The Text of Festival is an archive album by Hawkwind consisting of BBC sessions and live performances between 1970 and 1971. It was originally released in 1983 after the band had exited their Active Records contract, and has continuously been repackaged and retitled ever since.
The copyright of the recordings on the first disc is owned by the BBC who were not approached for permission for their commercial use, so the legality of this album is questionable. The source tapes used are not from the BBC, but inferior-quality off-air recordings of the broadcast. The recordings have also appeared on The Weird Tapes, Hawkwind, Friends and Relations and Hawkwind Anthology.
Track 4: Maida Vale, 18-Aug-1970; Broadcast: Top Gear, 19-Sep-1970. Tracks originally broadcast from this session: "Hurry on Sundown", "Seeing It As You Really Are" and "Some of That Stuff" [aka "Come Home"]
Track 5: Paris Cinema, London, 5-Nov-1970; Broadcast: John Peel Sunday Concert, 15-Nov-1970
Track 6: Playhouse, London, 19-Apr-1971; Broadcast: Top Gear, 24-Apr-1971 (with Quiver, Gnidrolog); Tracks originally broadcast from this session: "Inwards Out" [aka "We Do It"], "You Know You're Only Dreaming" and "You Shouldn't Do That"