Black Utopia (collector's edition) includes a book of sketches and notes, interviews with Sun Ra scholars and collaborators, and a 2-LP set, with original music and lectures, packaged in hand-printed sleeves. The records collage together rehearsal moments with spoken passages based around Ra's music.
Side A: "Gemini"
"Somewhere over the Cosmic Rainbow"
Written and Performed by Krista Franklin
Sun Ra Moog Solo*
"A Time To Keep" Collage #01 - #04"
Sun Ra Rehearsal Recordings*
Arkestral Moniker Montage
Sun Ra Lecture Fragment*
Side B: "Shaped Notes"
256 Hz Tuning Fork*
Sun Ra Rehearsal*
A.A.C.M. Orchestral Tuning*
Sun Ra Solo Piano Performance Live*
Brother Kelan Phil Cohran Conversation
Side C: "Speculations"
Sun Ra Rehearsal Lecture*
Dick Gregory: My Brother's Keeper*
Second Stop is Jupiter
Sun Ra & Arkestral Live Performance with Jenkins and June Tyson on Vocals - Location and Date Unkown
Side D: "The Learned and the Learned"
Sun Ra Lectures A Group of Young People as the Arkestra sets up in the background
Alton Abrahm's Ansewring Machine Message Tape
From Angela to Sun Ra (No Man)
Written & Performed by Avery R. Young
Two 12" color swirl vinyl LPs, 32 page booklet and hand silk-screened jackets in an obi wrap
Edition of 40
Rehearsal Tapes & Lectures Selected From The Alton Abraham/Sun Ra Audio Archives
Also heard, music from Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band, Greg Perry, and Barry Gray. Plus, poetry read by Arna Bontemps and more (all spun on wax).
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