Saturn's contribution to jazz, the unpeggably eclectic bandleader advanced the genre into the space age, planting the seeds for Afrofuturism.
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Album Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Sound of Joy 1957 Sound of Joy Delmark
 
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Jazz by Sun Ra, Vol. 1 1957 Jazz by Sun Ra, Vol. 1 Enterplanetary Koncepts
 
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Sun Song 1957 Sun Song Delmark
 
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Super-Sonic Jazz 1957 Super-Sonic Jazz Evidence
 
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Jazz in Silhouette 1959 Jazz in Silhouette Evidence
 
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The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra 1962 The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra Savoy Jazz
 
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When Sun Comes Out 1963 When Sun Comes Out Enterplanetary Koncepts
 
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Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow 1965 Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow Enterplanetary Koncepts
 
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The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Vol. 1 1965 The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Vol. 1 ESP-Disk
 
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Secrets of the Sun 1965 Secrets of the Sun Atavistic / Touch & Go
 
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Angels and Demons at Play 1965 Angels and Demons at Play Enterplanetary Koncepts
 
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Fate in a Pleasant Mood 1965 Fate in a Pleasant Mood
 
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The Magic City 1966 The Magic City Evidence
 
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The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Vol. 2 1966 The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Vol. 2 ESP-Disk
 
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Other Planes of There 1966 Other Planes of There Evidence
 
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The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale: Batman and Robin 1966 The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale: Batman and Robin Universe
 
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Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth 1966 Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth Impulse!
 
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When Angels Speak of Love 1966 When Angels Speak of Love Evidence
 
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The Nubians of Plutonia 1966 The Nubians of Plutonia Cornbread Records / Impulse!
 
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Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy 1967 Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy Enterplanetary Koncepts
 
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Interstellar Low Ways 1967 Interstellar Low Ways Enterplanetary Koncepts
 
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Strange Strings 1967 Strange Strings Enterplanetary Koncepts
 
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We Travel the Space Ways 1967 We Travel the Space Ways Enterplanetary Koncepts
 
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A Black Mass 1968 A Black Mass Gonzo Media Group / Greyscale
 
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Monorails and Satellites 1968 Monorails and Satellites Evidence
 
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Atlantis 1969 Atlantis Evidence
 
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Continuation 1970 Continuation Corbett vs. Dempsey
 
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Black Myth 1970 Black Myth
 
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It's After the End of the World 1970 It's After the End of the World Universe / Universal Distribution
 
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My Brother the Wind, Vol. 1 1970 My Brother the Wind, Vol. 1 Cosmic Myth
 
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The Night of the Purple Moon 1970 The Night of the Purple Moon Atavistic
 
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Nothing Is 1970 Nothing Is ESP-Disk
 
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Holiday for Soul Dance 1970 Holiday for Soul Dance Evidence
 
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Fondation Maeght Nights, Vol. 1 1971 Fondation Maeght Nights, Vol. 1 Jazz View
 
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Outer Spaceways Incorporated 1971 Outer Spaceways Incorporated Black Lion
 
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Fondation Maeght Nights, Vol. 2 1971 Fondation Maeght Nights, Vol. 2 Jazz View
 
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My Brother the Wind, Vol. 2 1971 My Brother the Wind, Vol. 2 Evidence
 
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Pictures of Infinity 1971 Pictures of Infinity Gonzo Distribution Ltd. / Greyscale
 
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Bad and Beautiful 1972 Bad and Beautiful Greyscale
 
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Featuring Pharoah Sanders & Black Harold 1972 Featuring Pharoah Sanders & Black Harold ESP-Disk
 
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Live in Egypt, Vol. 1 1972 Live in Egypt, Vol. 1 Saturn
 
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Nidhamu 1972 Nidhamu Saturn
 
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The Solar-Myth Approach, Vol. 1 1972 The Solar-Myth Approach, Vol. 1 Sunspots
 
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The Solar-Myth Approach, Vol. 2 1972 The Solar-Myth Approach, Vol. 2 Sunspots
 
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Universe in Blue 1972 Universe in Blue Saturn
 
