Sun Ra - Marshall Allen Presents Sun Ra and His Arkestra: In the Orbit of Ra

Marshall Allen Presents Sun Ra and His Arkestra: In the Orbit of Ra

Sun Ra

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CD Double Album 20 tracks 9.99 Out of stock.
12" Vinyl Double Album 13 tracks 17.99 Out of stock.
Download Double Album (wav) 20 tracks 7.99
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Sun Ra - Marshall Allen Presents Sun Ra and His Arkestra: In the Orbit of Ra

“Sun Ra said he came from Saturn, because white America treated him like an alien, like a creature from outer space, so he became one, an anarcho-emperor of the fantastic, who made it to the moon before America or Russia, because the moon was nowhere near as far out as he could really go.“ – Paul Morley



Strut and Art Yard join forces for a special release to mark what would have been Sun Ra’s 100th birthday with ’In The Orbit Of Ra’, a new collection presented by the longest serving member of the Arkestra and current bandleader, Marshall Allen. Bringing together Ra highights from over 25 years of music, the album is the first internationally released compilation to provide an introduction to the music of Sun Ra, mastered from the original tapes with extended and unreleased tracks.

In addition to the track selection, the release features recollections and contributions from some of the core Arkestra line-up including Marshall Allen, Michael Ray, Knoel Scott and Danny Ray Thompson. For the music, the selection takes us through the huge variety and intricacy of the Arkestra’s work covering the ‘60s to early ‘80s, from the celestial blues of ‘Spontaneous Simplicity’ and ‘Plutonian Nights’ to the urgent jazz of ‘Rocket Number Nine Take Off For Planet Venus’ and ‘Dance Of The Cosmo Aliens’. The album features an exclusive previously unreleased Sun Ra track from the Art Yard archives, the acoustic ‘Trying To Put The Blame On Me’ recorded live in Rome in 1977, along with a previously unreleased Part 1 of ‘Reflects Motion’ from 1962 and an unheard extended version of ‘Island In The Sun’ from the late ‘60s.

‘In The Orbit Of Ra’ is released on 2CD, 2LP and digital formats. Physical formats feature full interview with Marshall Allen along with rare photos by Val Wilmer.

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Tracklisting

CD Double Album (STRUT109CD)
  1. Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra - Somewhere In Space
  2. Sun Ra and His Solar-Myth Arkestra - The Lady With the Golden Stockings
  3. Sun Ra and His Astro Infinity Arkestra - Somebody Else's World
  4. Sun Ra - Spontaneous Simplicity
  5. Sun Ra and His Solar-Myth Arkestra - Plutonian Nights
  6. Sun Ra and His Myth-Science Arkestra - Angels and Demons At Play
  7. Sun Ra and His Arkestra - Island In the Sun (Extended Version - Previously Unreleased)
  8. Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra - Rocket Number Nine Take Off for Planet Venus
  9. Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra - Solar Differentials
  10. Sun Ra and His Arkestra - Astro Black
  11. Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra - Have You Heard the Latest News from Neptune
  12. Sun Ra - Dance of the Cosmo-Aliens (Live In Milan, 1978)
  13. Sun Ra - Trying to Put the Blame On Me (Live In Rome, 1977 - Previously Unreleased)
  14. Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra - Planet Earth
  15. Sun Ra and His Myth-Science Arkestra - The Nile
  16. Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra - Reflects Motion, Pt. 1 (Previously Unreleased)
  17. Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra - Reflects Motion, Pt. 2
  18. Sun Ra and His Arkestra - Ancient Aiethiopia
  19. Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra - Interplanetary Music
  20. Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra - We Travel the Spaceways
12" Vinyl Double Album (STRUT109LP)
  1. Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra - Somewhere In Space
  2. Sun Ra and His Solar-Myth Arkestra - The Lady With the Golden Stockings
  3. Sun Ra and His Astro Infinity Arkestra - Somebody Else's World
  4. Sun Ra and His Solar-Myth Arkestra - Plutonian Nights
  5. Sun Ra and His Myth-Science Arkestra - Angels and Demons At Play
  6. Sun Ra and His Arkestra - Island In the Sun (Extended Version - Previously Unreleased)
  7. Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra - Rocket Number Nine Take Off for Planet Venus
  8. Sun Ra and His Arkestra - Astro Black
  9. Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra - Have You Heard the Latest News from Neptune
  10. Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra - We Travel the Spaceways
  11. Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra - Reflects Motion, Pt. 1 (Previously Unreleased)
  12. Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra - Reflects Motion, Pt. 2
  13. Sun Ra and His Arkestra - Ancient Aiethiopia
Download Double Album (STRUT109D)
  1. Sun Ra and His Myth Science Orchestra - Somewhere In Space
  2. Sun Ra and His Solar-Myth Arkestra - The Lady With the Golden Stockings (a.k.a. The Golden Lady)
  3. Sun Ra and His Astro Infinity Arkestra - Somebody Else's World
  4. Sun Ra - Spontaneous Simplicity
  5. Sun Ra and His Solar-Myth Arkestra - Plutonian Nights
  6. Sun Ra and His Myth-Science Arkestra - Angels and Demons At Play
  7. Sun Ra - Island In the Sun (Extended Version)
  8. Sun Ra and His Myth Science Orchestra - Rocket Number Nine Take Off for the Planet Venus
  9. Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra - Solar Differentials
  10. Sun Ra and His Arkestra - Astro Black
  11. Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra - Have You Heard the Latest News from Neptune
  12. Sun Ra - Dance of the Cosmo-Aliens (Live In Milan, 1978)
  13. Sun Ra - Trying to Put the Blame On Me (Live In Rome, 1977)
  14. Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra - Planet Earth
  15. Sun Ra and His Myth-Science Arkestra - The Nile
  16. Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra - Reflects Motion, Pt. 1
  17. Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra - Reflects Motion, Pt. 2
  18. Sun Ra and His Arkestra - Ancient Aiethiopia
  19. Sun Ra and His Myth Science Orchestra - Interplanetary Music
  20. Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra - We Travel the Spaceways

