Hurry On Sundown

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"Hurry On Sundown"
Single by Hawkwind
from the album Hawkwind
B-side"Mirror of Illusion"
Released26 June 1970
Format7" Vinyl record
RecordedMarch 1970 at Trident Studios
Songwriter(s)Dave Brock
Producer(s)Dick Taylor
Hawkwind singles chronology
"Hurry On Sundown"
"Silver Machine"
Hawkwind Zoo EP
EP by
Released1 May 1981
RecordedAbbey Road Studios, 1969; Olympic Studios, January 1975
LabelFlicknife - FLEP100
ProducerDon Poole
Hawkwind EPs chronology
Hawkwind Zoo EP
Sonic Assassins EP

"Hurry On Sundown" is a 1970 song by the UK rock group Hawkwind. It was originally released as a single in the UK on 26 June 1970, being an edit of the version that appeared on the album Hawkwind.

Hawkwind Zoo EP[edit]

Towards the end of 1969, still using the name Hawkwind Zoo and with Mick Slattery as the lead guitarist, the band were given studio time by Don Poole to record some demos. "Hurry On Sundown" was one of the tracks recorded, this version being more electric and psychedelic than the acoustic folky feel of the album version. The recording was eventually released in 1981 as the first of a host of archive material issued through Flicknife Records.

Another previously unheard track recorded at the same session, "Sweet Mistress of Pain" (also known as "Kiss of the Velvet Whip"), was included on the B-side, as was an alternate version of the 1975 single "Kings of Speed". The two original Hawkwind Zoo demos were eventually included on the remasters version of the Hawkwind debut album with a third, a cover of Pink Floyd's "Cymbaline".

BBC session[edit]

The band recorded a version at Maida Vale Studios on 18 August 1970 for broadcast on the BBC Radio programme Top Gear on 19 September 1970. Poor quality recordings of this session were first released, without the BBC's permission, on The Text of Festival in 1983, then on various subsequent compilations. No official clean version of this track has ever been released.

Cover versions[edit]

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