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Dark Myth Equation Visitation 1973 Dark Myth Equation Visitation Strut
 
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Horizon 1973 Horizon Art Yard
 
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Space Is the Place 1973 Space Is the Place Impulse! / GRP
 
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Astro Black 1973 Astro Black Enterplanetary Koncepts
 
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Discipline 27-II 1973 Discipline 27-II Corbett vs. Dempsey / El Saturn Research
 
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The Antique Blacks 1974 The Antique Blacks Art Yard
 
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Cosmo-Earth Fantasy 1974 Cosmo-Earth Fantasy Saturn
 
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Monorails and Satellites, Vol. 2 1974 Monorails and Satellites, Vol. 2 Enterplanetary Koncepts
 
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Space Probe 1974 Space Probe Saturn
 
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Sub-Underground #1 1974 Sub-Underground #1 Enterplanetary Koncepts
 
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Pathways to Unknown Worlds 1975 Pathways to Unknown Worlds Modern Harmonic
 
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Cosmos 1976 Cosmos P-Vine Records
 
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Solo Piano, Vol. 1 1977 Solo Piano, Vol. 1 IAI / Improvisingartists
 
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My Favorite Things: October 14th 1977 1977 My Favorite Things: October 14th 1977 Urp Music Distribution
 
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The Soul Vibrations of Man 1977 The Soul Vibrations of Man Saturn
 
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Lanquidity 1978 Lanquidity Evidence
 
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Media Dreams 1978 Media Dreams Art Yard
 
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The Sound Mirror 1978 The Sound Mirror Saturn
 
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New Steps 1978 New Steps Horo
 
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Unity 1978 Unity Horo
 
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Media Dream 1978 Media Dream Saturn
 
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Disco 3000 1978 Disco 3000 ReR USA / Art Yard
 
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St. Louis Blues 1978 St. Louis Blues IAI
 
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Other Voices, Other Blues 1978 Other Voices, Other Blues Horo
 
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The Other Side of the Sun 1979 The Other Side of the Sun Universe
 
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Sleeping Beauty 1979 Sleeping Beauty Art Yard / ReR
 
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Visions 1979 Visions SteepleChase
 
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I, Pharaoh 1979 I, Pharaoh El Saturn
 
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Omniverse 1979 Omniverse Enterplanetary Koncepts
 
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On Jupiter 1979 On Jupiter Art Yard / ReR
 
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The Rose Hue Mansions of the Sun 1980 The Rose Hue Mansions of the Sun El Saturn
 
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Voice of the Eternal Tomorrow 1980 Voice of the Eternal Tomorrow Enterplanetary Koncepts
 
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Of Mythic Worlds 1980 Of Mythic Worlds Philly Jazz
 
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Strange Celestial Road 1980 Strange Celestial Road Rounder Select / Rounder
 
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Aurora Borealis 1981 Aurora Borealis Enterplanetary Koncepts
 
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Beyond the Purple Star Zone 1981 Beyond the Purple Star Zone Enterplanetary Koncepts
 
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Dance of Innocent Passion 1981 Dance of Innocent Passion Enterplanetary Koncepts
 
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Oblique Parallax 1981 Oblique Parallax Enterplanetary Koncepts
 
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Sunrise in Different Dimensions 1981 Sunrise in Different Dimensions Enterplanetary Koncepts
 
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Ra to the Rescue 1983 Ra to the Rescue Modern Harmonic / Saturn
 
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Sun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab in Egypt 1983 Sun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab in Egypt Golden Years Of New Jazz
 
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A Fireside Chat With Lucifer 1983 A Fireside Chat With Lucifer Modern Harmonic / Sundazed
 
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Live at Praxis '84 1984 Live at Praxis '84 Golden Years of New
 
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Celestial Love 1984 Celestial Love Modern Harmonic
 
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Nuclear War 1984 Nuclear War Atavistic
 
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We Are in the Future 1984 We Are in the Future Savoy
 
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Cosmo Sun Connection 1985 Cosmo Sun Connection ReR USA / Recommended / RēR Megacorp
 
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Hours After 1986 Hours After Black Saint
 
