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Calling Planet Earth

Sun Ra Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (30 July 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Freedom
  • ASIN: B0000246H3
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 683,666 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Somewhere There
2. Outer Space Incorporated
3. Intergalactic Motion
4. Saturn
5. Song Of The Sparer
6. Spontanious Simplicity
Disc: 2
1. Prelude & Shadow-Light World
2. The Wind Speaks
3. We Sing This Song
4. Outer Space Incorporated
5. We Travel The Spaceways
Disc: 3
1. Discipline No.5
2. Discipline No.10
3. Enlightenment
4. Love In Outer Space
5. Discipline No.15
6. The Satellites Are Spinning
See all 9 tracks on this disc

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nicely presented box set 6 Feb 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Calling Planet Earth is a three CD box set containing three above average live CD's from a period spanning 1966-1971 which is commonly considered to be his best. The naming of these CD's is bizarre and further confuses the Ra catalogue. Outer Spaceways Incorporated was previously released as Pictures of Infinity and contains a collection of live and studio tracks from the mid to late sixties (good stuff). Spaceways was originally released as Outerspaceways Incorporated and was later released as A Tonal View of Times Tomorrow Volume 3. It is a typicall mix of live and studio tracks from 1966 to 1969. Calling Planet Earth is a Danish gig from December 1971 and while a lively recording suffered a bit in the editing for release. The track listing is completely wrong and should be 1/ Untitled percussion intro 2/ Discipline #5 3/ Discipline #5 version with Danny Davis solo 4/ Discipline #10 5/ Enlightenment 6/ Love in Outer Space (Abridged) 7/ Discipline #15/The Satellites are Spinning 8/ Calling Planet Earth/The Outers 9/ Adventures Outer Planes These are three high energy releases in the style most fans appreciate, the presentation is good with a box and good liner notes but no photo's.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Albums-Horrible Package 19 Nov 1999
By Richie Garcia (richie@sirius.com) - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Terrible sound quality? Part of Sun Ra's quixotic charm was that he never had the proper facilities to perform with a big band. The Arkestra always had to crowd in to small clubs and record with less than adequate equipment. Believe me, I've heard much less discernible Sun Ra records. The drawbacks of this box set are the Duran Duran cover art and the superfluous liner notes. Why not give us the original cover art? Great albums though. All three are essential for Sun Ra fans.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sun Ra--The Soulful Madman Genius 22 Jun 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
We all know that Sun Ra was a visionary of the caliber of Charles Mingus or Mozart. He considered himself not a creator of music, but a medium trough which eternal sounds and feelings flowed. High points of his fumbling but enlightening experiments abound on this box set, and I consider it the most accessible collection released to date for the uninitiated listener.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Treasure 9 Sep 2013
By Richard - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I never heard of Sun Ra before discovering him through clicking on the Knights of Pythias one day. He belonged to one of their youth groups when a boy in Birmingham, AL. Anyway, he was one of the jazz greats who made music professionally for decades and was a kind of guru to better known musicians like Coltrane, Miles Davis, and others. Sun Ra was a man of great talent and learning who studied theosophy, Ouspensky, and above all Egyptian esoterica. He was clean and sober while many around him were being devastated by drugs, alcohol, and sex. His music takes some getting used to and sounds much different if you listen to it while meditating. He makes sure you won't treat it as merely mood or background music. There's also a bio called "Space is the Place" and a movie by that name. Enjoy and learn from a time when music was the dominant philosophical medium in an America that today is brain-dead by comparison.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is Sun Ra after all.......... 10 July 2005
By Little barbarian - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Sound quality is pretty good compared to other albums I've heard and the music is quite amazing.

If you like Sun Ra than buy this today!
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Botched production 6 May 2000
By Thomas Dworschak - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This box set offers examples for any kind of music that Sun Ra and his Arkestra made. Unfortunately, the liner notes are full of orthographical mistakes, the cover illustration is horrible and the sound quality often is the same. It's a bit very expensive for that. But if you focus on the music, it's worth buying.
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