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Space is the Place [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
     

Space is the Place [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Sun Ra
 

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Space Is the Place is the soundtrack to a film that was made but never released, and the tunes are among his most ambitious, unorthodox, and compelling compositions. Between June Tyson's declarative vocals, chants, and dialogue and Ra's crashing, flailing synthesizer and organ fills, and with such songs as

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Space Is the Place is the soundtrack to a film that was made but never released, and the tunes are among his most ambitious, unorthodox, and compelling compositions. Between June Tyson's declarative vocals, chants, and dialogue and Ra's crashing, flailing synthesizer and organ fills, and with such songs as "Blackman/Love in Outer Space," "It's After the End of the World," and "I Am the Brother of the Wind," this disc offers aggressive, energized, and uncompromising material. Ra's pianistic forays, phrases, and textures were sometimes dismissed as mere noodling when they were part of a well-constructed multimedia package. This comes as close as any of Ra's releases to being not only a concept work but a blueprint for his live shows from the early '70s until the end of his career. Features some previously unissued cuts.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/25/1993
Label:
Evidence
UPC:
0730182207026
catalogNumber:
22070
Rank:
100767

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Performance Credits

Sun Ra   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano,Voices,Clavinet,Moog Synthesizer,Track Performer,farfisa organ,Rocksichord,Mini Moog
John Gilmore   Percussion,Drums,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Marshall Allen   Flute,Percussion,Bassoon,Oboe,Alto Saxophone,Kora,cowbell
Cheryl Bank   Vocals
Russell Branch   Percussion
Ahk Tal Ebah   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Vocals
Kwame Hadi   Trumpet,Conga,Vibes
Wayne Harris   Trumpet
Judith Holton   Vocals
Lex Humphries   Percussion,Drums
Lamont McLamb   Percussion,Trumpet
Stanley Morgan   Percussion
Ken Moshesh   Conga
Larry Northington   Percussion,Conga,Alto Saxophone
Eloe Omoe   Percussion,Bongos,Bass Clarinet
Pat Patrick   Bass,Baritone Saxophone
Harry Richards   Percussion
June Tyson   Vocals,Bells
Robert Underwood   Percussion
Alzo Wright   Percussion,Drums
Ruth Wright   Vocals
Danny Davis   Flute,Percussion,Alto Saxophone,Alto Clarinet
Danny Thompson   Flute,Percussion,Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

Jerry Gordon   Producer
Sun Ra   Arranger,Composer
Roger Seibel   Engineer
John F. Szwed   Liner Notes
Ihnfinity Inc.   Producer

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