•OFFICIAL EXPANDED 2CD REMIXED & REMASTERED SET OF HAWKWIND’s PERFORMANCE AT HAMMERSMITH ODEON IN LONDON IN NOVEMBER 1982
•ALL TRACKS NEWLY MIXED FROM THE ORIGINAL 24-TRACK MASTER TAPES
•A LAVISH BOOKLET WITH PHOTOS, MEMORABILIA & ESSAY
ATOMHENGE, the home of HAWKWIND’s catalogue from 1975 – 1997, continue their series of definitive releases of Hawkwind’s amazing legacy with the release of “CODED LANGUAGES: Hammersmith Odeon 1982”.
In 1982 Hawkwind released the album “Choose Your Masques” on RCA ACTIVE, their final release for the label and considered the finest of this era by many fans. The album would feature a line-up of DAVE BROCK, HARVEY BAINBRIDGE, HUW LLOYD LANGTON and MARTIN GRIFFIN and contained such excellent material as ‘Arrival in Utopia’, ‘Solitary Mind Games’, ‘Choose Your Masques’, ‘Waiting for Tomorrow’ and ‘Dream Worker’. The album was a Top Thirty success upon its release and spawned a memorable tour on which the band was joined by returning member NIK TURNER.
The band’s concerts at Hammersmith Odeon in London in November 1982 were perhaps the highlight of this memorable tour and were recorded on 24-track tape by a mobile recording unit. The recordings were mixed as rough monitor mixes and appeared on various ensuing compilations throughout the 1980s and beyond. All the surviving multi-track masters have now been gathered together and have now been mixed as this stunning 2 CD set, presented in the best audio quality to date.
Featuring such classic tracks as ‘Psychedelic Warlords’, ‘Choose Your Masques’, ‘Coded Languages’, ‘Magnu’, ‘Steppenwolf’, ‘Solitary Mind Games’ and ‘Brainstorm’, this album also features a guest appearance by Hawkwind collaborator and Science Fantasy author Michael Moorcock.
Please Note: This title is released 26th January 2015 and will not be dispatched until this date.
1.WARRIORS ON THE EDGE OF TIME / CHOOSE YOUR MASQUES
Two years in the making, Close To The Noise Floor is a 4CD, 61-track set exploring the origins of electronica in the UK. Featuring tracks from key figures on the cassette label underground alongside early releases by future stars of the movement, this is part primitive rave, part synthesiser porn and part history lesson.