Marshall Allen Presents Sun Ra And His Arkestra* ‎– In The Orbit Of Ra

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1-1 Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra* Somewhere In Space
Alto Saxophone, Bells, Claves – Pat PatrickAlto Saxophone, Flute – Marshall AllenBass – Ronnie BoykinsCornet – Phil CohranDrums – Jon L. Hardy*Piano, Chimes, Gong – Sun RaProducer – Alton Abraham, Ihnfinity, Inc.*Tenor Saxophone – John GilmoreWritten-By, Arranged By – Sun Ra
3:04
1-2 Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth Arkestra* The Lady With The Golden Stockings (a.k.a. The Golden Lady)
Alto Saxophone – James SpauldingAlto Saxophone, Percussion – Marshall AllenBaritone Saxophone – Pat PatrickBass – Ronnie BoykinsDrums, Percussion – Robert Barry (2)Piano, Electric Piano [Wurlitzer Electric Piano] – Sun RaProducer – Alton Abraham, Ihnfinity, Inc.*Tenor Saxophone, Percussion – John GilmoreTrumpet – Lucious RandolphWritten-By, Arranged By – Sun Ra
7:43
1-3 Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra* Somebody Else's World
Alto Saxophone, Alto Clarinet, Flute – Danny DavisBaritone Saxophone – Pat PatrickBaritone Saxophone, Flute – Danny Ray ThompsonBass – Alejandro Blake*Composed By, Arranged By – Sun RaDrums – Clifford Jarvis, Lex HumphriesFlute, Alto Saxophone – Marshall AllenOboe, Percussion – James JacsonOrgan [Intergalactic] – Sun RaPercussion – Robert Cummings, William BristerPercussion [Hand Drums] – Nimrod HuntProducer – Alton Abraham, Ihnfinity, Inc.*Tenor Saxophone, Percussion – John GilmoreTrumpet – Kwame HadiTrumpet, Idiophone [Mellophone] – Akh Tal EbahVocals – June TysonVocals [Ensemble Vocal] – Arkestra Members*
4:03
1-4 Sun Ra* Spontaneous Simplicity
Alto Saxophone, Flute – Danny DavisBass – Ronnie BoykinsDrums – Clifford Jarvis, John GilmoreFlute – Marshall AllenPercussion – Pat PatrickPercussion [Hand Drums] – Nimrod HuntPiano – Sun RaProducer – Alan BatesSlit Drum [Log Drums] – James Jackson*Written-By – Sun Ra
7:59
1-5 Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth Arkestra* Plutonian Nights
Alto Saxophone, Percussion – Marshall AllenBaritone Saxophone – Pat PatrickBass – Ronnie BoykinsDrums, Percussion – Robert Barry (2)Piano, Electric Piano [Wurlitzer Electric Piano] – Sun RaProducer – Alton Abraham, Ihnfinity, Inc.*Tenor Saxophone, Percussion – John GilmoreTrumpet – Lucious RandolphWritten-By, Arranged By – Sun Ra
4:24
1-6 Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra* Angels And Demons At Play
Bass – Ronnie BoykinsDrums, Percussion, Gong – Jon Hardy (5)Flute – Marshall AllenGong, Harp [Space Harp] – Sun RaPercussion – John Gilmore, Phil CohranProducer – Alton Abraham, Ihnfinity, Inc.*Written-By – Marshall Allen, Ronald Boykins*
2:55
1-7 Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Island In The Sun (Extended Version)
Alto Clarinet – Danny DavisBass – Ben Henderson (2)Flute – Marshall AllenPercussion – John Gilmore, Pat PatrickPiano – Sun RaWritten-By, Arranged By – Sun Ra
10:22
1-8 Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra* Rocket Number Nine Take Off For Planet Venus
Alto Saxophone – James SpauldingAlto Saxophone, Bells, Claves, Percussion – Pat PatrickAlto Saxophone, Flute, Percussion – Marshall AllenBass – Ronnie BoykinsCornet – Phil CohranDrums, Percussion – Jon L. Hardy*Piano, Chimes, Gong, Electric Piano [Wurlitzer Electric Piano] – Sun RaProducer – Alton Abraham, Ihnfinity, Inc.*Tenor Saxophone, Percussion – John GilmoreTrumpet – Lucious RandolphWritten-By, Arranged By – Sun Ra
6:22
1-9 Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra* Solar Differentials
Bass – Ronnie BoykinsDrums – C. Scoby StromanPiano, Gong – Sun RaRecorded By – Tommy HunterSounds [Space Bird Sounds] – John GilmoreSounds [Space Bird Sounds], Effects [Reverb] – Tommy HunterVoice [Space Voice] – Art JenkinsWritten-By, Arranged By – Sun Ra
6:21
2-1 Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Astro Black
Alto Saxophone, Flute – Danny DavisAlto Saxophone, Oboe – Marshall AllenBacking Vocals – Cheryl Banks, Judith Holton, Ruth WrightBaritone Saxophone, Bongos – Danny Thompson*Bass – Ronnie BoykinsBass Clarinet – Eloe OmoeClarinet [Mistro-Clarinet] – Pat PatrickCongas [Conga] – Atakatune, Chica*, Odun, Russell Branch, Stanley MorganDrums – Tommy HunterLead Vocals – June TysonSynthesizer [Moog], Organ [Space Organ], Vibraphone [Electro-Vibraphone] – Sun RaTenor Saxophone, Percussion – John GilmoreTrombone – Charles StephensTrumpet – Kwami Hadi*, Lamont McClambTrumpet, Idiophone [Mellophone] – Akh Tal EbahViolin, Viola – Alzo WrightWritten-By, Arranged By – Sun Ra
