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I Roam The Cosmos

by Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra

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SIDE A: I Roam the Cosmos Astro Black / Discipline 27-¬‐II
- Running Time: 25.31
SIDE B: I Roam the Cosmos/Discipline 27-¬‐II
- Running Time: 25.51

All titles composed by Sun Ra © Enterplanetary Koncepts (BMI) Recorded at Slug's Saloon, New York, July 1972.

"I Roam the Cosmos.
I visit a Planet now and then My visits are so seldom that sometimes The people on the Planet forget who I am Whenever that happens, I have no choice But to make them remember.

And since so many men have roamed this Planet Saying so many things that never proved of worth To the Planet I will have to do what I don't want to do I will have to impress upon Every man, woman, and child upon this Planet Who I am So that they will NEVER forget who I am.

All the people are asleep There is no one to give me the glory I deserve See the splendours of my Universe I made it with my very own hands.

You think because my Universe is so big that you are of no importance to me? You thought I had forsaken you If I did, why am I here now?

The Sun is your very best friend Greets you every morning, Hello, my friends Bids you goodbye every night Goodbye, my friends, see you in the morning.

The Sun is your very best servant Serving you day and night The Sun never sleeps The Sun never sleeps.

The Universe sent me to converse with you But how can I talk to every man, woman, and child At the same time?

I, because of the majesty upon Planet Earth, Must ask the volcanoes of Earth to speak of my glory I must ask the winds of Earth to speak of my glory I must ask the Earth itself to quake and tremble.

At my presence upon the Earth must ask the Earth to change its orbits And its journey among the Stars So that it can change the destiny of every person
Upon this Planet.

I must nullify astrology I must nullify all prophecies I must create a different kind of World That is more suitable for me That I might visit this Planet, and feel at home."

Words by Sun Ra

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released September 6, 2017

PERSONNEL
Sun Ra: keyboards, vocal
June Tyson: vocal
Marshall Allen: alto sax, flute, piccolo
Danny Davis: alto sax or clarinet
John Gilmore: tenor sax
Akh Tal Ebah: trumpet
Kwame Hadi: trumpet
Eloe Omoe: bass clarinet
Danny Ray: Thompson: baritone sax
James Jacson: oboe
Ronnie Boykins: bass
Tommy Hunter, Harry Richards, Robert Underwood, and /or Lex Humphries: drums
Atakatune, Alzo Wright, Odun: percussion

Produced for Art Yard by Peter Dennett.
Mastered and Transferred by Michael D. Anderson. Digital audio restoration by Michael D Anderson and Irwin Chusid.
Mastered for vinyl by Peter Beckmann at Technology Works.
Liner notes by Knoel Scott and Irwin Chusid.
Front cover illustrations by Veronika Pražanová design by Art Yard.
Special Thanks to Sun Ra, John Gilmore, June Tyson, Marshall Allen, Danny Ray Thompson, Pat Patrick, Charles Davis, Michael Ray, Knoel Scott and the Sun Ra Arkestra band members, Thomas Jenkins Jr., Managing Director, Sun Ra LLC, Michael D. Anderson, Sun Ra Music Archives, Irwin Chusid, administrator, Sun Ra LLC, Quinton Scott, John Corbett, Chris Trent, Hartmut Geerken, Val Wilmer, Jill Tipping, Peter Beckmann and Francis Gooding.
All Rights reserved Art Yard Ltd © 2016 / Sun Ra LLC © 2016.

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