February 2013

We’ve got a great line up of new releases for you this month! Two 3 CD sets as well as two double vinyl releases!

First off is the 3CD Sun Ra set “A Space Odyssey” selected and annotated by music journalist and long-term Sun Ra fan Kris Needs.  Kris has compiled an often startling array of seminal recordings from Sun Ra’s pre-Arkestra musical apprenticeship and feet finding, working with R&B names of the day, some known but several obscure, even devotees may not have previously known about.  This painstakingly-compiled labour-of-love tribute is intended to reflect Sun Ra’s journey from leaving the Jim Crow oppression of his Birmingham, Alabama birth-place, through his first Chicago recordings then on to New York City, where his unique musical visions could flourish and take off.  The set is ideal for those looking for a way into this previously overlooked giant of the 20th century music’s vast catalogue & self created universe, while a fan-generated work of art for the many Sun Ra collectors.

Our second release is ‘Get Your Soul Right’, compiled and annotated by soul/gospel authority Clive Richardson outlining the roots of Soul Music.  The 3CD set features many of the finest exponents of the Gospel Quartet style, highlighting their massive influence on the development of soul music.  Get Your Soul Right presents a selection of the best-known performers from the golden age of gospel on recordings selected to display their influence on the soul giants of the following decades, both in vocal delivery and musical styles and tempos, be it the hand-clapping revivalists or the tortuous simmering soulful burners.

We’ve then got 2 hot Limited Edition double vinyl + insert releases!

Jazz Noire features 28 of the most sought after tracks from the popular 2 CD 50-track edition.

Three Months To Kill features 32 of the most sought after tracks from the  2CD, 60-track set  highlighting California rock n roll, one of 4 highly acclaimed titles in Fantastic Voyage’s regional Rock n Roll series.

Get your copy quick as we’re already low on these pressings!