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The Solar-Myth Approach Volume 1 & 2 Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (12 Dec. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Charly
  • ASIN: B0002CU4Z2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 363,011 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Spectrum
2. Realm Of Lighting
3. Satellites Are Spinning
4. Legend
5. Seen III Took 4
6. They'll Come Back
7. Adventures Of Bugs Hunter
Disc: 2
1. Utter Nots
2. Outer Spaceways Inc
3. Scene 1 Take 1
4. Pyramids
5. Interpretation
6. Ancient Ethiopia
7. Strange Worlds

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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 Mar. 2000
Format: Audio CD
Twelve years ago I bought the Solar Myth Approach volume two and hated it. Giving it a second try I really turned on to Scene one take one (track three)which is a spacey trancey moog piece. Now with the purchase of volume one i've got fourty two Sun Ra albums and this pair are definitely my favourit's (with nothing is and live at montreaux). The albums consist of small sparse arrangements usually Ra and another player, The tunes that each play are open and simple and compliment each other well giving a depth that may be lost in the ensemble pieces. There is a variety of styles on the albums possibly as they are drawn from sessions spanning the period 1967 to 1970, and in-between the band recorded some very fine albums (Atlantis, Pictures of Infinity)These are very much studio albums in mood and although the sound quality isn't great the playing is good and the set is very fine although there are two songs and I'm never keen on either songs or chants. The term box set may suggest special packaging when in fact these come in a very cheap double CD box with a low resolution photo on the front, the artwork is however attractive and the liner notes are informative. If the late sixties period Ra is for you I would recommend this CD. While some albums cover similar ground as for example Blue Delight is similar to Purple night (I dislike both) and the excellent Sun Song is similar to Sound of Joy. This album stands out and should probably be in every good Ra collection.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
mr. mystery 12 Feb. 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
There are many sides to Sun Ra's genius, and the relentless explorer is one of his best. With the same minimalist rapture he found in such 60's classics as Heliocentric World, le Sonny continued his experiments into the early 70's, now augmenting the sound with his beloved mini-moog. The Solar Myth Approach gathers together some truely spooky, and beautiful, sounds that will liven up your dreams (maybe). If you're into some serious alchemy, this is what your looking for.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Classic 26 Dec. 2009
By Bill Your 'Free Form FM Print DJ - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Sun Ra was so ahead of his time, he didn't even have the eletronics that fit his music so well until he was working for about twenty years--the gagets just were not invented.

But they were by 1970, when Solor Myth Approach Volumes 1&2 came out. Ra, though, didn't go to eletronics. They came to his music. And that music here is as it always was--a free romp through musical space where anything can happen at any time. Ra was very serious about not being serious, and hopped around music like a playground kid.

Good for us. There are percussion battels, crazy woodwinds, and plenty of synths. All there for the taking of Ra and the Arkestra. The absolute chaos any master musician in full command can allow himself.

This non-seriouser saw all music has his for the taking and enjoyment. And you can't make a more serious musical statement than that.
Moog For The Mood 22 Sept. 2008
By Best Of All - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The vision of Sun Ra is placed within an experimental framework, as ambient music is shaped through the use of a Mini-Moog synthesizer in the pair of releases that were recorded in 1970-1971.

The Solar-Myth Arkestra capture the special textures through the oboe, flute and drums of James Jacson. The landscape has a wonderful symmetry of colors and Sun Ra brings a sonic harmony to some of his most challenging works within his vast discography.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
excellent mix of Sun Ra from early 70's 27 Jan. 2013
By ekniv snikta - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
great mix of tunes and styles, and great sound quality for Sun Ra recordings, too. worth the price for Adventures of Bugs Hunter and Pyramids alone.
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Ra Rules 17 Mar. 2013
By gloworm - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I used to have this as two separate vinyl LPs. It's excellent, and you know what? I ALREADY REVIEWED IT.
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