Sun Ra – Space Is The Place [Blue Vinyl] – New LP
*Tip-on Gatefold Jacket with original 1973 artwork
*Limited Edition Transparent Colored Vinyl - Pressed at RTI
In the endless ocean of Sun Ra recordings, Space Is The Place ranks among the very best but more importantly stands as the most immediately understandable of his records. This masterpiece touches flawlessly on elements of many of Ra’s multiple phases and provides both a mission statement for and a gateway to his immaculate body of work "Space Is the Place is possibly Sun Ra’s most accessible outing, a fine entry point to his world(s)"
- BBC 5/5 Stars - All Music Guide
The contents of this album are only for sale in Outer Space, where the rights belong to Sun Ra, as codified in the original recording contract for Space is the Place: "RIGHTS ON PLANETS OTHER THAN EARTH. Company agrees that all rights discussed in paragraph 5 above [viz. ACTUAL OWNERSHIP OF MASTERS], as well as all rights of distribution and retail sales, on planets other than Earth (including but not limited to Saturn, Pluto, Jupiter, and Mars) shall belong to Sun Ra." By purchasing this digital album or downloading any single track thereof, you hereby declare and warrant that you are either a space-based life-form or that you are a terrestrial being currently stationed outside the Earth's atmosphere and beyond its gravitational pull.
Recorded October 1972 PERSONNEL: Sun Ra (piano, Space Organ [Farfisa], Minimoog, Rocksichord, vocals); Akh Tal Ebah (trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals); Lamont McClamb [Kwame Hadi] (trumpet, percussion); Marshall Allen (alto sax, flute, percussion); Danny Davis (alto sax, flute, alto clarinet, percussion); Larry Northington (alto sax, conga, percussion); John Gilmore (tenor sax, drums, vocals); Pat Patrick (tenor sax, baritone sax, flute, electric bass, vocals); Danny Ray Thompson (baritone sax, flute, libflecto, percussion, vocals); Eloe Omoe (bass clarinet, flute, percussion); Lex Humphries (drums, percussion); Robert Underwood [Aye Aton] (drums); Harry Richards (drums, percussion); Alzo Wright (drums, percussion); Stanley Morgan [Atakatune] (conga, percussion); Russell Branch [Odun] (conga, percussion); June Tyson, Ruth Wright, Cheryl Banks, Judith Holton (space ethnic voices). Produced by Alton Abraham and Ed Michel