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Sun Ra - Egypt 1971 4CD

Sun Ra - Egypt 1971 4CD

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"Egypt 1971", documents Sun Ra’s first trip to Egypt with his Arkestra in December 1971.

In the years leading up to 1971, Sun Ra wrote many compositions and poems specifically inspired by the ancient African Kingdoms and many others with associated mythological and heliocentric connotations. As such, a visit to Egypt and the opportunity for the Arkestra to play there was a matter of necessity. Ra’s first ever concerts outside of the US had occurred in late summer and autumn of 1970 with performances in France, Germany and the UK and a second European tour was arranged for late 1971. At the end of that second tour, Ra caught wind of cheap flights from Denmark to Cairo.

The 4CD set features these albums alongside previously unreleased material from the December 1971 recordings. All tracks are remastered from the original tapes and the CD set also features a 24-page booklet featuring new sleeve notes and rare photos by Hartmut Geerken and background information on the recordings by Paul Griffiths.

Tracklist:

1. Discipline 27
2. Interview with Ra
3. Solar Ship Voyage
4. Interview with Ra (Concluded)
5. Cosmo-Darkness
6. The Light Thereof
7. Friendly Galaxy No. 2
8. To Nature's God
9. Why Go to the Moon?
10. Space Loneliness No. 2
11. Discipline 11
12. Discipline 15
13. Starwatchers/Theme of the Stargazers
14. Nidhamu
15. Discipline 2
16. Shadow World
17. Third Planet
18. Space is the Place
19. Horizon
20. Discipline 8
21. We'll Wait for You
22. Satellites are Spinning
23. Enlightenment
24. Love in Outer Space
25. Next Stop Mars (House Of Hartmut Geerken, Heliopolis 12.12.71)
26. Pleiades (House Of Hartmut Geerken, Heliopolis 12.12.71)
27. We'll Wait for You (House Of Hartmut Geerken, Heliopolis 12.12.71)
28. The Bridge (House Of Hartmut Geerken, Heliopolis 12.12.71)
29. Nidhamu (Pt. 1) (House Of Hartmut Geerken, Heliopolis 12.12.71)
30. Nidhamu (Pt. 2) (House Of Hartmut Geerken, Heliopolis 12.12.71)
31. Discipline 27 (House Of Hartmut Geerken, Heliopolis 12.12.71)
32. They'll Come Back (House Of Hartmut Geerken, Heliopolis 12.12.71)
33. Calling Planet Earth (House Of Hartmut Geerken, Heliopolis 12.12.71)
34. Imagination (House Of Hartmut Geerken, Heliopolis 12.12.71)
35. Discipline (House Of Hartmut Geerken, Heliopolis 12.12.71)
36. Angels and Demons at Play (House Of Hartmut Geerken, Heliopolis 12.12.71)
37. We Sing This Song (House Of Hartmut Geerken, Heliopolis 12.12.71)
38. Space is the Place (TV Broadcast, Cairo 16.12.71)
39. Organ Interlude (Ballon Theatre, Cairo 17.12.71)
40. Angels and Demons at Play (Ballon Theatre, Cairo 17.12.71)
41. Egyptian Oasis 1 (Streets Of Heliopolis)
42. Egyptian Oasis 2 (Streets Of Heliopolis)
43. Have You Heard the Latest News from Neptune (Ballon Theatre, Cairo 17.12.71)