Warrior on the Edge of Time Import
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Catalogue number 55421 3931-2 on the Griffin Music label with 12 tracks. This is the special edition box set and includes "Warrior On The Edge Of Time" compact disc with bonus track "Motorhead" remastered from the original recordings, plus a 176 page illustrated discography with exclusive interviews with Dave Brock and Michael Moorcock. It is housed in an outer box with artwork taken from original newspaper adverts from 1975. The tracks are: 1> Assault & Battery Part I [5:36], 2> The Golden Void Part II [4:37], 3> The Wizard Blew His Horn [1:57], 4> Opa-Loka [5:12], 5> The Demented Man [3:57], 6> Magnu [8:22], 7> Standing At The Edge [2:40], 8> Spiral Galaxy 28948 [3:46], 9> Warriors [1:58], 10> Dying Seas [3:05], 11> Kings Of Speed [3:32], 12> Motorhead [3:02].
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The original album cover - with its gate fold shield on one side and the warrior on horseback poised above a precipitous drop on the other - was second only in distinctiveness to ELP's scary Geiger cover to Brain Salad Surgery.
The music itself also made a big impact - I can still recall the hooks vividly 20 years or so after last hearing the tunes: Kings of Speed sums up hard, simple 70s rock with that classic thick sound. Magnu has the terrific ambience, driving riff, delayed vox, and eastern-tinged electric fiddle melodies that make it so memorable. Spiral Galaxy has that ultra fat synth sound and drive, I would still play it at the right kind of disco. The spoken bits were...weird and met with a certain amount of derision at the time, but added a certain drama to proceedings!
When I was able to buy my own records (in the mid 80s), it was the quality of this album sent me to explore Hawkwind's back catalogue and contemporary releases. I found some interesting material on most of the albums, but the earlier stuff seemed too weird and the later material was prone to inconsistency, so my tastes evolved. On a camping trip with my two brothers quoted a Hawkwind roadie who ventured "Hey man, that was one of the best albums they ever made" - I would more than agree.
The instrumentation and production on this album sounded exquisite played back on the modest record players at our disposal (we were too poor and ignorant to go in for 'hi-fi separates'). I would second (third?Read more ›
It is a bit strange, with each track interspersed with interlinking dialogue from Michael Moorcock himself. But stick with it. This album grows on you and it is difficult not to stop yourself repeating several tracks and experiencing the icy shiver as either guitar or synth slices up your backbone.
It is not easy to get hold of a copy. If you have one, treasure it.
The original album came with a double gatefold sleeve with a shield on one side and the warrior on his horse on the other. A shame CD can't do this but in terms of the music it's impossible to get this on playable vinyl. As a CD reissue this comes out rarely and goes very quickly so get it while you can!
Assault & Battery is a great opener which bridges to the Golden Void and together thay are fantastic.
Opa-Loka is probably the first ever piece of trance music and inspired a whole genre that Hawkwind never got much credit for.
Magnu is my favourite track with a superb intro and this song really belts it out. Even at 8 minutes it got the occasional airing on Radio 1 (by Tommy Vance?).
Spiral Galaxy 28948 is just waiting for Hollywood to use it in a sci-fi epic although the intro is so dark it makes me think Ozzy!
Then we have the Lemmy songs that he also did as Motorhead, I'm sure he plays the bass like a rhythm guitar.
So if you like the band or other progressive rock bands this is a must have and a great place to start.
Guess what,i think i've made the right decision,this remaster is superb,the sound just flows from the speakers,'Magnu','Assault n Battery/The Golden Void' all sound perfect,has 'The Demented Man' ever sounded better? 'Kings of Speed ' just rocks and the 1 bonus track 'Motorhead is perfecttly placed at the end and as such is unobtrusive.
Packaging is fine nothing spectacular,that will be left to the other editions i would imagine,decent liner notes/interview etc,as for the sound quality,well to my(admittedly 35 years of gig damaged ears) it sounds fine,up loud ,down low.its fine,i'm very happy with it.
5 stars all the way,rediscover Hawkwinds finest hour.
Superb, spacial, atmospheric and creative. It takes you to another place!
It tells a story and some of the tracks are some of the best ever written in rock history.
A must for anybody thinking they know rock music.
One track "The Demented Man" in particular is absolutely bloody amazing !
this album is serious space rock - the opening linked tracks -assault and battery and the golden void are absolutely awesome.in the joining section the mellotron makes sounds that are not of this world(really !!!)listen to it and see what i mean - its at around the 4 minute mark.
you get the vocal interludes by michael moorcock( my literary hero)which add to the atmosphere of the album especially if you play it at loud volume - like i did in the 6th form common room !
my own favourite is opa loka(awesome bass by dave brock)now hasn,t that track influenced the ravers over the last few years ?
this album needs a proper reissue with 5.1 surround - listen to the sacd of dark side of the moon for the quality i think could be produced.
this album rocks and should be in the same heirachy as dark side ,tubular bells,led zep 4 etc etc.buy it if you can find a copy - if not lets hope dave brock reads this and does something positive about a reissue of this absolute classic rock album.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A replacement for my vinyl versions so what can I say. It arrived on time and safelyPublished 2 months ago by norman pinnock
Very good spaced out Hawkwind album featuring Michael Moorcock and Lemmy.Published 3 months ago by Blade
So pleased that I found this, I remember my brother playing this album years ago and there can't be a better start to an album than Assault & BatteryPublished 5 months ago by Dotty P