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Alan Davey
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CD Reviews
Al Chemicals Lysergic Orchestra Volume 2
Review by Gary Hill
This new set from Alan Davey is supposed to focus on the trippy side of music.

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Bedouin
Review by Bruce Stringer
For those unaware, Bedouin is Alan Davey's outlet for material that is otherwise unsuited to Hawkwind, yet - ironically, is very Hawkwind-like. The songs are very bass driven and tend toward the Middle-Eastern influence that Hawkwind were known for with songs like Assassins of Allah (re-invented when Alan joined Hawkwind in the mid-80's).
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Captured Rotation
Review by Gary Hill
This solo album from former Hawkwind bassist Alan Davey has been out of print for a while. It’s been known to fetch some outrageous amounts of cash on internet auction sites
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Four Track Mind Volume 1
Review by Gary Hill
These recordings from former Hawkwind bassist, singer, keyboardist and songwriter are all essentially home recordings done on a 4-track recorder. They are items he’s had sitting around for a long time and has chosen to put together on a series of discs and release.
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Four-Track Mind Volume 2
Review by Gary Hill
A new disc of tracks that Alan Davey (best known for his work in Hawkwind) produced on a four track in his home. These were really not intended for release as they are, but the thing is, there’s no reason they couldn’t have been.
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Human on the Outside
Review by Gary Hill
Alan Davey’s latest solo disc shows a lot of Hawkwind-like sounds. That’s natural as Davey played bass, provided keys and some vocals along with writing a lot of the music for Hawkwind for a good many years.

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Interviews
Alan Davey
Interview by Gary Hill
Interview with Alan Davey from 2007

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Alan Davey
Interview by Bruce Stringer
Interview Alan Davey from 2003



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Various Artists - 8 Assassins - Beautiful the Bad & The Ugly Soundtrack
Review by Gary Hill
This new soundtrack album has some cool stuff on it. Personally, I think that it would be stronger if it was just the first disc.

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Hawkwind - California Brainstorm
Review by Gary Hill
Due to the packaging and recording quality, I always thought this was a bootleg.
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Hawkwind - Canterbury Fayre, 2001
Review by Bruce Stringer
Hawkwind are one of those bands that fans tend to gravitate (or levitate) toward a particular era or period. My own favourite being the Levitation-era (with Ginger Baker on drums) followed closely by any of the 1980's material graced by genius guitarist Huw Lloyd-Langton.
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Hawkwind - Choose Your Masques
Review by Gary Hill
I've read a lot of reviews of this CD where Hawkwind fans trash it. Personally, I have always really enjoyed this one a lot.
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Hawkwind - Classic Rock Legends DVD
Review by Bruce Stringer
Another video from the Classic Rock Legends archives and this time it's the Space Bandits line-up of the mighty Hawkwind. Alan Davey (bassist) has claimed this to be one of his favourite periods and, given that it is a mixture of older as well as new talent, one can see a fresh injection of energy in the band's live sound.
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Spirits Burning & Bridget Wishart - Earth Born
Review by Gary Hill
Since this disc features performances from a number of people who have been involved with Hawkwind (most notably Wishart herself) comparisons to that band are obvious. A lot of the music lives up to that. In fact a good deal of this disc reminds me of a more pure progressive rock oriented Hawkwind with some serious jazz thrown into the mix.
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Gunslinger - Earthquake in E Minor
Review by Gary Hill
This nearly went into heavy metal. Certainly it could. There are two reasons it didn’t.
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Hawkwind - Electric Tepee
Review by Gary Hill

This is a strong Hawkwind disc, but it has a few problems with consistency.


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Hawkwind - Epoch Eclipse
Review by Gary Hill
Chronicling the entire career of the band, this box set really is a wonderful collection. It shows the diversity of Hawkwind in all their varying styles.
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Hawkwind - Family Tree
Review by Gary Hill
Family Tree or Friend and Relation albums are always weird things. It seems that many times the isolated parts have no where near the style or power of the whole.
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Hawkwind - It Is the Business of the Future to Be Dangerous
Review by G. W. Hill

This is arguably the strangest album the Hawkwind catalogue.


