SUN RA'S DISCOGRAPHY IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

Please note that the order has been established according to the oldest material included on the recording. Click on the cover or the title for detailed info.

COVER TITLE(S) EDITIONS
The Singles Evidence ECD 22164-2
 
Spaceship Lullaby Atavistic UMS243CD
CD, 2003
 
Deep Purple
(Dreams Come True)
Saturn LP 485 (1973)
Side A has been reissued on Evidence 22014 (CD, 1992)
 
Standards 1201 Music (CD, 2000)
 
Jazz by Sun Ra (retitled Sun Song) Transition TRLP J-10 (1957)
Delmark DL-411 (1967)
Sonet SLP23 (Sweden)
Delmark DD-411 (1991, CD)
Goody GY30002 LP, bootleg
 
Jazz in Transition Transition TRLP J-30 (1957)
Transition GXF3126 (Japan)
 
Angels and Demons at Play Saturn SR 9956-2-0/P (between 1963 and 1967)
Saturn LP 407
Impulse AS 9245 (1974)
Evidence (CD, 1993)
Solar Records 4569924 (cd 2012)
 
Super Sonic Jazz
(retitled Super Sonic Sounds on Impulse)
Saturn SR-LP 0216 (1957)
Saturn LP 204
ABC/Impulse AS-9271 (1974)
Evidence ECD 22015 (CD, 1992)
 
Sound of Joy Delmark DS-414 (1968)
Delmark DD-414 (CD, 1994)
 
Jazz in Silhouette Saturn LP K7OP3590/1 LP (1959)
Saturn LP 5786 (1961)
Saturn LP 205(1967)
Impulse ASD 9265 (1974)
Evidence 22012 (CD, 1992)
Real Gone Jazz RGJLP1, 2x 45rpm lp, 2011
Doxy Music DOX840LP, lp 2010
WaxTime 771723, lp 2011
Phoenix 131511 (CD, 2011), combined with "Sound Sun Pleasure"
 
Sound Sun Pleasure!! Saturn SR 512 (1970)
Evidence 22014 (CD, 1992)
Phoenix 131511 (CD, 2011), combined with "Jazz in Silhouette"
Solar Records 4569924 (2012)
 
Visits Planet Earth Saturn LP 9956-11-A/B (1966)
Saturn LP 207
Evidence 22039 (CD, 1992)
 
We travel the Spaceways Saturn HK 5445 (mid 60's)
Saturn ESR 5445
Saturn LP 409
Evidence 22038 (CD, 1992)
Solar Records 4569924 (2012)
 
Lady with the Golden Stockings
(The Nubians of Plutonia)
Saturn SR 9956-11E/F (around 1966)
Saturn LP 406
Impulse AS-9242 (1974)
Evidence (CD, 1993)
Solar Records 4569927
 
Rocket Number Nine
(retitled Interstellar Low Ways)
Saturn SR 9956-2-M/N (mid 60s)
Saturn LP 203
Evidence 22039 (CD, 1992)
 
Fate in a Pleasant Mood Saturn SR 9956-2/A/B (1965)
Saturn LP 202
Impulse AS 9270 (1974)
Evidence (CD, 1993)
 
Music from Tomorrow's World Atavistic, UMS-ALP237CD, 2002
 
Holiday for Soul Dance Saturn ESR 508 (1970)
Evidence 22011 (CD, 1992)
 
The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra
(Retitled We are in the Future)
Savoy MG12169 (1961)
BYG Actuel num. 13, S-26.063 (1970)
Savoy SJL 1141 (1984)
Savoy (Japanese - CD, mono, 1993)
Savoy (European - CD, 1993)
LoneHill Jazz LHJ 10234, 2005
Several bootlegs
 
Bad and Beautiful Saturn LP 532 (1972)
Impulse ASD-9276 (1974)
Evidence 22038 (CD, 1992)
Solar Records 4569927
 
Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow Saturn LP 9956 (1965)
Saturn LP 404
Matriz numbers KH 98766; CPLS 5421F
Evidence 22036 (CD, 1992)
 
Secrets of the Sun Saturn GH 9954-E/F (probably 1965)
Saturn LP 208
Atavistic UMS266CD-X, cd, 2008
 
