Sun Ra ‎– Space Is The Place

Impulse! ‎– IMP 12492, Impulse! ‎– 051 249-2
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All compositions and arrangements Enterplanetary Koncepts, BMI
Recorded October 19 and 20 (Sea Of Sounds, Rocket Number Nine), 1972, at Streeterville Recording Studio, Chicago

Mixed at The Village Recorder, Los Angeles

The Arkestra and Space Ethnic Voices perform with permission from El Saturn Records

Note: Space Is The Place was originally released on Blue Thumb Records in 1973 as BTS-41. Impulse producer Ed Michel supervised the recording session. Impulse, then owned by ABC, was releasing many of Sun Ra's albums under a distribution agreement with Saturn Records during the same time. For these reasons Space In The Place has been returned to its rightful place on Impulse.

℗ 1988 MCA Records, Inc. & © 1972 MCA Records, Inc. & 1998 GRP Records, Inc.
Made in the EU

Packaging: 3 panel Digipak with 12 page booklet

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 011105124928
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LV26
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0139
  • Matrix / Runout: [Four Universal Logos] 00111 051 249-2 01 ❊ 51563898
  • Matrix / Runout (CD Mould): Made in Germany by EDC E
  • Rights Society: BIEM / MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 00236
  • Other (Distribution Code): F: UN712
  • ASIN: B000024Y5L

Other Versions (5 of 17) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BTS 41 Sun Ra Space Is The Place(LP, Album, Gat) Blue Thumb Records BTS 41 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
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
JPR049 Sun Ra Space Is The Place(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red) Jackpot Records (3) JPR049 US 2018 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



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September 4, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
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.