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Three Unreleased Sun Ra Recordings Set For Release
Christian Eede , April 21st, 2017 15:26

The recordings date back to over 50 years ago

Three unreleased Sun Ra recordings have been unearthed by the Modern Harmonic label 50 years after their creation, and released as an LP.

Entitled Thunder Of The Gods, the recordings were found in sessions recorded in 1966 and 1971, as The Vinyl Factory points out. One is believed to come from the Universe In Blue sessions of 1971, while the other two, including the record's title track, come from 1966's Strange Strings recording sessions. The record will be paired with artist Chesley Bonestell's 1952 piece Formation Of The Earth’s Continents, which will adorn the front and back covers.

"That this music survived to reach our ears after all of this time is quite a miraculous gift," says Christopher Eddy from the Sun Ra Arkive. "It sounds as though it could have come from either the ancient past or the distant future, yet most perfectly, it’s the music of right now."

The recordings are also available in CD format - both editions can be purchased here.

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