The Invisible Shield
(Janus)
(A Tonal View of Times Tomorrow, vol. 2)
(Satellites are Outerspace...)
Saturn LP 529 (1974)
Matrix number 14400A/B
1201 Music (CD, 1999)
 
What's New Saturn 752 LP
Saturn 52375 (1975)
Saturn LP 539 (matrix 52375A)
Combined with "Sub Underground" on "Cosmo Earth Fantasy, Sub Underground Series Vol 1&2), Art Yard CD013 (Art Yard, CD, 2012)
 
When Sun Comes Out Saturn LP 2066 (1963)
Saturn LP 402
Evidence (CD, 1993)
 
When Angels Speak of Love Saturn LP 1966 (c. 1966)
Saturn LP 405
Evidence (CD, 2000)
 
Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy Saturn LP 408 (c. 1967)
Thoth Intergalactic (later Saturn) KH 2772
Evidence 22036 (CD, 1992)
 
Other Planes Of There Saturn KH 98766 (around 1966)
Thoth Intergalactic KH 98766
Saturn LP 206 (before 1967)
Evidence 22037 (CD, 1992)
 
Strange Strings Thoth Intergalactic KH 5472
Saturn LP 502 (1967)
Atavistic CD (2007)
 
Featuring Pharoah Sanders and Black Harold Saturn IHNY 165 (1976)
ESP 4054, cd
 
The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra Volume 1 ESP-Disk' 1014 (1965)
Fontana STL 5514
Phonogram BT-5055 (Japan)
Boots 2404 (1982)
Happy Bird B 90131 (German bootleg, 1983)
Base ESPS-1014 (Italy, early 80s)
Tobacco Road 111 (German bootleg)
Magic Music 30011 (German CD bootleg, 1990)
ESP 1014-2 (CD, 1992)
 
The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra Volume 2 ESP-Disk' 1017 (1966)
Fontana STL 5499
Boots 2406 (1982)
Base ESPS-1017 (Italy, early 80s)
Explosive 538.108 (France)
Happy Bird B 90132 (German bootleg, 1983)
Magic Music 30012 (bootleg CD, 1990)
ESP 1017 (CD, 1992)
 
Heliocentric Worlds vol.3 - The Lost Tapes ESP-DISK, 2005 (cd)
 
The Magic City Saturn LPB 711 (1966)
Thoth Intergalactic LPB 711
Saturn LP 403
Impulse AS-9243 (1973)
Evidence (CD, 1993)
 
Impressions of a Patch of Blue MGM SE 4358 (1966)
 
Space Aura Art Yard 10/001, 10'' vinyl (2013)
 
Nothing Is ESP-Disk' 1045 (1970)
Base ESPS-1045 (Italy, early 80s)
Boots 2416 (1982)
Happy Bird B 90130 (German bootleg, 1983)
Magic Music 30013 (Bootleg CD, 1990)
ESP 1045 (CD, 1992)
 
College Tour Vol. 1
(The Complete Nothing Is...)
ESP 4060, 2cds, 2010
 
Monorails and Satellites Saturn SR 509 (1968)
Evidence 22013 (CD, 1992)
 
Monorails and Satellites Vol 2 Saturn ESR 9691, LP 519 (prob. 1969)
 
Outer Spaceways Incorporated
(A Tonal View of Times Tomorrow, vol.3)
Saturn LP 530 (1974)
Saturn 143000A/B
Freedom CD 741047, named Spaceways, (1998), disc 2 of the triple Calling Planet Earth.
 
