Guide to Hawkwind albums

This isn't a discography.  It's meant to be an exhaustive listing of the core official Hawkwind albums, with a description of each one, a note as to its' availability (as of Feb 2002) and a rating, in the form of marks out of ten.  What is an "official Hawkwind album"?  For the purposes of this page, it's an album released by Hawkwind's (then) current record label, for which the band receive royalties.  Rip-offs and bootlegs are excluded.  Legitimate but retrospective live albums / compilations are listed at the end.  And of course this is just my opinion: plenty of people would disagree with some or all of what I've written.
Thanks to Bernhard Pospiech and Rainer Wangler for their detective work on Live 1990
This page was last updated on 16/10/13
Official Hawkwind Albums
Dishonourable Mentions
Anything that hasn't been mentioned so far is either a useless compilation with no otherwise unavailable tracks (some of these are official albums and are thus not exactly 'dishonourable', but they are redundant), something I've overlooked, or a hideous mess in terms of sound quality.  Many in this latter category are in effect bootlegs and the band receives no money from them.  See
Bring Me The Head Of... for the lowdown on these

It's only my opinion, but everything that I *have* mentioned above is the essential Hawkwind, and there are good reasons for not going outside this list!
See Weird CD's for review and images
Honourable Mentions - Retrospective Live Albums
There are some live albums which were retrospective releases but are legitimate, i.e. the band gets paid for them.  These are the best ones:
Honourable Mentions - Compilations
There are a very few compilations that are worth a second look because they offer something not otherwise easily obtainable.   Except where noted below these are not currently available on CD:
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34.Spaced Out In London (2004)
Live from the 2002 Christmas party at Walthamstow Assembly Halls on 13/12/02.  This is yet another live album but manages to sound completely different again from the preceding two issues.  Has more punch than the Canterbury album, and a different line-up (Arthur Brown, Brock, Blake, Davey, Chadwick) which achieves more than expected (see detailed review).  The setlist varies quite a bit from Canterbury / Yule Ritual, too.  Another essential.    8/10
35.Take Me To Your Leader (2005)
Hawkwind in 2005 get to grips with modern recording technology, resulting in their best-produced album and a roster of material that’s 90% new and 75% quality… perhaps their strongest performance in twenty years, this integrates smooth jazz and techno into Hawkwind’s traditional space rock, and possibly indicates that they’ve mastered the art of making decent trance music. (See also the detailed review).    Essential?  Of course!.    8/10
36.Take Me To Your Future (2006)
A transitional album that bridges the recent past, cleaning up the remaining material from the Take Me To Your Leader recordings, and the near future, presaging various projects that are currently in the works, mostly connected with archival live material.  Feels more like a compilation or even a promo than a core album (see the detailed review).  For the committed fan rather than the casual buyer.  7/10
The Brock / Calvert Project
It's very tempting to put this in with the core Hawkwind albums, because what could be more Hawkwind than a collaboration, albeit semi-posthumous, between Bob Calvert and Dave Brock?  There's even a Hawkwind track here, “Long Time Friend”.  But, it hasn't been billed as a Hawkwind album and so I'll put it in a category of its' own.  That's also almost the case musically, with the true provenance of this album being the latest development of Brock's solo work.  It hasn't the thrust of a proper Hawkwind title, but does boast a degree of sophistication you won't find on many of the core albums. 7/10.
Of The Age and 1992 Tales From Atomhenge titles in this list (see above) by incorporating their virtues.

Others (not illustrated):
The Friends & Relations series had some rare but not very good tracks.  Dawn of Hawkwind contained pre-Hawkwind bluesy material.  The Elf & The Hawk married an Alan Davey EP with some rare minor Hawkwind tracks.  And 'White Zone' by the Psychedelic Warriors was a techno crime against humanity...well, perhaps time has mellowed me...this has been reissued by Atomhenge and it's not quite so awful as I would have had you believe.  See the detailed review.
