Hawkwind discography

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Hawkwind discography
Releases
Studio albums 27
Live albums 9
Compilation albums 15
EPs 4
Singles 20

The discography of the British space rock group Hawkwind spans from their formation in 1969 through to the present day, with consistent output of live and studio albums, EPs and singles. The group have used aliases to release some albums in an attempt to either redefine themselves, as with the 1978 album 25 Years On released under the name Hawklords, or simply to distinguish the piece of work from their usual output, as with White Zone released under the name Psychedelic Warriors.

From 1970 through to 1975, the group were contracted to Liberty/UA producing their most commercially successful and critically acclaimed work, five studio albums, the UK top 9 live album Space Ritual and five singles, including the UK top 3 single "Silver Machine". This catalogue is now owned by EMI and is in print.[1]

The mid-late 1970s saw them produce four studio albums under contract to Charisma. In the early 1980s, they produced a studio album and live album under contract to Bronze in 1980, then three studio albums for Rockfield Studios owner Kingsley Ward's Active/RCA. Since then, the band have recorded for numerous independent labels, including Flicknife, their former manager Douglas Smith's label GWR, Essential (through Castle Communications), and from 1994-97 their own label EBS administered by Douglas Smith.

The catalogue from this 1976-97 period has passed through various record companies and seen numerous releases, in North America through Griffin, and some counterfeit copies on the German label Rock Fever. It has currently been secured by Cherry Red in the UK for their Atomhenge imprint, and is undergoing a re-issue programme with the inclusion of previously unreleased bonus tracks.[2]

Between 1999 and 2007, the band has released both new and archive material through Voiceprint, the catalogue still being in print.[3]

At the beginning of 1980, Dave Brock started collating material from his archives and issuing cassette tape albums under the imprint Weird Records. He would subsequently license these recordings to various independent record companies, such as Flicknife, former bass player Dave Anderson's American Phonograph, the then band manager Jim White's Samurai and later Voiceprint. This material has been subject to many retitling, repackaging and re-issuing through different labels, leading to multitudes of cheap titles of which the band has no control.

Albums[edit]

This section contains official (i.e. contractual and contemporaneous) albums that Hawkwind have recorded live or in the studio for release. It has long been a practice of theirs to incorporate live recordings (albeit with studio overdubs) of previously unreleased tracks on studio albums (for example Hall of the Mountain Grill), and studio recordings of previously unreleased tracks on live albums (for example Palace Springs). Compilation albums listed are those that have been compiled by record labels that had Hawkwind under contract to produce a series of albums.

Studio[edit]

Year Title Label, Cat.No. Chart positions Notes
UK US
1970 Hawkwind Liberty, LBS83348
1971 In Search of Space United Artists, UAG29202 18
1972 Doremi Fasol Latido United Artists, UAG29364 14
1974 Hall of the Mountain Grill United Artists, UAG29672 16 110 studio with some live tracks
1975 Warrior on the Edge of Time United Artists, UAG29766 13 150
1976 Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music Charisma, CDS4004 33
1977 Quark, Strangeness and Charm Charisma, CDS4008 30
1978 25 Years On Charisma, CDS4014 48 released under the name Hawklords
1979 PXR5 Charisma, CDS4016 59 studio with some live tracks
1980 Levitation Bronze, BRON530 21
1981 Sonic Attack RCA/Active, RCALP6004 19
1982 Church of Hawkwind RCA/Active, RCALP9004 26 released under the name Church of Hawkwind
Choose Your Masques RCA/Active, RCALP6055 29
1985 The Chronicle of the Black Sword Flicknife, SHARP033 65
1988 The Xenon Codex GWR, GWLP29 79
1990 Space Bandits GWR, GWLP103 70
1992 Electric Tepee Essential, ESD181 53
1993 It Is the Business of the Future to Be Dangerous Essential, ESD196 75
1995 White Zone EBS, EBS113 released under the name Psychedelic Warriors
Alien 4 EBS, EBS118 119
1997 Distant Horizons EBS, EBS139
1999 In Your Area Voiceprint live and studio
2000 Spacebrock Voiceprint Dave Brock solo album released as Hawkwind
2005 Take Me to Your Leader Voiceprint
2006 Take Me to Your Future Voiceprint Dual Disc: studio audio and live video
2010 Blood of the Earth Eastworld, EWO042CD
2012 Onward[4] Plastic Head 75
Stellar Variations Esoteric, EANTCD1008 Released under the name Hawkwind Light Orchestra
2013 Spacehawks

Live[edit]

