Pharoah Sanders
Luaka Bop
2LP Box Set
Embossed sleeve, 24-page booklet
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Alongside a remastered version of »Pharoah«, Sanders' seminal record from 1977, come two previously unreleased live performances of »Harvest Time«. The booklet contains rarely seen photographs and ephemera, as well as interviews with many of the participants and a conversation with Pharoah himself.

The album's origin story is as elusive as Pharoah was about everything Pharoah. It was born out of a misunderstanding between him and the India Navigation producer Bob Cummins, and was recorded when he was at a crossroads in his career with an unlikely crew. Among them was a guitarist who was also a spiritual guru, an organist who would go on to co-write and produce »The Message«, and a classically trained pianist—his wife at the time, Bedria Sanders—who played the harmonium despite never having seen one. At times ambient and serene, at others funky and modal, »Pharoah« radically departed from his earlier work. And it became beloved.