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· MICHAEL COSMIC - PEACE IN THE WORLD - INSANELY RARE ORIGINAL 1974 PRIVATE PRESSING ON HIS OWN 'COSMIC' LABEL - ORIGINAL 1974 COSMIC STEREO LP 85
· ORIGINAL U.S. PRESSING
*** NOT ONLY ONE OF THE RAREST AND MOST COVETED FREE JAZZ ALBUM INS EXISTENCE, BUT LITERALLY THE RAREST OF THE EAST COAST FREE AND SPIRITUAL JAZZ SCENE : LESS THAN 100 COPIES WERE PRIVATELY PRESSED IN 1974, OF WHICH PROBABLY LESS THAN 10 STILL SURVIVE IN ANY SHAPE; BEAUTIFUL COPIES - SUCH AS THE SPECIMEN WE HAVE HERE - ARE PRACTICALLY UNHEARD OF: ***
ORIGINAL HAND-PAINTED (PAINTED AND PASTED) COVER (THIS IS ONE OF FEW KNOWN COVER VARIATIONS)
· ORIGINAL U.S. PRESSING
· ORIGINAL BLUE 'COSMIC' LABEL WITH SILVER PRINT
· THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.
· ORIGINAL, THICK CARDBOARD COVER (AMERICAN STYLE)
· ORIGINAL HAND-PAINTED, PASTED, "ART" COVER WITH HANDWRITTEN ARTIST, TITLE AND MUSICIAN CREDITS ON THE BACK SIDE.
· CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS
( ► PLEASE SEE THE IMAGE OF THE COVER, LABEL OR BOTH, SHOWN BELOW)
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Michael Cosmic s Peace In The World: free improvisation, first touched on by messengers like John Coltrane, Sun Ra and Albert Ayler, gives us an exuberant maelstrom that rejoices in life while it shoves back at complex, unforgiving social-political environments. The '70s Boston underground brought twin brothers Phil Musra and Michael Cosmic together with Turkish-born drummer Hüseyin Ertunç; as a trio, and with other Boston jazzers (John Jamyll Jones of Worlds Experience Orchestra, the 2nd Now), the twins each privately issued an album. Potent mixes of spirituality, expressionist fire and electrified newness.
A2 We Love You Malcolm X
B1 Space On Space
B2 Peace In The World
Recorded At – Music Designers
Acoustic Bass – John Jamyll Jones
Drums – Hüseyin Ertunç
Engineer, Mixed By – Joe Chickarelli*
Percussion – Eric Jackson (9)
Piano, Piccolo Flute, Soprano Saxophone – Michael Cosmic
Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Phil Musra
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Leonard Brown
Recorded Dec. 6, 1974 at Music Designers, Boston.
Some copies have hand-made sleeves with a hand-colored drawing or mimeographed paste-on and stamped titles.
Other copies have mimeographed pasted-on artwork with the artist as "Cosmic Paradise" but the LPs, labels, and back cover artwork are exactly the same. There was presumably only one small pressing run of this album, with some given an "art edition" sleeve.
· THE RECORD:
(IMPORTANT NOTE: unless otherwise noted, ALL records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded!; we grade records under the strong, diffuse room light or discrete sunlight)
(a) WE GRADE THE VINYL AS EXCELLENT. This is one of those albums that are somewhat difficult to grade. It is somewhere between VG++ and NEAR MINT, just a notch below NEAR MINT. A few light abrasions ARE visible, but they are extremely shallow, superficial and only moderately visually distracting (nothing significant).For the most part, the vinyl looks impeccable without any MAJOR visual flaws or imperfections. Much of the original luster is intact, and the vinyl shines and sparkles almost like new.
(b) Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior, digital recording!!!
· THE COVER (THIS IS THE ORIGINAL HAND-PAINTED COVER)
THE COVER IS NICE --- ABOUT EXCELLENT OR VERY GOOD++ (VG++).
- Minor bleed-thru from the black and blue markers used to write titles and credits (nothing significant); all copies appear to have some Cover shows JUST A HINT of yellowing on both sides, apparently from aging.
- Cover has a partially split bottom seam (between 1 and 2 inches / 2.5 to 5 centimeters)
- Cover has two corners slightly worn / frayed / bent (just a beginning of the split seam)
- Cover has a few tiny wrinkles along the top seam
- Minor shelf wear noted on the seams (nothing significant)
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