Hawkwind Windsor Free Festival 29 August 1973 Flac
01 Standing on the Edge / Warriors
02 It's So Easy
03 Ode to a Time Flower
05 Warrior on the Edge of Time
07 Orgone Accumulator / Seeing It As You Really Are
08 Sonic Attack
09 Time We Left
12 The Watcher
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This is another 1970's Hawkwind audience recording I received in a CDR postal trade way back in time.
This is what the original notes that came with it said:
"One of the best-sounding Hawkwind recordings from 1973 (which isn't saying much!).
It's also notable for the "festival" atmosphere, with recitations from Michael Moorcock & Robert Calvert, and a great 14-minute
The only sad thing is that it's clearly incomplete, since it cuts off in the middle of The Watcher
(and they would have certainly played Master of the Universe next, perhaps after another poem).
Unfortunately, the transfer is somewhat flawed, with some odd (infrequent) level changes and some clipping
(although not severely), but is still very listenable. There are a few short gaps at the start/end of some tracks
(perhaps the taper turned the recorder off), but little music seems to be missing.
Orgone Accumulator is clearly spliced in from an inferior source, but the (relatively) high sound quality is maintained for the
Sound wise as the original notes state it can be a bit all over the place this. Having said that there large portions of the tape that are pretty
good for 1973 and possibly I would rate those sections as maybe 7 to 7.5/10 or EX. However Orgone is pretty grim maybe at the most a 2 or 3/10 Poor.
So overall its like a curates egg there are some fantastic moments in the recording Ode To A Time Flower, and Its So Easy a 10 minute plus version. Great to
hear Michael Moorcock with the band and bad which is Orgone maybe worse than Coventry 1981 that I shared recently.
So overall its a solid 6/10 or EX-
My thanks as always to the tapers and those who have shared this without them we wouldn't be able to enjoy this recording from nearly 48 years ago.
As always share freely but NEVER sell. Don't covert to lossy unless for personal use.
Lets remember Hawkwind are a current active touring band:
So support them by going to gigs, buying their cd's and merchandise etc. I will be there in Manchester to watch them in September 2021 and I'll be buying their new LP Somnia.
Check out their official website here: http://www.hawkwindmuseum.co.uk
Also check here for the bands current trading/recording policy: http://www.hawkwindmuseum.co.uk/trading%20rules.htm and this recording is allowed by the band under those rules.
You can also find detailed info on their re-issue back catologue here: http://cherryred.co.uk/atomhenge/main.htm
Lets keep those motors running.