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Love In Outer Space

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G Washington Magnificent celestial piece of work...just too smooth and cool Favorite track: Love In Outer Space.
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Tony Minvielle A great twist on perfection - respect paid to the original but cap doffed to Emanative for the freshness. Favorite track: Love In Outer Space.
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Miles Yusef One of the best purchases I've made this year 2tracks a vid on top of a dope Illustration for a cover...Nice! Favorite track: Love In Outer Space.
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Daniel Schmitt Best SunRa Cover ever! And the remix is BIG as well. Favorite track: Love In Outer Space.
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Twistedsoul Following their collaboration together on the excellent “Lions Of Judah”, Ahmed Abdullah and Nick Woodmansey (Emanative) hook up to take on “Love In Outer Space” the classic Sun Ra track.Show the love and go buy. Favorite track: Love In Outer Space.
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Andrew Jervis Great version of the Sun Ra classic, with proceeds going to the Steve Reid Foundation. Includes video with purchase. Do it! Favorite track: Love In Outer Space.
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After collaborating together on Lions Of Judah, the next time Ahmed was over in the country he suggested that we record something else together! Knowing that he was a member of Sun Ra's Arkestra for such an important period and that Steve Reid was also reported to have played with Sun Ra at some time, it made perfect sense to take on Love In Outer Space, it also happened to be one of Ahmed's favourites.

As it's first digital release - we're very happy that this is again in aid of the Steve Reid Foundation, and that amongst many things we've achieved this last year, we have recently been able to give help and assistance to one of Steve and Ahmed's fellow musician friends, alto saxophonist and composer Arthur Blythe - which we would all like to continue to do! It's really amazing to have this opportunity to be working on an album's worth of this kind of inspiring spiritual and free music with such a world class selection of collaborators... and to have the blessing of Gilles and the other foundation trustee's!

To be completely honest, this hardly feels like work, but it's good to know that all proceeds made from this go to both helping musicians in need and to supporting new and emerging talent. That's why it's important to us that you buy this release.

Thanks in advance for any help and support you are able contribute! Big outer space love to you all.

Nick Woodmansey


released December 20, 2013

Ahmed Abdullah
Monique Ngozi Nri
Liz Elensky
Tamar Osborn
Jessica Lauren
Jason Simpon
Phillip Harper
Tello Morgado
Nick Woodmansey

Robert Strauss at Wax Recordings
Tony Dixon at Masterpiece Mastering
Gene Pendon - Artwork 

Gene Pendon & Brian Armstrong - Animation


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“I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Emanative’s ‘The Light Years Of The Darkness’ album be our first release for the Steve Reid Foundation. In Keeping with Steve’s open ended approach and his musical history Nick Woodmansey has delivered a knock out Jazz and beyond album.” – Gilles Peterson ... more

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