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Sun Ra: My Brother the Wind Volume 1
The second official and properly sourced reissue by the Sun Ra estate. My Brother the Wind was the first recording Ra made with the still young Moog synthesiser – this was in 1969 - and is a small ensemble recording with John Gilmore, Marshall Allen and Danny Davis, completely remixed here from the original 4-track masters. I suppose for historical reasons the very occasional stretches of irritating feedback are left as they were. I think someone could have taken an executive decision - so, lucky I’m not in charge. Extra tracks from the same session have been added, two versions of The Perfect Man (and a couple of false starts) - and Space Probe, an 18 minute Moog solo first released by Saturn, in 1974. Again the 16pp of booklet notes and exemplary and well researched, correcting much of the bad information lazily floating about.