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Atomhenge get it right again. Calvert/Brock at their finest.
on 25 March 2009
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.