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Looking for Love in the Lost Land of Dreams
Review by Gary Hill
When you consider that Dave Brock kind of is Hawkwind – at least he’s the one guy who’s been in Hawkwind through every lineup change – it might seem that a Dave Brock solo album would be a lot like Hawkwind.

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Hawkwind
Review by Gary Hill
Interview with Dave Brock from 1998
Audio of this Interview is available in our members' area
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Hawkwind
Review by Bruce Stringer
Interview With Richard Chadwick, Tim Blake and Dave Brock of Hawkwind from 2003

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Hawkwind
Review by Bruce Stringer
Interview With Richard Chadwick, Tim Blake and Dave Brock of Hawkwind from 2003

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Various Artists - 8 Assassins - Beautiful the Bad & The Ugly Soundtrack
Review by Gary Hill
This new soundtrack album has some cool stuff on it. Personally, I think that it would be stronger if it was just the first disc.

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Hawkwind - Acid Daze: The History of Hawkwind
Review by Gary Hill

Given the subtitle on this, you’d expect it to be a chronological compilation with detailed liner notes. Well, if you want that you need to get Epoch Eclipse


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Hawkwind - Alien 4
Review by Gary Hill

This a masterpiece of science fiction based space rock. It's hard-edged at times, and mellow at others, like an ebb and flow kind of composition.


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Hawkwind - Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music
Review by Gary Hill

This is a unique album. In many ways it doesn’t really feel like a Hawkwind album. 


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Hawkwind - Back on the Street / Dream of Isis (white vinyl single – Record Store Day release)
Review by G. W. Hill

This is a new release of an older single from Hawkwind.


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Hawkwind - Back on the Streets / The Dream of Isis single (vinyl)
Review by G. W. Hill

The old rule at Music Street Journal was that we didn’t review out of print items.


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Hawkwind - Blood of the Earth
Review by Gary Hill
First time around I wasn’t overly crazy about this album. It really grows on you, though.

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Hawkwind - California Brainstorm
Review by Gary Hill
Due to the packaging and recording quality, I always thought this was a bootleg.
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Hawkwind - Canterbury Fayre, 2001
Review by Bruce Stringer
Hawkwind are one of those bands that fans tend to gravitate (or levitate) toward a particular era or period. My own favourite being the Levitation-era (with Ginger Baker on drums) followed closely by any of the 1980's material graced by genius guitarist Huw Lloyd-Langton.
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Hawkwind - Choose Your Masques
Review by Gary Hill
I've read a lot of reviews of this CD where Hawkwind fans trash it. Personally, I have always really enjoyed this one a lot.
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Hawkwind - Church of Hawkwind
Review by Gary Hill
This is a good disc, but not a great one.
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Hawkwind - Classic Rock Legends DVD
Review by Bruce Stringer
Another video from the Classic Rock Legends archives and this time it's the Space Bandits line-up of the mighty Hawkwind. Alan Davey (bassist) has claimed this to be one of his favourite periods and, given that it is a mixture of older as well as new talent, one can see a fresh injection of energy in the band's live sound.
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Hawkwind - Dark Matter: The Alternative Liberty/UA Years 1970 – 1974 (Record Store Day 2018) Vinyl
Review by Gary Hill

The music contained on this new double disc vinyl set has only previously been released on one fairly rare CD set. I don't own that release, so I'm glad to have this.


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Hawkwind - Distant Horizons
Review by Gary Hill
I never met a Hawkwind album I didn’t like. That said, this is one of the more non-descript and lackluster discs in their catalog.
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Hawkwind - Distant Horizons (Remastered Edition)
Review by G. W. Hill

I reviewed the original release of this before. However, this reissue includes three bonus tracks. I have to say that I like those bonus tracks as much as anything else here. I find that with those tracks this is definitely a superior album. With that said, please note that other than the review of those three tracks, what follows is my original review for the sake of consistency.

