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Hawkwind Canterbury Fayre 2001
Hawkwind Take Me to Your Future
Hawkwind Palace Springs
Hawkwind Take Me to Your Leader
Hawkwind Live Seventy Nine
Not essential but enjoyable. Calvert is gone, but the band carried on and secured a record contract. The positive: Tim Blake -a phenominal keyboard player and sound texture guy; the negative, the signture sound gets watered down a bit towards generic hard rock. Motorway City is a great track that will be tightened and, imo, improved on Levitation, but it is great to have this early version. Lighthouse is nice and harkens back to, well, space music. Spirit of the Age is OK, but Calvert's departure is really felt here. Shot Down in The Night is often anthologized and for good reason, the song has drive and energy to spare. The Silver Machi
Hawkwind The Business Trip
A “live” album in name only as there was much studio sweetening added to these tracks. At least three tracks are complete studio creations (Quark, Terra Mystica and Berlin Axis) Still there is much to recommend the album. The sound and production are strong and serve the music well. Several older songs get interesting face lifts, like Quark Strangeness and Charm. Nobody will beat Calvert’s original studio version –so why try? Instead, they opted to re-jig the song by slowing down the tempo and vocal delivery to create an entirely new listening experience that, for me, works well. Green Finned Demon gets a lush arrangement which I thin
Hawkwind Live Chronicles
I only have the original single disk version so a few narrations and a couple of songs are missing, but I doubt my opinion would be changed by the inclusion of these tracks. On the plus side –this disk does include most of the highlights from their 80s releases, including Song of the Swords, Dragons and Fables, The Shade Gate, Rocky Paths, Choose Your Masques, Zarozina and Angels of Death. There is also an excellent new song, Moonglum, by Huw that I like more than most of these tracks. So as a sampler of Hawkwind’s 80s output you could do much worse than this release. Unfortunately the narration, probably fun live, is a distraction to the

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