Space Shanty

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Space Shanty
Khan Space Shanty.jpg
Studio album by
Released2 June 1972
RecordedDecember 1971-March 1972
GenreProgressive rock[1], Canterbury scene
LabelDeram Records
Polydor Records
Mantra Records
Eclectic Discs Records (re-release)
ProducerNeil Slaven
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Classic Rock3/5 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]

1."Space Shanty (incl. The Cobalt Sequence and March of the Sine Squadrons)"Steve Hillage9:01
2."Stranded (Including Effervescent Psycho Novelty No. 5)"Hillage6:35
3."Mixed Up Man of the Mountains"Nick Greenwood, Hillage7:15
4."Driving to Amsterdam"Hillage9:23
6."Hollow Stone (Including Escape of the Space Pilots)"Hillage8:16
7."Break the Chains" (2005 reissue bonus track)Greenwood, Hillage3:31
8."Mixed Up Man of the Mountains (First version)" (2005 reissue bonus track)Greenwood, Hillage4:28




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


  1. ^ a b c 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.