A classic acid / space rock adventure courtesy of the prime exponents of the genre. Opener "You Shouldn't Do That" sets the scene perfectly - an elongated, psychedelic experience laced with electronic pulses and manic chants. The album contains pernennial favourite "Master of the Universe". The opening swoosh of the sound generator leads into guitar, drums, bass and then bursts into full flow. One of the band's hardest rockers, "Master of the Universe" remains a personal favourite. The rest of the original album is made up of some good songs, particularly "You Know You're Only Dreaming", although none hit the heights of the two song previously mentioned. Extras include the band's biggest ever chart hit. "Silver Machine", a favourite of 'Greatest Ever .....' compilers everywhere. The versions of "7x7" and "Born to Go" are OK but not a touch on those on Space Ritual.
Overall, this is a great example of early Hawkwind and 70's Space Rock. If you are new to the genre, it is an album I would recommend. If you are an old afficianado, you probably already have this!