Luaka Bop will dial up the divine with a first-ever official anthology of devotional music recorded by Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda at the Sai Anantam Ashram. Culled from four private press cassette tapes – Turiya Sings, Divine Songs, Infinite Chants and Glorious Chants – recorded between 1982 and 1995 and distributed exclusively inside her spiritual community near Los Angeles, this vital Vedic soul balm of sacred tracks will finally be made available to the wider public on 5 May via cassette, CD, digital and deluxe double-vinyl formats.
Remastered from original tapes located in the Coltrane archive, World Spirituality Classics, Volume 1: The Ecstatic Music Of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda showcases Alice's first vocal works, solo harp performances, small ensembles and a 24-piece choir, and is accompanied by extensive liner notes on the collection from Grammy-winning music historian Ashley Kahn, as well as a series of exclusive interviews.
World Spirituality Classics, Volume 1: The Ecstatic Music Of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda constitutes the initial instalment in a planned series of spiritual music from around the globe, to be curated, compiled and distributed by Luaka Bop.
– Spencer Grady