The Rewind No 6: Sun Ra Music Archive Launches Centennial iTunes Reissue

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To commemorate the 100th birthday of Sun Ra, The Sun Ra Music Archive has embarked on an extensive and exclusive Mastered for iTunes reissue program. The Mastered for iTunes format exceeds the standard 16-bit sound quality of CDs, starting with 24-bit transfers from the analog master tapes. The archive’s reissue includes over twenty different albums that are representative of the diverse sounds that Sun Ra melded and experimented with, including early classics like Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth, from 1958 and essential releases like “Nubians of Plutonia,” “Jazz in Silhouette and “Sun Ra Visits Earth.”. The reissues will be released by the Enterplanetary Koncepts label and is said to be the first of many.

Check out the listing below to view the titles available in the digital reissue. Purchase the digital reissue via iTunes.

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)

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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