ATOMHENGE, the home of HAWKWIND’s catalogue from 1976 – 1997, continue their series of definitive reissued editions of these classic albums with the release of “QUARK, STRANGENESS & CHARM”. The album, originally released in 1977, was Dave Brock and Robert Calvert’s masterpiece that perfectly embraced the influence of the musical New Wave to deliver one of the most effective albums released during Calvert’s tenure with Hawkwind. This expanded edition features a bonus CD featuring studio session alternate takes and live recordings by THE SONIC ASSASSINS from 1977. Including such classic tracks as ‘Spirit of the Age’, ‘Hassan I Sabbah’ and ‘Damnation Alley’, this reissue has been remastered from the original master tapes (a first for any CD issue of this album).
QUARK, STRANGENESS AND CHARM
1. SPIRIT OF THE AGE 2. DAMNATION ALLEY 3. FABLE OF A FAILED RACE 4. QUARK, STRANGENESS & CHARM 5. HASSAN I SABBAH 6. THE FORGE OF VULCAN 7. DAYS OF THE UNDERGROUND 8. THE IRON DREAM
9. DAMNATION ALLEY (LIVE STUDIO VERSION) 10. A MINOR JAM SESSION 11. SPIRIT OF THE AGE (DEMO – EXCERPT) 12. HASH CAKE CUT
THE ROCKFIELD SESSION TAPES
1. DAMNATION ALLEY (FIRST STUDIO VERSION) 2. SPIRIT OF THE AGE (FULL EXTENDED VERSION) 3. DAYS OF THE UNDERGROUND (FIRST VERSION) 4. QUARK STRANGENESS & CHARM – UNCLE SAM’S ON MARS 5. FABLE OF A FAILED RACE (EXTENDED VERSION) 6. DAMNATION ALLEY (ALTERNATE HARMONY VOCAL VERSION)
LIVE RECORDINGS 1977
7. SPIRIT OF THE AGE 8. ROBOT 9. HIGH RISE