SUN RA: Paris Tapes (double CD)
An excellent, radio quality, live recording of a 1971 concert by the large version of the band (21 piece plus dancers) on their classic first European tour. These are long extended version of familiar materials including Discipline 27, Love In Outer Space, Somebody Else's Idea, Watusi, Space Is The Place, Angels And Demons at Play - with various solos and untitled stretches along the way, including a long Moog solo from the boss. Against the very high recording quality one has to set the sense of pace. This obviously suited the concert but to my ear is hard to sustain on a record. There's great material but some editing would have helped. That may just be a bugbear of mine though.