Year Title Label, Cat.No. Chart positions Notes
UK US
1973 The Space Ritual Alive United Artists, UAD60037/8 9 179
1980 Live Seventy Nine Bronze, BRON527 15
1986 Live Chronicles GWR, GWS1
1991 Palace Springs GWR, GWLP104 live with some studio tracks
1994 The Business Trip EBS, EBS111 live with some studio tracks
1996 Love in Space EBS, EBS120
2001 Yule Ritual Voiceprint
2002 Canterbury Fayre 2001 Voiceprint
2008 Knights of Space Vision Music

Compilation[edit]

Year Title Label, Cat.No. UK# Notes
1976 Roadhawks United Artists, UAK29919 45 covers 1970-75
1977 Masters of the Universe United Artists, UAG30025 covers 1971-74
1980 Repeat Performance Charisma, BG2 covers 1976-78
1986 Angels of Death RCA/Active, NL71150 covers 1981-82
1988 Spirit of the Age Virgin, COMCD8 covers 1976-78
1990 Stasis (The UA Years 1971 – 1975) EMI, CZ297 covers 1971-74
1992 Tales from Atom Henge Virgin, CDVM9008 covers 1976-78
1992 Psychedelic Warlords Cleopatra, 95741
1999 Epocheclipse – 30 Year Anthology EMI, 21751 3CD covers 1969-99
1999 Epocheclipse – The Ultimate Best Of EMI, 21747 covers 1969-99
2002 Masters of Rock EMI, 37765 covers 1970-75, includes two new 2001 live tracks
2006 The Collection EMI, 3592182 covers 1970-74
2008 Spirit of the Age Atomhenge, ATOMBOX3002 3CD covers 1976-84
2008 The Dream Goes On Atomhenge, ATOMBOX3003 3CD covers 1985-97
2011 Parallel Universe EMI,5099908586926 3CD covers 1970-74

EPs and Singles[edit]

The singles and EPs listed here, in the main, are all of those that went on general release in the UK. There are a couple of overseas releases included as they are significant in that their a-side and/or b-side were unavailable in the UK.

EPs[edit]

  • 1984 – The Earth Ritual Preview EP: "Night Of The Hawk" / "Green Finned Demon"; "Dream Dancers"; "Dragons & Fables" (Flicknife, FLEP104, 12")
  • 1993 – Decide Your Future EP: "Right To Decide"; "The Camera That Could Lie"; "Right To Decide (Radio Edit Mix)"; "Assassin (Magick Carpet Mix)" (4-Real, 4R2, 12" & CD)
  • 1994 – Quark, Strangeness and Charm EP: "Uncle Sam's On Mars (Red Planet Radio Mix)"; "Quark, Strangeness and Charm"; "Black Sun"; "Uncle Sam's on Mars (Martian Conquest Mix)" (EBS, EBCD110, 12" & CD)
  • 1995 – Area S4 EP: "Alien (I Am)"; "Sputnik Stan" (12" only); "Death Trap"; "Wastelands Of Sleep"; "Are You Losing Your Mind?" (EBS, EBCD107, 12" & CD)

Singles[edit]

  • 1970 – "Hurry on Sundown" / "Mirror Of Illusion" (Liberty, LBF15382, 7")
  • 1972 – "Silver Machine" / "Seven By Seven" (United Artists, UP35381, 7", UK#3). Re-released 1976 (7"), 1978 (7" & 12", UK#34) and 1982 (7", 7" pic disc & 12", UK#67)
  • 1973 – "Lord Of Light" / "Born To Go (Live)" (United Artists, UA35492, 7", German)
  • 1973 – "Urban Guerrilla" / "Brainbox Pollution" (United Artists, UP35566, 7", UK#39) Withdrawn after 3 weeks of release.
  • 1974 – "You'd Better Believe It" / "Paradox" (United Artists, UP35689, 7", France)
  • 1974 – "The Psychedelic Warlords" / "It's So Easy" (United Artists, UP35715, 7")
  • 1975 – "Kings of Speed" / "Motorhead" (United Artists, UP35808, 7")
  • 1976 – "Kerb Crawler" / "Honky Dorky" (Charisma, CB289, 7")
  • 1977 – "Back on the Streets" / "The Dream Of Isis" (Charisma, CB299, 7")
  • 1977 – "Quark, Strangeness and Charm" / "The Forge Of Vulcan" (Charisma, CB305, 7")
  • 1978 – "Psi Power" / "Death Trap" (Charisma, CB323, 7")
  • 1979 – "25 Years" / "PXR5" (12" only) / "(Only) The Dead Dreams Of The Cold War Kid" (Charisma, CB332, 7" & 12")
  • 1980 – "Shot Down in the Night (Live)" / "Urban Guerrilla (Live)" (Bronze, BRO98, 7", UK#59)
  • 1980 – "Who's Gonna Win The War?" / "Nuclear Toy" (Bronze, BRO109, 7")
  • 1981 – "Angels of Death" / "Trans Dimensional Man" (RCA/Active, RCA137, 7")
  • 1982 – "Silver Machine" / "The Psychedelic Warlords"; "Silver Machine (Full Version)" (RCA/Active, RCA267, 7" & 7" pic disc)
  • 1984 – "Night Of The Hawk" / "Green Finned Demon" (Flicknife, FLS104, 7")
  • 1985 – "Needle Gun" / "Song Of The Swords" (12" only); "Arioch" (Flicknife, FLS032, 7" & 12")
  • 1986 – "Zarozinia" / "Assault And Battery"; "Sleep Of 1000 Tears" (12" only) (Flicknife, FLS033, 7" & 12")
  • 1997 – "Love In Space"; "Lord Of Light"; "Sonic Attack" (EBS, EBCD106, CD)
  • 2004 – CD1: "Spirit of the Age (Radio Edit)"; "Angela Android (live)"; "Assassins of Allah (live)" / CD2: "Spirit of the Age (live)"; "Paradox (new version)" (Voiceprint, HAWKVP55CD1/2, CD)
  • 2014 – "Sonic Attack" (new version featuring Brian Blessed)