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1 Somewhere In Space N/A N/A
2 The Lady With the Golden Stockings (a.k.a. The Golden Lady) N/A N/A
3 Somebody Else's World N/A N/A
4 Spontaneous Simplicity N/A N/A
5 Plutonian Nights N/A N/A
6 Angels and Demons At Play N/A N/A
7 Island In the Sun (Extended Version) N/A N/A
8 Rocket Number Nine Take Off for the Planet Venus N/A N/A
9 Solar Differentials N/A N/A
1 Astro Black N/A N/A
2 Have You Heard the Latest News from Neptune N/A N/A
3 Dance of the Cosmo-Aliens (Live In Milan, 1978) N/A N/A
4 Trying to Put the Blame On Me (Live In Rome, 1977) N/A N/A
5 Planet Earth N/A N/A
6 The Nile N/A N/A
7 Reflects Motion, Pt. 1 N/A N/A
8 Reflects Motion, Pt. 2 N/A N/A
9 Ancient Aiethiopia N/A N/A
10 Interplanetary Music N/A N/A
11 We Travel the Spaceways N/A N/A
Entire Download Double Album (20 tracks) N/A N/A
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1 Somewhere In Space £0.99
2 The Lady With the Golden Stockings (a.k.a. The Golden Lady) £0.99
3 Somebody Else's World £0.99
4 Spontaneous Simplicity N/A N/A
5 Plutonian Nights £0.99
6 Angels and Demons At Play £0.99
7 Island In the Sun (Extended Version) N/A N/A
8 Rocket Number Nine Take Off for the Planet Venus £0.99
9 Solar Differentials £0.99
1 Astro Black N/A N/A
2 Have You Heard the Latest News from Neptune £0.99
3 Dance of the Cosmo-Aliens (Live In Milan, 1978) N/A N/A
4 Trying to Put the Blame On Me (Live In Rome, 1977) £0.99
5 Planet Earth £0.99
6 The Nile £0.99
7 Reflects Motion, Pt. 1 £0.99
8 Reflects Motion, Pt. 2 £0.99
9 Ancient Aiethiopia N/A N/A
10 Interplanetary Music £0.99
11 We Travel the Spaceways £0.99
Entire WAV Download Double Album (20 tracks) £7.99