37.Knights Of Space (2008)
Another live album, recorded at the London Astoria on 19/12/2007.  While the performance was solid, under difficult circumstances, the sub-professional sound quality and indifferent mix make this one of the least exalted of their career.  See the detailed review.   5/10
Spirit of the Age Anthology 1976-1984
The first release (in October 2008) under the Atomhenge imprint, created for reissue of the 1976-1997 back catalogue by Cherry Red Records.  This and a companion volume called The Dream Goes On Anthology 1985-1997 were intended for casual buyers.  Unlike The Dream Goes On, Spirit Of The Age 1976-1984 contains some otherwise unobtainable alternate mixes and edits, making it of interest to Kompletists and the like.  It also obviates the inclusion of the 1988 Spirit
38. Blood of the Earth (2010)
A new studio album released in 2010, 5 years after their last such effort.  An excellent relfection of the current line-up's strengths, though Dave Brock's influence needs to be stronger.  Disappointingly, it contains reworks of two old songs. See the detailed review.   8/10
1.Hawkwind (1970)
Dave Brock's favourite album, but atypical.  Memorably described as "undistinguished street folk", it features primitive electronics mixed in with one-riff acoustic jams.  Currently available on CD with extra tracks, of which "Cymbeline" (a cover of the Pink Floyd song) is the best.  6/10.
2.In Search of Space (1971)
A development of the first album's sound into a more "tribal" feel, with greater musical finesse and one genuine space-rock number: Master Of The Universe.  Currently available on CD with extra tracks, the Silver Machine (A-side) / Seven By Seven (B-side) single and the single version edit of Born To Go.  7/10.
3.Doremi Fasol Latido (1972)
Lemmy arrives and the move from street-folk to space-rock is completed.  A great album, pounding and throbbing, with a fantastic version of Lord Of Light.  Currently available on CD with extra tracks including Urban Guerilla and Brainbox Pollution (A- and B-side of banned 1973 single) and a previously unreleased version of Ejection.  8/10.
4.Space Ritual (1973)
The greatest album in the world.  Double live recorded in December 1972, featuring a perfect blend of power and trippiness - pure space rock.  The opening tracks, Earth Calling/Born To Go, are tighter than anything anyone ever recorded in a studio.  Currently available on CD with 3 extra tracks: the amazing live version of You Shouldn't Do That, previously only available on the Roadhawks compilation; and the live cuts Master Of The Universe and Born To Go from the almost unobtainable Greasy Trucker's Party album.  10/10.
5.Hall Of The Mountain Grill (1974)
More musical, due to the influence of Simon House who joined as keyboard player.  Stylistically patchy but no bad songs on this album.   Currently available on CD with extra tracks including the single edit of Psychedelic Warlords (somehow more effective than the full-length track) and the B-side of that single, It's So Easy - which hasn't been available on an album before, except for a 1977 compilation called Master Of The Universe.  9/10.
6.Warrior On The Edge Of Time (1975)
Vies with Space Ritual for the title of best Hawkwind album.  A recent compilation review described the opening track Assault and Battery as "a lost trance-rock classic".  Like it's predecessor this album is stylistically patchy but does have 3 bum tracks, all of which are Michael Moorcock-penned spoken-word errors of judgment.  The Wizard Blows His Horn is so bad it's almost good.  Everything else is top quality and represents Hawkwind at the peak of their creative powers.  Sadly this is not currently available on CD.  It has been issued on CD twice.  The commoner version is on the Dojo label and includes 1 extra track, the Hawkwind version of the song Motorhead.  This was originally the B-side to the Kings Of Speed single.  It has Lemmy's vocals and the full band on it.  (There is another Hawkwind version of Motorhead which is later, is more of a demo and features Dave Brock's vocals.)  The Dojo CD issue was mastered from a vinyl copy of the album.  Rarer and therefore more desirable is the U.S. Griffin label version, mastered from the original recording studio tapes.  This also has the original version of Motorhead.  10/10.
