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It is the Business of the Future to Be Dangerous [Original recording remastered, Extra tracks]

Hawkwind Audio CD
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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.

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  • Audio CD (30 Jan 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: Atomhenge
  • ASIN: B006GE6B5W
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,244 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. It Is the Business of the Future to Be Dangerous 6:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Space Is Not Their (Palestine)11:46Album Only
Listen  3. Tibet Is Not China (Part One) 3:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Tibet Is Not China (Part Two) 3:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Let Barking Dogs Lie 9:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Wave Upon Wave 3:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Letting in the Past 2:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Camera That Could Lie 5:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. 3 or 4 Erections in the Course of a Night 1:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Techno Tropic Zone Exists 4:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Gimmie Shelter 5:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Avante 6:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Gimmie Shelter (feat. Samantha Fox) (Single Version) 5:560.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

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Listen  1. Spirit of the Age (Radio Edit) 4:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Spirit of the Age (Full Vocal Mix) 9:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Spirit of the Age (Cyber Trance Mix) 9:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Spirit of the Age (Flesh to Phantasy Ambient Mix)12:08Album Only
Listen  5. Right to Decide (Original Mix) 4:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Camera That Would Not Die (Original Mix) 5:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Right to Decide (Alien Prophets Radio Edit Mix) 4:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Assassin (Magick Carpet Mix By Swordfish / Astralasia)10:21Album Only

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CD Description

* Newly Remastered Reissue Of Hawkwind's Classic Album Released In 1993
* Expanded To Include A Bonus Cd Comprising The Rare 1993 Ep's "The Solstice Remixes" And "The Right To Decide" Plus The Bonus Track "Gimmie Shelter" By Hawkwind & Samantha Fox
* All Tracks Remastered From The Original Master Tapes
* Lavish Booklet With New Essay

Atomhenge, the home of the Hawkwind catalogue of 1976 - 1997 announce the release of a newly remastered edition of the classic 1993 album "IT IS THE BUSINESS OF THE FUTURE TO BE DANGEROUS".

Released in November 1993, the album was a journey in a new direction for the band, seeing them embrace the emerging Ambient music movement (which had taken inspiration from Hawkwind's earlier work), creating a lengthy album of experimental music in the distinctive Hawkwind style.

Featuring outstanding tracks such as "Space is Their (Palestine)", "The Camera That Could Lie" and the album's title track, "IT IS THE BUSINESS OF THE FUTURE..." brought Hawkwind to a new audience and gained critical acclaim.
This ATOMHENGE reissue features a new essay and restores the original album artwork. It has been expanded to include the track "GIMMIE SHELTER", recorded with SAMANTHA FOX for the charity album "PUTTING OUR HOUSE IN ORDER" and also includes a BONUS CD comprising the rare 1993 EP's "THE SOLSTICE REMIXES" (featuring mixes by ASTRALASIA) and the "DECIDE YOUR FUTURE" EP.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This album revitalised my faith in this band! 10 Oct 2001
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Format:Audio CD
I had not bought a HW album for about10 years, but had gone to some early 90s gigs. I bought this just before the Hawkestra gig in 2000 and was blown away. This album is HW at their total best. The first few tracks are instrumental brilliance. Track two - Space is their Palestine - is HW doing the extended live, rythmic ramblings that really get inside your head, but on album. Chadwick's drumming is spot on. It's been compared to Hassan I Sahba, which is not far wrong. This theme continues up to track seven, when the mood changes completely with "Letting in the past", which reworks some previous material - the words being from "Looking in the future" (Church, 1982). From here on, we get a more riff based HW, doing "songs" - there's also the first real reggae influence shown in "The camera thatcould lie". Last but one on the album is Richard Chadwick doing an excellent version of "Gimme Shelter".
Overall, this is just excellent. Alan Davey does some superb playing throughout, Chadwick is like a metronome and the Captain is just the man he is. Why haven't you bought it already?!
Graham Manson
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 5 Sep 2002
Format:Audio CD
For some reason best known to themselves, hard-core HW fans sniff at this album, preferring the more familiar grounds of other HW incarnations. Pity, that, because they are dismissing an absolute classic.
Hovering somewhere between ambient,techno, metal and psychedelia, this music forces itself into your heart. It's easy to get lost on the track sequence - they all seem to flow into each other, or sound pretty similar. But that is no criticism.
As a cohesive, quirky, mesmering whole this album has few peers. Good for HW, good for Dave Brock. If you want an HW experience which can surprise a few guests, put this one on.. light the blue touch paper and retire. You won't be disappointed.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ambient metal spacerock 21 Nov 2004
Format:Audio CD
I am a new convert to Hawkwind's later material (i.e. post Xenon Codex, which I hated!)having been a fan since '78. I understand that this is one cd that many fans dislike and I cannot understand why? I have seen the band 30-40 times and they have always gone off on long instrumental jams. This cd is predominantly instrumental and epitomises the reason why Hawkwind have stayed around for so long. Hawkwind were created to play music like this! It is what they do best. No matter how they may have seemed in the 80s, they were never a mainstream rock band. They were always just that bit special, that bit different. This cd is superb and I recommend it wholeheartedly, if you can get it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It is the business of the future to be dangerous 10 July 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is the first Hawkwind disc I have bought since Levitation (on Vinyl), so I didn't know what to expect other than the good reviews already posted on Amazon for this title. In the mid 80's after the departure of Bob Calvert, the Hawks struggled to find a direction and disappeared into a malaise of average semi-metal semi-mainstream rock bands. However, they obviously recovered because this is really an excellent refreshing change of course from that era. It really blends the Astounding Sounds period with the Doremi Fasol Latido period and chucks in some hypnotic dance rythms to produce a worthy addition to the Hawkwind repertoire.
I was initial shocked as the disc comprises almost entirely instrumentals. In fact the weekest track on the disc is a 'song', the rendition of Gimmee Shelter, the reason for the inclusion of which I cannot understand. However, the rest of this album easily compensates.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It is the Business of Hawkwind to be Dangerous! 19 May 2006
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i really enjoyed this aural adventure on its release and still play it, i have always considered "it is the business of the future to be dangerous" one of hawkwind's better albums to my ears, if not equal to but at least as enjoyable as "electric tepee". this was made during a good period of hawkwind material, i agree they explored the ambient side of things here to an extent rather than actual songs, and a lot of people find this sort of thing boring, and tend to love or hate it but it works for me. i have listened to many ambient style albums but have found hawkwind's the most approachable. the album was originally released as a double lp but can now be purchased on a single cd. the sound quality is extremely good, making the most of the special effects. most of the ambient tracks, which blend well together, are based around a repeated theme interspersed with computerised sound effects with drums and percussion blended together. some interesting ideas here, i found the "space is their palestine/tibet is not china" tracks very effective, building up an aural image of that country, including singing tibetan monks! washes of synthesisers, great rhythms, soaring guitars, a good exercise for the imagination. i have played this album many times and still hear things i'd missed. the album flows along in a similar style until "letting in the past", "the camera that could lie" (amazing reggae-style beat), two of the three conventional songs (if conventional is the appropriate word for hawkwind!) break the mood. " 3 or 4 erections in the course of a night", "techno tropic zone exists" (interesting titles!), then "gimme shelter", an amazing version of the rolling stones song. "avante" is the last track on the album, some fast drum patterns over washes and layers of sound effects. Read more ›
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