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Friday, November 25, 2022

Hawklords: We Are One 2012

 

Hawklords were an English music group active between 1978 and 1979. Members were from


Hawkwind, who were inactive during that period
, (Robert Calvert – vocals, Dave Brock – guitar and Simon King – drums) and a local Devon group named Ark (Harvey Bainbridge – bass and Martin Griffin – drums) with the addition of former Pilot keyboardist Steve Swindells.
                                       

In 1978, the band released their first full studio album 25 Years On. A tour programme was sold at this

gig detailing the weird science behind the '25 Years' project. After the tour, the band were to tour North America, but Calvert, wishing for the return of King, dismissed Griffin who then concentrated on his studio business and playing for Richard Strange before returning to Hawkwind for the 1981 Sonic Attack album. 

                


Swindells recalls the five members spending time at Rockfield "where we rehearsed and jammed and


wrote... Calvert was suffering definite mental problems when we were there. I think he was going through a divorce from his novelist wife, Pamela, and he was very unstable." Calvert left the band going on to write the novel Hype and recording an accompanying album, and he never appeared on any of the recordings released from these sessions.
                                     


Swindells wrote "Shot Down in the Night" at these sessions, and the band considered it ideal for single release, but with the band having no record contract Swindells departed when offered a solo deal,

resulting in the album Fresh Blood. The remaining three members were joined by Huw Lloyd-Langton (lead guitar) and Tim Blake (synthesizers), choosing to revert to the name of Hawkwind and embarking upon a UK Winter 1979 tour resulting in the album Live Seventy Nine. Swindells' studio version and Hawkwind's live version of "Shot Down in the Night" were released as singles simultaneously in 1980, both featuring Lloyd-Langton and King.
                                

In 2008 a new Hawklords formed around Harvey Bainbridge, with drummer Dave Pearce (ex-Bevis Frond), guitarist and keyboard player Jerry Richards, vocalist Ron Tree (ex-Hawkwind singer) and

bassist Tom Ashurst. The band's critically acclaimed 2015 album release, R:Evolution reached number 15 on the Official UK Top 30 Progressive Rock Chart and was in the top 75 for over two months. A “Full-blown sonic slab of classic British space-rock”, it has been nominated for best rock album of 2015 by One World Music Awards. In 2016, the same line up, augmented by guest vocalist Kim McAuliffe, released the album Fusion (LORDS1016)
                                                       


Hawklords – We Are One
Label: Not On Label (Hawklords Self-released) – HAWKLORDS 0912
Format:    CD, Album
Country: UK
Released: Sep 24, 2012
Genre:Rock
Style: Space Rock, Psychedelic Rock

TRAXS

                                    


01. We Are One    4:07
02. Mothership    4:47
03. Shut Up    3:20
04. Time Split    3:57
05. The Ancient Ones    5:21
06. Sun Child    6:00
07. Flight    4:44
08. Digital Age    5:44
09. Global Warning    5:17
10. I Am The Wind    5:25
11. Wake Up    4:16
12. Water Drum    4:43
13. Event Horizon    8:00
14. Is It A Dream?    4:07
15. Spark In The Dark    5:19

Bass, Synthesizer, Sound Designer [Audio Sculpture] – Adrian Shaw
Drums – Dave Pearce
Guitar [Guitars], Synth [Synths], Whistle [Penny Whistle] – Jerry Richards
Keyboards, Organ [Farfisa], Synth [Farfisa] – Steve Swindells
Synth [Synhs], Keyboards – Harvey Bainbridge
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Sounds [Oscillators] – Ron Tree
Written-By – Shaw (tracks: 2 to 4, 6, 7, 12), Pearce (tracks: 3), Bainbridge (tracks: 7, 10, 12), Richards (tracks: 1, 2, 5 to 8, 13), Constable (tracks: 10, 15), Tree (tracks: 1 to 6, 9, 11, 14, 15), Swindells (tracks: 7)
Recorded at The Earth Lab, Manor Studios and The Music Complex Studios, London, December 2011 to may 2012.
                                               


MP3 @ 320 Size: 174 MB
Flac  Size: 520 MB

 

15 comments:

  1. Thanks Kostas. I have another one:
    A do-cd with the original album & the sonic assassins on it. I than have 9 cds from Hawkwind.
    You are in great chape. Like as if it's christmas.

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  2. Hawkwind was my first ever gig way back in 1972 so this fantastic album is very much appreciated Kostas......Love & Peace my friend Stu

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  3. I have a copy of the Flyer from my first Hawkwind gig in 1972 if you should want it Kostas....just let me know... Stu

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    1. Yes I want it. Maybe I will upload it in my post of Hawkwind. I'm preparing the MP3 and the Flac links now. It's a lot of job.

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    2. where can I send it to Kostas ?

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    3. @ Stu. Send me your email with a comment and I'll answer you with my email. I will not post the comment with your email. Is this okay for you?

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    4. @ Stu: Did you receive my email?

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    5. Yes thank you Kostas ......have you recieved the copy of the flyer ?

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    6. Yes. Thank you very much. Tunbridge Wells. Right?

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    7. Yes Tunbridge Wells, KENT in UK ......there are a few other bits and pieces coming your way.

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    8. Thank you Stu. I had three of them. The others no.

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  4. Kostas I will send it all again as I can't remember what I have sent now.

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