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Sun Ra 30CD Box Set Incoming

This summer will see the release of an enormous 30 disc archival Sun Ra box set, compiled by the director of the Sun Ra Music Archive, Michael D Anderson. The collection is titled The Eternal Myth Revealed Vol.1, implying there’s more to come (although there's no confirmation on this yet – will update when we hear more).

Slated for release in July, the set covers the period 1924–1956. It contains music, interviews and audio excerpts, plus rare recordings by bands that influenced Sun Ra, threaded together into a 435 track monolith with extensive liner notes, described by Anderson as “a detailed music chronology of every known recording to include Sun Ra as a piano sideman, composer, arranger, vocal coach and his own recordings as a band leader”.