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Space is the Place

by Sun Ra & His Arkestra

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The contents of this album are only for sale in Outer Space, where the rights belong to Sun Ra, as codified in the original recording contract for Space is the Place:

"RIGHTS ON PLANETS OTHER THAN EARTH. Company agrees that all rights discussed in paragraph 5 above [viz. ACTUAL OWNERSHIP OF MASTERS], as well as all rights of distribution and retail sales, on planets other than Earth (including but not limited to Saturn, Pluto, Jupiter, and Mars) shall belong to Sun Ra."

By purchasing this digital album or downloading any single track thereof, you hereby declare and warrant that you are either a space-based life-form or that you are a terrestrial being currently stationed outside the Earth's atmosphere and beyond its gravitational pull.


released October 1, 2014

2014, Enterplanetary Koncepts
All titles composed by Sun Ra © Enterplanetary Koncepts (BMI)

Recorded October 1972

Sun Ra (piano, Space Organ [Farfisa], Minimoog, Rocksichord, vocals); Akh Tal Ebah (trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals); Lamont McClamb [Kwame Hadi] (trumpet, percussion); Marshall Allen (alto sax, flute, percussion); Danny Davis (alto sax, flute, alto clarinet, percussion); Larry Northington (alto sax, conga, percussion); John Gilmore (tenor sax, drums, vocals); Pat Patrick (tenor sax, baritone sax, flute, electric bass, vocals); Danny Ray Thompson (baritone sax, flute, libflecto, percussion, vocals); Eloe Omoe (bass clarinet, flute, percussion); Lex Humphries (drums, percussion); Robert Underwood [Aye Aton] (drums); Harry Richards (drums, percussion); Alzo Wright (drums, percussion); Stanley Morgan [Atakatune] (conga, percussion); Russell Branch [Odun] (conga, percussion); June Tyson, Ruth Wright, Cheryl Banks, Judith Holton (space ethnic voices).

Produced by Alton Abraham and Ed Michel


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The foremost figure in musical Afro-futurism and space-jazz. Keyboardist, composer, Arkestra leader, arranger, philosopher-jester, fashion icon, cosmic guide. Born Herman Blount in Alabama, 1914, left the planet in 1993, giving Earthlings a monumental catalog of recordings that transcend genre. ... more

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