24 March 2006


One of the most soulful Sun Ra albums -- very much on the Lanquidity tip, and done with a great mix of electric and acoustic instrumentation. The vibe here is really mellow, spiritual, and warm -- and the album actually feels more like a session recorded for the Strata East label than it does for Saturn! Keyboards pervade the session -- electric piano and organ drifting around in moody, laidback lines -- augmented by occasional vibes, bits of guitar, and some wonderfully well-blown sax solo work by Marshall Allen and John Gilmore! The title track "Sleeping Beauty" runs for all of side two of the album -- and it's an amazing number that mixes instrumental passages with some great mellow vocals. "Door Of The Cosmos" is a bit of a groover, that gets funky at times -- and the album also features the laidback spacey number "Springtime".


stu said...

yep thanks this is great stuff,though i own it on vinyl after buying it from John Gilmore when i saw them at ULU london at a secret free gig in the eighties,after they had played a few of them came down to the front of the stage and produced this box full of cassetes and albums i only had a tenner on me so couldnt get much but this one came home with me and has been loved ever since. somewhere in a book about avante guard music there is a picture of me and my mate leaning on the stage gazing up at the master,big cheesy grins on our faces.happy days ta again.

Agent Double-O-Soul said...

Another good selection, thanks


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trane said...

Hi, first of all let me tell you how great your blog is, with this terrific idea of making mostly out of print lp’s available!
I also wanted to ask if you could upload this file

I don’t want to put any pressure, but I will be online till the 24th, and then again from the 4th of January onwards.

Thanks a lot
(my email: sparti@unisi.it)