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Sun Ra - Sleeping Beauty (1979) (2008 Reedition) **[RE-UP]**

Posted By: shamanicus
Sun Ra - Sleeping Beauty (1979) (2008 Reedition) **[RE-UP]**

Sun Ra - Sleeping Beauty (1979) (2008 Reedition)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (300dpi, png) | 194 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 81 mb
Free Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Funk, Big Band | Label: Art Yard - ART YARD CD003

This is the great late-night Sun Ra chillout album you never knew about. The band had been working in a more groove-oriented setting off and on for over a year, as evidenced by the albums Lanquidity and On Jupiter, with both featuring prominent electric bass and electric guitar. Sleeping Beauty picks up right where On Jupiter left off, with the gentle, swaying "Springtime Again" echoing the same mellow vibe of "Seductive Fantasy" from On Jupiter.

A skittering intro coalesces as different instruments pick up bits of the melody, which is then fully expressed by the horn section and ensemble vocals. It's a simple two-chord vamp, with beautiful solos that seem to embody the reawakening and rebirth of springtime. "The Door of the Cosmos" starts with a gospel-like chant and handclaps, with comments from Ra's electric piano and electric guitar. A strong bassline enters, very reminiscent of "A Love Supreme, Pt. 1: Acknowledgement," but the accompanying chant celebrates the mysteries of the unknown rather than the universal truth of A Love Supreme. This track builds in intensity, but never loses its groove or becomes nearly as raucous as the Arkestra is sometimes known for. "Sleeping Beauty" is the album centerpiece, taking up all of side two. Ra's beautiful electric piano gets things rolling, and the band falls into a peaceful groove before the vocals enter, led by the wonderful June Tyson. These songs are all built on the simplest of structures, and the playing from everyone is understated and sublime. Sleeping Beauty is truly a high point in an unwieldy discography, and something of an anomaly at the same time. There's a good reason copies of this album go for several hundred dollars on the collector's market, but it really deserves a proper release so more people can hear it. Outstanding.
Sean Westergaard


Tracklist:

Sun Ra - Sleeping Beauty (1979) (2008 Reedition) **[RE-UP]**


1. Springtime Again (09:12)
2. Door Of The Cosmos (08:53)
3. Sleeping Beauty (11:48)

Sun Ra - Sleeping Beauty (1979) (2008 Reedition) **[RE-UP]**


Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 2 from 29. April 2011

EAC extraction logfile from 31. May 2012, 21:03

Sun Ra / Sleeping Beauty

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Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 6
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
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Gap handling : Appended to previous track

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TOC of the extracted CD

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Track 1

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Accurately ripped (confidence 4) [558BFBF4] (AR v1)
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Track 2

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Track 3

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All tracks accurately ripped

No errors occurred

End of status report

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Thanks to the Original customer.