Palace Springs

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Palace Springs
Palace Springs - Hawkwind.jpg
Live album by Hawkwind
Released 3 June 1991
Recorded Palace Theatre, Los Angeles, 10 October 1989
Genre Space rock
Length 45:22
Label GWR
Producer Hawkwind
Hawkwind chronology
Space Bandits
Palace Springs
Electric Tepee
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Palace Springs is a 1991 live/studio album by the English space rock group Hawkwind.

Although released in 1991, this album was recorded in 1989 prior to the previous album Space Bandits. The first two tracks had been recorded with a mobile studio, while the remainder were recorded during a tour of North America.


The live tracks were recorded during the band's 1989 tour of North America, their first tour there since the late 1970s. The Minneapolis show was issued as a double CD in 2008 by Voiceprint.[2]


The full set typically ran as "Magnu", "Down Through The Night", "Treadmill", "Time We Left"/"Heads", "Hassan I Sabbah", "Wind Of Change", "Assault and Battery", "The Golden Void", "Back In The Box"/"Arrival In Utopia", "Brainstorm", "Dream Worker" and "Damnation Alley" with an encore of "Needle Gun" and/or "Ejection".[3]

Tour dates[edit]

  • 24 September: Toronto, Diamond
  • 26 September: Washington, 9:30 Club
  • 27 September: Sommerville, Johnny D's
  • 28 September: New York, New Ritz
  • 29 September: Ardmore, 23 East Cabaret
  • 30 September: Cleveland, Phantasy Theater
  • 1 October: Chicago, Lounge Axe
  • 3 October: Milwaukee, Odd Rock Cafe
  • 4 October: Minneapolis, First Avenue
  • 7 October: San Francisco, Stone
  • 9 October: Santa Clara, One Step Beyond
  • 10 October: Los Angeles, Palace
  • 12 October: San Diego, Bacchanal[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Back In The Box" (Hawkwind) – 6:21
  2. "Treadmill" (Dave Brock) – 8:09
  3. "Assault And Battery" [listed as "Lives Of Great Men"] (Brock) – 3:26
  4. "The Golden Void" [listed as "Void Of Golden Light"] (Brock) – 6:51

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Time We Left (This World Today)" (Brock) / "Heads" (Brock, Roger Neville-Neil) – 7:19
  2. "Acid Test" [aka "Dream Worker"] (Harvey Bainbridge) – 6:01
  3. "Damnation Alley" (Robert Calvert, Brock, Simon House) – 7:15


  • "Assault And Battery" and "The Golden Void" were renamed for publishing purposes. However, in renaming the tracks, their titles were erroneously transposed.
  • Although "Heads" forms the middle section of "Time We Left (This World Today)", it is banded as a separate track on the CD.
  • "Damnation Alley" has a different middle section to the Quark, Strangeness and Charm studio version, this one being a reggae influenced piece that would be worked into "The Camera That Could Lie" from It Is the Business of the Future to Be Dangerous album.



  • Tracks 3-7 recorded live at Palace Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 10 October 1989

Release history[edit]

  • June 1991: GWR, GWLP104, UK
  • July 1992: Castle Communications, CLACD303, UK/Germany
  • July 1999: Castle Communications, ESMCD739, UK CD digipak