New collection of rare Sun Ra

Strut Records are to issue a wealth of collectible 45 singles, remastered on vinyl and CD, from avant-garde Cosmic jazz giant Sun Ra.

Strut Records are to issue a wealth of 45 single releases from avant-garde Cosmic jazz giant Sun Ra.

‘Singles: The Definitive 45s Collection’ will be released on a three CD volume, and two volumes on vinyl, with all music fully remastered, and including rare photos, poster artwork, extensive sleeve notes and detailed track by track and session notes.

The collection has been produced with the blessing and close working relationship with the Sun Ra Estate, spanning his immense and prolific output during the 1950s through more sporadic years to 1991. 

Most of Sun Ra's 45s were only pressed in small runs and have since become extremely rare and sought after. Some have only been discovered in physical form in recent years and  some were planned and penciled but allegedly never made it to vinyl. Some appeared as one-off magazine singles and posthumous releases.

The three CD collection, a vinyl box set with ten 45 singles and a limited edition vinyl LP will be released on November 25th 2016 followed by a second box of 45s and a gatefold three LP set in March 2017.

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