Sun Ra – Janus
Island In The Sun
Alto Clarinet – Danny DavisBass [Prob.] – Ronnie BoykinsFlute – Marshall AllenPercussion – John GilmorePercussion [Prob.] – Pat PatrickPiano – Sun Ra
The Invisible Shield
Alto Saxophone – Danny Davis, Marshall AllenBassoon [Neptunian Libflecto (modified Bassoon)] – Danny Ray ThompsonDrums [Prob.] – Clifford JarvisOrgan, Synthesizer [Mini-moog] – Sun Ra
Alto Saxophone, Percussion – Danny DavisBass – Ronnie BoykinsBass Clarinet [Prob.], Percussion [Prob.] – Robert CummingsBongos [Prob.], Percussion [Prob.] – Pat PatrickEffects [Reverb], Percussion – Tommy HunterGong, Clavinet, Directed By – Sun RaPiccolo Flute – Marshall AllenTenor Saxophone, Bells – John GilmoreVocals, Percussion – Art Jenkins
Alto Saxophone – Danny Davis, Marshall AllenBaritone Saxophone – Pat PatrickBass – Ronnie BoykinsDrums – Clifford JarvisDrums [Log Drum], Flute – James JacsonFrench Horn – Robert NorthernPerformer [Solos] – Pat Patrick, Robert Northern, Sun RaPiano – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTrombone [Prob.] – Bernard Pettaway
Alto Saxophone, Percussion – Danny Davis, Marshall AllenBaritone Saxophone, Percussion – Pat PatrickBass – Ronnie BoykinsDrums – Clifford JarvisDrums [Log Drum] – James JacsonFrench Horn – Robert NorthernPiano, Keyboards [Clavioline] – Sun RaTenor Saxophone, Percussion – John GilmoreTrombone [Prob.] – Bernard Pettaway
Track A2a - Recorded mono, probably at a live performance, 1970.
Track A2b - Recorded at Sun Studios, NYC, 1967 or '68 (Sun Ra solo) / Recorded at Choreographers' Workshop, NYC, 1963 (group).
Track B1 - Recorded in early 1968; it is different from a live recording from 1969 previously known to discographers.
Track B2 - Recorded live in NYC, early 1968.
"Sun Ra must have planned Janus as an entity in 1970 or 1971. But it was never released on LP. The first three tracks eventually appeared on one side of some obscure Saturn LP pressings; the last two are just now being issued, allowing us to hear Sun Ra's original conception for the first time."
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