Better remembered for the controversy that surrounded its original
artwork than for either its contents or its genesis, Hawkwind's
comeback from the yearlong Hawklords hiatus is historically one of
the lesser-celebrated LPs in their canon. Not only was it their
worst-selling new album since their debut nine years earlier, but
the sheer confusion that surrounded its release, and (erroneous)
reports that it was largely comprised of outtakes and off-cuts,
lent it almost black-sheep status. But its original CD reissue
remains a powerhouse collectible, and this remastered repackage
restores it to the front line of Hawkish attractions. No less than
eight bonus tracks double the running time of the original disc
through the inclusion of two cuts mysteriously substituted on the
earlier CD (a studio version of "High Rise" and a briefly extended
take on the title track), plus a clutch of demos and alternate
takes and a period live performance of "Quark, Strangeness and
Charm." It's still a confusing and, in places, disheveled album,
but the inclusion of such live favorites as "Uncle Sam's on Mars"
and the breathless "Death Trap" establish it as a true Hawkwind
classic. ~ Dave Thompson
Cherry Red Books
||124 x 142 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Pop / Rock
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