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Hawkwind - Night of the Hawks (ep) CD (album) cover




Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.92 | 12 ratings

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2 stars The Night of the Hawks release was subtitled "The Earth Ritual Preview", because it was supposed to be pioneering material which would make up a new conceptual concert piece, much like Space Ritual did back in Hawkwind's prime. However, lineup changes - and in particular the loss of Nic Turner - scuppered the plans, and we got The Chronicle of the Black Sword instead.

That is just as well, for what is previewed here is hardly unified enough in concept or strong enough in its own right to form the backbone of a new concert experience. The title track is a somewhat dull straight-ahead number which outstays its welcome, and Green Finned Demon is a spacier piece which likewise outstays its welcome. Dragons & Fables is OK, but the rendition on Live Chronicles is better.

Warthur | 2/5 |


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