7.Astounding Sounds Amazing Music (1976)
A radical departure from earlier Hawkwind albums.  At the time of its' release, ASAM was criticised as having no direction.  Dave Brock:  "I threw it out of my house, like a frisbee....there were *too many* directions."  The songs are all excellent with the exception of The Aubergine That Ate Rangoon, an ill-advised venture into jazz-funk - a trend which subsequently resulted in the expulsion of Alan Powell and Paul Rudolph, according to an interview with Bob Calvert.  This album is not currently available on CD, but it is sometimes possible to find the now-deleted Griffin CD reissue on E-Bay.  This is worth having because of the extra tracks, Honky Dorky (B-side of the Kerb Crawler single) and Back On The Streets / The Dream Of Isis, the A- and B-side of the band's first single after the departure of Nik Turner.  8/10.
8.Quark Strangeness & Charm (1977)
Another musical peak, representing a further development of some of the directions of Astounding Sounds.  Cerebral and humorous with some of the most sophisticated music Hawkwind have ever made.  Again, not currently available on CD and unlikely to become so in the forseeable future (see the
Hawkwind FAQ page) 10/10.
9.Hawklords (1978)
Often (erroneously?) referred to as "25 Years On", this is another step in the development of the Hawkwind sound, representing a return to a more basic and hard-hitting musical direction.  No poor tracks, but quite a bit of stylistic variation.  Not available on CD, and used copies trade on E-Bay for big $$.  8/10.
10.PXR5 (1979)
A contract-filling album that got Hawkwind out of their deal with Charisma.  The legend on the cover "This is the last but one" refers not to this being Hawkwind's intended penultimate album, but to the fact that it actually predates the Hawklords album despite being a later release.  All over the place stylistically but solid material with several gems.  This album really started the Hawkwind tradition of semi-live, semi-studio albums, although Hall Of The Mountain Grill had ventured a step in that direction.  Not currently available on CD, although 2nd-hand copies do appear from time to time.  One odd thing about this is that the CD version (Virgin, 1989) contains a different vocal on the track "High Rise" - not as good as the vinyl original IMHO.  8/10.
11.Live 79 (1980)
A live album featuring the return of Huw Lloyd Langton and pitching Hawkwind in a new, more metal-oriented direction.  This album has a fairly raw feel to it and some dodgy playing in places.  The overall pace of the band is wound up several notches from everything they've done hitherto.  This album is available on CD, in both its' original form, which was recorded at St. Albans' on 08/12/79, and as a Voiceprint Collector's Series reissue called Complete 79 (see detailed review), featuring the same St.Albans version of Shot Down In The Night, plus the entire gig from the Hammersmith Odeon on 1st December 1979.  7/10.
12.Levitation (1980)
The last truly great Hawkwind studio album.  One of the first digitally recorded albums ever, its' lush sound is at odds with the long, blurry instrumentals that are Hawkwind's trademark.  This is still available on CD (as a digipack).  9/10.
13.Sonic Attack (1981)
Has more in common with the metal-oriented Live 79 than with its' immediate predecessor.  Starts off with an unsuccessful remake of Sonic Attack, starting another Hawkwind trend - re-recording of old material.  There are still a few good tracks on this album, but for the first time they are outnumbered.  Can still be found on CD.  7/10.
14.Church of Hawkwind (1982)
Really a Dave Brock solo album and better than the contemporary Hawkwind albums.  More electronic in character.  This seems to be still available on CD, as a Griffin reissue, with 3 extra tracks: Damage Of Life, Mists Of Meriden and Indentimate.  Rather than bolt these onto the end of the original running order, the entire track sequence has been changed, which somewhat spoils the flow of the album.  8/10.
15.Choose Your Masques (1982)
Successfully integrates the more electronic bias of Church of Hawkwind with the metallic leanings of Sonic Attack.  A fairly decent album with one real gem (Arrival In Utopia) and a number of good tracks - but ominously, remakes of Silver Machine and Psychedelic Warlords which do not improve on the originals.  This one can still be found on CD, and the CD has a pointless extra track, the full-length remake of Silver Machine.  7/10.
