Boomkat Product Review:
Originally released on Saturn Records in 1979, this studio recording by the large Ra ensemble (including electric guitar and electric bass) features the first recordings of the titles included on them (though most were played live a few months earlier).
The album features 3 long, groove-based, pieces that range from proto-disco to relaxed groove-driven pieces in which electric piano, guitar and bass function as a ground on which a parade of events drift in and out; Sleeping Beauty is a chaotic, swirling masterpiece with lots of effects added to the instruments and an interesting mix. These are eccentric, expanded, lurching musical beasts, the playing is great, as ever - but this is also one of the more accessible Ra releases and marks a rare experiment in quasi popularity by the band. Highly Recommended.