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THE CHRONICLE OF THE BLACK SWORD

Hawkwind

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.44 | 118 ratings

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4 stars How dare I be so beautiful?

"Chronicle of the black sword" is one of Hawkwind's most creative albums, thanks in no small part to Michael Moorcock's "Elric" stories, on which the album is based.

Many of the tracks feature the familiar sound of Hawkwind's driving pace, and monotone vocals, "Song of the swords", "Sea king", and the wonderful "Needle gun" to name but three. "Zarozinda" finds the band in a much slower, more reflective, are I say beautiful mood.

Of the many Hawkwind albums available, this one stands out as falling in to the recommended listening category. Many of the tracks are included on the excellent DVD of the same name, which offers a superb document of their stage show at the time. The DVD also includes a promo video of "Needlegun".

Easy Livin | 4/5 |

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