Sun Ra – The Lost Arkestra Series Vol1 & 2 [ARTYARD102] (2×10″)
Previously available on Art Yard as a separate series of 10″s, The Lost Arkestra Series returns on a double-packed release for all those that missed it the first time around – or simply for the endless nut job collectors who need their second edition. 1983’s live version of “Along Came Ra” is from a gig in Paris, and this particular version is the one real killer that’s been missing from our charts – all that percussive glory would go down a storm in just about any DJ set, that’s for sure; On the flip you have two minimal (synth) cuts that were from the original tapes of Disco 3000…we’re sure you understand just how special this is now. The second disc, which is the original volume 2, sees a series of recordings from the 1970s series of Saturn LPs, which feature Sun Ra’s much deeper, jazzier personality. A magical ride from start to finish. Cop it before it’s too late.