I never met a Hawkwind album I didn’t like. That said, this is one of the more non-descript and lackluster discs in their catalog. It’s Hawkwind, so it’s still good, but I’d recommend getting this one late in your quest to complete your Hawkwind collection.


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Hawkwind - Doremi Fasol Latido
Review by Gary Hill
While I like every Hawkwind album a lot, and often for different reasons, of the early discs, this one might be my favorite. Don’t get me wrong; I love In Search of Space and the self-titled debut.
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Hawkwind - Electric Tepee
Review by Gary Hill

This is a strong Hawkwind disc, but it has a few problems with consistency.


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Hawkwind - Epoch Eclipse
Review by Gary Hill
Chronicling the entire career of the band, this box set really is a wonderful collection. It shows the diversity of Hawkwind in all their varying styles.
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Hawkwind - Family Tree
Review by Gary Hill
Family Tree or Friend and Relation albums are always weird things. It seems that many times the isolated parts have no where near the style or power of the whole.
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Hawkwind - Hall of The Mountain Grill
Review by Gary Hill
Hall of the Mountain Grill probably represents the apex of Hawkwind's popularity in the US, arguably being their best-known album in that country. Arguments can also be made that it is the most straight progressive rock release they have done.
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Hawkwind - Hawklords - 25 Years On
Review by G. W. Hill
This album was released under the moniker of "Hawklords." Apparently there were some legal issues tying up the Hawkwind name, so the change was made.

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Hawkwind - Hawkwind
Review by Gary Hill

Hawkwind’s debut album is really much different from the rest of their catalog. For one thing it’s more psychedelic and much of it shares a lot of ground with Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd. 


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Hawkwind - Hawkwind (Record Store Day 2015 Orange Vinyl)
Review by G. W. Hill

This newly released special edition vinyl of the first Hawkwind album is gorgeous.


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Hawkwind - In Search of Space
Review by Gary Hill
In Search of Space (sometimes referred to as X – In Search of Space) was Hawkwind’s second album released in 1971. It found the band working through a lot of the same tribal chant oriented sounds as the self-titled predecessor, but also gave rise to the incorporation of some of the more progressive rock oriented textures that would become more common in their sound.
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Hawkwind - In Your Area
Review by Gary Hill
One part live album, one part studio, In Your Area shows Hawkwind doing space rock as they are the experts in doing. The album includes several long time Hawk favorites, and several new cuts.
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Hawkwind - Into the Woods
Review by Gary Hill
I have to make full disclosure here and say that Hawkwind is one of my favorite bands. In fact, they make my top three.
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Hawkwind - It Is the Business of the Future to Be Dangerous
Review by G. W. Hill

This is arguably the strangest album the Hawkwind catalogue.


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Hawkwind - Levitation
Review by Gary Hill
Jim Lascko from Strange Trips, the US source for information on Hawkwind, describes space rock as being "characterized (by)(but certainly not limited to) spacey keyboards, driving guitar, sci-fi lyrics, repetitive chants, sound effects, long drawn out hard driving, high energy jams, along with the message that there is something wrong....something more going on in the Universe than just what is being done on this planet and our need to wake up to that fact, all played out against the backdrop of a killer lightshow!"
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Hawkwind - Live ‘74
Review by Gary Hill

This album was originally released as the third disc of the 1999 Party set. 


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Hawkwind - Live at NEARFest, June 2007
Review by Bill Knispel
Hawkwind concerts in the United States are as rare as hen’s teeth these days. Following an all too brief tour in 1997, the band attempted to perform at the 1998 incarnation of the Strange Daze space rock festival in Ohio...only to see founder Dave Brock and bassist/vocalist Ron Tree detained at the US/Canada border due to visa problems.

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Hawkwind - Live In London, 2002
Review by Bruce Stringer
H had originally planned to see Hawkwind play Birmingham during the December mini-tour, however - due to cancellation - I ended up heading down to London's Walthamstow Assembly Hall, in the north-east to see them play their yearly Christmas show.


