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Luaka Bop to Release New Alice Coltrane Compilation on May 5

Remastered Turiya recordings publicly available for first time

Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda (photo courtesy of Luaka Bop/Sri Hari Moss)
Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda (photo courtesy of Luaka Bop/Sri Hari Moss)

On May 5, Luaka Bop will release World Spirituality Classics Vol. 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda, a compilation curated from four cassette-only releases—Turiya Sings, Divine Songs, Infinite Chants and Glorious Chants—originally distributed within Turiya’s spiritual community from 1982 to 1995. All recordings have been remastered from original master tapes prepared by engineer Baker Bigsby, who supervised the original sessions, and will be available in four formats—digital download, CD, cassette and double LP.

Download, CD and cassette releases contain eight tracks (“Om Rama,” “Om Shanti,” “Rama Rama,” “Rama Guru,” “Hari Narayan,” “Journey to Satchidananda,” “Er Ra” and “Keshava Murahara”); the double LP also includes two bonus tracks (“Krishna Japaye” and “Rama Katha”).

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