRY PARTCH, THE RESIDENTS AND DOROTHY WIGGIN AS AN ICONOCLASTIC INNOVATOR OF THE FIRST WATER. HE IS A VISIONARY, CASTING SPELLS THAT UTILIZE THE THEURGIC POWERS OF THE CHROMATIC MYSTERIES. HIS MUSIC IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING, WITH THE MOVEMENT OF THE STARS, JUST AS THE ALCHEMIST RECOGNIZES THE VALUE OF THIS HEAVENLY DANCE IN HIS WORK. STRANGE CELESTIAL ROAD INDEED. THE MUSIC ON THIS RECORD GIVES A STRONG INDICATION OF THE WILLINGNESS TO EXPERIMENT, THE DESIRE TO TAKE CHANCES. YOU WILL HEAR YOUNG VOICES NEW TO THE TEST ALONGSIDE THE EXPERIENCE MAGNIFICENCE OF SUN RA AND JOHN GILLMORE, THE UNSUNG TENOR GIANT WHO HAS EARNED THE PRAISES OF JOHN COLTRANE AND SONNY ROLLINS, AND IF THAT ISN'T PEER GROUP RECOGNITION OF THE HIGHEST SORT, I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS. THERE'S PLENTY OF SAFE RECORDS ALL AROUND YOU. BUT IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN BEING SAFE, "SAFE" FROM COSMIC TONES FOR MENTAL THERAPY, THEN WHAT ARE YOU DOING READING THIS? IF YOU'RE READING THIS THEN YOU'VE ALREADY BEGUN YOUR JOURNEY ANYWAY. C'MON, SIGN UP, WITH OUTER SPACEWAYS, INCORPORATED. KEITH SPRING COMPOSER AND SAXOPHONIST WITH NRBQ
Musicians
TRUMPET: MICHAEL RAY, CURT PULLIAM, WALTER MILLER VOCALS: JUNE TYSON, RHODA BLOUNT BASS: RICHARD WILLIAMS, STEVE CLARKE VIBES: HARRY WILSON, DAMON CHOICE TROMBONE: CRAIG HARRIS, TONY BETHEL ALL KEYBOARDS: SUN RA REEDS: JOHN GILMORE, MARSHALL ALLEN, ELO OMOE, JAMES JACSON, DANNY THOMPSON, KENNY WILLIAMS, HUTCH JONES, SYLVESTER BATON, NOEL SCOTT DRUMS: LUQMAN ALI, REG MCDONALD OTHER PERCUSSION: ARTAUKATUNE GUITAR: SKEETER MCFARLAND, TAYLOR RICHARDSON
 
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