Space Metal (Star One album)

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Space Metal
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Studio album by Star One
Released 21 May 2002
Recorded The Electric Castle, Neijsembroughter, Netherlands
Genre
Length 55:49
Label InsideOut
Producer Arjen Anthony Lucassen
Star One chronology
Space Metal
(2002)
Live on Earth
(2003)Live on Earth2003
Arjen Anthony Lucassen chronology
Fate of a Dreamer
(2001) Fate of a Dreamer2001
Space Metal
(2002) Space Metal2002
Live on Earth
(2003) Live on Earth2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars [1]

Space Metal is the debut studio album by Arjen Anthony Lucassen's progressive metal project/supergroup Star One, released on the recording label Inside Out in 2002. It was issued in two versions, a standard version containing just the first CD and a limited edition version with more elaborate packaging and both CDs.

The album mixes progressive metal and space rock, and many of the songs are linked conceptually by having cult science fiction movies, novels or TV series as their subjects, mainly adventures on space. The album features a guest vocal performance by Dave Brock of Hawkwind on the track 'Hawkwind Medley'.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Lucassen.

CD 1
No.TitleLength
1."Lift-Off"1:14
2."Set Your Controls"6:01
3."High Moon"5:36
4."Songs of the Ocean"5:23
5."Master of Darkness"
  • A. "Master of Darkness"
  • B. "Laserfight"
5:14
6."The Eye of Ra"
  • A. "Gateway to the Stars"
  • B. "The Eye of Ra"
  • C. "The Seventh Sign"
  • 7:34
    7."Sandrider"5:31
    8."Perfect Survivor"4:46
    9."Intergalactic Space Crusaders"5:22
    10."Starchild"
  • A. "One by Four by Nine"
  • B. "Starchild"
  • C. "A New Sun"
  • 9:04
    Total length:55:49
    CD 2 (Special Edition only)
    No.TitleLength
    1."Hawkwind Medley"
    • A. "Master of the Universe"
    • B. "Silver Machine"
    • C. "Psychedelic Warlords (Disappear in Smoke)"
    • D. "Brainstorm"
    • E. "Assault and Battery"
    • F. "The War I Survived"
    • G. "Space is Deep"
    • H. "Spirit of the Age"
    • I. "Lost Chronicles"
    9:46
    2."Spaced Out"4:53
    3."Inseparable Enemies"4:15
    4."Space Oddity" (David Bowie cover)4:59
    5."Starchild" (Pro-Logic Mix)9:31
    6."Spaced Out" (Alternative version)4:55
    7."Intergalactic Laxative" (Hidden track; Donovan cover)2:32
    Total length:96:44

    Album Themes[edit]

    The themes of the album's songs are based on the following works of fiction:

    On CD 1[edit]

    On CD 2[edit]

    Personnel[edit]

    Star One[edit]

    Additional musicians[edit]

    References[edit]

    1. ^ Hill, Gary. "Star One Space Metal". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
    2. ^ "Official Star One biography". Retrieved 2010-10-11. 

    External links[edit]