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What Planet Is This?

   Artist: Sun Ra & His Space Arkestra
Label: Vinyl Lovers
Orig. Released: 2009
Catalog No.: LPVYL900632
Condition: Sealed-Reissue
Format: LP

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2-LP set Recorded live in New York in 1973 with a 25 piece Arkestra, What Planet Is This comes from a time when Sun Ra had just exploded onto the wider music scene, touring all over Europe, and even teaching a class at the University of California called The Black Man In The Cosmos . Although many get caught up in his stage act and claims that he was from another planet, perhaps it can all be read as a simple code message to others to be anyone you want to be, regardless of race, or indeed, planet. Highlights of this recording include the ten-minute full-blown Love In Outer Space , featuring unfettered organ, horns and a wall-of-sound approach to percussion, and the wild and whirling Shadow World .

Track Titles

A1 What Planet Is This? Opening Improvisation 5:31
A2 Enlightment
Written-By Hobart/Dotson*, Ra*
3:39
A3 The Shadow World 20:43
B1 Astro Black 3:04
B2 Discipline 27 25:08
C1 Space Is The Place 10:27
C2 Love In Outer Space 10:29
C3 Watusa, Egyptian March
Written-By Pitts*, Ra*, Terri/Sherrill*
8:54
D1 What Planet Is This? Ending Improvisation 28:18


 

Liner Notes
RECORDED ON 6TH JULY, 1973 "SUN RA AT HIS BEST WHEN HE TAKES HIS AUDIENCE BY STORM, PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS AS HE DOES SO MASTERFULLY ON THIS RARE 1973 LIVE PERFORMANCE WITH A 25-PIECE ARKESTRA, ONE OF HIS LARGEST EVER!" (FROM THE STICKER ON THE SLEEVE) THIS COMPILATION & ℗ 2009 LILITH RECORDS LTD - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED MANUFACTURED IN EU LICENSED BY LEO RECORDS
 
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