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HAWKWIND - At The BBC 1972

(Code: 15727)

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HAWKWIND - At The BBC 1972An essential addition to the band's huge discography
Format: CD / Cat No: HAWKS 7 / Released: 15/03/2010

Track Listing: CD 1: 1. Brainstorm (Johnnie Walker Radio 1 Session) - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED / 2. Silver Machine (Johnnie Walker Radio 1 Session) - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED / 3. Countdown (Live At The Paris Theatre, London on September 28th, 1972) / 4. Born To Go (Live At The Paris Theatre, London on September 28th, 1972) / 5. The Black Corridor (Live At The Paris Theatre, London on September 28th, 1972) / 6. Seven By Seven (Live At The Paris Theatre, London on September 28th, 1972) / 7. Brainstorm (Live At The Paris Theatre, London on September 28th, 1972) / 8. Electronic No. 1 (Live At The Paris Theatre, London on September 28th, 1972) - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED / 9. Master Of The Universe (Live At The Paris Theatre, London on September 28th, 1972) / 10. Paranoia (Live At The Paris Theatre, London on September 28th, 1972) / 11. Earth Calling (Live At The Paris Theatre, London on September 28th, 1972) / 12. Silver Machine (Live At The Paris Theatre, London on September 28th, 1972) / 13. Welcome To The Future (Live At The Paris Theatre, London on September 28th, 1972) / CD2: In Concert at The Paris Theatre, London on September 28th, 1972) - PREVIOULSY UNRELEASED: 1. Countdown (Live At The Paris Theatre) (Stereo) - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED / 2. Born To Go (Live At The Paris Theatre) (Stereo) - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED / 3. The Black Corridor (Live At The Paris Theatre) (Stereo) - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED / 4. Seven By Seven (Live At The Paris Theatre) (Stereo) - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED / 5. Brainstorm (Live At The Paris Theatre) (Stereo) - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED / 6. Electronic No. 1 (Live At The Paris Theatre) (Stereo) - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED / 7. Master Of The Universe (Live At The Paris Theatre) (Stereo) - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED / 8. Paranoia (Live At The Paris Theatre) (Stereo) - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED / 9. Earth Calling (Live At The Paris Theatre) (Stereo) - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED / 10. Silver Machine (Live At The Paris Theatre) (Stereo) - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED / 11. Welcome To The Future (Live At The Paris Theatre) (Stereo) - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

More information: Hawkwind At The BBC 1972 captures the band just after the surprise of the UK no. 3 hit single in July with the classic Silver Machine, and before their live experience ‘Space Ritual’ which was recorded on tour later in the year.

Whilst the bulk of this double CD release is made up of the live set recorded for the BBC In Concert programme, it opens with a previously unreleased session recorded for Johnnie Walker featuring a shortened version of the Doremi Fasol Latido album classic Brainstorm and a version of the then hit single Silver Machine, featuring Lemmy on vocals as per the single.

The In Concert itself, a hypnotic continuous performance, is presented in both mono and stereo versions. The mono version was previously released by Windsong on CD in 1991 and has been remastered and re-indexed to include all of the pieces originally performed, and the concert itself in its entirety.

The stereo version has long been in the domain of the bootleggers as an off-air recording known the as "Broadcast" version. This mix was in fact distributed by the BBC for broadcast internationally and features an edited Brainstorm, missing approximately 4 minutes from the front of the song, a shorter Welcome To The Future and Electronic No. 1 (not indexed on the previous CD release), but longer a Countdown introduction. Officially released for the first time, apart from being in stereo, the sound quality is superior to the mono version and the mix is generally more exciting.

Whilst the CD racks and on-line listings are full of unofficial and poor Hawkwind live recordings, this set is a prime chunk of space rock from the band at the peak of their powers and is an essential addition to the band's huge discography.