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Freq
Robert Calvert
Freq
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
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Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1985 album from the Hawkwind member, famed poet, author and lyricist. The album was originally recorded August 1984 in Computer Music Studio, London for Flicknife Records a...  more »

      
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All Artists: Robert Calvert
Title: Freq
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Cleopatra
Release Date: 4/22/1994
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
UPC: 741157946727

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Album Description
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1985 album from the Hawkwind member, famed poet, author and lyricist. The album was originally recorded August 1984 in Computer Music Studio, London for Flicknife Records and was inspired by the 1984 miner's strike and the effect it had on miners, their families and British politics. One of the most intelligent songwriters in the Progressive Rock field, displayed in both his recorded and published work an informed and compassionate concern for the world around him, all of which is reflected in Freq, a concept album dealing with automation in the workplace, industrial decline, unemployment, and the overall mechanization of man. Freq is remastered from the original tapes and adds both sides of the 1980 single "Lord of the Hornets" as bonus tracks. Atomhenge. 2008.

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CD Reviews

Robert Calvert - 'Freq' (Cleopatra)
Mike Reed | USA | 12/17/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Maybe not his best work, but this 1984 dated release (like having it on CD reissue) by the late Hawkwind resident poet/recitalist is decent. Tracks here that I thought were good include "Ned Lund", the somewhat edgy "All The Machines Are Quiet", "Cool Courage Of The Bomb Squad" and the cult favorite (in it's own right)"Lord Of The Hornets". Check out the line-up on this record: Calvert-guitar,harmonica,keyboards&vocals, Lemmy-bass, Huw Lloyd Langton-guitar, Steve Swindells-keyboards and Simon King-drums. Didn't realize this album had four 'actual' Hawkwind members. Nice."
Down in flames... but a lovely explosion when it crashes
boeanthropist | Cambridge, MA | 01/26/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Like all Calvert albums, patchy, with large chunks of it sounding incredibly dated... But Calvert knew a thing or two, as is made quite evident on songs like "The Green Fly and the Rose," which still makes me shiver."