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Djinn - Last Wish
Review by Gary Hill

When you’ve got an album with both Alan Davey and Bridget Wishart as the main contributors, comparisons to Hawkwind are obvious.


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Hawkwind - Live In London, 2002
Review by Bruce Stringer
H had originally planned to see Hawkwind play Birmingham during the December mini-tour, however - due to cancellation - I ended up heading down to London's Walthamstow Assembly Hall, in the north-east to see them play their yearly Christmas show.


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Hawkwind - Out of The Shadows DVD
Review by Bruce Stringer
Of all the Hawkwind visual records this is the best quality and includes a classic stunning Rodney Matthews cover illustration and a slightly odd collection of songs. Performed at Newcastle's Opera House in the UK it was one of, if not the, last performance of Huw Lloyd-Langton with the group on this tour.
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Hawkwind - Palace Springs
Review by Gary Hill
Coming from a band with seemingly a million albums under their belt, this is really one of their best live discs. It captures a great, if quite short, period of the band and does so with a style and texture that really is incredible.
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Hawkwind - Palace Springs (Remastered Edition)
Review by G. W. Hill
If you’ve never owned this live CD from Hawkwind (or even if you have, now is the time to get it). This newly remastered edition sounds better than the original release to my ears.
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Various Artists - Poetry of the Air: A Collection of Love Letters to Music from Musicians written by Gary Hill
Review by Greg Olma
I have known Gary Hill for a while now and the one thing that I can say with complete certainty about him is that he takes his music seriously. 


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Hawkwind - Solstice at Stonehenge 20th Anniversary Edition DVD
Review by Gary Hill

This is a very good, but not great DVD.


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Hawkwind - Space Bandits
Review by Gary Hill
The only studio album to feature this lineup, this one leaves me wishing they had done more. It is difficult with the incredible amount of material this band have released to really pick out one or two best albums, but this one would definitely be in the running.
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Hawkwind - Take Me To Your Leader
Review by Gary Hill
It's got to be hard to be Hawkwind. With a massive catalog that last time I checked (including compilations and live albums) boasted well over a hundred official releases, it must be very difficult to try to please your fans with each new release.
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Hawklords - The Barney Bubbles Memorial Concert DVD
Review by Gary Hill

This is probably the best Hawkwind DVD that Hawkwind never released.


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Hawkwind - The Business Trip – Live
Review by Gary Hill

Hawkwind had done a live album not that many years earlier with Palace Springs, so this seemed a little soon to put out one. 


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Hawkwind - The Chronicle of the Black Sword
Review by Gary Hill
Hawkwind had a friendship with the science fiction author Michael Moorcock – he actually joined the band at one point. It should seem no surprise, then that they would do a concept album based on his Elric series.
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Hawkwind - The Friday Rock Show Sessions - Live at Reading '86
Review by Gary Hill
I’d have to say that for my money this is one of the best Hawkwind live albums.
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Hawkwind - The GWR Years 1988-1991
Review by G. W. Hill
It's hard for me to pick favorite Hawkwind albums. I mean, I'm a big fan of the band, and I like pretty much all of their albums.

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The Meads of Asphodel - The Mill Hill Sessions
Review by Mike Korn
Every once in a while, a vague, undefined thing comes shambling out of the darkness and into the sterile, pre-packaged music scene. Yes, even in the world of extreme metal, where cookie-cutter bands are a lot more prevalent than hardcore headbangers would like to admit.
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Hawkwind - The Xenon Codex
Review by Gary Hill
I’ve seen some less than stellar reviews of this disc, but for my money it’s a great album and well in the upper percentile of Hawkwind releases.
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Hawkwind - This Is Hawkwind, Do Not Panic
Review by Bruce Stringer
One step on from the classic, yet volatile, Levitation line-up this release is a collection of tracks highlighting their performance of 1981's Stonehenge festival, re-sequenced and sounding at their most energetic since the days of Lemmy. Ginger Baker, who was to leave shortly after this, added an element of jazz fusion to the chemistry in stark contrast to Simon King's staccato straight-four drumming and it's as if the set list was constructed to feature the mastery of British guitar legend Huw Lloyd-Langton.
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Gunslinger - Unlawful Odds
Review by G. W. Hill

I love Alan Davey’s current band Gunslinger.


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