Saturday, August 9, 2014


Is there a better way to compare the new iTunes releases with the original recordings?

from the Saturn newsgroup :

Sun Ra Arkive continues its review and mastering comparison of the new 2014 "Mastered for iTunes" releases via iTunes, with our next installment of 4 titles. Michael "The Good Doctor" Anderson (, Irwin Chusid (, and Sun Ra LLC utilized new hi-res transfers from the master tapes where available and, as you can hear, the results are a uniformly excellent improvement from previous releases of this music.

Buy the Official Sun Ra iTunes Remasters at

Sun Ra Mastering comparison for Astro Black from Astro Black (19720507 RLC2 192 El Saturn Studios; Chicago, IL)
00:00:00 - 04:46:00 ABC/Impulse LP
04:46:00 - 10:54:00 Mastered for iTunes Remaster 2014

Sun Ra Mastering comparison for Black Man from Universe In Blue [19710800 RLC2 179 El Saturn Records ESR 200 Probably recorded at Slugs Saloon; New York, NY]
00:00:00 - 00:47:00 Original Saturn LP
00:47:00 - 01:21:40 Scorpio LP
01:21:40 - 02:24:50 Mastered for iTunes Remaster 2014

Sun Ra Mastering comparison for It's Limbo Time from Roz Croney "How Low Can You Go?" [19630100 RLC2 105 Mastertone Studios on 42nd Street between 6th and 7th Avenue; New York, NY]
00:00:00 - 01:00:60 Original Dauntless DS 6309 Stereo LP
01:00:60 - 02:01:60 iTunes Remaster from Original Dauntless LP 2014

Sun Ra Mastering comparison for Planet Earth from Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth [19561101-19580000 RLC2 38, 43, 33, 45 Chicago, IL]
00:00:00 - 01:11:60 Original Saturn LP
01:11:60 - 02:08:10 Evidence CD
02:08:10 - 03:36:60 Scorpio Reissue LP
03:36:60 - 04:57:20 Mastered for iTunes Remaster 2014

Christopher Eddy from Sun Ra Arkive

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