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Two related classic Saturn LP reissues on a single CD, both recorded at the Detroit Jazz Centre in 1980 and 1981 respectively with Sun Ra's large Omniverse Jet-set Arkestra.

Sun Ra and his Omniverse Jet-set Arkestra
Beyond The Purple Star Zone + Oblique Parallax

Sun Ra and his Omniverse Jet-set Arkestra: Beyond The Purple Star Zone + Oblique Parallax (Art Yard)
Label: Art Yard    
Released in: Great Britain    

"Two related classic Saturn LP reissues on a single CD, both recorded at the Detroit Jazz Centre - in 1980 and 1981 respectively. They share an excellent sound quality and great playing - there's a classic version of "Rocket No.9" and plenty of otherworldly Moog and electronic keyboards - up there with Ra's best on record. Rocket excepted, all the pieces are original to these LPs and don't appear elsewhere, though the first track of "Purple Star Zone" is heard again at the end, with another name (exactly as it was on the 2 LPs), so it was clearly much liked by the boss. These were 10 -14 piece bands, featuring the regulars, including June Tyson, and some visiting guests. The first LP features prominent electric guitar (not identified in the personnel list on the CD - but every listing I've seen for these LPs is different; this one should be fairly accurate in general, since the promoter helped to get the CD together). A fine release, touched with greatness. And with a good sound. Comes in the usual elaborate gatefold digipack covers for which the Artyard label is justly praised."-ReR USA

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Product Information:

UPC: 752725028325

Label: Art Yard
Catalog ID: Art Yard CD005
Squidco Product Code: 13245

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel
Recorded December 26-31 1980 at The Detroit Jazz Center. Originally released on the Saturn label.


Sun Ra-synth, organ, vocals

John Gilmore-tenor sax, percussion, vocals

Marshall Allen-alto sax, percussion

Michael Ray-trumpet, vocals

Danny Thompson-baritone sax, flute, percussion

Noel Scott-alto sax, vocals

June Tyson-vocals

Tyrone Hill-trombone, vocals

Eloe Omoe-bass clarinet

Craig Harris-drums

Tommy "Bugs" Hunter-drums

Al Evans-flugelhorn

Jaribu Shahid-bass

Samarai Celestial-drums

Vincent Chancey-french horn

Francisco "Ali" Mora-drums, percussion

Bright Moments-congas

The Bell Brothers-bells

John Ore-bass

James Jacson-vocals, Ancient Egyptian Infinity Lightning Drum

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Track Listing:

1. Beyond The Purple Star Zone 5:50 2. Rocket Number Nine 8:15

3. Immortal Being 4:02

4. Romance On A Satellite 5:01

5. Planetary Search 4:20

6. Oblique Parallax 2:44

7. Vista Omniverse 4:50

8. Celestial Realms 5:03

9. Journey Stars Beyond 13:13