10:51
2-2 Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra* Have You Heard The Latest News From Neptune
Alto Saxophone, Congas [Conga], Percussion – Larry NorthingtonAlto Saxophone, Flute, Alto Clarinet, Percussion – Danny DavisAlto Saxophone, Flute, Percussion – Marshall AllenBaritone Saxophone, Flute, Instruments [Libflecto], Percussion, Vocals [Vocal (Space Voices)] – Danny Ray ThompsonBass Clarinet, Flute, Percussion – Elo Omoe*Congas [Conga], Percussion – Atakatune, Odun, Russell Branch, Stanley MorganDrums – Aye Aton, Robert UnderwoodDrums, Percussion – Alzo Wright, Harry Richards, Lex HumphriesPiano, Organ [Farfisa], Synthesizer [Mini Moog], Keyboards [Rocksichord], Vocals [Vocal (Space Voices)] – Sun RaTenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Flute, Electric Bass, Vocals [Vocal (Space Voices)] – Pat PatrickTenor Saxophone, Drum, Vocals [Vocal (Space Voices)] – John GilmoreTrumpet, Flugelhorn, Idiophone [Space Mellophone], Vocals [Space Voices] – Akh Tal EbahTrumpet, Percussion – Kwami Hadi*, Lamont McClambVocals [Space Voices] – Cheryl Banks, Judith Holton, June Tyson, Ruth WrightWritten-By, Arranged By – Sun Ra
5:53
2-3 Sun Ra* Dance Of The Cosmo Aliens (Live In Milan, 1978)
Drums, Vocals – Luqman AliPiano, Organ, Synthesizer, Drum Programming – Sun RaTenor Saxophone, Drums, Vocals – John GilmoreTrumpet, Vocals – Michael RayWritten-By, Arranged By – Sun Ra
11:07
2-4 Sun Ra Trying To Put The Blame On Me (Live In Rome, 1977)
Vocals, Piano – Sun RaWritten-By, Arranged By – Sun Ra
3:43
2-5 Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra* Planet Earth
Alto Saxophone – James SpauldingAlto Saxophone, Flute – Marshall AllenBaritone Saxophone, Bells [Rhodesian Bells], Drum [Solar Drum] – Pat PatrickBass – Ronnie BoykinsDrums – Robert Barry (2)Piano, Electric Piano [Solar (Wurlitzer Electric) Piano], Bells [Egyptian Sun Bells], Gong [Chinese Gong], Gong [Spiral Percussion Gong] – Sun RaProducer – Alton Abraham, Ihnfinity, Inc.*Tenor Saxophone, Bells [Solar Bells], Tambourine, Drum [Solar Drum] – John GilmoreTimpani [Tympani], Timbales, Instruments [Boom Bam] – Jim HerndonTrombone – Nate PryorTrumpet – Lucious RandolphWritten-By, Arranged By – Sun Ra
4:58
2-6 Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra* The Nile
Bass, Percussion – Ronnie BoykinsBongos – Pat PatrickDrums – Clifford JarvisFlute, Percussion – Marshall AllenPercussion – Danny Davis, John Gilmore, Tommy HunterPiano – Sun RaProducer – Alton Abraham, Ihnfinity, Inc.*Written-By, Arranged By – Sun Ra
4:56
2-7 Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra* Reflects Motion (Part 1)
Bass – Ronnie BoykinsDrums – C. Scoby StromanFlute – Marshall AllenPercussion – Tommy HunterPiano – Sun RaRecorded By – Tommy HunterTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreVocals [Vocalist] – Unknown ArtistWritten-By, Arranged By – Sun Ra
3:23
2-8 Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra* Reflects Motion (Part 2)
Bass – Ronnie BoykinsDrums – C. Scoby StromanFlute – Marshall AllenPercussion – Tommy HunterPiano – Sun RaRecorded By – Tommy HunterTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreWritten-By, Arranged By – Sun Ra
8:11
2-9 Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Ancient Aiethiopia
Alto Saxophone, Flute – James SpauldingBaritone Saxophone – Charles Davis (2)Baritone Saxophone, Flute – Pat PatrickBass, Vocals [Vocal] – Ronnie BoykinsDrums – William Cochran (2)Instruments [Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece], Flute – Marshall AllenInstruments [Trumpet Mouthpiece] – Hobart DotsonPiano, Gong – Sun RaProducer – Alton Abraham, Ihnfinity, Inc.*Tenor Saxophone, Percussion, Vocals [Vocal] – John GilmoreWritten-By, Arranged By – Sun Ra
9:17
2-10 Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra* Interplanetary Music
Bass, Vocals – Ronnie BoykinsBells [Cosmic Bells], Vocals – John GilmoreDrums, Vocals – William Cochran (2)Instruments [Violin-uke], Vocals – Phil CohranOrgan [Cosmic Tone Organ] – Sun RaPercussion – Marshall AllenWritten-By, Arranged By – Sun Ra
2:42
2-11 Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra* We Travel The Spaceways
Alto Saxophone, Bells, Performer [Flying Saucer], Vocals – Marshall AllenBass, Percussion, Vocals – Ronnie BoykinsDrums – Jon Hardy (5)Piano – Sun RaTenor Saxophone, Percussion, Vocals – John GilmoreTrumpet – George HudsonVocals – Phil CohranWritten-By, Arranged By – Sun Ra
3:21

