Space Shanty

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Space Shanty
Khan Space Shanty.jpg
Studio album by Khan
Released June 1972
Recorded December 1971-March 1972
Genre Progressive rock, canterbury scene, jazz fusion, space rock
Length 45:58
Label Deram Records
Polydor Records
Mantra Records
Eclectic Discs Records (re-release)
Producer Neil Slaven
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Classic Rock 3/5 stars[2]

Space Shanty is the debut and only album by the short-lived Canterbury scene band Khan. Steve Hillage's first solo album, Fish Rising, included material originally intended for the second album by Khan, but the band split up before that was a possibility.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are credited to Steve Hillage, except where noted.

  1. "Space Shanty – 9:01
  2. "Stranded" (Including "Effervescent Psycho Novelty No. 5") – 6:35
  3. "Mixed Up Man of the Mountains" (Nick Greenwood/Steve Hillage) – 7:15
  4. "Driving to Amsterdam" – 9:23
  5. "Stargazers" – 5:33
  6. "Hollow Stone" (Including "Escape of the Space Pirates") – 8:16

2005 reissue bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Break the Chains" (Nick Greenwood/Steve Hillage) – 3:31
  2. "Mixed Up Man of the Mountains" (First version) (Nick Greenwood/Steve Hillage) – 4:28




  • David Anstey – sleeve design
  • Pete Booth – engineer
  • George Chkiantz – engineer
  • Dave Grinstead – remixing
  • Neil Slaven – producer
  • Derek Varnals – engineer, remixing

All-Time Ranking[edit]

Space Shanty is ranked number 67 on the Prog Archives Top Studio Albums of All-Time.[3]


  1. ^ a b Unterberger, Richie. Space Shanty review Retrieved on 2010-02-27.
  2. ^ Henderson, Paul (February 2005). "Khan 'Space Shanty'". Classic Rock. 76. London, UK: Future Publishing Ltd. p. 102. 
  3. ^ Progressive Rock Ultimate Discography. Retrieved on 2016-12-16.