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Space Shanty Import

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SPACE SHANTY was first released on Decca in May '72 and became the first mainstream release to feature Steve Hillage. This digitally remastered reissue of the British progressive rock classic includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks, "Break the Chains" and "Mixed Up Man of the Mountains".

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Space Shanty (Inc. The Cobalt Sequence and March of the Sine Squadrons)
  2. Stranded (Effervescent Psychonovelty No. 5)
  3. Mixed Up Man of the Mountains
  4. Driving to Amsterdam
  5. Stargazers
  6. Hollow Stone (Escape of the Space Pirates)
  7. Break the Chains [#][*]
  8. Mixed Up Man of the Mountains [First Version][#][*]


Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 18, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Esoteric
  • ASIN: B0013NBBOW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #129,114 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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It was eleven years ago, when in the Cheapo record store (God Bless her) in Uptown Minneapolis, going through the shelves of used cds, I stumbled with one with the strange name of "Khan: Space Shanty", I looked at the back cover and there they were, four long haired guys, one of them even with a long beard. Among them was Steve Hillage, whose fame rang a little bit my bells, and there was Dave Stewart, of whom I had heard in the two vinyls I used to own of Hatfield and the North. Even so I took it to the desk and asked for a hearing of the disc. Well, it sounded good and it had a good price, four dollars if I recall well. I took it home, and played it, played it, played it..., my goodness, this disc grew and grew in me. 1972, impressive guitar work by Hillage, dreamy keyboard work by Dave Stewart, sound and fascinating rhythm section of Eric Peachey (drums) and Nick Greenwood (bass). The latter and Hillage perform the vocals, which are quite good and coherent with the style of the music played, authentic progressive rock characterized by awesome instrumentation, lots of time signatures, structured improvisation, long instrumental passages punctuated by nice and moving vocals that reinforce the epic feeling pervading the music. Besides, the lyrics composed mainly by Hillage not only transpire the spirit of the seventies, but reach out to a more universal subject, that of the questions and answers that the Human Being keeps on asking and wanting during its existence, set in a science-fictional frame.

It was quite strange for me that discovering such a disc in that marvelous Cheapo Record Stores of my adored city of Minneapolis was really a matter of much luck for me, because Space Shanty had been out of print for a long time!!!
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before joining Gong, steve hillage gathered this ensemble to perform the music that had been fermenting within him while at college. This is some of his most progressive and complicated songwriting with elaborate time signatures and dense arrangements. the music has a thick texture of progressive improvisation and elaborate composition thanks in no small measure to the presence of dave stewart on keybords fresh from his work with egg; in fact this resemble very closely some of egg's great albums but apparently hillage wrote the material. in fact hillage and stewart started their musical careers together in a band 'uriel' in high school actually recording a very psychedelic jam session together under the pseudonym 'arzachel' which is also excellant but very differant from this. on this album steve hillage brings all his emerging talent to the table. hillage and stewart have a keen telepathy and the intelligence on this album soars. the music (like egg) is very involved and will probably require keen attention or several listenings to hear the canterburian magic of this great album. every single track is fantastic, including the two bonus tracks. hillages guitar is superb and abundant all thru as is stewart's keywork. the high level of craftmanship never falters and this ends up being one of finest recordings of hillages career. he actually composed material for a second khan album which ended up being used on 'fish rising' which also utilized the talents of his friend stewart. while not as psychedelic and quite a bit more progressive than his later work, this is an absolutely beautiful example of canterburian space rock.
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This is a very interesting album from 1972 and certainly one of the heaviest that I have heard from the Canterbury scene. In fact, the riff heavy nature of this album took me a little by surprise - I think I was expecting something a little lighter. Khan is (and was) however a quintessential Canterbury rock band; especially with the dense ensemble work, high level of musicianship, and the ever-present sense of humor. Come to think of it, this album is somewhat stylistically similar to Gong's Camembert Electrique album from 1971 - except not as crazy!

The musicians include fantastic guitarist Steve Hillage (acoustic and electric guitar; vocals); incredible keyboardist Dave Stewart (organ, piano, celeste); Eric Peachey (Drums); and Nick Greenwood (electric bass and vocals). The musicianship on Space Shanty is top notch and there are loads of instrumental passages that show off some pretty dense ensemble work and fantastic soloing by Steve and Dave (they are impressive throughout). Eric and Nick are no slouches either and comprise an excellent rhythm section - in fact I would love to track down some other recordings by these guys but would not know where to start. The vocals and vocal harmonies are excellent by the way.

Although I have described the music as heavy (and believe me Steve rips it up on the electric), there are some very spacey and quieter sections that feature Dave's soft organ playing and Steve on acoustic guitar. In fact, some folks have described this album as space rock, although I think there is far too much going on each composition to call this space rock. In general, each piece features an excellent blend of heavy riffing played in unison on the bass and the electric guitar; intricate ensemble work; and more relaxed passages that feature vocals.
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