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Quark, Strangeness, ... [Import]

Hawkwind Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 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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  • Audio CD (10 July 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sunrise
  • ASIN: B000HOLLJI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 206,840 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hawkwinds finest moment 2 Sep 2006
By JT
Format:Audio CD
The over abundance of hawkwind albums is nothing short of disgracefull. The problem is it completly de values the bands music. Which is a shame because this is one of the finest Hard Rock albums ever recorded. Quark has gone down as Hawkwinds finest moment & to be fair it is !

From the opening of "Spirit Of The Age" to the closing of "The Iron Dream" you can feel the magic flowing through this album. Personnal Favs are; well all of `em ! Really this albums that good. It`s one of those albums you can put on & leave playing right to the end. Again it`s a shame the band or Dave Brock has buggered up the business end so badly because this album should be available i mean how many bands can you name were there best album isn`t available ? If this ever becomes available buy it immediatly you wont regret it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The second coming of Hawkwind 29 July 2007
By Tony Jones VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
For a band that are so defined (to most people) as having peaked in the early 70s in the Lemmy / Silver Machine / Space Ritual period, this album is proof that the late 70s flowering was every bit as powerful though in a different way. The science fiction element is strong - Damnation Alley from the Zelazny / Dick epic and the awesome Spirit of the Age (along with Queen's Year of 39 a brilliant song about time dilation), plus the much played Hassan i Sabbah and the tongue in cheek title track make this the peak of a very interesting period (check out PXR5 and, if you can get it, 25 Years).

There is a hardly a gig goes by even 30 years later that doesn't have something from this album - Calvert at a lyrical peak and a tight, unpretentious line-up.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I have an early release copy of this thanks to the Atomhenge Club (cheers Vicky) and it's stupendous. I have been listening to this album for over 25 years now and this sounds as good a remaster as the Hawklords 25 years on.
It's a double CD release, in the style of the Hawklords album with unreleased versions, full extended versions and altenate takes. Does the world really need 4 versions of Damnation Alley and 4 versions of Spirit Of The Age on 1 release though? erm yes actually it does. I'd gotten a little bored of Spirit Of the Age from the original album, but the alternate versions on this really hit the mark, and as for Damnation Alley personally I think it's one of their all time great songs - listening to the progression of the song is fascinating.
On a final note if there's any more of the 1977 live recordings that make up the last 3 songs on Disc 2 can we have a full concert release please. Roll on Bolton, Liverpool and Porchester Hall (twice) for a celebration of 40 years.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
By Mr Blackwell TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Well i've finally got my hands on a copy,waited years for this on cd,couldn't believe it when my cd was delayed!!!i thought the cosmic gods were playing tricks on me ha ha.This is a genuine classic disc,the original lp was superb but this is off the planet,the remaster is beautiful each track from the original lp sounds fresher,cleaner and although i've had this on vinyl for 30+ years i'm hearing new sounds here and there,the ist 7 tracks of the original lp were superb and thats still the case,damnation alleyway possibly the most underated track from hawkwinds catalogue,spirit,quark and the magnificent hassan i sabbah just ripple from the speakers,is there more beautiful piece of music than ,fable',you could die happy with the ist seven tracks but the bonus tracks on disc 1 just make life even better,special mention to 'a minor jam',most bands spend entire careers and dont produce anything as good,listen to this with headphones on and you'll realise why on their day(which was quite often) the hawks were better than floyd( and i love floyd).
Disc two what can you say essentiall a rerun of the album with alternate and extended versions ,the extended version of fable' being particularly stunning and damnation alleyway well another 2 versions both superb,i cant get the smile off my face while typing this with the cd blasting in the background,does it get any better? well yes the whole thing rounds off with a trio of live tracks, .spirit' again and the two best tracks from future album pxr5 , namely robot and high rise,hats off to atomhenge for this disc and indeed the reissuing campaign in general.THIS IS A MUST HAVE DISC FROM A LEGENDARY BAND,BUY NOW,LEAVE YOUR WORRIES BEHIND AND ENTER HAWKSPACE,YOUR MIND IS READY IS YOUR SOUL?
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Re-release this album! 1 Mar 2005
Format:Audio CD
Astounding Sounds Amazing Music, PXR5, Quark Strangeness and Charm and the Hawklords album are the best albums the Hawk's ever did. Since they were deleted some years ago the second hand prices have been soaring. They are now regularly being sold on eBay for over 50 a piece. It's about time someone let these albums out of the cupboard - they'll fly out the door!
Onward Flies The Bird...
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars timeless classic 16 April 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
To my knowledge this is the fourth incarnation of this album on CD, and the one worth having. Not just an album or a collection of songs, but a work of art. The psychedelic prog approach of earlier Hawkwind albums had just about run out of steam, and it's immediate predecessor "Astounding Sounds" was notably iffy, if stalwartly declared a classic by fans. Quark saw the band's sound shift towards the tighter, sharper requirement of its era - dinosaur prog was dying and the audience wanted shorter, snappier songs. Hawkwind admirably managed to fuse the two. Included as bonus tracks are original extended versions which show that making shorter tracks had become an industry policy rather than a voluntary movement among artists. The remastering renders a fresh dimension of clarity to Calvert's lyrics and the rich electronic backing tracks. This is Hawkwind showing they were masters of their art, and not just a record label's vehicle for shifting sale units.
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5.0 out of 5 stars quark
saw hawkwind perform the title track on the marc show and saw jean jaque burnel play it live in liverpool
Published 4 months ago by Mr. James S. Edmondson
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific
I bought this as a gift for somebody so I haven't played it personally but they appear to be very happy with it. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Lesley Leach
5.0 out of 5 stars lucky me!
I was lucky enough to get Quark and Astounding Sounds on a single cd format a few years ago. I think it was a german release? Read more
Published 8 months ago by Les Ives
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must for fans
Love the title track. Actually bought for my son who loves hawkwind especially live in concert. I really only know silver machine myself. This is a good one to listen to though
Published 8 months ago by punkyone
5.0 out of 5 stars The finest sounds this side of saturn !
I so love this album. In fact i love that hawkwind era ,the second half of the 70's.
Gone now is the glorious chaos & cacophony that the earlier hawkwind gave us & the newer... Read more
Published 9 months ago by DJ Raz
5.0 out of 5 stars Hawkwind join the New Wave SF Revolution
The stature of "Quark, Strangeness and Charm" amongst fans of Hawkwind has risen in recent years and continues to do so. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Stephen E. Andrews
5.0 out of 5 stars quark quark
one of hawkwinds best. all the tracks are good and i just cant stop listening to the extended version of fable of a failed race on the second disc. brilliant. quite brilliant.
Published 16 months ago by Eddie
3.0 out of 5 stars QS&C
You know how you love an album when you're a teenager and then you rediscover it as a corpulent, washed out married husband and father, and you are suddenly transformed back to... Read more
Published 17 months ago by The Great Elmyra
4.0 out of 5 stars Better now than then
Didn't care for this one at all in '77. To me it was symptomatic of the drastic stylistic changes virtually all '70s art rock/prog bands underwent in the late seventies. Read more
Published on 21 Aug 2011 by ds
5.0 out of 5 stars How to improve on perfection
QSC is one of my all-time Top 10 albums. Always has been. If I were being picky about the original, I'd have only two minor quibbles. Read more
Published on 7 Mar 2011 by EuroBee
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