Pharoah Sanders - Pharoah - 1977 Spiritual Jazz - Sealed 2LP Box Set

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Pharoah Sanders – Pharoah
Label: Luaka Bop – 6 80899 8008-1-5
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Box Set, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition
Box set with embossed print on front. Includes the original album plus a second LP with two previously unreleased live performances.
Contains a 24-page booklet, one matte gatefold record jacket (Pharoah), one glossy standard record jacket (Harvest Time Live 1977), plain white poly-lined inner sleeves for each record, and several replicas:
- poster of Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen (August 1977);
- news clipping from New York Daily News, (Aug., 10, 1977);
- ticket for The Pharoah Sanders Group, Aug. 28, 1977 at the Sinkkasten Artsclub, Frankfurt am Main;
- head sheet for Harvest Time;
- large photograph of Pharoah Sanders;
- contact copy sheet of 35 mm film; and
- seven small photographs in an Italian photo sleeve (of Cine Foto Studio, Rome).
["Pharoah" box & jacket back covers, “Harvest Time Live 1977" jacket back cover, and labels]
©/℗ 2023 Luaka Bop Inc.
["Pharoah" box & jacket back covers]
Licensed from Pharaoh Sanders
Mastered By Chris Bellman
["Pharoah" box & "Harvest Time Live 1977" jacket back covers]
Manufacturing overseen by Dominikus Kungl
Design by Paul Diddy wah Diddy
["Pharoah" jacket back cover]
Produced by Bob Cummins for India Navigation
Recorded August & September, 1976
["Harvest Time Live 1977" jacket back cover]
Recorded live at Jazz Middelheim, August 1977, by VRT-Vlaamse Radio En Televisie,
and at Jazz Festival Willisau, August 1977, by Walter Troxler
Swiss transfers and audio restoration by David Hadzis, United Music Foundation.
Cover & side 1 photographs: Pharoah Sanders at Jazz Middelheim, 1977. © Guy Stevens
Back & side 2 photographs: Pharaoh Sanders and Hayes Burnett, Pharoah Sanders at Jazz Festival Willisau, 1977. © Marcus di Francesco / Jazz Festival Willisau
Runouts are etched except "-62393-" and "-62394-" are stamped.
Barcode (Text, outer box): 6 80899 80081 5
Country: Worldwide
Released: Sep 15, 2023
Genre: Jazz
Style: Soul-Jazz, Modal
A1 Harvest Time 20:24
B1 Love Will Find A Way 14:27
B2 Memories Of Edith Johnson 5:44
C1 Harvest Time (Live - Middelheim) 18:15
D1 Harvest Time (Live - Willisau) 10:34
The new edition of Pharoah Sanders’ 1977 album Pharoah, which comes in a beautiful box with an expansive booklet filled with essays and interviews, a companion live disc, sheet music, photographs, and more, is trying to correct the record rather than expand upon it.
In the grand scheme of jazz history, Pharoah is merely one LP among the dozens the saxophonist issued between the blistering far-out free jazz of his 1965 debut and Promises, the album he made with Floating Points that was issued in 2021, about 18 months before his death. Pharoah was cut for India Navigation, a small imprint that specialized in the jazz avant-garde, and it sold poorly and was not regarded highly by its maker. Though it made little impact at the time, Pharoah spawned a fervent cult among spiritual-jazz fans, particularly those who enjoy the chase for rare LPs. This reissue, while not cheap, is a bargain compared to the hundreds of dollars one might spend for a beat-up original. And the music itself, which is identifiably the work of its creator but has a highly unusual atmosphere all its own, easily justifies the effort and care that went into the set. [Pitchfork]

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Condition New
Format 2LP, Boxset
Color Black