Distant Horizons

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Distant Horizons
Distant Horizons - Hawkwind.jpg
Studio album by
Released3 November 1997
RecordedJanuary-July 1997
StudioEarth Studios, Devon
Genre
Length51:33
LabelEmergency Broadcast System Records
ProducerHawkwind
Hawkwind chronology
Love in Space
(1996)
Distant Horizons
(1997)
Hawkwind 1997
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Distant Horizons is the twenty-first studio album by the English space rock group Hawkwind, released in 1997.

Towards the end of 1996, Jerry Richards, who had been contributing lead guitar to some live dates and recording sessions, joined the group permanently. Dissatisfied with the musical direction of the group, longstanding bassist Alan Davey chose to leave at the end of 1996. His bass playing duties were picked up by singer Ron Tree. Rastafarian toaster Captain Rizz and keyboardist Julian "Crum" Crimmins began contributing to live dates, although neither would appear on this record.

The album's release was preceded by the Love in Space EP, although the lead track differs remarkably from the album version, having vocals and being produced by Zeus B. Held.

The group undertook a 32 date UK tour from September through to November to promote the album, followed by three Netherlands/Belgium dates.[2] Some shows were recorded and issued as In Your Area and Hawkwind 1997, and some shows were professionally filmed by punkcast, but as yet unreleased.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Distant Horizons" (Dave Brock, Richard Chadwick) – 5:19
  2. "Phetamine Street" (Ron Tree) – 5:42
  3. "Waimea Canyon Drive" (Brock) – 4:53
  4. "Alchemy" (Jerry Richards, Chadwick) – 3:14
  5. "Clouded Vision" (Brock) – 3:49
  6. "Reptoid Vision" (Tree) – 7:39
  7. "Population Overload" (Brock, Chadwick) – 6:51
  8. "Wheels" (Richards, Chadwick) – 6:24
  9. "Kauai" (Brock) / "Taxi for Max" (Brock) – 2:51
  10. "Love in Space" (Brock) – 4:51

Atomhenge CD bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Archaic"
  2. "Kauai" [alternate take]
  3. "Morpheus"

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hill, Gary. Distant Horizons at AllMusic
  2. ^ Youles, Steve. "Gig and Set Lists 1997". Starfarer's hawkwind Page. self-published. Archived from the original on 1 April 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  3. ^ "Hawkwind - UK Tour 1997". punkcast.com. Retrieved 20 August 2009.