Archive releases[edit]

This section lists those Hawkwind albums, EPs and singles that have been compiled and released from previously unissued archive tapes, be it live, studio out-takes or demo material. All of the releases listed here are the original ones; retitles, re-releases and derivatives have purposefully been omitted. Only one release, Bring me the Head of Yuri Gagarin, was not approved for release by Dave Brock.

Albums[edit]

Year Title Label, Cat.No. Notes
1980 Weird Tape Volume 1 Weird, 101 Sonic Assassins live 1977, Dave Brock demos 1979
1980 Weird Tape Volume 2 Weird, 102 live 1977, Hawklords demos 1979
1981 Weird Tape Volume 3 Weird, 103 live 1977, live 1975
1981 Weird Tape Volume 4 Weird, 104 live 1978
1982 Weird Tape Volume 5 Weird, 105 live 1976, live 1977
1982 Weird Tape Volume 6 Weird, 106 BBC session 1970-71, live 1972
1983 Weird Tape Volume 7 Weird, 107 Dave Brock demos 1979-82
1983 Weird Tape Volume 8 Weird, 108 BBC session 1971, demos 1975, Dave Brock 1967
1983 The Text of Festival Illuminated, JAMS29 live and BBC Sessions 1970-71
1983 Zones Flicknife, SHARP014, UK#45 live and demos 1980 to 1982
1984 This Is Hawkwind, Do Not Panic Flicknife, SHARP022, UK#101 live 1980 and 1984
1984 Space Ritual Volume 2 American Phonograph, APK8 live 1972
1985 Bring Me the Head of Yuri Gagarin Demi Monde, DM002 live 1973
1985 Hawkwind Anthology Samurai, SAMR038/039/040 live and studio out-takes 1967-82
1987 Out & Intake Flicknife, SHARP040 live and studio out-takes 1982 and 1986
1991 BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert Windsong, WINCD007 live 1972
1992 The Friday Rock Show Sessions Raw Fruit, FRSCD005 live 1985
1992 Hawklords Live Hawkdiscs, DOJOCD7 live 1978
1992 California Brainstorm Iloki, ILCD 1014 live 1990
1995 Undisclosed Files Addendum EBS, EBS114 live 1984 and 1988
1997 The 1999 Party EMI, HAWKS6 live 1974
1999 Glastonbury 90 Voiceprint, HAWKVP1CD live 1990
1999 Choose Your Masques: Collectors Series Volume 2 Voiceprint, HAWKVP3CD live 1982
1999 Complete'79: Collectors Series Volume 1 Voiceprint, HAWKVP4CD live 1979
2000 Atomhenge 76 Voiceprint, HAWKVP5CD live 1976
2002 Live 1990 Voiceprint, HAWKVP12CD live 1990
2008 Minneapolis, 4th October 1989 Voiceprint, HAWKVP45CD live 1989
2009 Reading University, 19th May 1992 Voiceprint, HAWKVP46CD live 1992
2009 Live '78 Atomhenge, ATOMCD1014 live 1978
2009 Winter Solstice 2005 Voiceprint, HAWKVP44CD Soundtrack from the DVD Winter Solstice 2005
2010 Treworgey Tree Fayre 1989 Voiceprint, HAWKVP47CD Soundtrack from the DVD Treworgey Tree Fayre
2010 San Francisco 1990 Voiceprint, HAWKVP48CD Soundtrack from the DVD USA Tour 1989-1990
2010 At The BBC - 1972 EMI, HAWKS7 BBC live and studio sessions, 1972
2011 No Star Unturned Easy Action, EARS041 live 27 January 1972
2011 Parallel Universe EMI, HAWKS8 3CD compilation 1970-4, includes previously unreleased out-takes

EPs[edit]

