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Space Shanty

Khan Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (24 Mar 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Esoteric
  • ASIN: B0013NBBOW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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Listen  8. Mixed Up Man Of The Mountains (first version) 4:250.79  Buy MP3 

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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent example of early Hillage 2 Feb 2005
By Dr. D. B. Sillars VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Khan are a very early example of the Canterbury School of progressive rock, best known through bands such as Caravan, Hatfield and the North and National Health. Led by guitarist Steve Hillage who would later join Gong and enjoy a successful solo career, this was his first important group. So it is surprising that his songwriting skills are so matured and developed. Also, his trademark soaring, ecstatic guitar style is also much in evidence here. The combination of that and guest keyboardist Dave Stewart's fuzzy, distorted organ is something really special to behold. The pair would team up again on Hillage's first solo album "Fish Rising", some of the material of which was destined for a potential second Khan album.
"Space Shanty" is full of complex time signatures, highly melodic songwriting and wonderful playing. This is English psychedelic progressive rock at its very best. Inventive, wistful, remarkably fresh sounding without being indulgent or pretentious. Definitely of it's time, but there is still much to admire and enjoy here.
It's clear to see why Hillage became such a star, within Gong and through his late 70's solo albums like "L", "Motivation Radio" and "Green". He is such an individual guitarist and the positivity generated through his singing, lyrics and music is charmingly disarming and so easily draws you in. Half of the tracks are over 7 minutes in length, giving ample room for the band to fully explore and develop musical ideas within the framework of each song. There is something about Dave Stewart when he lets rip on one of his thick, fuzzy organ solos that always makes me smile. He was without doubt one of the best keyboard players of that time.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars khan Space Shanty 18 Jun 2005
By Paul S. Blakey VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album when first released and on first hearing I thought "my god what have I bought". But very soon, it became one of my favourite albums. This is the re-released version with extra tracks, so even better, presumably. It is nothing short of brilliant, clever, unbelievable at times; how they managed to write such music and more still remember it all, is a mystery to me. If you like/love Steve Hillage, National Health, Egg, Hatfield etc, I am sure you will love this (in time); it is for me better and more palatable than "Fish Rising" (Stewart & Hillage). Dave Stewart (keyboards) is brill as always. Check it out you won't be disappointed. Enough said!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Canterbury Cradle... 17 May 2008
Format:Audio CD
1972's 'Space Shanty' cradled the interplay of Canterbury scenists guitarist Steve Hillage and future Hatfield & the North keyboard player, Dave Stewart in a virtuoso showcase of blissed-out melodic, space rock that was potently stylish and self-confident. The youthful Hillage's fluid style, harbinger of the famed glissando technique of his later work with Gong, Kevin Ayers and some fine Virgin solo albums, dovetailed with Stewart's nimble and busy organ work across six tracks, every one developed, drilled and honed yet without any loss of enthusiasm nor spontaneity of performance. That bonuses in the unreleased 'Break The Chains' and a markedly different version of the album's 'Mixed Up Man Of The Mountains' in no way lower the quality benchmark set here credits the regard held for Khan's only release. Good then - good now.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How could I forget? 15 Feb 2007
Format:Audio CD
They say you should never go back because it often leads to disappointment. Well, in this case they (whoever they are!) are wrong! It has been many years since I had last heard this album, my copy vanishing during a house move. I have my suspicions, but I digress. Anyway, with the release of this re-mastered version it was just too good to miss.

And it has been well worth the wait. All the elements that grew into the later Hillage solo albums and, yes, even System 7, are here in embryonic form, but there is nothing embryonic about Steve's guitar playing. It's tight yet free-flowing, even joyous. The other members of the band shouldn't be overlooked though. Nick Greenwood (bass), Eric Peachey (drums) and Dave Stewart (keyboards) all play their part, and the production is first-class. A lot of current bands could learn a thing or two from this album.

One final comment. Where has "Break the Chains" being hiding all these years? What a little gem! I haven't bought a single in years, but if this was released I'd have to buy it! How about it Decca?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CONQUERING HEROES 23 Mar 2009
Format:Audio CD
"SPACE SHANTY" by KHAN, is like the great Mongol rulers Golden Horde that swept all before it, certainly one of the best albums of all-time by these conquering heroes. What a wealth of ideas is served up here by some of Progressive Rocks greatest exponants. "SPACE SHANTY" is free wheeling Prog with purpose, an absolute triumph from this Canterbury Scene group, a genuine lost classic of major importance, a must buy CD.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SPACE ROCK - NOT EXACTLY 14 Dec 2010
Format:Audio CD
I suppose I was expecting Hawkwind/Space Ritual space rock, but instead got a very tight piece illustrating the extent to which Steve Hillage was ahead of his time bearing in mind this was produced in the very early seventies. Dave Stewart, whom I suppose was in between Egg and Hatfield and the North, excels in what I reckon must be one of the Canterbury's sounds great secrets. I have most albums by the Soft Machine, Caravan, National health etc etc but nice to uncover this little gem in amongst all the heavyweights.
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5.0 out of 5 stars They were truly musicians!
This is one of the most interesting British progressive albums in rock history.My best recommendations for those who didn't yet hear this timeless artefact. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Ivan rubini?
5.0 out of 5 stars 70's Awesomeness
Well written songs performed by evidently skillful musicians. Rooted heavily in the seventies, the album straddles the gap between Symphonic prog and Canterbury scene. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Henry Russell
4.0 out of 5 stars You Shanty not buy this one!
Do you like Space?
Do you like Shanties?
Do you like Wrath?
Do you think Steve Hillage is wasting his life in System7? Read more
Published 15 months ago by Pesto Fingeration
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Prog.
If you like Prog then this is a no brainer. Steve Hillage well on form which contributes to one of lifes hidden gems. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Bren
5.0 out of 5 stars Space Shanty
Ah, a real trip down memory lane. I always wished I had got this when it was recorded, being a great fan of Steve Hillage. This completes my collection. Read more
Published on 27 Nov 2010 by Tolkeinesque
5.0 out of 5 stars Steve Hillage at his best?
Personally I've always felt this to be Hillage at his best. It may have something to do with the copious amounts of mind-altering substances that frequently accompanied putting... Read more
Published on 30 Mar 2010 by P. Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars khan recommend this
this is a trip to magic worlds and what a grower of an album no plank banging here just supperb playing. Read more
Published on 20 Feb 2010 by Kenneth H. Hancox
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