Live at the Electric Circus/Newport by Sun Ra on CD
Beginning Transparency's chronological survey of the lesser-known psychedelic era of Sun Ra (1968-1971), these two discs were painstakingly mastered from Michael Wilderman's original recordings. The Electric Circus show features an unknown female singer who was with the group prior to June Tyson. The sound quality is so good, the listener may be fooled into thinking this is some lost studio album from that time. The Electric Circus set rides a continuous smooth acid groove, whereas the Newport one is raucous and frenetic. Ladies and gentlemen, Sun Ra and his band from outer space!