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Reflections in Blue 1986 Reflections in Blue Black Saint
 
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John Cage Meets Sun Ra (June 8, 1986 at "Sideshows by the Seashore, Coney Island, NY) 1987 John Cage Meets Sun Ra (June 8, 1986 at "Sideshows by the Seashore, Coney Island, NY) Meltdown Records
 
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Blue Delight 1988 Blue Delight A&M
 
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Love in Outer Space: Live in Utrecht 1988 Love in Outer Space: Live in Utrecht Leo Records
 
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Second Star to the Right: Salute to Walt Disney 1989 Second Star to the Right: Salute to Walt Disney Leo
 
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Purple Night 1989 Purple Night A&M
 
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Mayan Temples 1990 Mayan Temples Black Saint
 
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Sun Ra and His Year 2000 Myth Science Arkestra 1990 Sun Ra and His Year 2000 Myth Science Arkestra Blast First
 
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Live London 1990 1990 Live London 1990 Mute
 
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Destination Unknown 1992 Destination Unknown Enja
 
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Tribute to Stuff Smith 1992 Tribute to Stuff Smith Soul Note / Soul Note (Italy)
 
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Concert for the Comet Kohoutek 1993 Concert for the Comet Kohoutek Get Back Records
 
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Somewhere Else 1993 Somewhere Else Rounder Select / Rounder
 
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Space Is the Place [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 1993 Space Is the Place [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Evidence
 
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Live from Soundscape 1994 Live from Soundscape DIW (Japan)
 
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A Quiet Place in the Universe 1994 A Quiet Place in the Universe Leo Records / Leo
 
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Calling Planet Earth 1998 Calling Planet Earth Org Music
 
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Outer Space Employment Agency 1999 Outer Space Employment Agency Total Energy
 
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At the Village Vanguard 1999 At the Village Vanguard Rounder Select
 
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Life Is Splendid 1999 Life Is Splendid Total Energy
 
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Song for the Sun 1999 Song for the Sun Elra
 
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Stardust from Tomorrow 2000 Stardust from Tomorrow Leo
 
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Friendly Galaxy 2000 Friendly Galaxy Leo Records / Leo
 
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It Is Forbidden 2001 It Is Forbidden Total Energy
 
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Live at Montreux 2003 Live at Montreux Universe
 
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Live in Paris at the Gibus 2003 Live in Paris at the Gibus Universe
 
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Nuits de la Fondation Maeght, Vol. 1 2003 Nuits de la Fondation Maeght, Vol. 1 Universe
 
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Nuits de la Fondation Maeght, Vol. 2 2003 Nuits de la Fondation Maeght, Vol. 2 Universe
 
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Piano Recital (Teatro La Fenice in Venice) 2003 Piano Recital (Teatro La Fenice in Venice) Leo
 
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Spaceship Lullaby (1954-60) 2003 Spaceship Lullaby (1954-60) Atavistic
 
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Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Vol. 3 2005 Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Vol. 3 ESP-Disk
 
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Live at Myron's Ballroom 2006 Live at Myron's Ballroom Transparency
 
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Dance of the Living Image 2007 Dance of the Living Image Transparency
 
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Some Blues But Not the Kind That's Blue 2008 Some Blues But Not the Kind That's Blue Unheard Music Series / Atavistic
 
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Space Aura 2013 Space Aura Art Yard
 
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My Way Is the Spaceways 2013 My Way Is the Spaceways Norton
 
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Continuation, Vol. 2 2014 Continuation, Vol. 2 Enterplanetary Koncepts
 
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Duke Ellington's Sound of Space 2015 Duke Ellington's Sound of Space Squatty Roo Records
 
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Strange City 2016 Strange City Cold Spring Records
 
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Crystal Spears 2018 Crystal Spears Modern Harmonic
 
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Planets of Life Or Death: Amiens '73 Planets of Life Or Death: Amiens '73 Strut
 
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A Night in East Berlin A Night in East Berlin
 
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Out in Space Out in Space Motor Music GmbH
 
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Beets: A Collection of Jazz Songs Beets: A Collection of Jazz Songs T.E.C. Tones / Elemental Music
 
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