Hawkwind

Hawkwind: Choose Your Masques

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Product Type: VINYL LP
Artist: Hawkwind

Title: Choose Your Masques
Label: Let Them Eat Vinyl
Product Type: VINYL LP

Double vinyl LP pressing. Digitally re-mastered edition of this 1982 album from the legendary British Space Rock band. Choose Your Masques was the 13th studio album by Hawkwind. It spent five weeks on the UK albums chart peaking at #29. The group's line-up for this album remained unchanged from the previous Church of Hawkwind album, although for this recording the group started to heavily use drum machines and drum loops, with most of Griffin's contributions being relegated to disjointed drum fills. The album was recorded in June and July 1982 at Rockfield Studios. Science fiction author Michael Moorcock contributes lyrics to the album but credited his wife Lynda Steele to bypass his music publisher Douglas Smith with whom he was in dispute. The lyrics to "Fahrenheit 451", which had been written by former lead singer Robert Calvert and originally recorded but unused in 1978, were based on Ray Bradbury's book Fahrenheit 451. The album makes use of samples, featuring Ian Holm from a 1981 BBC Radio 4 serialization of The Lord of the Rings on "Dream Worker", and the spoken introduction of The Outer Limits on "Void City".

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