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Hawkwind [VINYL] [Limited Edition, Import]

Hawkwind Vinyl
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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Hawkwind are an English rock band, one of the earliest space rock groups. Their lyrics favour urban and science fiction themes. They are also a noted precursor to punk rock and now are considered a link between the hippie and punk cultures.

Formed in November 1969 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Brock, Hawkwind have gone through many incarnations and styles of music. Critic Jim ... Read more in Amazon's Hawkwind Store

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  • Vinyl (11 Oct 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Limited Edition, Import
  • Label: Rock Classics
  • ASIN: B003XNKEMK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 83,517 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Extremely psychedelic 16 May 2004
By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
When I was 14 a schoolfriend who had taken LSD played this album to me in the dark. Even though I had never tripped, after one listen to "Hawkwind" I knew the experience had something to do with paisley patterns! "Hurry On Sundown" and "Mirror Of Illusion" may be acoustic-guitar-based folk-rock, but they, along with the jam-based remainder of the album, have a haunting, timeless quality in their recording and production which reminds me of the classic tracks of Pink Floyd's "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" - although this band boasted jamming musicians to trump everyone in the early Floyd except Rick Wright. Hawkwind on this first album are not the pumping rock band we know from all their other recordings - they are mainly interested in psychedelic freakouts and do them very well. One of the essential roots records of the early 70's.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nicely Quirky 22 Sep 2009
Format:Audio CD
As a teenager I was blown away by "Silver Machine" and "You Shouldn't Do That", both tracks now considered classics by fans and critics alike, but I never bought any of Hawkwind's material. Shame on me. 40 years later I've finally got around to buying their first five albums on CD and my brain is on another planet - without the aid of certain stimulants.

I'm not normally favourably disposed to debut albums, but "Hawkwind" is impressive. The opening track, "Hurry On Sundown", is a very musical and surprisingly powerful song which I keep hearing in my head. It sounds nothing like the deep space excesses we've learned to love, instead acting as a solid departure point for the band's psychological journeying. The six tracks that follow are all nicely quirky, stepping away from normality into the uncharted territory of the psyche and doing a masterly job of setting out Hawkwind's agenda for their subsequent explorations. In deep space terms, this album represents the band's moment of lift off and hardcore fans shouldn't be disappointed. I found a couple of musical phrases in "The Reason Is?" reminiscent of early Pink Floyd, but I think that's coincedental.

The CD edition I bought has four bonus tracks consisting of archive material not available elsewhere. These include the original single version of "Hurry On Sundown", which has a richer arrangement, and a cover version of Pink Floyd's "Cymbaline".

All in all, I found "Hawkwind" to be a very creditable first album the band can be proud of. Highly recommended to fans and as a gentle introduction to the band for beginners.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pirates of the galaxy at the begining of time 11 Jun 2012
Format:Audio CD
Now I have to confess to having a soft spot for early Hawkwind. The first time I saw them was in a youth club in Hatfield circa 1970. They turned strobes on the audience, Terry Ollis drummed naked. Nik Turner was seriously weird in the best way and Dave Brock earthed the whole thing and played mean guitar. Imagine our collective suprise when it was chucking out time that they had played for four hours it was well past midnight and the boy scouts running the club were seriously pissed by the beastliness of this band. oh, not to mention Mr Ollis and the condoms thrown into the audience and a whole lot of anarchist/subversive mags. In short it was a bloody good night and the aged fifteen Hertfordshire male collective we would attend other such occassions again and did, many! And none did disapoint. So this on vinyl. like the Fairies. it could not capture the vastness of the aural/sonic whiplash that was released from stage-maybe it should have come with free mini strobes and a condom. In New Zealand I played this in a music class for my 6 weeks I attended Takapuna Grammar-it met with disinterest only getting traction when I moved into a flat-barely 16 with a group of dope smoking architecture students. It is a classic but maybe not as good as the follow up "In search of space" a seriously brain altering bit of mayhem-particulalry in certain conditions-through cans and enough stereo effect to get shifting sounds. But Hawkwind is a cross roads into something other than the mainstream prog rock of its day.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow, dark and addictive 5 Jan 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is beautiful, you think to yourself, chilled out music to lose yourself in, welcome to the first track, chances are you will close your eyes not through boredom, just because of the intense relaxation and when you do you will find yourself in the middle of a field with no signs of human life, just sun, plants and blissful calm. Of course this album is a journey and not a destination and by the end of the first track an ominous feeling starts to develop. The mood evolves from relaxed to nervous into tense and even occasionally skirting the fringes of madness and you will love every second of it. It is a ride or `trip' if you like, that makes you excitedly crave the ups and downs.

It is like it is the soundtrack to the fall of the hippy era; we are shown paradise then we morbidly watch as it is slowly decays and breaks up in a physical and mental sense as the fractures get worse. Hawkwind touch the primal and they don't need to say because you can feel it.

Note that this album should be listened to in its entirety from start to finish, the tracks in isolation don't have the same impact.

Track List:
Hurry On Sundown
The Reason is?
Be Yourself
Paranoia (Part 1)
Paranoia (Part 2)
Seeing it as you really are
Mirror of Illusion

Bonus Tracks:
Bring it on Home
Hurry on Sundown
Kiss of the Velvet Whip
Cymbaline
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great first album
Published 5 days ago by Garlee
5.0 out of 5 stars more than expected
I first heard this album when I was 16,now 40 years have past,I decided to explore some music from way back then,now,it's like opening Pandora's box,what must have Hawkwind sounded... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars its a cd
its a cd had it years ago on vinynel just like i remember in my drug fueld teens or not remember cos of my drug fueld teens
Published 3 months ago by brian croucher
5.0 out of 5 stars Seeing it as the release really is.
Classic record with classic tunes (especially Hurry on Sundown/Mirror of Illusion/Seeing it as You Really Are) from a classic band, re-released in limited edition gatefold sleeve,... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Ms. M. A. Cameron
5.0 out of 5 stars Huh!!
What's not to like. It was easier to buy this than dig out the vinyl original.
Invokes memories of an age long gone.
Published 9 months ago by Paddythefrog
5.0 out of 5 stars You probably had to be there, but......
...Hawkwind have a friend for life in me. And mainly because of this LP. It was love at first listen and still sounds amazing nearly forty years later. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Matthew Hynett
5.0 out of 5 stars Hurry on Dude....
A blast from waaaay back and it sounds better now than it did then :-) I have filled up my Hawkwind gaps using the Atom henge releases. The quality is great - just buy it!
Published 15 months ago by R. L. Davies
5.0 out of 5 stars cd
good quality goods very happy with the goods and the pictures of the products were very life like five star products
Published 16 months ago by paul
5.0 out of 5 stars hawkwind
this was bought as a present for my son who was thrilled to have it. came by post on the date stated.
Published 19 months ago by mrs norah fisher
5.0 out of 5 stars A Hawkwind Classic
The Digital Remastering of LP's is definitely a worthwhile process. On the CD version there is so much more detail to hear in the tracks that you don't quite catch from vinyl. Read more
Published on 19 Jun 2012 by DaveW
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