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Sun Ra: Strange Celestial Road (Y Records Y19)

Brian Case, Melody Maker, 5 June 1982

OFTEN IN Sun Ra performances I've found myself keeping the faith up to the mark with reminders of the bandleader's pioneering work to avoid concentrating on the present din. Sun Ra's music can be directionless, and it can be a tatty lantern-show of styles over the ages, and just sometimes it can be the most sensationally glittering parade in town.

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