Atlantis Saturn ESR 507 (1969)
Impulse AS-9239 (1973)
Evidence (CD, 1993)
 
Pictures of Infinity Black Lion 30103
Black Lion 28421
Freedom 127015
Polydor 2460106
Black Lion 32JDB-216 (japanese CD)
Black Lion BLCD 760191 (1993) (Published as Outer Spaceways, Incorporated)
Freedom CD 741085 (1998) (Published as Outer Spaceways, Incorporated, disc 1 of the triple Calling Planet Earth)
 
Newport Jazz Festival 1969 - The Electric Circus 1968 Transparency 0308 2 cds, 2008
 
A Black Mass Jihad 1968 (1968) (matrix K-2281/82)
 
Continuation Saturn ESR 520; LP 520 (1969 or 70) (matrix numbers ESR37363NP, ESR29691)

Corbett vs Dempsey cvsdcd009, 2cd / 1 LP (2013 reissue)
 
My Brother the Wind Volume II
(Otherness)
Saturn LP 523, SRA 2000 (1971)
Evidence 22040 (CD, 1992)
 
My Brother the Wind Saturn ESR 1970; ESR 521; LP 521 (1970)
 
The Night of the Purple Moon Thoth Intergalactic IR 1972 (1970)
Saturn LP 522
Atavistic (2007) CD
 
Out There a Minute Blast First BFFP 42 (1989)
Blast First CD BFFP 42 (1989)
Restless CD 71427
Torso (German LP)
 
Space Probe
(A Tonal View of Times Tomorrow, vol.1)
Saturn Sun Ra 14200A/B (1974)
Saturn 527
ArtYard CD011, London 2011
 
The Solar-Myth Approach Volume I BYG Actuel 529341 (1971)
Affinity AFF 76
CD by AffinityB AFF760, the two volumes without Strange Worlds.
Double LP BYG 529202
Double cd CHARLY SNAF818.
Double cd ATOM 2036 (Under the name "Strange Worlds"), 2005
 
The Solar-Myth Approach Volume II BYG Actuel 529341 (1971)
Affinity AFF 76
CD by AffinityB AFF760, the two volumes without Strange Worlds.
Double LP BYG 529202
Double cd CHARLY SNAF818.
Double cd ATOM 2036 under the title "Strange Worlds", 2005
 
Nuits de la Fondation Maeght volume I Shandar SR 10.001 (1971)
Recommended Records RR 11
Universe, CD (2003)
 
Nuits de la Fondation Maeght volume II Shandar SR 10.003 (1971)
Universe, CD (2003)
 
Live in London 1970 Transparency, 317, 2cds. 2011
 
The Creator of the Universe
(The Lost Reel Collection #1)
Transparency 0301, 2cd, 2007
 
Intergalactic Research
(The Lost Reel Collection #2)
Transparency 0302, 2cds, 2007
 
The Paris Tapes ArtYard 2cd, 2010
ArtYard LP, 2010
 
Out in Space Motor City/MPS 557 657-2 [CD, 1998]
Disc 2 of Black Myth / Out in Space [set: MPS 557 656-2]
 
Black Myth Motor City/MPS 557 658-2 (set: MPS 557 656-2)
 
It's after the End of the World MPS 2120748 (1971)
MPS CRM 748
MPS CTM 748
MPS 654482
MPS BASF 21589
 
Calling Planet Earth Freedom CD 741071 (CD, 1998)
CD 3 of the box Calling Planet Earth: Freedom/DA Music 761226-2)
 
Helsinki 1971 Transparency 0314, 2009. 2cd + dvd
 
Live in Egypt 1
(Dark Myth Equation Visitation)
(Nature's God)
Saturn 1272
Thoth Intergalactic KH-1272 (1973)
Included with Nidhamu in an ArtYard cd, London 20??
 
Horizon
(Starwatchers)
Saturn 1217718
Saturn LP 849 (matrix 12-17-71)
ArtYard cd reissue, London, 20??
 
Nidhamu Saturn 7771
Saturn 77771
Thoth Intergalactic 7771
Included with Dark Myth Equation Visitation on an ArtYard cd, 20??
 
