Art on Saturn: The Album Cover Art of Sun Ra's Saturn Label (Hardcover Book)

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Release Date: October 28, 2023

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Drawn from private collections, this is the first comprehensive collection of the Saturn label’s record covers, along with hundreds of hand-designed, one-of-a-kind sleeves and labels decorated by Sun Ra and members of his Arkestra. In his 45-year recording career, he issued an epic number of albums and these records were sold at concerts, club dates, and by mail order. More than just packaging for a slab of vinyl, they are works of art in their own right. The books also includes essays by Sun Ra catalog preservationist Irwin Chusidnoted Ra scholars John Corbett and Glenn Jones. This book is a tribute to the covers and to the uncredited visual artists and their rich imaginations.

1. Bassism 
2. Of Sounds and Something Else 
3. What's That? 
4. Where is Tomorrow? 
5. The Beginning 
6. China Gates (Victor Young) 
7. New Day 
8. Tapestry From An Asteroid 
9. Jet Flight 
10. Looking Outward 
11. Space Jazz Reverie 

• 60th Anniversary Edition
• The first Sun Ra LP to be recorded by Arkestra in NYC
• Originally Produced by Tom Wilson