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Hawkwind – Into The Woods

Written by John Deaux

Hawkwind are currently riding high on the crest of a wave of new-found glory. Not only has this year (2017) already seen an abundance of Hawkwind classics re-issued in 3 spectacular box sets, but they’re just about to follow-up with a brand new album.

Into The Woods is in part a continuation of last years UK top 40 album, The Machine Stops. Into The Woods is a lot more technical & musically explosive than The Machine Stops but it’s still unmistakably Hawkwind.

From the opening of the title track right the way through to the end of Magic Mushroom, this is an album of the purest green. In fact it doesn’t get much greener than this album & that is due to the conceptual and lyrical themes behind this album which are once again inspired by E.M. Forster.

There is no stand out track on this record. They all flow very nicely into one another & yet you can listen to each track as a stand alone. 

Once again, Dave Brock has taken the reigns & steered the band into musical territories unknown, bearing in mind this band has been around for 4 decades now & there’s not many places Hawkwind haven’t explored.

There’s just no stopping Dave Brock & crew.

Into the Woods is one small step for Dave Brock & one giant leap for Hawkwind.

Available to purchase NOW on both CD & limited double album 

Score 9/10

Track List
Into The Woods
Cottage In The Woods
The Woodpecker
Have You Seen Them
Ascent
Space Ship Blues
The Wind
Vegan Lunch
Magic Scenes
Darkland
Wood Nymph
Deep Cavern
Magic Mushroom

Release Date
5th May 2017
Label
Cherry Red

For Fans of Pink Floyd, Tessaract, Agent Fresco

Hawkwind will be touring through May, beginning on 10th. The tour includes what is set to be a memorable show at London’s prestigious venue The Roundhouse on 26th May. It will be 45 years since Hawkwind played at the venue’s historic ‘Greasy Truckers Party’.

Thursday 11th May               Falmouth               Princess Pavilion  

Friday 12th May                    Weymouth             Pavilion

Saturday 13th May                Worthing               Assembly Halls

Sunday 14th May                  Northampton        Roadmenders      

Tuesday 16th May                 Birmingham          The Institute

Wednesday 17th May          Folkestone                Leas Cliff Hall

Thursday 18th May               Gloucester             Subscription Rooms, Stroud

Friday 19th May                    Dorking                  Halls

Saturday 20th May                Portsmouth           Pyramid Rooms

Sunday 21st May                   Ipswich                   Corn Exchange

Tuesday 23rd May                 Buxton                    Buxton Opera House          

Wednesday 24th May          Bristol                     Academy

Thursday 25th May               Norwich                 UEA

Friday 26th May                    London                   The Roundhouse

Sat-Mon 27th-28th May       Nr. Evesham, Worcs.           Mello Festival

Monday 29th May                 Jersey                     Opera House

Fri-Sun 16th-18th June          Clisson, France                      Hellfest

Fri-Sun 7th-9th July                Cheshire                                 Bluedot Festival

About the author

John Deaux

Some say Yank My Doodle, It’s A Dandy! is a biographical movie based on John

Some have even said that his favourite artist is Chesney Hawke

All we know is he is the ultimate bargain hunter & his skin, a hazy shade of winter

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