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
SourceRating
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]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Space Shanty"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
5."Stargazers"Hillage5:33
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

Personnel[edit]

Band

Production[1]

  • 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Unterberger, Richie. Space Shanty review allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2010-02-27.
  2. ^ Henderson, Paul (February 2005). "Khan 'Space Shanty'". Classic Rock. 76. London, UK: Future Publishing Ltd. p. 102. 
  3. ^ http://www.progarchives.com/top-prog-albums.asp?salbumtypes=1#list Progressive Rock Ultimate Discography. Retrieved on 2016-12-16.