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Hawkwind - Love in Space
Review by Gary Hill

I'm not sure when this double CD live set was recorded, but the bulk of the material comes from 1995's Alien 4, and it was released in 1996, so that narrows it down.


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Hawkwind - Masters of the Universe
Review by Gary Hill

This compilation is really only so important. On the one hand, were it not for “It’s So Easy,” every track on the set would have been released on album previously. 


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Hawkwind - Onward
Review by G. W. Hill

The latest Hawkwind release is a double disc set.


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Hawkwind - Out of The Shadows DVD
Review by Bruce Stringer
Of all the Hawkwind visual records this is the best quality and includes a classic stunning Rodney Matthews cover illustration and a slightly odd collection of songs. Performed at Newcastle's Opera House in the UK it was one of, if not the, last performance of Huw Lloyd-Langton with the group on this tour.
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Hawkwind - Palace Springs
Review by Gary Hill
Coming from a band with seemingly a million albums under their belt, this is really one of their best live discs. It captures a great, if quite short, period of the band and does so with a style and texture that really is incredible.
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Hawkwind - Palace Springs (Remastered Edition)
Review by G. W. Hill
If you’ve never owned this live CD from Hawkwind (or even if you have, now is the time to get it). This newly remastered edition sounds better than the original release to my ears.
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Various Artists - Prog Box
Review by Gary Hill

I've been looking to do a retro review of this box set for a while. I finally had the opportunity this time around.


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Hawkwind - Prometheus (Single)
Review by G. W. Hill

When I got this single in line for review, I didn’t realize that I’ve already reviewed both songs from it on the original album, Blood of the Earth.


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Hawkwind - PXR5
Review by Gary Hill

This Hawkwind disc has a bit of a different sound than some of their other albums had.


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Hawkwind - Quark Strangeness and Charm
Review by G. W. Hill
The production on this is a bit unusual. There are also some punky elements. 

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Hawkwind - Solstice at Stonehenge 20th Anniversary Edition DVD
Review by Gary Hill

This is a very good, but not great DVD.


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Hawkwind - Sonic Assassins
Review by Gary Hill
This fine CD, another of the year 2000 releases of previously unavailable Hawkwind music, is a great compilation. The recordings presented here are from several different sources.
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Hawkwind - Sonic Attack
Review by Gary Hill
Many probably think this disc is another Hawkwind compilation. It’s not, though.
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Hawkwind - Space Bandits
Review by Gary Hill
The only studio album to feature this lineup, this one leaves me wishing they had done more. It is difficult with the incredible amount of material this band have released to really pick out one or two best albums, but this one would definitely be in the running.
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Hawkwind - Space Chase: 1980-1985
Review by G. W. Hill

Those looking for an introduction to the Huw Lloyd Langton period of Hawkwind in the first part of the 1980s might find this a perfect first purchase.


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Hawkwind - Space Ritual Collectors Edition CD / DVD
Review by Bruce Stringer
EMI has released a series of special edition CDs for collectors, which include many rare recordings and some with video material. This edition of Hawkwind’s live psychedelic freak-out, Space Ritual, comes with the complete show of full-length versions of tracks (as some were previously issued in edited form to fit the vinyl format).
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Hawkwind - Space Ritual Volume II
Review by Gary Hill
Originally when this was released on vinyl, Space Ritual Volume I and II didn't exist, only one multi disc set "Space Ritual". When released on CD it was culled into two separate albums.
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Hawkwind - Spirit of the Age Solstice Remixes
Review by Gary Hill
Here we have an EP from Hawkwind that includes four different mixes of the same piece, that being “Spirit of the Age” which originated on Quark Strangeness and Charm.
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Hawkwind - Stasis: The U.A. Years, 1971-1975
Review by Gary Hill

This is kind of a cool set. While Hawkwind fans might well have these songs on various albums they already own, they will probably find a few things here they don’t have – at least not these exact versions. 


