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Canterbury Fayre 2001
on 27 February 2003
I was sceptical about this one, (never too sure about live recordings) BUT...This is Hawkwind live and at their very best, a 2 disc offering of which the sound quality and performance are superb. (Silver Machine with lyrics by Arthur Brown being the exception) Featuring Dave Brock, Alan Davey, Simon House, Richard Chadwick, Keith Kniveton, and strangely not included on the inner sleeve is Huw Lloyd-Langton. A very tight sound and line-up, This was recorded at the Canterbury Sound Festival 2001. The first disc kicks off with 5th Second of Forever, Levitation, Spiral Galaxy, an amazing version of Solitary Mind Games, Angels of Death, Spirit of the Age, Magnu, Dust of Time, Motorway City, Hurry on Sundown, Assassins of Allah, disc 2 features Silver Machine, a 'poem' by Arthur Brown, Assault and Battery, Void of Golden Light, and finally Ejection. I must admit that it's refreshing not to have Master of the Universe or Brainstorm as part of this live set. This isn't just another live mish-mash of old recordings, this is Hawkwind as they should be, LIVE, even for fussy people like me, it'll be hard to beat this one, if you only buy 1 CD this year MAKE IT THIS ONE. Onward flies the bird.