London, UK: Strut, 2020
5 LP box set
Edition of 600
Last week Record Store Day released a list of forthcoming recordings, which includes this 5 LP set reissue, with unreleased material, which will be available on August 29th.
"In December 1971, Sun Ra made an impromptu trip to Egypt with his Arkestra, his first time in the country. Hosted by drummer Salah Ragab and Goethe Institute's Hartmut Geerken, they performed hastily arranged concerts at Ballon Theatre in Cairo and at Geerken's house in Heliopolis. The performances emerged on three LPs released by Ra during the '70s: 'Horizon', 'Nidhamu' and 'Dark Myth Visitation Equation'. These three LPs now receive their first reissue on vinyl alongside two LPs of previously unreleased recordings. Rare photos and extensive new liner notes by Geerken and Paul Griffiths complete a definitive package celebrating Sun Ra's iconic trip to the Land of Ra. "
- Press release
Other releases include Philip Glass, Brian Eno, and the first vinyl reissue of the Lou Reed/John Cale Andy Warhol tribute Songs for Drella.
See the full list here.