Sun Ra’s single collection compiled as massive box set

Sun Ra's single collection compiled as massive box set

Citizens of Earth, you are hereby on notice that another transmission from the planet Sun Ra is expected in November.

A Sun Ra reissue seems to be at least an annual event, yet somehow, as we move beyond 20 years since the great man stopped inhabiting Earth, these missives still manage to amaze and excite, proving just how deep and vast the archives are — or perhaps proving correct Ra’s prediction that he would not die, just start inhabiting other planets.

This series compiles a set of hard-to-find or previously forgotten 7-inch records from across his Earth-bound career (1952 to 1991) and has been titled by Strut Singles: The Definitive 45 Collection. It’s available for pre-order now before being released November 25 in a limited-edition box set or triple LP version.

Singles: The Definitive 45 Collection tracklist:

SIDE A:
Sun Ra - I Am An Instrument
Sun Ra - I Am Strange
Sun Ra With Nu Sounds - Chicago USA
Sun Ra & The Nu Sounds - Spaceship Lullaby
The Cosmic Rays With Sun Ra And Arkestra - Daddy’s Gonna Tell You No Lie (Demo Version)
The Nu Sounds With Sun Ra And Arkestra - A Foggy Day
Billie Hawkins With Sun-Ra & His Orchestra - I’m Coming Home
Billie Hawkins With Sun-Ra & His Orchestra - Last Call For Love

SIDE B:
Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Soft Talk
Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Super Blonde
Le Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Saturn
Le Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Call For All Demons
Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Demon’s Lullaby
Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Supersonic Jazz (Super Blonde)

SIDE C:
Le Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Medicine For A Nightmare
Le Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Urnack
The Qualities - Happy New Year To You!
The Qualities - It’s Christmas Time
Yochanan With Sun Ra & His Rays Of Jazz - M Uck M Uck (Matt Matt)
Yochanan With Sun Ra & His Rays Of Jazz - Hot Skillet Moma

SIDE D:
Sun Ra & The Cosmic Rays - Bye Bye (45 Rpm Version)
Sun Ra & The Cosmic Rays - Somebody’s In Love
The Cosmic Rays With Sun Ra And Arkestra - Dreaming
Sun Ra & The Cosmic Rays - Daddy’s Gonna Tell You No Lie
Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity - October

SIDE E:
Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity - Adventure In Space
Le Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Hours After
Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra - Great Balls Of Fire
Hattye Randolph With Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity Arkestra - Round Midnight (Take 3)
Hattye Randolph With Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity Arkestra - Back In Your Own Back Yard (Take 1)

SIDE F:
Le Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Saturn
Le Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Velvet
Yochanan With Sun Ra & His Arkestra - The Sun One
Yochanan With Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Message To Earthman (Alternate Take)
Yochanan With Sun Ra & His Arkestra - The Sun Man Speaks

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