16.Zones (1983)
A half-live, half-studio album - IMHO one of the worst official Hawkwind albums ever.  Can still be found on CD, often coupled with the This Is Hawkwind, Do Not Panic live album - see also the
detailed review of this coupling.  3/10.
17.This Is Hawkwind, Do Not Panic (1984)
A live album featuring performances from 1980, which are generally excellent and show the band in bombastic mode.  The high quantity of live- over studio- albums dates from this 1983-84 period.  7/10.
18.Chronicle Of The Black Sword (1985)
A surprising return to form - a studio album comprising wholly new and good quality material.  The subject matter is pure sword-and-sorcery and this was Hawkwind's most mainstream and least spacey period, so it's not everyone's favourite :-)  "Cheesey 80's metal" is one description.  The original Flicknife CD issue had Arioch (b-side) and two live tracks (Assault & Battery, Sleep Of 1000 Tears) as extra tracks. The Dojo reissue from 1992 has a great live version of "The War I Survived" from the 22/04/88 Hammersmith Odeon gig, and "Voices In My Head", a jam on the Brainstorm riff.  Not currently available on CD, as far as I know.  8/10.
19.Live Chronicles (1986)
Another live album - great playing and contains more material than was on the Chronicle Of The Black Sword album.  Including some excruciatingly bad narrative pieces.  Now available on CD again, and the CD has extra tracks including 2 crappy narrations, a good version of Assault And Battery and Sleep Of 1000 Tears.  (The latter 2 tracks were only previously available on the B-side of the 12-inch Zarozinia EP.)  Standout track is Huw Lloyd Langton's Moonglum, not available elsewhere.  8/10.
20.Out & Intake (1987)
Or just outtakes.  A hodge-podge of substandard material, none of which is essential (or even worth owning).  Similar albums in this vein, released on the Flicknife label at around the same time include Independent Days, Independent Days 2 and Travellers Aid Trust (which has only 1 Hawkwind track). Avoid all of these.  Independent Days 1 & 2 has been reissued as a single CD (see detailed review), and Out & Intake is also available on CD (see detailed review) with 2 extra tracks: a so-so live version of Coded Languages and Warrior On The Edge Of Time (Moorcock rant).  5/10.
21.Xenon Codex (1988)
Continuing Hawkwind's descent through the 1980's, this was at least an attempt to issue a new studio album of all new material - but inspiration was lacking.  Neon Skyline is a decent track but not much else is.  Other things wrong with this album are some wretched drumming by Danny Thompson, and a grotty, grungey production. Still available as a digipack CD.  4/10.  But see alo my detailed review of the remastered version, which got a much higher rating!
22.Space Bandits (1990)
The beginning of the revival.  Another patchy album, but Images and Out Of The Shadows are good space rock numbers.  Enlivened (?) by Bridget Wishart, Hawkwind's first-ever female vocalist (and only one, unless you count Sam Fox).  There are still some stinkers on this album, though.  5/10.
23.Palace Springs (1991)
Another live album, but indispensable if only for Treadmill, which is unavailable elsewhere.  Good sound and excellent playing with some classic 70's numbers alongside contemporary material.  This would be a good album to lend to somebody as an all-purpose introduction to Hawkwind - see
detailed review.  Still available on CD (digipack).  7/10.
24.Electric Tepee (1992)
Hailed by many as another return to form, contains 4 excellent space rock tracks (LSD, Blue Shift, Mask Of The Morning and Right To Decide) but most of the rest are duff.  A very lush, full-sounding album despite being made by what was now a 3-piece band.  Still available on CD.  7/10.

Here's another view from Graham: I've just been listening to Electric Tepee and checked out your review. It says there are four good space rock tracks including Blue Shift. However Blue Shift is a typical Alan Davey ambient keyboard piece. Actually this album is better than I remember. Admittedly Secret Agent is one of Dave Brock's worst ever compositions, Garden Pests and Rites of Netherworld are really terrible and Electric Tepee completely pointless. Take these out and live with the ambience of Blue Shift, Space Dust and Going to Hawaii and it's a far better album. Shift Mask of Morning and Don't Understand, which is an excellent piece of techno space rock noodling, between Death of War and Space Dust makes a far more balanced album.
