Label: Modern Harmonic
Format: 3LP Coloured + DVD + Booklet + Tote bag
Preorder: Available May 12th 2023
Super Tip! A celestial journey is just what Sun Ra and his Arkestra have created with Space is the Place. Sun Ra’s opus is at its simplest, a trip through outer-bound melodies! Planetary bodies, eras in time, crystals, space caravans… Allow yourself to envision or feel a world away with this deluxe package of 3LPs, a BluRay Disc & DVD of the film, and more!
The audio portion contains the original music composed for the film, which was eventually released as a soundtrack in 1993. It also features The Mathematics Of The Altered Destiny, a third previously unissued LP recorded in the same soundtrack sessions, and is finally being released half a century after it was recorded. This newly discovered LP is heavy on the prose of Sun Ra, as he and June Tyson bestow countless bits of information and inspiration onto the listener. The film soundtrack is an entirely different journey than the 1973 Blue Thumb LP it shares its title with. We suggest you take both journeys. These recordings were sourced from the Sun Ra tape vault, then were digitally restored to make an album this special sound the best it possibly could.
The BluRay (and DVD) contains the entire glorious film complete with film artifacts, and was sourced from the restoration prepared by Rapid Eye Movies of Germany. The bonus features on the BluRay are composed of Ra and Ra-centric material from the Modern Harmonic archives, including video from the Outer Space Visual Communicator footage.