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Sun Ra - Space Is The Place flac album
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Space Is The Place
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Free Jazz, Space-Age
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1711 mb
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4.2 ✪

Space Is the Place is a jazz album by Sun Ra. It was released in 1973. This album was originally issued in LP format on the ABC Records label, Blue Thumb Records; in the CD era it was issued with the Impulse! label. all written and arranged by Sun Ra). "Space is the Place" - 21:14. Sea of Sounds" - 7:42. Rocket Number Nine" - 2:50. Sun Ra and his Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra: Sun Ra - Piano (2), Farfisa Professional space organ (1,3,4,5).

Space is the Place is an album by Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra. The music was recorded in early 1972 in San Francisco, California for the film Space Is the Place. However, the music remained unreleased until Evidence Music issued a compact disc in 1993. During the late-1960s and early-1970s, Sun Ra and his ensemble made several forays to California. In 1971, Sun Ra taught a course, "The Black Man in the Cosmos," at University of California, Berkeley

Sun Ra. Space Is the Place. Throughout the recording, Sun Ra displays his typically wide-ranging talents on space organ and piano, reed players John Gilmore and Marshall Allen contribute incisive and intense solos, and June Tyson masterfully leads the Space Ethnic Voices on dreamy vocal flights. This is a fine recording and a must for Sun Ra fans.

Complete your Sun Ra collection. Space Is The Place ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Min). Blue Thumb Records, Blue Thumb Records. UCCU-9012, BTS 41. Japan. Vendi questa versione. Sun Ra. Space Is The Place ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180).

album Weekly Top. album Pop Hotlist. music noteChords for Sun Ra: Space is the Place (1974) opening titles. Sun Ra - Enlightenment. Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Astro-Solar Infinity Arkestra - Love in Outer Space. Sun Ra - 'Round Midnight. Sun Ra - Where Pathways Meet.

Renews automatically. Sample this album Artist (Sample). 1. 30. My curiousity was succumbed to & I picked this up. Space Is The Place itself goes for 21 minutes w/ chanted vocals, spacey if a little bit cheesy keyboards, excellent sax work & a lot of philosophy in the lyrics. Sometimes it gets to be a bit much but I think the purpose is to overwhelm you. Track 2, Images is outstanding jazz & if it had been penned by someone more 'down to earth' might be a standard by now.

The opening scene is set in an intergalactic forest, with Sun Ra introducing his plan to use music as salvation for the black community. Back on Earth, he wears a disguise as Sunny Ray, a piano player in a 1940s Chicago strip club who causes an explosion with his sounds

Sun Ra, who has been reported lost since his European tour in June 1969, lands on a new planet in outerspace with his crew "The Arkestra" and decides to settle African Americans on this planet. The medium of transportation he had chosen is music. He travels back in time and returns to the Chicago strip club where he used to play piano with the name "Sonny Ray" in 1943. There he confronts The Overseer (Ray Johnson), a pimp-overlord, and they agree on a duel at cards for the fate of the Black race. Space Is the Place (released 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark by Storyville – 101 4271) is a Contemporary Jazz album by the Danish/Norwegian ensen Trio.

Tracklist

Space Is The Place 21:14
Images 6:15
Discipline 33 4:50
Sea Of Sound 7:42
Rocket Number Nine 2:50

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BTS 41 Sun Ra Space Is The Place ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Blue Thumb Records BTS 41 US 1973
BLE M 841 Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra* Space Is The Place ‎(8-Trk, Album) Blue Thumb Records BLE M 841 US 1973
QUAD BTS 41 Sun Ra Space Is The Place ‎(LP, Album, Quad) Blue Thumb Records QUAD BTS 41 US 1973
BT 10.021 Sun Ra Space Is The Place ‎(LP, Album, Quad, Gat) Blue Thumb Records BT 10.021 France 1973
IMP 12492 Sun Ra Space Is The Place ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Impulse! IMP 12492 Europe 1998
IMPD-249 Sun Ra Space Is The Place ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Impulse! IMPD-249 US 1998
UCCU-9012, BTS 41 Sun Ra Space Is The Place ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Min) Blue Thumb Records, Blue Thumb Records UCCU-9012, BTS 41 Japan 2003
BTS 41, 06007 53627631 Sun Ra Space Is The Place ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Thumb Records, The Verve Music Group BTS 41, 06007 53627631 Europe 2015
BTS 41, 06007 53627631 Sun Ra Space Is The Place ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Thumb Records, The Verve Music Group BTS 41, 06007 53627631 US 2015
JPR049, B0024556-01 Sun Ra Space Is The Place ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Jackpot Records , Universal Music Special Markets JPR049, B0024556-01 US 2017
JPR049 Sun Ra Space Is The Place ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red) Jackpot Records JPR049 US 2018
IMP 12492, 051 249-2 Sun Ra Space Is The Place ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, Arv) Impulse!, Impulse! IMP 12492, 051 249-2 Europe Unknown
IMP 12492, 051 249-2 Sun Ra Space Is The Place ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, Dig) Impulse!, Impulse! IMP 12492, 051 249-2 UK & Europe Unknown
IMP 12492, 051 249-2 Sun Ra Space Is The Place ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, Dig) Impulse!, Impulse! IMP 12492, 051 249-2 Europe Unknown
IMP 12492, 051 249-2 Sun Ra Space Is The Place ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, Dig) Impulse!, Impulse! IMP 12492, 051 249-2 UK & Europe Unknown
IMP 12492, 051 249-2 Sun Ra Space Is The Place ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, Dig) Impulse!, Impulse! IMP 12492, 051 249-2 Europe Unknown
none Sun Ra Space Is The Place ‎(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Gat) Not On Label none Unknown
BTS 41 Sun Ra Space Is The Place ‎(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Gat) Not On Label BTS 41 UK Unknown

