Sun Ra ‎– Space Is The Place

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BTS 41 Sun Ra Space Is The Place(LP, Album, Gat) Blue Thumb Records BTS 41 US 1973 Sell This Version
BLE M 841 Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra* Space Is The Place(8-Trk, Album) Blue Thumb Records BLE M 841 US 1973 Sell This Version
QUAD BTS 41 Sun Ra Space Is The Place(LP, Album, Quad) Blue Thumb Records QUAD BTS 41 US 1973 Sell This Version
BT 10.021 Sun Ra Space Is The Place(LP, Album, Quad, Gat) Blue Thumb Records BT 10.021 France 1973 Sell This Version
IMP 12492 Sun Ra Space Is The Place(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Impulse! IMP 12492 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
IMPD-249 Sun Ra Space Is The Place(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Impulse! IMPD-249 US 1998 Sell This Version
UCCU-9012, BTS 41 Sun Ra Space Is The Place(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Min) Blue Thumb Records, Blue Thumb Records UCCU-9012, BTS 41 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
BTS 41, 06007 53627631 Sun Ra Space Is The Place(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Thumb Records, The Verve Music Group BTS 41, 06007 53627631 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
BTS 41, 06007 53627631 Sun Ra Space Is The Place(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Thumb Records, The Verve Music Group BTS 41, 06007 53627631 US 2015 Sell This Version
JPR049, B0024556-01 Sun Ra Space Is The Place(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Jackpot Records (3), Universal Music Special Markets JPR049, B0024556-01 US 2017 Sell This Version
IMP 12492, 051 249-2 Sun Ra Space Is The Place(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, Arv) Impulse!, Impulse! IMP 12492, 051 249-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
IMP 12492, 051 249-2 Sun Ra Space Is The Place(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, Dig) Impulse!, Impulse! IMP 12492, 051 249-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
IMP 12492, 051 249-2 Sun Ra Space Is The Place(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, Dig) Impulse!, Impulse! IMP 12492, 051 249-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
IMP 12492, 051 249-2 Sun Ra Space Is The Place(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, Dig) Impulse!, Impulse! IMP 12492, 051 249-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
IMP 12492, 051 249-2 Sun Ra Space Is The Place(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, Dig) Impulse!, Impulse! IMP 12492, 051 249-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
none Sun Ra Space Is The Place(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Gat) Not On Label none Unknown Sell This Version
BTS 41 Sun Ra Space Is The Place(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Gat) Not On Label BTS 41 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

June 27, 2018
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Space Is The Place, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat, JPR049, B0024556-01
Side A: Sound is ok, prob could have been better. Bass is hollow sounding which kind of muffles up the overall sound. Clarity and separation not that great. Doesn't really sound compressed but not that dynamic either. The sax is pretty sharp and sounds good but the drums are distant and at times are really hard to hear. On the plus side, sounds full and not thin. Some of the moog effects sound really neat and do fly across the room nicely, making the music more spatial at times. The music is very complex which may cause the lack in clarity.
Side B: Sounds so much better! More full, more dynamic, bass sounds legit. Clarity and separation a million times better and the drums actually have better prescence. The piano sounds bright, horns crisp and sharp and the details stand out more. What the hell happened to the A-side?
The pressing is flat centered, plays silent, I cannot detect any surface noise throughout most of the record But there does appear to be non-fill noise towards the end of Side A, could be static. I'll see if it clears up with subsequent plays. Would I reccomend this reissue? Probably not. Am I going to keep it? Ya. Even though Side A is really bad, Side B sounds awesome. it'll do over digital files if I feel like listening to this album. And the thick tip on gatefold is nice.
jchristiananderson

jchristiananderson

May 7, 2018
referencing Space Is The Place, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat, JPR049, B0024556-01
Does anyone have any idea about the sourcing for this or care to comment on sound/pressing quality? Any feedback would be much appreciated.

September 5, 2007
referencing Space Is The Place, LP, Album, Gat, BTS 41
This is one of those Free-Jazz albums I can only listen to when I'm in a certain mood. I don't 100% like it but I listen to mainly because it's Sun Ra and it represents a good point in Impulse's history. I think.
The title track is a great 21+ minute piece featuring a large barrage of different instruments happening at once. It settles for a bit and then kicks up again. This occurs about 3 times during the track. The think I like most about is Sun Ra's own Organ play, making the high pitched "Space Laser" sounds. It just puts you more into the mood. The other 4 tracks are fairly different. Images could have been pulled of a Coltrane album and most wouldn't have notice. I personally love how this album ends with the track Rocket Number Nine. An awesome short piece that take you back home. It sounds a bit comical too.
I am very picky when it comes to free-jazz and although I don't like this album as much as some others on Impulse it always gets played simply cause it was a personal turning point in my jazz collection.

September 4, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Space Is The Place, CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, Dig, IMP 12492, 051 249-2
This is one of those Free-Jazz albums I can only listen to when I'm in a certain mood. I don't 100% like it but I listen to mainly because it's Sun Ra and it represents a good point in Impulse's history. I think.
The title track is a great 21+ minute piece featuring a large barrage of different instruments happening at once. It settles for a bit and then kicks up again. This occurs about 3 times during the track. The think I like most about is Sun Ra's own Organ play, making the high pitched "Space Laser" sounds. It just puts you more into the mood. The other 4 tracks are fairly different. Images could have been pulled of a Coltrane album and most wouldn't have notice. I personally love how this album ends with the track Rocket Number Nine. An awesome short piece that take you back home. It sounds a bit comical too.
I am very picky when it comes to free-jazz and although I don't like this album as much as some others on Impulse it always gets played simply cause it was a personal turning point in my jazz collection.