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Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.20 | 284 ratings

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4 stars So, if I understand correctly most of previous reviews, you need to be stoned to accurately appreciate this album.

During my long "career" (I am 49), I have never been stoned (so far, but things might change, one never knows). Still, this live album is a great one, full of spacey psychedelia. Early Floyd fans (67-68, .I said early) should be extremely enthusiast about such a release.

This album is a great snapshot of some fantastic psychedelic atmosphere. One of the best in the genre (which doesn't feature a lot of "official" live albums but plenty of boots of course).

Do enjoy this live album. Get a good glass of wine (which I'm currently doing) or whatever else (if you feel so), be open-minded and just listen. This is a great trip to undergo. Even without any substance in your stomach, this album remains a great experience. Almost on par with the great live parts from "Ummagumma".

Yes, it is almost that great. Only that you won't find any legendary tracks as "Careful", "ASOS", "STCOTHOTS" or "Astronomy Domine". But the whole of this live set is really worth your attention. Better than any of their studio albums so far. But this is only my humble and honest opinion.

Your can listen to this album clockwise or counter-clock wise. It doesn't matter. It sounds always great. Non-Hawkwind fans, do listen to this one. You shouldn't regret it.

Four stars for these great live moments.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |


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