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Singles Vol. 2
Sun Ra
Catalogue Number
Release Date
May 5, 2017

Strut & Art Yart present a new definitive collection of singles released by jazz maverick Sun Ra during his Earth years, spanning 1952 to 1991. Released prolifically during the 1950s and more sporadically thereafter, primarily on the Saturn label, the 45s offer one-off meteorites from Ra’s prolific cosmic journey, tracing the development of his forward-thinking “Space-Bop” and his unique take on jazz and blues traditions which sounded unlike anything else from the period. As with his LPs, most 45s were only pressed in small runs and were sold at gigs and have since become extremely rare and sought after. Some have only been discovered in physical form in recent years; some were planned and pencilled but allegedly never made it to vinyl and some appeared as one-off magazine singles and posthumous releases.

'Singles' will be released in various formats across two release dates. All formats feature fully re-mastered tracks, rare photos, poster artwork, extensive sleeve notes by Francis Gooding, an interview with Saturn Records founder Alton Abraham by John Corbett and detailed track by track and session notes by Paul Griffiths. The 45s box sets are limited to 500 copies, and each features a hardboard flip top box containing 10 x 45s in their original artwork along with a bound 28pp booklet.

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Track List

A1 Space Lonliness
A2 State Street
A3 The Blue Set
A4 Big City Blues

B1 A Blue One
B2 Orbitration In Blue
B3 Hell #1 (a.k.a Out There A Minute)
B4 Tell Her To Come On Home
B5 I'm Making Believe

C1 The Bridge
C2 Rocket #9
C3 Blues On Planet Mars
C4 Saturn Moon
C5 Journey To Saturn
C6 Enlightenment

D1 I'm Gonna Unmask The Batman
D2 The Perfect Man
D3 Love In Outer Space
D4 Mayan Temple
D5 Sky Blues

E1 Disco 2021
E2 Rough House Blues
E3 Cosmo-Extensions
E4 Quest
E5 Outer Space Plateau
E6 Sometimes I'm Happy

F1 Nuclear War
F2 On Jupiter / Cosmo Drama (Prophetika 1)
F3 Cosmo Drama (Prophetika 2)
F4 I Am The Instrument

Track List: CD

  1. Space Lonliness
  2. State Street
  3. The Blue Set
  4. Big City Blues
  5. A Blue One
  6. Orbitration In Blue
  7. Hell #1 (a.k.a Out There A Minute)
  8. Tell Her To Come On Home
  9. I'm Making Believe
  10. The Bridge
  11. Rocket #9
  12. Blues On Planet Mars
  13. Saturn Moon
  14. Journey To Saturn
  15. Enlightenment
  16. I'm Gonna Unmask The Batman
  17. The Perfect Man
  18. Love In Outer Space
  19. Mayan Temple
  20. Sky Blues
  21. Disco 2021
  22. Rough House Blues
  23. Cosmo-Extensions
  24. Quest
  25. Outer Space Plateau
  26. Sometimes I'm Happy
  27. Nuclear War
  28. On Jupiter / Cosmo Drama (Prophetika 1)
  29. Cosmo Drama (Prophetika 2)
  30. I Am The Instrument

Sun Ra

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