Chronicle of the Black Sword [Bonus Tracks]

Chronicle of the Black Sword [Bonus Tracks]

by HawkwindHawkwind

CD(Expanded / Remastered / Bonus Tracks / Reissue)

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Hawkwind and science-fiction/fantasy author Michael Moorcock had been hovering around each other's vicinities for years before they finally got around to recording this adaptation of Moorcock's Elric novels (long a favorite on the old DAW paperback line). They seemed made to order for the project, and by and large they are; the band rocks their way through the story of Elric and the sword that becomes the basis for his survival and his doom, breaking it up with a few ethereal keyboard-dominated interludes. "Needle Gun" could have been a single by the original band had it been released a few years earlier. They aren't quite as melodic here in their writing, singing, or playing as they might have been, say, a decade earlier, and some of the songs are a bit predictable, but overall this is a fairly successful contribution to rock's rarefied body of literary adaptations, well suited to its subject. The lineup here is Brock (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Bainbridge (keyboards, vocals), Langton (lead guitar, vocals), Alan Davey (bass), Danny Thompson (drums), and Dave Charles (percussion).

Product Details

Release Date: 08/11/2009
Label: Atomhenge
UPC: 5013929631229
catalogNumber: 1012

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hawkwind   Primary Artist
Dave Brock   Synthesizer,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
David Charles   Percussion
Harvey Bainbridge   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Vocals
Dave Charles   Percussion
Alan Davey   Bass,Background Vocals
Huw Lloyd-Langton   Guitar,Vocals
Danny Thompson   Drums

Technical Credits

Hawkwind   Producer
Dave Brock   Composer,Author
Robert Calvert   Composer
David Charles   Producer,Engineer
Harvey Bainbridge   Composer
Dave Charles   Producer,Engineer
Alan Davey   Composer
Michael Moorcock   Composer,Author
John Coulthart   Original Sleeve Design
Mark Powell   Producer,Liner Notes
Kris Tait   Composer

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