The Shadows Took Shape
(The Lost Reel Collection #3)
Transparency 0303, 2cd, 2007
 
Universe in Blue Saturn ESR 5000 IGB, LP 200 (1972)
 
Soundtrack for the Film "Space is the Place" Evidence ECD 22070-2 (CD, 1993)
Sutro Park - SP1004 (USA, 2010, double vinyl)
 
Astro Black Impulse AS-9255 (1973)
 
Live at Slug's Saloon Transparency 0313, 6cd, 2009
 
The Universe Sent Me
(The Lost Reel Collection #5)
Transparency cd 0305, 2008
 
The Road To Destiny - The Lost Reel Collection Volume Six. Transparency 0306, cd, 2010
 
Friendly Love Impulse with no number (never released)
Evidence 22218-2 (2000, published with Pathways to Unknown Worlds)
 
Untitled Recordings Transparency cd 0309, 2008
 
Crystal Spears Impulse AS-9297 (never published)
CD 2 of The great lost Sun Ra albums, Evidence 22217-2)
 
Cymbals Impulse AS-9296 (never published)
CD 1 of The Great lost Sun Ra albums, Evidence 22217-2)
Troglosound,Italy, 2010 (Vinyl)
 
The Great Lost Sun Ra Albums Evidence 22217-2, double CD (2000)
 
Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival 1972 Atlantic SD2-502 (1973)
ATL 60048

(Compilation with a track by the Arkestra)
 
Life is Splendid NER3026 - CD & LP (1998)
 
Wake Up Angels
(Live at the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972-73-74)
ArtYard 2cds 012, London, 2011
 
Discipline 27-II Saturn 538 (1973)
 
Space is the Place Blue Thumb BTS 41 (1973)
Vogue 10.021 (France)
Impulse! IMPD-249 (1997)
 
Outer Space Employment Agency Total Energy (CD,1999)
 
What Planet is This? Leo/Golden Years of New Jazz. Double CD, 2006
Vinyl Lovers 900632, Russia, 2009. Double LP
 
Live at the Gibus Atlantic 40540 (Only a french edition)
Universe, CD (2003)
Hurricane Records, S538-40540 CD (2003)
 
I'ts Forbidden - Live at the Ann Arbor Jazz & Blues Festival Total Energy (CD and LP, 2001)
 
Pathways to Unknown Worlds Saturn LP 564
Impulse ASD-9298 (1975)
Evidence 22218-2 (CD, 2000)
 
Concert for the Comet Kohoutek ESP 3033 (German CD, 1993)
 
Celebrations for Dial Tunes Saturn (unknown number)
 
Dance of the Living Image
(The Lost Reel Collection #4)
Transparency 0304 2cds, 2007
 
Out Beyond the Kingdom Of
(Discipline 99)
Saturn 61674
 
The Antique Blacks
(Interplanetary Concepts)
(There Is Change in the Air)
Saturn 81774
ArtYard, cd and vinyl reissue (20??)
 
Sub Underground
(Temple U)
(Cosmo-Earth Fantasy)
Saturn 92074
 
Live In Cleveland Leo Records, cd, UK 2009.
 
Live at Montreux Saturn MS 87976 (1976)
Inner City IC1039 (1978)
Universe, CD (2003)
 
Cosmos Cobra COB 37001
Inner City IC 1020
Musicdistribution 60005
Buda 82479-2 (CD, 1991)
Spalax 14561 (CD, 1999)
 
A Quiet Place in the Universe Leo CD LR 198 (1994)
 
Solo Piano Volume 1 Improvising Artists Inc. 37.38.50
Improvising Artists 123850 (CD, 1992)
 
St. Louis Blues
(Solo Piano vol.2)
Improvising Artists Inc. 37.38.58
Improvising Artists Inc. 123858 (CD, 1993)
 
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
(We Live to Be)
Saturn 7877
 
Some Blues but not the Kind That's Blue
(Nature Boy)
(My Favorite Things)
Saturns 101477, 1014077, LP 747
Atavistic CD (2008)
 
The Soul Vibrations of Man Saturn LP 771 (1977)
 
Taking a Chance on Chances Saturn LP 772 (1977)
 
Unity Horo HDP 19-20 (1978)
RCA RVI 9003/9004 (Japan, 1979)
 
Piano Recital - Teatro La Fenice, Venezia Leo/Golden Years of New Jazz GY 21
CD, 2003
 
New Steps Horo HDP 25- 26
Atomic Records 76812 (cd, 2009)
 
Other Voices, Other Blues Horo HDP 23- 24
 
The Mystery of Being klimt mjj 316lp / k20938 - 60611 3LP, Italy 2011
 
Media Dreams
(Saturn Research)
Saturn 1978; 19783 (matrix CMP 1978 C-A/D-B)

ArtYard 2004, vinyl reissue.
ArtYard 002, double cd with the complete concert.
 
