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Capt Lockheed
Robert Calvert
Capt Lockheed
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
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Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the former Hawkwind member's 1974 album including three bonus tracks. Recorded for United Artists Records, this concept album featured classic songs such as 'Ejection', 'The Rig...  more »

      
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All Artists: Robert Calvert
Title: Capt Lockheed
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bgo - Beat Goes on
Release Date: 2/15/2002
Album Type: Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Europe, British Isles, Progressive, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters
UPC: 5017261200051

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Album Description
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the former Hawkwind member's 1974 album including three bonus tracks. Recorded for United Artists Records, this concept album featured classic songs such as 'Ejection', 'The Right Stuff' and 'The Widowmaker' interwoven with humorous satirical dialogue from Calvert, Jim Capaldi and Viv Stanshall. The musical guests include Hawkwind, Arthur Brown and Brian Eno, making for a unique and legendary album. Atomhenge. 2009.
 

CD Reviews

Robert Calvert - 'Captain Lockheed&The Firefighters (BGO)
Mike Reed | USA | 09/17/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"When I heard this CD reissue for the very first time,I thought,"what the...?".Originally released in 1974,the purchaser SHOULD keep in mind of course that 'Captain Lockheed...' is a concept lp by Robert Calvert,who was the resident poet for Hawkwind through out the '70's.Maybe to conceptual for some.For one thing,there's plenty of dialogue.This may be so,but there are some tunes here,that truly hold the test of time.The ORIGINAL versions of "Aerospaceage Inferno","The Right Stuff","Ejection" and "Song Of A Gremlin,Part 2".This may not technically be a Hawkwind lp,but the players backing Calvert(R.I.P.) on this effort are:Dave Brock,Nik Turner,Lemmy,Del Dettmar and Simon King.Need I say more?A great Calvert solo title to have."
One great story with music
R. Recchia | 02/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I recall the days listening to the record in the basement. Sterio cranked up, and the story with music came to life. I think this is one of the best records of the 70's. My older brother had the copy and I could never get him to sell it to me. When you hear it you'll know why it is priceless, and not for sale. Thank you for putting it on cd. I can now share it with my friends. I would recommend this cd to any one. Enjoy."
Beg, borrow, or steal a copy of this CD, spacefans!
R. Recchia | 11/10/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is as close as you'll get to vintage, studio quality Hawkwind in the guise of a "solo" work. Over Dave Brock's "assassin-esque" guitarwork, powered by Lemmy's thunderous bassline, Calvert's opening lyric "A flock of steel eagles tearing by, the ripped-silk scream of the rended sky..." drives this concept album on towards the inevitable "falling starfighter" anthem/dirge, providing ample testimony to Calvert's genius."