Sun Ra - Magic City
"If any one piece was intended to be Sun Ra's monument, it is The Magic City." – Robert L. Campbell, co-author, Earthly Recordings of Sun Ra
This landmark Sun Ra album, now reissued in a definitive stereo edition on LP/CD and digitally, marks the launch of the new COSMIC MYTH RECORDS label. Cosmic Myth will reissue Sun Ra's SATURN Records catalog under official license from Sun Ra LLC, comprised of the artist's heirs, using the best available audio sources and meticulous remastering techniques. For this definitive edition, historical and technical liner notes are provided by noted jazz historian Ben Young, who restored and remastered the album with his Triple Point Records partner Joe Lizzi. First-generation Saturn pressings of The Magic City were monophonic. A full stereo version had been issued on Sun Ra's Thoth subsidiary label sometime after 1969; however, it suffered from a technical flaw that prevented many copies of the LP from tracking cleanly through the first cut on side B. A 1973 gatefold LP reissue on Impulse featured reprocessed stereo. For this definitive reissue, Cosmic Myth Records used stereo sources which are superior to the Thoth pressing.