Disco 3000 Saturn CMIJ 78
Saturn Gemini CMIJ 78
ArtYard, 2004. Vinyl reissue.
ArtYard, 2007. Double cd with the complete concert.
 
Live at the Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto 1978 Transparency 0310, 10 cds (yeah!), 2008
 
Visions Steeplechase SCS 1126
Steeplechase SCCD 31126 (CD)
 
Lanquidity Philly Jazz PJ 666
Evidence 22220-2 (CD, 2000)
 
Springtime in Chicago Leo Records Golden Years of New Jazz series (Double Cd, 2006)
 
Sound Mirror
(Live in Philadelphia '78)
Saturn 19782
 
The Other Side of the Sun Sweet Earth SER 1003
Reissued on CD on 2001
 
God Is More Than Love Can Ever Be
(Blithe Spirit Dance)
(Days of Happiness)
(Trio)
Saturn 72579
 
Omniverse Saturn 91379
 
Song of the Stargazers Saturn 6161, LP 487
 
On Jupiter
(Seductive Fantasy)
El Saturn 101679
ArtYard vinyl reissue, 2006
ArtYard cd, 20??
 
Sleeping Beauty
(Door of the Cosmos)
Saturn 11-1-79, 79
ArtYard vinyl reissue, London 2005
ArtYard cd, London, 20??
 
Live [from] Soundscape DIW 388 (CD, 1994)
Reissued with the same serial number on 1998.
 
Of Mythic Worlds Philly Jazz PJ 1007
 
Strange Celestial Road Rounder 3035 (1982)
Y 19 (1982)
Virgin 201919 (1982)
Rounder 3035 (CD)
 
I, Pharaoh El Saturn 6680
 
Sunrise in Different Dimensions hat Hut 2R17 (2 LPs, 1980)
hat Art 2017 (2 LPs, 1986)
hat Art 6099 (CD)
 
Live in Rome Transparency 0315, 2 cds, 2010
 
Voice of the Eternal Tomorrow
(The Rose Hue Mansions of the Sun)
Saturn 91780
 
Aurora Borealis
(Ra Rachmaninov)
Saturn 10480, 12480
 
The Complete Detroit Jazz Center Residency Dec. 26th, 1980 - January 1st. 1981 Transparency 0307, 28 cds (yeah!), 2007.
 
Beyond the Purple Star Zone
(Immortal Being)
Saturn 123180
Art Yard vinyl reissue, 2006
Included with "Oblique Paralax" in an ArtYard cd named "Detroit Jazz Center 1980"
 
God's Private Eye No label, double CD. 2000.
 
Dance of Innocent Passion Saturn Sun Ra 1981
 
Oblique Paralax
(Journey Stars Beyond)
Saturn IX SR 72881 (1982)
Included with "Beyond the Purple Star Zone" in an ArtYard cd named "Detroit Jazz Center 1980"
 
Myron's Ballroom - Audio Series Volume One Transparency 0236, 3cd, 2006
 
A Fireside Chat with Lucifer Saturn Gemini 19841; A/B 1984SG -9
 
Celestial Love Saturn Gemini 19842; C/D 1984SG-9
 
Nuclear War Music Box SMB 40242 (Greece, LP and cassette)
Saturn 1984-A / 1984-C
Y RA 2 (Italy, LP, 1984)
Atavistic (CD, 2001)
 
Ra to the Recue Saturn IX/ 1983-220
 
Just Friends Saturn XI (released 1983)
matrix numbers Saturn 1984A/B
 
The Sun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab in Egypt Praxis CM 106 (1983)
Golden Years of New Jazz GY 1 (1999, CD)
 
Sun Rise in Egypt vols. 1, 2 and 3 Sphynx Records, Cairo, ECD 25735 (2006)
 
Hiroshima
(Stars that Shine Darkly, vol. 1)
Saturn 10-11-85 (1985) Matrix number Sun Ra 11-83 A/B
ArtYard vinyl, 2007
 
