Posted by Ceolte at 19:16
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) - Cue - Log | Scans Complete | Release: 2011 | 419 MB
The recording itself was made by Gary Lucas and Mike Kemp of the Cambridge University Tape Recording Society on a quarter-inch ReVox open-reel tape recorder. Kemp, who would go on with Lucas to create Spaceward Studios, recalled this being done at the last minute. As he remembered years later for the Spaceward Studio website,(www.spacewardstudios.uk.net), all that was available was a rather poor mixer so we stuck a stereo microphone pair across the stage for drums/backline and mixed in some (front of house) PA.
Though the tapes were listened to in the weeks after the show, Lucas and Kemp upgraded their recording equipment to half-inch a few months later and the quarter-inch reels disappeared, thought perhaps to be lost forever. Fortunately for us, that wasn't to prove to be the case. In 1985 a reel was unearthed at Spaceward Studios, noted to contain the Syd Barrett element of the show plus parts of the Hawkwind and Pink Fairies sets and in 2005 a second copy of the recordings was unearthed in a collection of tapes stored in the attic of Gary Lucas. It's the Lucas tape, via an appearance on the auction lists at Bonhams in Knightsbridge, which has enabled the release of this pivotal show.
We're very pleased to present these recordings, cleaned-up and remastered, enabling Hawkwind's dedicated fan base to experience the band in full flow, poised to fly high and fly far, making the very concept of space rock their own in perpetuity.
Previously unheard and unreleased live Hawkwind show from the Cambridge Corn Exchange in 1972. Diligently cleaned-up and re-mastered to provide maximum listening quality. Recorded at the beginning of Hawkwind's mainstream breakthrough year. Features classic line-up members Dave Brock, Nik Turner, Lemmy and Robert Calvert.
01 - Technicians Of Spaceship Earth (Intro)
02 - You Shouldn't Do That
03 - The Awakening
04 - You Know You're Only Dreaming
05 - Master Of The Universe
06 - Paranoia
07 - Earth Calling
08 - Silver Machine
09 - Welcome To The Future
10 - Born To Go (encore)