25.It Is The Business Of The Future To Be Dangerous (1993)
Different from everything else they've done.  Described as an "ambient drone", there is hardly any guitar on this album.  Very techno-sounding and not my cup of tea at all.  Many Hawkwind fans hate this album.  Digipack CD still available.  3/10.
26.The Business Trip (1994)
A superior live album with limited new material.  Altair is a brief synth intro to a dirge-paced version of Quark Strangeness & Charm.  The album has excellent versions of Green Finned Demon, You Shouldn't Do That and You Know You're Only Dreaming (retitled as The Dream Has Ended).  The Day A Wall Came Down is sub-techno.  Berlin Axis is a lush, synthy instrumental.  The Dream Goes On is another treatment of the Iron Dream riff, prefiguring its' appearance on Alien 4 but without the lyrics ("silicon chip in my head"). The album ends with This Future, which is yet another retitling, this time of Welcome To The Future; nicely unsettling, though.  The vinyl version contained an extra track "Terra Mystica"  This album is not currently available, unfortunately.  7/10.
27.Alien 4 (1995)
A good album featuring all-new studio material (and a remake of Death Trap, which *is* an improvement on the original).  This album inaugurates a new punky/thrashy element in Hawkwind's music, but there are 3 classic tracks untouched by this: Xenomorph, Sputnik Stan and Festivals.  This album is an essential part of any serious Hawkwind collection, but it doesn't seem to be currently available at all.  7/10.
28.Love In Space (1996)
Basically the live album of the Alien 4 tour.  Good sound quality and playing, but no new material, and heralding another hiatus in Hawkwind's creativity.  Not currently available.  6/10.
29.Hawkwind In Your Area (1997)
A half-live, half-studio album originally issued only in the USA by Griffin.  The new material is mostly keyboard- and ambient-based stuff.  Nothing on this album jumps out at the listener except for yet another live version of Brainstorm.  Not currently available.  5/10.
30.Distant Horizons (1997)
A new studio album that was released prematurely.  Love In Space and Waimea Canyon Drive are the best tracks.  The others continue the thrash that first raised its' head on Alien 4.  Not a success and not currently available.  5/10.
31.Spacebrock (2000)
As the title suggests, more of a Dave Brock solo album, and often compared to Church of Hawkwind.  The original mispressed version of this album contained the Agents of Chaos' version of 'Damage of Life' from the Traveller's Aid Trust album.  Most of the material would appear to be reworked versions of previously released songs.  The few new pieces are mostly brief, unremarkable and keyboard-dominated - see
detailed review.  Still available.  6/10.
32.Yule Ritual (2001)
A live recording of Hawkwind's Christmas 2000 gig.  Great sound, if you can stand the excessive boosting of the bass in the mix, and powerful playing but no new material.  As live albums go, this is better than Love In Space and even Live 79 - probably on a par with This Is Hawkwind, Do Not Panic. Still available.  7/10.
33.Canterbury Sound Festival 2001 (2002)
Another live album, from 18/08/01 at the Canterbury Sound Festival.  The sound quality is nearly perfect, and the band played a stormer of set that day, which is captured here in its' entirety.  A large number of the songs here are also on the Yule Ritual album, but the different line-up gives this a completely different flavour...if Yule Ritual was the late 90's line-up on steroids, this is 21st century Hawkwind free of all artificial stimulants but still rippling with muscle.  An essential album.  8/10.
Weird CD's.  There are 7 of these, mostly live and spanning most of Hawkwind's career, and they are reviewed separately on this site.
BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert (recorded 1972)
Same era material but uniformly sub-Space Ritual in quality.  A bootleg version of this recording has also been released under the name Space Rock Live From London, allegedly with a better mix than the BBC version.  See
detailed review
At the BBC 1972
Doubling up the mono recording of "BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert" with its' stereo bootleg blood brother ("Space Rock from London"), this is the definitive document from the BBC-taped performance at the Paris Theatre on 14th October 1972.  Also thrown in are two contemporaneous recordings from a BBC radio sesion that was never broadcast.  Buy this and the two other titles can be considered completely redundant.
The 1999 Party (recorded 1974)
Hall Of The Mountain Grill material done in a more muscular style, recorded live in Chicago.  Fairly good sound quality, pretty good playing.
Thrilling Hawkwind Adventures
Griffin (USA) version of two almost identical live albums from 1976 - see Atomhenge 76, below.  Both albums contain "Time For Sale" which is unavailable elsewhere - it's a Calvert rant undermined by jazz-funk noodlings.
Atomhenge 76
The Voiceprint (UK) version of Thrilling Hawkwind Adventures, with a more extensive tracklist from the same recording.  See
detailed review
Hawklords Live
Amongst their punkier moments.  Great version of Spirit Of The Age, very faithful to the studio version on Quark Strangeness and Charm.  A very tight performance (recorded in 1977 - the other tracks date from 24/11/78).  This album was released as a tribute to Bob Calvert after his death.
Hawklords Live '78
Released by Atomhenge, this covers most of the same ground as the Hawklords Live album, but adds some previously missing tracks and omits the splendid Hawklords Live version of Spirit of the Age. A must-have - see the
detailed review.
Collector's Series Vol 2 - Live 1982
Also known as "Choose Your Masques Live", this 1982 live recording covers a greater range of material than just Choose Your Masques - see the
detailed review.
Undisclosed Files Addendum
Live material from 27/11/84 and 1988, including Damned By The Curse Of Man, unavailable elsewhere.  The '84 stuff is generally on the weak side, and is fronted by Nik Turner in full frontal Wild Man of Space Rock mode.  The promo version of this album ('Undisclosed Files' without the Addendum, with the colurs inverted on the cover) has 2 fewer 1984 tracks and 2 more from 1988 instead.  See the
detailed review.
The Friday Rock Show Sessions - Live At Reading '86
Live at the Reading Festival in 1986.  Powerful sound and performance, but not spacey - almost straightforward hard rock.  Lemmy guests on Silver Machine, providing his usual silky vocals... Is this the worst Hawkwind album cover of them all?
California Brainstorm
Live album from 1990, very similar to other early 90's live albums (in terms of the setlist), with the exception of Reefer Madness - rather an odd version, with Bridget Wishart singing.  Dave Brock's guitar is very prominent on this album, and he seemed to have a flanger plugged in the whole time .  There's no Simon House, either, unlike other live albums of this period.  See
detailed review
Live 1990
This has just (June 2002) been released and is a 2-CD set of 2 different gigs in 1990.  One of them is the 25/01/90 Nottingham performance documented in the Classic Rock DVD and video, which itself has previously appeared as a VHS release called "Live Legends" and originally was broadcast at 3am on an ITV programme called Bedrock.  It is now (Jan 2009) thought that the other gig took place at Manchester Apollo on Monday 22/10/90, thanks to a painstaking process of elimination by Bernhard Pospiech and Rainer Wangler.  This is one of the better live albums, with the Nottingham set outclassing the other set by some distance.  See
detailed review
Greasy Truckers
Not a Hawkwind album per se, but for many years this was a hotly sought item because it contained live versions of Born To Go and Master of the Universe that were recorded at the Roundhouse in 1972.  These are now available as bonus tracks on the EMI Space Ritual CD reissue.  The 1971 Glastonbury Fayre album (not illustrated) is similar and contains the original recording of Silver Machine featuring Bob Calvert's vocals.  This got reissued as a 3CD in 2007 -
detailed review
Roadhawks
The first, and possibly best compilation of Hawkwind's career, this album included an otherwise unobtainable live version of You Shouldn't Do That, and a remixed version of Silver Machine (its' first appearance on any album).  As with the Greasy Truckers album above, it has been superceded by the CD reissue of Space Ritual, which includes the live version of You Shouldn't Do That as a bonus track.
