Sun Ra – Lanquidity (Box Set)
- 4LP BOX
- EU - Reissue
Limited Edition Box Set.
Strut present the definitive edition of Sun Ra's classic 'Lanquidity' album from 1978 with brand new 4LP box set and 2CD editions. Recorded overnight at Bob Bank's Blank Tapes on 17th July 1978 after the Arkestra had appeared on Saturday Night Live, the album is unique in the Ra catalogue. "Most critics felt that it was more of a fusion-inspired record," explains Michael Ray."As the name suggests, the album is liquid and languid." Bob Blank continues,"Musically, it was very ad hoc and freeform. There were horn charts but most trackscame out of improvised jams. Sun Ra just did his thing." Comprising five effortlessly fluid pieces, the album eases in with Lanquidity. Danny Ray Thompson remembers, "This was one of Sun Ra's on-the-spot compositions. It is almost like an Ancient Egyptian Stargazing Ceremony, mapping out the stars and the planets." Where Pathways Meet is "Sun Ra's funky version of an Egyptianmarch. Pharaoh is sending his troops off to fight and this is his pep-talk!" continues Thompson. "The music seems to take different pathways but still converges." The loping groove of That's How I Feel, features the reflective trumpet lines of Eddie Galewith solos by John Gilmore and Marshall Allen: "Marshall comes in with that snake charming oboe." Says Thompson. The funky Twin Stars Of Thence weaves around Richard Williams celebrated elastic bassline while the haunting closer, There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of), is pure "space music." The poet Mama Nzinga described it as 'The essence of light. Spirit takes a ride inside the deep darkspace of just being."
|B1.||Where Pathways Meet||06:30|
|B2.||That’s How I Feel||08:03|
|C1.||Twin Stars Of Thence||09:55|
|D1.||There Are Other Worlds (They ...||10:58|
|E1.||Lanquidity (Alternate version)||08:17|
|E2.||Where Pathways Meet (Alternat...||06:27|
|F1.||That’s How I Feel (Alternate ...||12:06|
|G1.||Twin Stars Of Thence (Alterna...||09:49|
|H1.||There Are Other Worlds (They ...||10:54|
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