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1-1 and 1-8: Originally released on the El Saturn Records LP Interstellar Low Ways (LP-203). Recorded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 14 1960. ℗ 1965 El Saturn Records. Licensed courtesy of Sun Ra LLC
1-2 and 1-5: Originally released on the El Saturn Records LP The Nubians Of Plutonia (406). Recorded in Chicago, 1958-1959. ℗ 1960 El Saturn Records. Licensed courtesy of Sun Ra LLC
1-3: Originally released on the Saturn Research LP My Brother The Wind II a.k.a. 'Somebody Else's Idea' (ESR 523). Recorded in New York, 1969. ℗ 1971 Saturn Research. Licensed courtesy of Sun Ra LLC
1-4: Originally released on the Black Lion Records LP Pictures Of Infinity (BL-106). Recorded in New York, 1968. ℗ 1968 Black Lion Records. Licensed courtesy of DA Music / Deutsche Austrophon GmbH & Co. KG
1-6: Originally released on the Saturn Records LP Angels And Demons At Play (SR 9956-2-O/P). Recorded at Hall Recording Company, Chicago, late 1960. ℗ 1965 Saturn Records. Licensed courtesy of Sun Ra LLC
1-7: Edited version originally released on the El Saturn Records LP The Invisible Shield (LP 529). Recorded at Variety Recording Studio, New York, between 1968 and 1970. ℗ 1974 El Saturn Records. Licensed courtesy of Sun Ra LLC
1-9 and 2-8: Originally released on the Saturn Research LP Secrets Of The Sun (GH 9954 E/F). Recorded at the Choreographers' Workshop, New York 1962. ℗ 1965 Saturn Research. Licensed courtesy of Sun Ra LLC
2-1: Originally released on the Impulse LP Astro Black (AS-9255). Recorded in early 1972. ℗ 1973 Impulse. Licensed courtesy of Sun Ra LLC.
2-2: Originally released on the Saturn LP Discipline 27-11 (538). Recorded at Streeterville Studios, Chicago, 19th October 1972. Licensed courtesy of Sun Ra LLC.
2-3: Originally released on the Saturn Gemini LP Disco 3000 (CMIJ 78). Recorded in the Teatro Ciak, Milan, 23rd January 1978. ℗ 1978 El Saturn Records. Licensed courtesy of Art Yard Ltd
2-4: Previously unreleased. Recorded live in Rome, 1977. ℗ 2014 Art Yard Ltd. Licensed courtesy of Art Yard Ltd
2-5: Originally released on the El Saturn Records LP Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth (LP 207). Recorded in Chicago, 1957 or 1958. ℗ 1965 El Saturn Records. Licensed courtesy of Sun Ra LLC
2-6: Originally released on the Saturn Research LP When Sun Comes Out (LP2066). Recorded at the Choreographers' Workshop, New York, Noveber 1962. ℗ 1963 Saturn Research. Licensed courtesy of Sun Ra LLC
2-7: Previously unreleased. Recorded at the Choreographers' Workshop, New York 1962. ℗ 2014 Sun Ra LLC. Licensed courtesy of Sun Ra LLC
2-9: Originally released on the El Saturn Records LP Angels And Demons At Play (LP 5786). Recorded in 1958 at El Saturn Studio, Chicago. ℗ 1959 El Saturn Records. Licensed courtesy of Sun Ra LLC
2-10: Originally released on the Saturn Records LP We Travel The Spaceways (HK5445). Recorded in rehearsal, 1960. ℗ 1967 Saturn Records. Licensed courtesy of Sun Ra LLC
2-11: Originally released on the Saturn Research LP We Travel The Spaceways (Saturn HK5445). Recorded in rehearsal, 1960. ℗ 1967 Saturn Research. Licensed courtesy of Sun Ra LLC

