Warrior on the Edge of Time

Warrior on the Edge of Time

by HawkwindHawkwind

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Overview

Hawkwind's fifth studio album found the band enjoying a rare oasis of stability after the multitudinous personnel shifts of the past five years. Only the recruitment of a second drummer, Alan Powell, disturbed the equanimity of the lineup that created the previous year's Hall of the Mountain Grill, although it would soon be time to change again. By the end of the year, bassist Lemmy had departed, vocalist Robert Calvert had rejoined, and the group's career-long relationship with United Artists would be over. In the meantime, Warrior on the Edge of Time ensured that it was brainstorming business as usual. Decorated with a magnificent sleeve that unfolded into the shape of a shield, Warrior on the Edge of Time delivered some of Hawkwind's best-loved future showstoppers -- Simon House's far-reaching "Spiral Galaxy 28948," the frenetic "Assault and Battery," and the monstrous "Magnu" all made their bow here, while the accompanying "Kings of Speed" single was certainly a big hit in the youth clubs of the day, even if it did steadfastly avoid the chart. Remarkable, too, is "The Golden Void," a stately bolero set, indeed, on the edge of time and buffeted by one of the band's most impressive ever instrumental performances. A handful of tracks do betray their age. Michael Moorcock's echo- and effects-laden recitation of "The Wizard Blew His Horn" is impossibly overwrought, although it's worth sitting through simply for the segue into the throbbing "Opa-Loka"; in fact, the entire album is presented with minimal breaks between tracks, to deliver a seamless treat that -- in the light of Hawkwind's next musical moves -- has since seen Warrior on the Edge of Time described as the band's last true "classic." It isn't, but you can easily see why people think it might be. [The CD reissue includes one bonus track, Lemmy's valedictory "Motorhead," recorded during the album sessions but released only as the B-side to "Kings of Speed."]

Product Details

Release Date: 07/02/2013
Label: Cleopatra
UPC: 0741157057829
catalogNumber: 578
Rank: 44694

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Assault and Battery/The Golden Void
  2. The Wizard Blew His Horn
  3. Opa Loka
  4. The Demented Man
  5. Magnu
  6. Standing at the Edge
  7. Spiral Galaxy 28948
  8. Warriors
  9. Dying Seas
  10. Kings of Speed
  11. Motorhead
  12. Soldiers at the Edge of Time
  13. On the Road
  14. The Wizard Blew His Horn
  15. Spiral Galaxy 28948
  16. Soldiers at the Edge of Time
  17. Motorhead
  18. Kings of Speed

Disc 2

  1. Assault and Battery/The Golden Void [V
  2. The Wizard Blew His Horn
  3. Opa Loka
  4. The Demented Man
  5. Magnu
  6. Standing at the Edge
  7. Spiral Galaxy 28948
  8. Warriors
  9. Dying Seas
  10. Kings of Speed
  11. Motorhead
  12. Dawn
  13. Watchfield Festival Jam [Live at the Watchfield Free Festival August 23
  14. Circles
  15. I Am the Eye [Liv

Disc 3

  1. Assault and Battery/The Golden Void
  2. The Wizard Blew his Horn
  3. Opa Loka
  4. The Demented Man
  5. Magnu
  6. Standing at the Edge
  7. Spiral Galaxy 28948
  8. Warriors
  9. Dying Seas
  10. Kings of Speed
  11. Assault and Battery/The Golden Void
  12. The Wizard Blew His Horn
  13. Opa Loka
  14. The Demented Man
  15. Magnu
  16. Standing at the Edge
  17. Spiral Galaxy 28948
  18. Warriors
  19. Dying Seas
  20. Kings of Speed
  21. Assault and Battery/The Golden Void
  22. The Wizard Blew His Horn
  23. Opa-Loka
  24. The Demented Man
  25. Magnu
  26. Standing at the Edge
  27. Spiral Galaxy 28948
  28. Warriors
  29. Dying Seas
  30. Kings of Speed

Disc 4

  1. Assault and Battery/The Golden Void
  2. The Wizard Blew His Horn
  3. Opa Loka
  4. The Demented Man
  5. Magnu
  6. Standing at the Edge
  7. Spiral Galaxy 28948
  8. Warriors
  9. Dying Seas
  10. Kings of Speed

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