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Hawkwind Light Orchestra - Stellar Variations
Review by G. W. Hill

I guess this was released under “Hawkwind Light Orchestra” rather than “Hawkwind” because the lineup isn’t precisely the same as Hawkwind these days.


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Hawkwind - Take Me To Your Leader
Review by Gary Hill
It's got to be hard to be Hawkwind. With a massive catalog that last time I checked (including compilations and live albums) boasted well over a hundred official releases, it must be very difficult to try to please your fans with each new release.
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Hawklords - The Barney Bubbles Memorial Concert DVD
Review by Gary Hill

This is probably the best Hawkwind DVD that Hawkwind never released.


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Hawkwind - The Business Trip – Live
Review by Gary Hill

Hawkwind had done a live album not that many years earlier with Palace Springs, so this seemed a little soon to put out one. 


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Hawkwind - The Charisma Years 1976-1979
Review by G. W. Hill
This brand new set includes remastered versions of four Hawkwind albums.

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Hawkwind - The Chronicle of the Black Sword
Review by Gary Hill
Hawkwind had a friendship with the science fiction author Michael Moorcock – he actually joined the band at one point. It should seem no surprise, then that they would do a concept album based on his Elric series.
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Hawkwind - The Emergency Broadcast Years: 1994-1997
Review by Gary Hill

The new box set is a five disc collection of previously released Hawkwind albums. Each gets its own cardboard sleeve with the original cover art-work.


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Hawkwind - The Friday Rock Show Sessions - Live at Reading '86
Review by Gary Hill
I’d have to say that for my money this is one of the best Hawkwind live albums.
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Hawkwind - The GWR Years 1988-1991
Review by G. W. Hill
It's hard for me to pick favorite Hawkwind albums. I mean, I'm a big fan of the band, and I like pretty much all of their albums.

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Hawkwind - The Machine Stops
Review by G. W. Hill

I have to admit that I’m a huge Hawkwind fan.


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Hawkwind - The RCA Active Years - 1981-1982
Review by G. W. Hill
This new three CD set assembles three Hawkwind albums released from 1981-1982. I'm a huge fan of the third of those discs, Choose Your Masques, but I actually like all three. 

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Hawkwind - The Time of The Hawklords (reissue) written by Michael Butterworth
Review by Gary Hill
Long out of print, this book has recently been reissued. That is reason for Hawkwind fans to rejoice.
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Hawkwind - The Weird Tapes Number 4-Live ‘78
Review by Gary Hill
This disc, just released in 2000, is a great testament to the live presence of this legendary, if obscure, band. The CD features some of the finest live recordings of Hawkwind that I have ever heard.
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Hawkwind - The Xenon Codex
Review by Gary Hill
I’ve seen some less than stellar reviews of this disc, but for my money it’s a great album and well in the upper percentile of Hawkwind releases.
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Hawkwind - This Is Hawkwind, Do Not Panic
Review by Bruce Stringer
One step on from the classic, yet volatile, Levitation line-up this release is a collection of tracks highlighting their performance of 1981's Stonehenge festival, re-sequenced and sounding at their most energetic since the days of Lemmy. Ginger Baker, who was to leave shortly after this, added an element of jazz fusion to the chemistry in stark contrast to Simon King's staccato straight-four drumming and it's as if the set list was constructed to feature the mastery of British guitar legend Huw Lloyd-Langton.
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Hawkwind - Weird Tapes 2 - Hawkwind Live and Hawklords Studio
Review by Gary Hill
In terms of number of albums released, Hawkwind is arguably the most prolific rock band in history. I once read a listing of all Hawkwind releases from several years ago and the number was somewhere in the 80’s.
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Hawkwind - Zarazinia 12 inch Single (Vinyl)
Review by G. W. Hill

For a long time we didn’t do reviews of out of print items at Music Street Journal.


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Hawkwind - Zones
Review by Gary Hill

I know a lot of people aren’t crazy about this disc. For my money it’s well worth having. 


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