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A hotch-potch of Hawkwind,
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At first I wasn't so keen on this budget compilation of live tracks and early recordings but having purchased and enjoyed the 30 year box set, I can appreciate this more now. The live performance of the title track is blistering. Hash Cake '77 sounds a little like the early Pink Floyd and Dealing with the Devil gives insight into the early years, sounding pre-psychedelia.
Some of the ethereal tracks are just plain bonkers, like Douglas in the Jungle and Ghost Dance, whilst the cleverness of the lyrics in High Rise and Spirit of the Age still shines through.
The sound quality is fairly mediocre but the intro to the live version of Silver Machine is worth the price alone - surely one of the best openings of all time. It's a shame the track is only 4 minutes long, and perhaps more of a shame that it was the Scourge of the Earth version that finished the 30 year box set instead of this one.