Outer Reach Intensity-Energy
(Stars that Shine Darkly, vol. 2)
Saturn Gemini 9-1213-85 (1985)
 
Sun Ra All Stars
Milan, Zurich, West Berlin, Paris
Transparency 0311, 5cds. 2008
 
Love in Outer Space: Live in Utrecht Leo LR-154 (1988, LP and CD)
 
Live at Praxis 84 Vol. I Praxis CM 108 (1984)
The three volumes have been reissued on a double-cd by Leo GY 5/6 (2000)
Also on Vinyl Lovers 901110 (2011, 2xLP)
 
Live at Praxis 84 Vol. II Praxis CM 109 (1985)
The three volumes have been reissued on a double-cd by Leo GY 5/6 (2000)
Also on Vinyl Lovers 901110 (2011, 2xLP)
 
Live at Praxis 84 Vol. III Praxis CM 110 (1986)
The three volumes have been reissued on a double cd by Leo GY 5/6 (2000)
Also on Vinyl Lovers 901110 (2011, 2xLP)
 
When Spaceships Appear
(Cosmo-Party Blues)
(Children of the Sun)
Saturn Sun Ra 101485 A/B (1985)
 
Cosmo Sun Connection Saturn / Recommended SRRRD 1 (1985)
Recommended ReR SR1 (1997 CD)
 
Club Lingerie - Audio Series Volume Two Transparency 0237, 2cd (2006)
 
John Cage Meets Sun Ra Meltdown MPA-1 (1987)
 
Live At Red Creek, Rochester, NY Sagittarius A-Star 03, Italy 2010 (Vinyl)
 
Un"Sung Stories" Slash Records LP 25481-1, 1986
Slash Records, cassette, 1990
Wounded Bird 5481, cd, 2012
 
A Night in East Berlin Saturn cassette, no number(1986; track 1 only)
Leo LR149 (1987; LP; track 1 only)
Leo LR149 (1987; CD)
Leo CD LR 149 (1995; CD)
 
Reflections in Blue Black Saint 101, 120 101 (1987, LP and CD)
 
Hours After Black Saint 120 111 (1990, LP y CD)
 
Bratislava Jazz Days 1987 Opus 9115 2080-81 (LP)
 
Hidden Fire 1 Saturn Sun Ra 13188III/ 12988II (1988, LP)
 
Hidden Fire 2 Saturn Sun Ra 13088A/ 12988B (1988, LP)
 
Stay Awake A&M AMA3918 (LP)
 
Live at Pit-Inn
(Cosmo Omnibus Imagiable Illusion)
DIW 824 (1988-CD)
DIW 8024 (LP)
DIWP 2 (LP picture disk, limited edition of 1000 copies)
 
Somewhere Else Rounder 3036 (CD, 1993)
Zensor ZS 136 (German CD, 1993)
 
Blue Delight A&M CD 5260 (1989, CD)
 
Second Star to the Right
(Salute to Walt Disney)
Leo LR 230 (CD, 1995)
 
Stardust from Tomorrow Leo LR 235 / 236 (CD, 1996)
 
Astral Planes & New Moonbeams
Live in Atlanta 1984
Jewells of Jazz, no date, around 2003 (Bootleg LP)
 
Purple Night A&M 75021 5324 2 (1990, CD)
 
Live in London 1990 Blast First BFFP 60 (1990)
CD or 3 mini lp box Blast First BFFP60CD (1996)
 
Beets: A Collection of Jazz Songs Elemental/TEC 90901 (1990, LP)
Elemental/TEC 90902 (1992, CD)
 
Mayan Temples Black Saint 120 121-2 (1992, CD)
 
Pleiades Leo LR210/211 (1993, CD)
 
Live at the Hackney Empire Leo LR 214/215 (2CD, 1994)
 
Friendly Galaxy Leo LR 188 (CD, 1993)
 
At the Village Vanguard Rounder 3124 (CD, 1993)
Zensor (German CD, 1993)
 
Destination Unknown Enja 7071 (1992, CD)
 
A tribute to Stuff Smith Soul Note 121216- 2 (CD, 1993)