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New Sun Ra Box Sets Highlight Singles Spanning From 1952 To 1991

New Sun Ra Box Sets Highlight Singles Spanning From 1952 To 1991

New Sun Ra Box Sets Highlight Singles Spanning From 1952 To 1991

New Sun Ra Box Sets Highlight Singles Spanning From 1952 To 1991

A prolific artist, Sun Ra recorded over a thousand songs and over one hundred albums throughout his career, his steady output a testament to his musical genius. Now, a collection of 7″ Sun Ra singles are going to be released, spanning from 1952 to 1991.

In a report from The Vinyl Factory the box set of singles are rare discs from Sun Ra’s catalog and were released in small quantities, with a number of them discovered through more than one source. Some have only been discovered in physical form in recent years; others were planned but allegedly never made it to vinyl, and some appeared as one off magazine singles and posthumous releases.

Sun Ra Singles: The Definitive 45s Collection will be released as two 10×7″ vinyl box sets, each limited to 500 copies, and complete with single artwork and a 28 page booklet. If you don’t manage to get your hands on one of those 500 copies, fear not: they will also be available as two 3xLP gatefold editions. The first installment, spanning 1952 to 1961 will be released on November 25, with the second spanning 1962 to 1991, set to follow in March 2017.

Sun Ra Singles: The Definitive 45s Collection serves as the follow up to last year’s Gilles Peterson curated compilation. Check out the track list for the singles below.

01. The Cosmic Rays With Sun Ra And Arkestra – Daddy’s Gonna Tell You No Lie
02. The Nu Sounds With Sun Ra And Arkestra – A Foggy Day
03. Sun Ra & The Cosmic Rays – Bye Bye
04. Sun Ra & The Cosmic Rays – Somebody’s In Love
05. Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Soft Talk
06. Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Super Blonde
07. Le Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Medicine For A Nightmare
08. Le Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Urnack
09. Le Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Saturn
10. Le Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Call For All Demons
11. Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity – October
12. Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity – Adventure In Space
13. The Cosmic Rays With Sun Ra And Arkestra – Dreaming
14. Sun Ra & The Cosmic Rays – Daddy’s Gonna Tell You No Lie
15. Le Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Hours After
16. Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra – Great Balls Of Fire
17. Yochanan With Sun Ra & His Rays Of Jazz – M Uck M Uck (Matt Matt)
18. Yochanan With Sun Ra & His Rays Of Jazz – Hot Skillet Moma
19. Yochanan With Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Message To Earthman
10. Yochanan With Sun Ra & His Arkestra – The Sun One

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