Recorded in 1980 and featuring GINGER BAKER, the album was a classic work and spawned an equally legendary tour. Although Baker's tenure with Hawkwind was brief, a concert at Lewisham Odeon in December 1980 was recorded by a mobile unit. Now remixed from the original multitrack masters this deluxe edition includes the entire concert (during which Sci-Fi author Michael Moorcock guested). This edition of LEVITATION is limited to 3000 units and will then be reduced to just a single CD release. This is the ultimate release of this classic album.
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This expanded edition features a bonus CD featuring both sides of the Angels of Death single and previously unreleased studio session alternate takes and early demos recorded at Rockfield Studios, all packaged in a slip case and lavishly illustrated book with new essay.
The album, originally released in 1977, was Dave Brock and Robert Calvert s masterpiece that perfectly embraced the influence of the musical New Wave to deliver one of the most effective albums released during Calvert s tenure with Hawkwind. This expanded edition features a bonus CD featuring studio session alternate takes and live recordings by The Sonic Assassins from 1977.
Including such classic tracks as Spirit of the Age, Hassan I Sabbah and Damnation Alley , this reissue has been remastered from the original master tapes (a first for any CD issue of this album).
The original CD release omitted Moorcock's on-stage narration and contribution. This newly remastered edition features the entire stage show and restores Moorcock's narrative on CD for the first time outside of a rare 1994 American CD release, making a definitive edition of one of Hawkwind's most memorable works.
INCLUDES 5 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED BONUS TRACKS & A LAVISH BOOKLET WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK, PHOTOS, MEMORABILIA & ESSAY
The album, originally released in 1982 by RCA Active, began life during sessions for "Sonic Attack” in 1981 and continued into the first months of the following year. The resulting album was a very different HAWKWIND release which utilised synthesisers and electronic music to great effect. Fused with Hawkwind's unique space rock style, the album gave the band another Top Thirty UK hit album and laid the ground for the "Choose Your Masques” album later in the year.
This Atomhenge reissue includes five previously unreleased recordings from the album sessions and fully restores the limited edition lyric booklet, included with initial pressings of the original album.
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