Tracklist

1 Space Is The Place 21:14
2 Images 6:15
3 Discipline 33 4:50
4 Sea Of Sounds 7:42
5 Rocket Number Nine 2:50

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Arvato – 56050553
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – MCA Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – GRP Records, Inc.
  • Published By – Enterplanetary Koncepts
  • Recorded At – Streeterville Studios
  • Mixed At – The Village Recorder

Credits

  • Art Direction – Hollis King
  • Composed By, Arranged By – Sun Ra
  • Design [Graphic Design] – Senora Brown
  • Engineer – Baker Bigsby
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Dominic Lumetta, Jim Dolan, Mitch Hennes, Preston Wakeland, Steve Skinder
  • Liner Notes [Original Liner Notes] – Sun Ra
  • Orchestra – Sun Ra And His Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra*, Sun Ra And His Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra*
  • Performer [Sun Ra And His Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra], Alto Saxophone – Danny Davis (tracks: 4), Marshall Allen (tracks: 4)
  • Performer [Sun Ra And His Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra], Baritone Saxophone – Danny Thompson* (tracks: 1), Pat Patrick (tracks: 4)
  • Performer [Sun Ra And His Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra], Bass Clarinet – Eloe Omoe (tracks: 1, 5)
  • Performer [Sun Ra And His Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra], Drums – Lex Humphries (tracks: 4)
  • Performer [Sun Ra And His Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra], Electric Bass – Pat Patrick (tracks: 1, 2)
  • Performer [Sun Ra And His Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra], Flugelhorn – Akh Tal Ebah (tracks: 4)
  • Performer [Sun Ra And His Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra], Flute – Danny Davis (tracks: 3), Danny Thompson* (tracks: 3), Eloe Omoe (tracks: 3), Marshall Allen (tracks: 3)
  • Performer [Sun Ra And His Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra], Organ [Space (Farfisa) Organ] – Sun Ra (tracks: 1, 3 to 5)
  • Performer [Sun Ra And His Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra], Percussion – Atakatune (tracks: 4), Odun (tracks: 4), Russell Branch (tracks: 4), Stanley Morgan (tracks: 4)
  • Performer [Sun Ra And His Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra], Piano – Sun Ra (tracks: 2)
  • Performer [Sun Ra And His Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra], Tenor Saxophone – John Gilmore (tracks: 2 to 4)
  • Performer [Sun Ra And His Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra], Trumpet – Akh Tal Ebah (tracks: 2), Kwame Hadi (tracks: 2, 4), Lamont McClamb (tracks: 2, 4)
  • Performer [Sun Ra And His Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra], Vocals – Akh Tal Ebah (tracks: 1), Danny Thompson* (tracks: 5), John Gilmore (tracks: 1, 5), Pat Patrick (tracks: 5)
  • Photography By – Chuck Stewart, Jim Newman
  • Producer [Original Sessions] – Alton Abraham, Ed Michel
  • Reissue Producer [Reissue Produced By] – Ed Michel
  • Voice [Space Ethnic Voices] – Cheryl Banks (tracks: 1, 5), Judith Holton (tracks: 1, 5), June Tyson (tracks: 1, 5), Ruth Wright (tracks: 1, 5)

Notes

All compositions and arrangements by Sun Ra (Enterplanetary Koncepts, BMI)

Recorded October 19 and 20 (Sea Of Sounds, Rocket Number Nine), 1972, at Streeterville Recording Studio, Chicago

Mixed at The Village Recorder, Los Angeles

The Arkestra and Space Ethnic Voices perform with permission from El Saturn Records

Special thanks to Kevin Donan at A-1 Records.

Note: Space Is The Place was originally released on Blue Thumb Records in 1973 as BTS-41. Impulse producer Ed Michel supervised the recording session. Impulse, then owned by ABC, was releasing many of Sun Ra's albums under a distribution agreement with Saturn Records during the same time. For these reasons Space In The Place has been returned to its rightful place on Impulse.

℗ 1998 MCA Records, Inc. & © 1972 MCA Records, Inc. & 1998 GRP Records, Inc.
Made in the EU.

Track 3 is named "Discipline" in the tracklist on back and "Discipline 33" in the tracklist on disc and in the booklet.
"Discipline 33" is used on the original LP.

