New comprehensive Sun Ra singles box set on the way
Attention lovers of jazz, in particular the music of Sun Ra, who lived in Philly from 1968 to 1993: Sun Ra Singles: The Definitive 45s Collectionwill be available as a limited edition, two vinyl box sets and three album vinyl gatefold edition beginning in November.
The description of the collection, according to The Vinyl Factory, is:
Spanning 1952-1991, the collection of rare discs which, like his LPs, were released in small quantities, has been pulled together from a number of sources; some have only been discovered in physical form in recent years, others were planned but allegedly never made it to vinyl and some appeared as one-off magazine singles and posthumous releases.
The 7 inch box set collections will include 20 songs; the 12 inch three LP collection will include 35 songs, and the CD collection will include 65 tracks. Across all formats, all the songs will be fully re-mastered, and will include rare photos, poster artwork, extensive sleeve notes by Francis Gooding, an interview with Saturn Records founder Alton Abraham by John Corbett and track by track and session notes by Paul Griffiths. The 45s box sets are limited to 500 copies, and each features a hardboard flip top box containing 10 x 45s in their original artwork along with a bound 28 page booklet.
Go here to pre-order and for more information. Below, listen to one of the tracks from the forthcoming collection, “I’m Gonna Unmask The Batman.”