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Over 20 Sun Ra Albums Remastered for His 100th Birthday

May 20, 2014

The Sun Ra Music Archives is celebrating the centennial of the legendary jazz composer/bandleader’s birth by reissuing a number of his album’s via iTunes. The remastered LPs, which are available today, have been converted to 24-bit audio from the analog master tapes. Additionally, many of the albums contain previously unreleased bonus tracks and each release comes with a downloadable booklet that tells the story behind the album.

Sun Ra was born Herman Poole Blount in Birmingham, AL on May 22, 1914, though he would later maintain that he was born on Saturn. He would go on to become one of the most influential avant-garde composers of the 20th century before his death in 1993.

Sun Ra Reissues

Supersonic Jazz (1957)
Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth (1958)
Angels and Demons At Play (1965)
Interstellar Low Ways (1966)
Jazz in Silhouette (1959)
Nubians of Plutonia (1966)
Sound Sun Pleasure (1970)
We Travel the Spaceways (1967)
Fate in a Pleasant Mood (1965)
Holiday for Soul Dance (1970)
Bad and Beautiful (1972)
The Invisible Shield (1974)
When Sun Comes Out (1963)
Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy (1967)
Monorails and Satellites, Vol. 1 (1968)
Other Planes of There (1966)
The Magic City (1966)
Strange Strings (1967)
Atlantis (1969)
Astro Black (1972)
Universe in Blue (1972)

Comments

This is fantastic news!

By Bill E - 05/21/14

Do the surviving members of the Arkestra see a dime from this?

By Anon - 09/22/14

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