The following artists are credited with compound names:
Kwame Hadi (Lamont McClamb), trumpet (#2, 4)
Atakatun (Stanley Morgan), Odun (Russell Branch), percussion (#4)

Credits annotation: (as all Marines are riflemen, all members of the Arkestra are percussionists)

Front, spine and disc only mention "Sun Ra", back panel and booklet mention Sun Ra And His Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra.

Released in 6-panel Digipak with 12 pp. booklet.

Identical with Space Is The Place, except for the manufacturer mentioned in the disc matrix. The disc for this edition was manufactured after late 2011.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 11105 12492 8
  • Barcode: 011105124928
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LP47
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0796
  • Matrix / Runout: [Universal logos] [Arvato logo] 56050553/00011105124928 21
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Label Code (Back panel): LC 00236
  • Label Code (Disc): LC 0236
  • Other (Distribution Code F): UN712

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BTS 41 Sun Ra Space Is The Place ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Blue Thumb Records BTS 41 US 1973
QUAD BTS 41 Sun Ra Space Is The Place ‎(LP, Album, Quad) Blue Thumb Records QUAD BTS 41 US 1973
BTS 41, 06007 53627631 Sun Ra Space Is The Place ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Thumb Records, The Verve Music Group BTS 41, 06007 53627631 Europe 2015
UCCU-9012, BTS 41 Sun Ra Space Is The Place ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Min) Blue Thumb Records, Blue Thumb Records UCCU-9012, BTS 41 Japan 2003
JPR049 Sun Ra Space Is The Place ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red) Jackpot Records JPR049 US 2018


Reviews:
  • Nayatol
Side A: Sound is ok, prob could have been better. Bass is hollow sounding which kind of muffles up the overall sound. Clarity and separation not that great. Doesn't really sound compressed but not that dynamic either. The sax is pretty sharp and sounds good but the drums are distant and at times are really hard to hear. On the plus side, sounds full and not thin. Some of the moog effects sound really neat and do fly across the room nicely, making the music more spatial at times. The music is very complex which may cause the lack in clarity. Side B: Sounds so much better! More full, more dynamic, bass sounds legit. Clarity and separation a million times better and the drums actually have better prescence. The piano sounds bright, horns crisp and sharp and the details stand out more. What the hell happened to the A-side?The pressing is flat centered, plays silent, I cannot detect any surface noise throughout most of the record But there does appear to be non-fill noise towards the end of Side A, could be static. I'll see if it clears up with subsequent plays. Would I reccomend this reissue? Probably not. Am I going to keep it? Ya. Even though Side A is really bad, Side B sounds awesome. it'll do over digital files if I feel like listening to this album. And the thick tip on gatefold is nice.
  • Jonide
Does anyone have any idea about the sourcing for this or care to comment on sound/pressing quality? Any feedback would be much appreciated.
  • Agarus
great reissue, sounding great ! . . . . . .
  • crazy mashine
Yes I agree but the artwork looks extremely blurred! It's not like this album was originally not released on vinyl. Wonder why they've blown up the CD cover on this reissue.
  • Lightseeker
This is one of those Free-Jazz albums I can only listen to when I'm in a certain mood. I don't 100% like it but I listen to mainly because it's Sun Ra and it represents a good point in Impulse's history. I think. The title track is a great 21+ minute piece featuring a large barrage of different instruments happening at once. It settles for a bit and then kicks up again. This occurs about 3 times during the track. The think I like most about is Sun Ra's own Organ play, making the high pitched "Space Laser" sounds. It just puts you more into the mood. The other 4 tracks are fairly different. Images could have been pulled of a Coltrane album and most wouldn't have notice. I personally love how this album ends with the track Rocket Number Nine. An awesome short piece that take you back home. It sounds a bit comical too. I am very picky when it comes to free-jazz and although I don't like this album as much as some others on Impulse it always gets played simply cause it was a personal turning point in my jazz collection.
  • Tegore
I feel the same way too, Sun Ra touches so many different moods that he is hard to define, maybe he tried to please and alienate to many people all at the same time creating confusion. Its funny i thought "Rocket Number Nine" Was/Is my favorite track on the album which loosely expresses Sun Ra's Twin group approach were two rhythms are applied to one track creating a sort of poly rhythm, he seems to have used this technique numerous times.It is like listening to two tracks over laying each other being played at the same time, listen and enjoy.......
  • Warianys
This is how to write a self opinionated opinion post! ????
  • Bludsong
This is one of those Free-Jazz albums I can only listen to when I'm in a certain mood. I don't 100% like it but I listen to mainly because it's Sun Ra and it represents a good point in Impulse's history. I think. The title track is a great 21+ minute piece featuring a large barrage of different instruments happening at once. It settles for a bit and then kicks up again. This occurs about 3 times during the track. The think I like most about is Sun Ra's own Organ play, making the high pitched "Space Laser" sounds. It just puts you more into the mood. The other 4 tracks are fairly different. Images could have been pulled of a Coltrane album and most wouldn't have notice. I personally love how this album ends with the track Rocket Number Nine. An awesome short piece that take you back home. It sounds a bit comical too. I am very picky when it comes to free-jazz and although I don't like this album as much as some others on Impulse it always gets played simply cause it was a personal turning point in my jazz collection.