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Choose Your Masques
Choose Your Masques
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Hawkwind
Title: Choose Your Masques
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Griffin Records
Release Date: 9/15/1999
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 054421061324, 5028794112421

CD Reviews

Tasty hawks classic
(4 out of 5 stars)

"this is from the synth happy eighties, but still manages to kick out the jams. Not quite as awe-inspiring as "sonic attack," but close. The version of the title track is vastly different from the one on live chronicles, but pretty solid. "waiting for tomorrow" and "solitary mind games" sound better, I think, on "out and intake" but up to you. Very good alternate versions of "psycedelic warlords" and "silver machine" are also included, pretty good stuff."
R. Recchia | blodgett mills, ny | 02/25/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"It's quite understandable to see why HAWKWIND took a break after
this album. This is easily one of their most uninspired and least
exciting albums of the 80's. As other people have pointed out,the
production is not that good, but it's the songs themselves that
are disappointing, especially Dave Brock's songs, like the title
track and ARRIVAL IN UTOPIA. Also, HUW LLOYD-LANGTON overplays
throughout the entire album, which is part of the reason that
Harvey Bainbridge's nifty little synthesizer tunes DREAM WORKER,
VOID CITY and THE SCAN are my favorites songs here.HUW's two
listenable, but did HAWKWIND really have to re-record SILVER
MACHINE? This is easily my least favorite tune on the album, thanks in part to HUW's mindless guitar playing.
The cover, however, is one of HAWKWIND's best and is what prevents me from giving the album just two stars!"
Ok underproduced album
R. Recchia | 07/22/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The merits of this album are in the songs.. Choose Your Masks and Farenheit 451 being prime examples. Dream Worker is also an inspired musical/mood song. So what's wrong?Basically the production! Almost every song has a superior live or studio version available officially or unofficially! Having said that I would describe this as "easy listening Hawkwind" so if you want a gentle introduction to the band in the 80's this might suit you."