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SUN RA AND HIS INTERGALACTIC SOLAR RESEARCH ARKESTRA: Helsinki 1971 (2 CDs and 1 DVD)
Transparency's 20th RA release - and a real gem: a complete two and a half hour concert in high broadcast quality by the 29 piece early '70s band with June Tyson. Everyone on top form, it evolves like a great nomadic civilisation with one fine solo after another, great arrangements, lengthy extraterrestrial Moog solos, some great vibraphone and a succession of classic Ra compositions. And it's impressively cheap. The DVD contains a short interview with Sun Ra filmed on the day of the concert which has not been seen since its original broadcast. The whole thing licensed from The Finnish Broadcasting Company, with nice photos in the booklet. Tracks for those who wish to know are: Stargazers, Enlightment, Love in Outer Space, Watusi, Calling Planet Earth, Space is the Place, Angels ands Demons at play, Satellites are Spinning, Second stop is Jupiter, Somewhere Else, Nature's God, Sometimes I feel like a Motherless Child and a couple of Discipline numbers.