Bring Me the Head of Yuri Gagarin

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Bring Me the Head of Yuri Gagarin
Bring Me the Head of Yuri Gagarin - Hawkwind.jpg
Live album by Hawkwind
Released January 1985
Recorded Empire Pool, Wembley, 27 May 1973
Genre Space rock
Length 37:42
Label Demi Monde
Hawkwind chronology
This Is Hawkwind, Do Not Panic
(1984)This Is Hawkwind, Do Not Panic1984
Bring Me the Head of Yuri Gagarin
(1985)
Space Ritual Volume 2
(1985)Space Ritual Volume 21985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 2/5 stars[2]

Bring Me the Head of Yuri Gagarin is a live album by English rock group Hawkwind released in 1985 consisting of a performance at the Empire Pool, Wembley on 27 May 1973. This is a poor sound quality audience recording licensed by Nik Turner. The recording has been released numerous times under different names, with different covers and bundled into box sets.

In 2006, the whole set from the band's performance was issued under the title Empire Pool Wembley 1973, although claimed to be from a different recording source, this also suffers from poor sound quality.

Track listings[edit]

Side one
  1. "Gaga" (Dunkley) – 2:10
  2. "In the Egg" (Günter Grass) – 2:38
  3. "Orgone Accumulator" (Calvert/Brock) – 7:25
  4. "Wage War" (Jerzy Kosiński) – 2:49
  5. "Urban Guerilla" (Calvert/Brock) – 6:01
Side two
  1. "Master of the Universe" (Turner/Brock) – 6:53
  2. "Welcome to the Future" (Calvert) – 2:38
  3. "Sonic Attack" (Moorcock) – 3:26
  4. "Silver Machine" (Calvert/Brock) – 3:42
Empire Pool Wembley 1973
  1. "Intro - Andy Dunkley"
  2. "In the Egg"
  3. "Born to Go"
  4. "Down Through the Night"
  5. "Wage War"
  6. "Urban Guerilla"
  7. "Space Is Deep"
  8. "Black Corridor"
  9. "Orgone Accumulator"
  10. "Upside Down"
  11. "Brainstorm"
  12. "Seven by Seven"
  13. "Master of the Universe"
  14. "Welcome to the Future"
  15. "Sonic Attack"
  16. "Silver Machine"

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Date Title Format Region Label, Catalogue Note
Jan/1985 Bring Me The Head of Yuri Gagarin 12"vinyl UK Demi Monde, DM002
Nov/1986 Bring Me The Head of Yuri Gagarin CD UK, France Decal, CDCHARLY40
Jan/1993 Bring Me The Head of Yuri Gagarin CD UK, USA, Germany Thunderbolt, CDTB101
Mar/1996 Bring Me The Head of Yuri Gagarin CD USA Magnum America, MACD040
1996 Bring Me The Head of Yuri Gagarin CD digipak France Spalax Music, SPALAXCD14846
Feb/1998 Welcome To The Future CD2 of 4 UK Dressed to Kill, CLP0220-2 CD1: Masters of the Universe;
CD3: Space Ritual Volume 2;
CD4: The Text of Festival
Mar/1999 The Entire and Infinite Universe of Hawkwind CD2 of 4 UK Dressed to Kill, REDTK98 re-package of Welcome to the Future
2000 Bring Me the Head of Yuri Gagarin - Live At the Empire Pool 1976 CD1 of 2 Germany Falcon CD2: Masters of the Universe
Mar/2000 Live CD UK Brilliant, BT33032
Sep/2000 Year 2000: Codename Hawkwind Volume 2: Alive From The Darkside CD UK New Millennium Communications, PILOT 64 contains a 31-second 3D QuickTime movie of the cover artwork.
Mar/2001 Silver Machine - Live! CD UK Planet, PML 1075
Jul/2001 The Legends Collection: The Hawkwind Collection CD1 of 2 UK Dressed to Kill, TOPAK515 CD2 is Space Ritual Volume 2
Jan/2002 Bring Me The Head of Yuri Gagarin CD UK Charly/Snapper Records, SNAP050CD
Oct/2002 Cosmic Overdrive CD3 of 3 UK New Millennium Communications, PILOT 146 CD1: Space Ritual Volume 2;
CD3: Masters of the Universe
Mar/2006 Urban Guerilla CD UK Brook Records, BROOK 1036
Apr/2006 Empire Pool Wembley 1973 CD UK At Discs Records, AT75327CD Full concert, different recording source
Dec/2006 Les Genies Du Rock CD France
Apr/2008 Bring Me The Head of Yuri Gagarin CD UK Plastic Head Records, PHRL003CD bonus track: Yuri Gagarin speaking

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Dave. "Hawkwind Bring Me the Head of Yuri Gagarin review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  2. ^ Dickson, Dave (4 April 1985). "Hawkwind 'Bring Me the Head of Yuri Gagarin'". Kerrang!. 91. London, UK: Morgan Grampian. p. 9.