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Star Nation EP
Review by Bruce Stringer
The first thing to get my attention to this EP was the card CD sleeve design: didn't I see this in Chariots of the Gods? Dressed up as an independent CD single with lyric card inserts, this is a very interesting disc and a pity that it will probably never get the release it deserves.
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The Silver Age
Review by Bruce Stringer
Hawkwind drummer Richard Chadwick and ex-Hawkwind guitarist Jerry Richards play alongside musicians Steve Hayes, Alex Hart, Steve Taylor and scribe Sophie Knight on this album of industrial, post-punk, space-rock. The Silver Age is a thematic CD with many a surprise in stall for the listener and many interesting lyrics to puzzle over.
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Hawkwind
Review by Bruce Stringer
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Secret Saucer
Review by G. W. Hill
Interview with Secret Saucer from 2012
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Hawkwind - 50 Live
Review by Gary Hill
This new live disc from Hawkwind was recorded on their 50th Anniversary tour. Having seen Hawkwind live several times, I can tell you that I don't think there is ever a disappointing Hawkwind show.

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Spirits Burning - Alien Injection
Review by Gary Hill
I reviewed the Spirits Burning and Bridget Wishart CD in the last issue of Music Street Journal. This CD is the album Spirits Burning record about the same time as that one.
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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 Light Orchestra - Carnivorous
Review by Gary Hill
I reviewed a previous set from Hawkwind Light Orchestra. I wondered at the time why that one wasn't released under the Hawkwind banner.

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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 - 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 - 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 - Electric Tepee
Review by Gary Hill

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


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Secret Saucer - Element 115
Review by G. W. Hill

There is a lot of Hawkind type space rock in the sound of Secret Saucer.


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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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Secret Saucer - Four on the Floor
Review by G. W. Hill

There is a big change on this disc, well at least on one tune as it has vocals.


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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 - 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 - 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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Secret Saucer - Second Sighting
Review by G. W. Hill

Every Secret Saucer CD is based in space rock, and that, of course, begs comparisons to Hawkwind.


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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 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 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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Secret Saucer - Tri-Angle Waves
Review by G. W. Hill

While I like all the discs I’ve heard from Secret Saucer, this might be my favorite from these guys.


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