Released in 1974, i bought this as soon as it came out, having owned and played their "space ritual" album to death for some time. From the superb
front cover depicting a crashed hawklords spaceship to the awesome alien landscape painting on the rear cover the stage the stage is set for hawkwind`s most atmospheric album. Kicking off with "psychedelic warlords","Wind of change" and nik turner`s "d-rider" we have some of the finest music hawkwind ever made, the presence of simon house with his armoury of keyboards and violins is felt everywhere, especially his superb use of the mellotron and drives the music into psychedelic filmic soundscapes that enhance your very being. Interestingly,the two live tracks,"you better believe it" and the majestic "paradox",blend seamlessly with the feel of the album. A further live track, "it`s so easy" recorded at the same edmonton sundown gig is included as a bonus track on the cd as are single versions of other tracks on the album.I`ts difficult to get across how the passage of time (34 years) has enhanced this album with each listen,for me, it is timeless music by the most original (and underrated!) band in britain over the last 50 years.buy it, play it,enjoy it and it will become one of your favourite albums too.