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Alice Coltrane
Radha-Krsna Nama Sankirtana

Alice Coltrane changed her life in 1977 and became a Swamini, teaching the Hindu religion. This also marked a change in her music. She released two albums in one year, Radha-Krsna Nama Sankirtana was one of them. It saw her embracing devotional music and running with it. Reissue LP on Antarctica Starts Here.
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Alice Coltrane
Transcendence

Significant changes in Alice Coltrane’s life happened in 1977, the year Transcendence was released. She became a Swamini, teaching Hindu and began performing and recording devotional chants. It does mean she more-or-less left jazz behind, but there's some bluesy organ on here! This was one of two LPs she released that year. Reissue LP on Antactica Starts Here.
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Alice Coltrane
Transfiguration

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Alice Coltrane
Eternity

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The Upsetters
Scratch The Upsetter Again

Antarctica Starts Here is a new sub-label of Superior Viaduct that is dedicated to reissuing classic records from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Among their first batch of pressings we have The Upsetters’ 1970 LP Scratch The Upsetter Again. It is, of course, a ten-tonne collection of dub-reggae from Lee Perry and his merry men.
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Simon Finn
Pass The Distance

Pass The Distance by Simon Finn was originally released in 1970 and is a defining album in the history of psychedelic folk. It pushes the oddball leanings of Skip Spence and Pearls Before Swine to a new level of weird. One song only exists because one of his flatmates wrote down his mescaline-fuelled meanderings so he was able to remember them.  Finn is backed on the album by famous David Toop and Paul Burwell, two experts in free-improvising.
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The Upsetters
Double Seven

Largely consider one Lee “Scratch” Perry’s best early works with his Upsetters, Double Seven was originally released in 1973 and now Music On Vinyl have done this short press reissue, the first on vinyl in 22 years. Features songs with David Isaacs and U-Roy. Pure originator dub reggae from when Perry was still experimenting and building his sound.
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Jackson C. Frank
Jackson C. Frank

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Curtis Mayfield
Curtis/Live!

A 1971 live album from Curtis Mayfield gets a tidy little reissue. Taped at a concert in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village fairly soon after Mayfield left The Temptations, Curtis/Live! shows him coming into his own as a solo performer. On this double LP Mayfield and his band blend the soul tunes of his old group with fiery conga-funk originals on this double LP.
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