Masters of the Universe
A 1977 compilation issued on UA after the band had gone to Charisma.  This is another one that was a 'must have' for many years, as it included "It's So Easy" (B-side to the Psychedelic Warlords single).  Given the availability of this track on various other albums (HOTMG CD reissue, Sonic Boom Killers etc) there's no real reason to have this album now.  Nice cover, though
Stasis - the UA Years
Includes some rarer single mix versions of familiar material (the rarest being a 1976 remix of the studio recording of 'Seven By Seven') and is generally regarded as one of the best Hawkwind comps
Repeat Performance
A 1980 compilation put out by Charisma after they had lost Hawkwind - includes the Back On The Streets single and some good single versions of 25 Years and Psi Power; these are not remixes but alternate recordings.  25 Years On in particular is a vast improvement on the album version.  It has never been released on CD.
Spirit of the Age
There are two compilations with this title.  The one illustrated is from 1988 on Virgin Records.  It's chief virtue is that it contains, on CD, the original version of High Rise which can only otherwise be found on a vinyl copy of PXR5
[and on subsequent  compilations, which actually render this redundant...]
Tales from Atomhenge
A 1992 compilation of Charisma era material that includes the rare B-side Honky Dorky, plus the A- and B-sides of the Back On The Streets / The Dream of Isis single.  The only other way to get these tracks on CD is if you can find a copy of the now-deleted Griffin reissue of the Astounding Sounds album, copies of which sell on E-Bay for over forty quid.  This title was actually a revamped reissue of the 1988 'Spirit Of The Age' Virgin compilation (see above) and thus also has the preferred version of 'High Rise' 
[Since made redundant by various Atomhenge reissues.]
Sonic Boom Killers
A 1998 compilation from Germany, subtitled "Singles A's and B's, 1970-1980"  It doesn't contain every single from that era but many of these tracks are otherwise hard to find, especially if you don't want to buy the EMI reissues of the classic 70's albums, which usually include these single A- and B-sides as bonus tracks
Golden Void 1969-79
A 1999 compilation that includes all the Earth Ritual EP tracks, none of which are available on any other album, apart from a 1989 compilation called Night Of The Hawk, and a 30-minute Dave Brock interview, which was originally included in the Flicknife 'Official Picture Book Log' boxed set.
EpochEclipse
Released by EMI in 1999 to mark Hawkwind's 30th anniversary and reissued periodically since.  There are two versions of this compilation; a single-CD set subtitled 'Ultimate Best Of' and a 3-CD set subtitled '30-Year Anthology' - see
detailed review.  Neither contains anything unavailable elsewhere but they're cracking releases, and ideal for those who don't want to go out and buy all the albums.
Masters of Rock
A 2002 EMI compilation that includes two otherwise unavailable live tracks culled from the Autumn 2001 UK tour - 'Lighthouse' and 'Love In Space'
39. Onward (2012)
New studio album, including some old numbers remade.  Some really strong songs and a notable development in their talent for integrating the hard rock, jazz and space-synth elements that are the basis of Hawkwind’s sound in the 21st century. See the detailed review.   8/10
41. Spacehawks (2013)
One fifth of it by duration is fresh material with the remainder being updated revisitations of classic numbers, remixes and two prevously released tracks.  Intended to complement the Warrior 2013 tour, Spacehawks instead serves as a moment in time - Hawkwind in 2013. See the detailed review.   7/10
40. Stellar Variations (2013)
40 not out!  Billed to "the Hawkwiind Light Orchestra", the Brock-Hone-Chadwick trio compensates for the slimmed-down lineup by opting for overly lush arrangements, making a connection to 1990's Hawkwind.  Stands up alongside their other albums of recent years. See the detailed review.   8/10