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Long-sought Saturn reissue from Sun Ra with a mid-size ensemble of some of his most prominent players, the electric side of Ra in amazing compositions mostly unique to this release.

Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra
The Antique Blacks

Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra: The Antique Blacks (Art Yard)
Label: Art Yard    
Released in: Great Britain    

"Another much sought after and long unavailable title recorded in 1974 with a smallish ensemble consisting (probably) of stalwarts Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, Danny David, James Jacson, Akh Tal Ebah, Clifford Jarvis, Artakatune, and new electric guitarist, Sly, that was released on Saturn in the same year. This sounds like a studio recording, carefully thought out - most of the compositions appear only on this record (apart from versions of "Nature's God" and "Space is the Place"), and include a chain of very interesting accompanied /interpolated) spoken texts: "There is a Change in the Air", "The Antique Blacks", "The ridiculous "I" and the Cosmos "Me"" - as well as a very long and scary coda to "Space is the Place". Ra plays Rocksichord and Moog throughout (solo on track 7 and at the end of track 8). Theatrical and political; this is a fascinating release."-ReR Megacorp

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Product Information:

UPC: 752725027823

Label: Art Yard
Catalog ID: Artyard CD010
Squidco Product Code: 12360

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded live on August 17, 1997 in Philadelphia. Originally released on the Saturn Label as catalog number 81774.


Sun Ra-rocksichord, mini moog, vocals, declamation

John Gilmore-tenor sax, percussion, vocals

Marshall Allen-alto sax, percussion, vocals

Danny Davis-alto sax

Akh Tal Ebah-trumpet, vocals

Clifford Jarvis-drums, vocals

James Jackson-bassoon, percussion, vocals


Sly-electric guitar

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Track Listing:

1. Song No. 1 8:51

2. There Is Change in the Air 10:58

3. The Antique Blacks 3:39

4. This Song Is Dedicated to Nature's God 3:58

5. The Ridiculous *I* and the Cosmos Me 4:43

6. Would I for All That Were 2:56

7. Space Is the Place 8:10

8. You Thought You Could Build a World Without Us 9:11

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