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SUN RA: Dance of the Living Image, The Lost Reel Collection - Volume 4 (dbl)
This is a rehearsal tape from late 1974 and comes raw, with cuts and edits as the recorder was started and stopped. It has been remastered to improve the sound, but otherwise remains unaltered. There's minimal talk as they work up or rehearse material already known, a fair chunk of which has not been heard before. They fool about and acclimatise themselves to new riffs and tunes. It's relaxed, and the sound is good - Ra always kept a tape recorder running and several of the early Saturn releases originated from the resulting tapes. Nice package, but for Ra fans, I think. It is a rehearsal, not a concert, which is fascinating, but specialised. 96 minutes.