Sun Ra ‎– Hiroshima

Saturn Research ‎– 11-83
Vinyl, LP, White Label



One of these releases Sun Ra sold from the Orchestra bus on tour.

White labels, some of them were handwritten e. g. with golden Edding: HIROSHIMA SUN RA + THE ARKESTRA.

Generic white cover which the band used to handpaint e. g. with yellow squares.
On it with silver Edding:
and one more line with phantasy signs (see images)

On the bottom of the cover some brown edding hatching.
Back of cover stayed plain white.

Some came with a sticker:
Imported exclusively & supplied by RECOMMENDED RECORDS, 387 Wandsworth Rd., London SW8

From the Sun Ra discography page:

103. Sun Ra
(Stars that Shine Darkly, vol. 1)
Saturn 10-11-85 (1985)
matrix Sun Ra 11-83 A/B

Side A:
Stars That Shine Darkly (Ra) (part 1)
Ra- p; with the Sun Ra All Stars: Lester Bowie-tp; Don Cherry-tp; Archie Shepp-ss only; Marshall Allen-as, EVI; John Gilmore-ts; prob. Eloe Omoe-cacl; Richard Davis-b; Philly Joe Jones-d; Clifford Jarvis-d. Live in Montreux, Switzerland, between Nov. 2 and 5, 1983.

[Ted Panken on WKCR, via Fitzgerald; presence of bass clarinet noted by Trent]

Side B:
Hiroshima (Ra)
Sun Ra-pipe org. Live in Atlanta, GA, 1984 or 1985

[According to Robert L. Campbell & Chistopher Trent " The Earthly Recordings of Sun Ra " (2nd edition), page 404-405, # 416: " In the first of this (Robert Campbell) edition of this discography, this piece was said to have been recorded on the same European tour as the All Stars material. However in a conversation with Peter Hinds on Feb. 14, 1986, Sun Ra alluded to the existence of additional material from this performance, as a well as an unissued video by Danny Ray Thompson. Peter Hinds refers to "the thing in Atlanta, GA, with the organ". According to John and Peter Hinds, the organ was located in a large theater in Atlanta. The exact date is not known, but the Arkestra was in Atlanta on October 26, 1984 and again on January 1, 1985 "]

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, etched): SUN-RA 11-83A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, etched): SUN-RA 11-83B

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