  • 1981 – Hawkwind Zoo EP: "Hurry On Sundown" / "Sweet Mistress Of Pain" [aka "Kiss Of The Velvet Whip"]; "Kings Of Speed" (Flicknife, FLEP100, 12") – demos 1969, out-take 1975
  • 1981 – Sonic Assassins EP: "Over The Top" / "Freefall"; "Death Trap" (Flicknife, FLEP101, 12") – live 1977
  • 1990 – The Early Years Live EP: "Silver Machine"; "Spirit of the Age" / "Urban Guerilla"; "Born To Go" (Receiver, REPLAY 3014, 12")

Singles[edit]

  • 1981 – "Motorhead" / "Valium 10" (Flicknife, FLS205, 7"&12") – out-take 1975, demo 1979
  • 1982 – "Who's Gonna Win The War?" / "Time Of The Hawklords" (Flicknife, FLS209, 7") – demo 1979
  • 1983 – "Motorway City" / "Master Of The Universe" (Flicknife, FLS025, 7") – live 1980
  • 1986 – "Silver Machine" / "Magnu"; "Angels Of Life" (Samurai, HW001, 7" 12" & pic disc)

Various artists compilations[edit]

This section contains Various Artists compilations that contain Hawkwind material that was unavailable elsewhere.

Albums[edit]

Year Title Label, Cat.No. Notes
1972 Glastonbury Fayre Revelation, REV1 includes "Silver Machine", "Welcome To the Future"
1972 Greasy Truckers Party United Artists, UDX 203/4 includes "Master of the Universe", "Born To Go"
1982 Hawkwind, Friends and Relations Volume 1 Flicknife, SHARP101 includes "Who's Gonna Win the War?" (demo 1979); "Robot" (live 1977); "Valium 10" (demo 1979)
1982 Hawkwind, Friends and Relations Volume 2 Flicknife, SHARP107 includes "Earth Calling" (live 1972); "We Do It" (BBC Session 1971); "Spirit of the Age" (live 1977)
1982 Hawkwind, Friends and Relations Volume 3 Flicknife, SHARP024 includes "Psychedelia Lives" (Glastonbury 1981); "Drug Cabinet Key" (aka "Flying Doctor") (live 1978)
1988 Travellers Aid Trust Flicknife, SHARP2045 includes "Brainstorm", "Blue Dreamer"
1998 The Elf & The Hawk Black Widow, BWRCD026-2 includes "Countdown"; "Ejection"; "Ghost Dance"
2003 Hawkfest 2002 Voiceprint, HAWKVP100CD includes "Night of the Hawks"
2007 Greasy Truckers Party EMI, 0999 503235 2 4 3CD re-issue, includes full set

EPs[edit]

  • 1993 – Gimme Shelter (Rock) EP: (EMI, 7243 8 805762, 12" & CD, UK#23) Versions of The Rolling Stones' Gimme Shelter by Thunder, Little Angels and Hawkwind featuring Samantha Fox. 1 of 4 Various Artists EPs in benefit of the charity Shelter.

Private pressings[edit]

There have been several CDs and DVDs that have been privately pressed by the band and made available for either members of the band's fan club, or for the audience at gigs.

  • 1986 – Hawkfan 12 (vinyl LP, HWFB2) – includes "Countdown", "Ejection", "Ghost Dance"
  • 1999 – Hawkwind 1997 (CD, HAWKVP999)
  • 2002 – Second Annual Christmas Party (CD EP) – Bedouin: "Vision Quest"; Dave Brock: "Sonic Space Attack"; Tim Blake: "Untitled"; Huw Lloyd-Langton: "For Kirsty"; Hawkwind: "Technoland"
  • 2004 – Spaced Out in London (CD, HAWKSR001CD)
  • 2004 – Seasons Greetings From Deep Space (CD EP, HAWKSR002CD) – "Christmas Treat"; "Angela Android" [live]; "The Secret Knowledege Of Water"; "Ritual Breathing"
  • 2005 – Take Me to Your Leader: This Is Your Captain Speaking (promo CD, HAWKPROMO35CD) – Dave Brock interview; preview of tracks from Take Me to Your Leader
  • 2008 – Space Melt (DVD)
  • 2009 – 40th Anniversary (CD)[1] – "Who's Gonn Win The War"; "Ode To A Crystal Set"; "Spirit Of The Age"; "Starshine"; "Time and Confusion"; "Paradox"; "Something’s Going On"; "Lighthouse"; "Space Love"; "Diana Park"; "The Right To Decide"

References[edit]

  1. ^ EMI catalogue www.esounds.com
  2. ^ Atomhehenge catalogue www.cherryred.co.uk
  3. ^ Voieprint catalogue www.voiceprint.co.uk
  4. ^ http://www.hawkwind.com/

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