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Space Gypsy

Nik Turner Audio CD
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Nik Turner (born Nicholas Turner, 26 August 1940, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England) is a British musician, best known as a former member of space rock pioneers Hawkwind. Turner plays saxophones, flute, sings and is a composer. While with Hawkwind, Turner was known for his experimental free jazz stylisations and outrageous stage presence, often donning full makeup and Ancient Egypt-inspired ... Read more in Amazon's Nik Turner Store

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  • Audio CD (4 Nov 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cleopatra Records
  • ASIN: B00E4V0D4Y
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,273 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Fallen Angel STS-51-L 4:560.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Joker's Song 3:500.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Time Crypt 5:310.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Galaxy Rise 4:070.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Coming of the Maya 8:230.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. We Ride the Timewinds 3:420.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Eternity 3:580.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Anti-Matter 4:570.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Visitor 6:590.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Something's Not Right (Bonus Track) 4:030.89  Buy MP3 

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Founding member of the pioneering space rock band Hawkwind returns to his intergalactic roots on this incredible album of all new material with special guest appearances by fellow Hawkwind alumnus Simon House & Gong's Steve Hillage!Features Nik's most compelling song writing in years-just check out the singles Fallen Angel STS-51-L about the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and the dark,hypnotic Time Crypt!Joining Nik is a veritable super group including Nicky Garratt of UK Subs,Jürgen Engler of German industrial band Die Krupps,Jeff Piccinini of 70s punk icons Chelsea!

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(File : HAWKWIND) Founding member returns to his intergalactic roots on 2013 album w. guests Simon House & Steve Hillage

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars oh yeah 13 Dec 2013
By B. Hunt
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haha... ok lets cut to the chase, I love it! and so has everyone I have played it to!

the band are tight and fast when they need to be, proper fast! Yeah call it space rock, and it does rock, but dont let that associate in your mind with whimsical drifty conk - this is like the proto punk sound this artist came from and helped create... the band (without sleeve notes here) are mentioned elsewhere have really made that happen... so excellent praise must go to them, and also guests Simon House and Steve Hillage...

and it's brilliant fun!

lyrically and musically... this shouldnt be navel glaring and beard stroking, and it isnt!! With nods to all the ace phases of Nik's career, including Inner City Unit and Sphynx, this really is a ride...

high points are Joker's Song, We Ride the Timewinds, Something's Not Right and Fallen Angel, all fast and brilliant! Also love Coming of Maya, Galaxy Rise and the Visitor for bringing texture to the album, slower or acoustic, with Time Crypt and Anti Matter also being highly enjoyable... and Eternity, the weakest track, is still very enjoyable... so no duffs!!

I think this guy is underatted, probably as most people dont get it and miss it, or his association with a scene in the early 70s colours their view, but he has real spirit, wit and fun in his music and performances so am thrilled this is a brilliant album - well done Nik!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nik Turner roars back. 26 Dec 2013
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This is one of the best things that Nik has done, when you consider not just his work with Hawkwind, Hawklords, I.C.U., Sphinx covering a vast musical spectrum this album stands out, if you like spacerock with a twist of the esoteric this is the album for you.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best H*wkw*nd album in years? 31 Oct 2013
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Believe me - I have absolutely no agenda other than to state that, with the possible exception of 'Take Me to Your Leader', I have been very disappointed with Hawkwind's output since around the time of 'Distant Horizons'. And I am (or was) a huge fan of Hawkwind for many, many years. For the record, and in the interests of balance, I haven't always liked all of Nik's music either, finding it inconsistent in quality and also in performance on occasion. This effort, however, is a different box of frogs entirely. Whilst finding the bickering over the name all rather sad and somewhat tiresome, I'm overjoyed to find that great music can still be made despite everything. And this is great stuff to my ears. Ignore all the bile, have a listen and decide for yourself :-)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SUPERB 18 Dec 2013
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for a guy his age , the energy behind this is enough to carry the hawkwind craft through space for some time .
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Its about the Music 19 Nov 2013
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An enjoyable album that will hold few surprises for fans of early Hawkwind with hints of earlier songs in there and as you might expect sax and flute to the fore. I find the drumming a bit of a thrash at times and not sure Simon House was made the best use of. If you enjoy this check out "Otherworld" to my mind a better album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best .. 15 Jan 2014
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.. space rock CD since 70s era Hawkwind (and the Calvert Charisma years).. If you like that staff,then buy this - you wont be disappointed..
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nik's new cornucopia 20 Oct 2013
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Being a teenager in the very late sixties the legendary Hawkwind have always been a background influence on me. Ive always regretted the rift between Nik and Dave because to me the two working together was Hawkwind, Dave for his solid musical ability and leadership, Nik for his embodiment of the free spirit, playing for the people and the colour he added to the band's collective personality.

If you too enjoyed the early Hawkwind years but want that experience updated then this album is for you. The songs and their tempos are varied throughout from rock through to almost pastoral beauty (check out 'the Visitor').
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
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Out of the blue Nik Turner, well into his 70s, produces an absolutely classic album of vintage space rock.

The songs are very reminiscent of his first Hawkwind era, so if you are a fan of Warrior On The Edge of Time, Hall of The Mountain Grill, or Doremi, you'll love this album.

From out and out rockers such to as Fallen Angel, to more sedate flute based numbers such as Galaxy Rise, Nik is on top form here, helped out by a top notch band that includes ex Hawkwind violinist and keyboard player Simon House, expect pulsing rhythms, shimmering cymbals, chaotic sax solos, sonic generators, winding bass lines and above all, great atmospherics and brilliant song writing.

This is a superb album.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars proper old style space rock
So much better than the stuff Dave Brock has been churning out since Nik was ousted from Hawkwind. "Otherworld" is even better.
Published 3 months ago by Susan Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars feed back
Well ,my husband just held his hands out and said what can he say. Wish they would have a reunion .
Published 4 months ago by sally trigwell
3.0 out of 5 stars Utterances of Master
If you read some of the negative reviews you wouldn't go near this and that would be a shame as it carries on the Hawkwind saga. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Ian G. Mcneil
1.0 out of 5 stars It was a Digipak
Great Album, but when it came it was a Digipak, which I do not personally like for my collection, So will have to buy another one from else where!
Published 7 months ago by Pete Egan
1.0 out of 5 stars Why?
Given that Nik Turner is perfectly able to make quality music of his own, (Sphinx, ICU and the All Stars), listening to this was very disappointing. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Pooks
5.0 out of 5 stars The captain has recently lost control of the Hawkwind ship in my...
This is how Hawkwind should sound, top album by Nik again, much in the vain of Space Ritual, Otherworld. If only the 2 sides of Hawkwind could meet again, eh? Read more
Published 8 months ago by snodger
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT ALBUM
Published 8 months ago by bryan broooon
1.0 out of 5 stars Nik Turner Space Gypsy.
The record its self is ok its the way it came.It came in a plastic bag and not in carbord mailer as it should have done so has cornersbent over and has left marks on cover. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Keith
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