Hawkwind revisit early period with 11-disc box set

Hawkwind have confirmed the launched of an 11-disc box set covering their formative years.

This Is Your Captain Speaking… Your Captain Is Dead contains their first five studio albums, two live albums and a compilation of singles.

Parlophone Records say: “On January 28, 1970, Hawkwind – Dave Brock, Mick Slattery, Nik Turner, Terry Ollis, Dik Mik, and John A. Harrison – signed to Liberty Records. Slattery left soon after, to be replaced by Huw Lloyd-Langton, and the banded record their first, self-titled, album at Trident Studios in London.

“The period from 1970 to 1974 proved to be a busy time, seeing several lineup changes, the rise to prominence of a certain Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister, the ingenious Space Ritual Tour – and a peculiar ban from BBC recording sessions. This box set celebrates that period.”

This Is Your Captain Speaking… is released on March 23 and it’s available for pre-order now.

CD 1: Hawkwind

  1. Hurry on Sundown

  2. The Reason Is?

  3. Be Yourself

  4. Paranoia – Part 1

  5. Paranoia – Part 2

  6. Seeing It As You Really Are

  7. Mirror of Illusion

CD 2: In Search Of Space

  1. You Shouldn’t Do That

  2. You Know You’re Only Dreaming

  3. Master Of The Universe

  4. We Took The Wrong Step Years Ago

  5. Adjust Me

  6. Children of the Sun

CDs 3 & 4: Greasy Truckers Party (2 CD)

  1. Announcement/Apology

  2. This Is Your Captain Speaking (breakdown)

  3. This Is Your Captain Speaking

  4. You Shouldn’t Do That

  5. The Awakening

  6. Master Of the Universe

  7. Paranoia

  8. Earth Calling

  9. Silver Machine

  10. Welcome To The Future

  11. Born To Go

  12. Brainstorm (Jam)

  13. End Announcement

Bonus tracks:

  1. Master Of The Universe (Original 1972 LP mix)

  2. Born To Go (Original 1972 LP mix)

**CD 5: Doremi Fasol Latido **

  1. Brainstorm

  2. Space Is Deep

  3. One Change

  4. Lord Of Light

  5. Down Through the Night

  6. Time We Left This World Today

  7. The Watcher

CDs 6 & 7: The Space Ritual Alive (2 CD)

  1. Earth Calling

  2. Born To Go

  3. Down Through The Night

  4. The Awakening

  5. Lord Of Light

  6. Black Corridor

  7. Space Is Deep

  8. Electronic No. 1

  9. Orgone Accumulator

  10. Upside Down

  11. 10 Seconds Of Forever

  12. Brainstorm

  13. Seven By Seven

  14. Sonic Attack

  15. Time We Left This World Today

  16. Master Of the Universe

  17. Welcome To the Future

CD 8: Hall Of The Mountain Grill

  1. The Psychedelic Warlords (Disappear in Smoke)

  2. Wind of Change

  3. D-Rider

  4. Web Weaver

  5. You’d Better Believe It

  6. Hall of the Mountain Grill

  7. Lost Johnny

  8. Goat Willow

  9. Paradox

CDs 9 & 10: 1999 Party (2 CD)

  1. Intro/Standing On The Edge

  2. Brainbox Pollution

  3. It’s So Easy

  4. You Know You’re Only Dreaming

  5. Veterans Of A Thousand Psychic Wars

  6. Brainstorm

  7. Seven By Seven

  8. The Watcher

  9. The Awakening

  10. Paradox

  11. You’d Better Believe It

  12. Psychedelic Warlords

  13. D-Rider

  14. Sonic Attack

  15. Master Of The Universe

  16. Welcome To The Future

CD 11: Of Time & Stars – The Singles

  1. Hurry On Sundown (mono single version)

  2. Mirror Of Illusion (mono single edit version)

  3. Silver Machine (original single mix)

  4. Seven By Seven (original single mix)

  5. Lord Of Light (single mix)

  6. Born To Go (live single version edit)

  7. Urban Guerilla

  8. Brainbox Pollution

  9. You’d Better Believe It (single version edit)

  10. Paradox (remix single edit)

  11. Psychedelic Warlords (Disappear In Smoke)

  12. It’s So Easy

  13. Seven By Seven (live Space Ritual single edit)

  14. Silver Machine (Roadhawks single mix)

  15. Seven By Seven (remixed single version)

Freelance Online News Contributor

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.