What does it sound like?:
All the Hawkwind you could ever need covering the years 1970-74. An 11 cd box comprising the studio albums Hawkwind, In Search of Space, Do Re Mi, and Hall of the Mountain Grill plus double live sets of Space Ritual, the band’s set from 72’s Greasy Truckers Party and 1999 Party recorded on the US tour of 74 but not released until 1997. The final cd, Of Time and Stars, is new for this collection and comprises numerous singles, edits, rarities, etc.
What does it all *mean*?
If you like what we can loosely define as ‘space rock’ then you will be in your element with this set, which is nicely presented in a clam shell box. Sometimes the live material can drag and be a bit much of a muchness, but all the classic material from that period is present and correct here.
Goes well with…
Meant for dipping into rather than hearing in one sitting! The best of the material, eg on Space Ritual, has stood the test of time well, bearing in mind it was recorded over forty years ago. Other pieces have not aged so well however, and some judicious » Continue Reading.