Hawkwind - Coded Languages: Live At Hammersmith Odeon, November 1982 - 2CD
In 1982 Hawkwind released the album Choose Your Masques on RCA ACTIVE, their final release for the label and considered the finest of this era by many fans. The album would feature a line-up of DAVE BROCK, HARVEY BAINBRIDGE, HUW LLOYD LANGTON and MARTIN GRIFFIN and contained such excellent material as 'Arrival in Utopia', 'Solitary Mind Games', 'Choose Your Masques', 'Waiting for Tomorrow' and 'Dream Worker'. The album was a Top Thirty success upon its release and spawned a memorable tour on which the band was joined by returning member NIK TURNER.
The band's concerts at Hammersmith Odeon in London in November 1982 were perhaps the highlight of this memorable tour and were recorded on 24-track tape by a mobile recording unit. The recordings were mixed as rough monitor mixes and appeared on various ensuing compilations throughout the 1980s and beyond. All the surviving multi-track masters have now been gathered together and have now been mixed as this stunning 2 CD set, presented in the best audio quality to date. Featuring such classic tracks as 'Psychedelic Warlords', 'Choose Your Masques', 'Coded Languages', 'Magnu', 'Steppenwolf', 'Solitary Mind Games' and 'Brainstorm', this album also features a guest appearance by Hawkwind collaborator and Science Fantasy author Michael Moorcock.