1-7: Previously unreleased version
2-4, 2-7: Previously unreleased tracks

Mastered for CD at Studio Technologyworks

All photographs reproduced courtesy of Val Wilmer

Strut is part of the !K7 label group. This compilation: ℗ & © Strut 2014.
Made in Germany.

In the tracklist printed in the booklet, track 1-8 is listed as "Rocket Number Nine Take Off For The Planet Venus", 2-3 is listed as "Dance Of The Cosmo-Aliens (Live In Milan, 1978)", 2-7 is listed as "Reflects Motion (Part One)", and 2-8 is listed as "Reflects Motion (Part Two)".

The following artists are credited with compound names on the release:
Kwami Hadi (Lamont McClamb): Trumpet (2-1); Trumpet, Percussion (2-2)
Atakatune (Stanley Morgan): Conga (2-1); Conga, Percussion (2-2)
Odun (Russell Branch): Conga (2-1); Conga, Percussion (2-2)
Robert Underwood (Aye Aton): Drums (2-2)

Released in jewel case, includes 16 pp. booklet.

Sticker on cellophane:
Arkestra bandleader Marshall Allen presents Sun Ra classics and rarities.
Includes previously unreleased track 'Trying To Put The Blame On Me' + previously unissued versions of 'Reflects Motion' and 'Island In The Sun'.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 730003310928
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1 Variant 1,2): IFPI L555
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2 Variant 1,2): IFPI L552
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 Variant 1): IFPI 94Z8
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 Variant 2): IFPI 94K4
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 Variant 1): IFPI 94V6
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 Variant 2): IFPI 94K4
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 Variant 1,2): [Sony DADC logo] [Four Manufacturing Services logo] FOURMANUFACTURING.COM A0102357377-0102 25 A00
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 Variant 1,2): [Sony DADC logo] [Four Manufacturing Services logo] FOURMANUFACTURING.COM A0102357377-0202 12 A00
  • Label Code: LC 07306

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STRUT109CD Marshall Allen Presents Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Marshall Allen Presents Sun Ra And His Arkestra* - In The Orbit Of Ra(2xCD, Album, Comp, Dig) Strut, Art Yard STRUT109CD UK 2014 Sell This Version
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