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Hawkwind – Anthology (1990)
While the selection at my local record store can be hot and cold, it was a good day indeed when I chanced upon this box in the used rack one inspired afternoon. Considerably more robust than your typical greatest hits or other compilation album – of which there seem to be an infinite number for Hawkwind – this three disc anthology from 1990 contains subtler gems from the band’s early studio years, and several live-performance cuts. There are also the requisite standards one would expect to find on any Hawkwind collection: Brainstorm, Urban Guerilla, Hurry On Sundown, and the like. It is fitting then that the liner notes are also refreshingly insightful and lend an interesting perspective from the band’s fan club, especially when it comes to describing the group’s live shows. The accompanying photographs suit the text particularly well.
7 stars out of 8
Too many to list them all. Some of the not-so-typical inclusions:
- Ghost Dance
- High Rise
- Song of the Swords
- Sword of the East
- Back in the Box
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