Hawkwind Timeline 1983-1997

This information was first posted on Frank Weil's Golden Void site, which is no more.  It appears here
with Frank's permission
1983

-The LP "Friends and Relations II (Twice Upon a Time)" is released in January on Flicknife
-The single "Silver Machine" is released by UA as a 7" and a 12". It makes yet another chart
appearance, reaching number 67 on the UK charts in January
-Andy Anderson replaces Martin Griffin in February
-Hawkwind headline several festivals
-The LP "Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music" is reissued on Charisma
-The double LP "Hawkwind - Victoria" is released in Spain. It was re-released in Britain by Flicknife
-The LP "Levitation" is reissued on Bronze records
-The double LP "The Text of Festival: Live 1970-2" is released in July on Illuminated/Demi-Monde
-The LP "Zones" is released on Flicknife (as a regular and a picture disc) in October and reaches #53 on
the UK charts
-The EP "Last Chance" is released on Flicknife
-The single "Motorway City/Master of the Universe" is released on Flicknife
-The cassette "Quark, Strangeness and Charm / PXR5" is released on Charisma
-The cassette "Weird 108 - Hawkwind 1966/73" is released in November
-The video "Live at Edinburgh Playhouse 1982" is released

1984

-Hawkwind tours in the Spring and headlines some summer festivals
-The 10" "Independent Days, Vol. I" is released in June on Flicknife Records
-The Hawkwind biography "This Is Hawkwind - Do Not Panic" is published
-The LP "Hawkwind" is reissued by EMI as a limited edition picture disk and reaches number 75 on the
UK charts
-The LP "PXR5" is reissued on Charisma/Virgin
-The LP "Quark, Strangeness and Charm" is reissued on Charisma/Virgin
-The LP "Roadhawks" is reissued on Fame
-The LP "Stonehenge (This Is Hawkwind / Do Not Panic)" is released in November on Flicknife as an
LP and EP
-The 12" EP "The Earth Ritual Preview" is released on Flicknife
-The single "Night of the Hawks/Green Finned Demon" is released on Flicknife
-The video "Night of the Hawks" is released
-The video "Stonehenge Festival 1984" is released, where Hawkwind share the bill with Roy Harper
and   Enid

1985

-The LP "Bring Me The Head Of Yuri Gagarin" is released in January by Demi-Monde
-The LP "Friends and Relations III" is released in February on Flicknife
-The first ever Hawkwind convention "Hawkon" is held in February at the Manchester Exhibition
Centre. Hawkwind attend and jam with various ex-members for over one thousand fans
-The double LP "Space Ritual II" is released in May on American Phonograph. This is from the Space
Ritual tour
-The LP "Utopia 1984" is released in May on Mausoleum Records in Belgium
-Hawkwind tours in June
-Hawkwind do a session for the Friday Rock Show on the BBC
-Hawkwind appear live on Channel 4's Heavy Metal TV program
-Danny Thompson joins
-The Chronicle of the Black Sword tour includes a full-blown stage show
-The LP "In The Beginning (Live "Top Gear" BBC Session 1970)" is released in July by Demi-Monde.
This is sides 1 and 2 of the 1983 LP "Text of Festival"
-The LP "Live '70/'73" (aka "Welcome to the Future") is released in July on Castle/Dojo
-The LP "Hall of the Mountain Grill" is reissued on Fame
-The LP "The Hawkwind Anthology Vol. I" is released in November on Samurai
-The LP "Ridicule" (aka "Live 1973") is released in November on Obsession. This is side two of "Space
Ritual II"
-The LP "Welcome to the Future" (aka "Live '70/'73) is released in November on Mausoleum Records
-The LP "The Chronicle of the Black Sword" is released in November on Flicknife and reaches number
65 on the UK charts. The LP is based on the Elric stories of Michael Moorcock
-The 12" EP "Needle Gun" is released on Flicknife
-The single "Needle Gun/Arioch" is released on Flicknife
-The video "Chronicle of The Black Sword" is released in two different versions
-The video "Hawkon - Hawkwind Convention" is released

1986

-The CD "The Hawkwind Anthology Vol. I" is released in May on Samurai with the extra track "Silver
Machine"
-The LP "Angels of Death" is released in May on RCA
-The CD "The Hawkwind Anthology Vol. II" is released on Samurai with extra tracks from side B of
the "Anthology Volume III" LP
-The CD "The Chronicle of the Black Sword" is released in June on Flicknife with two extra live tracks
and one outtake
-The LP "The Hawkwind Anthology Vol. II" is released in June on Samurai
-The LP "The Hawkwind Anthology Vol. III" is released in June on Samurai
-The "Hawkfan" 12" is released in July by Brian Tawn/Hawkfan
-The double LP "The Hawkwind Collection" is released in October on Castle
-The CD "The Hawkwind Collection" is released on Castle with three tracks omitted
-The three LP box set "The Approved History of Hawkwind" is released in November on Samurai. It
contains the Hawkwind Anthology Vol. I, II, and III picture discs, along with an 11,000 word history
& discography booklet
-The LP "Bristol Custom Bike Show" is released on GWR Records. It contains only two Hawkwind
tracks
-The LP "Doremi Fasol Latido" is reissued on Liberty/EMI as a "Price Attack" disk
-The LP "In Search of Space" is reissued on Liberty/EMI as a "Price Attack" disk
-The LP "Independent Days, Vol. II" is released in November on Flicknife Records
-The double LP "Live Chronicles" is released in November on GWR Records
-The double LP "Live Chronicles" is released on Profile Records in the US
-The 12" EP "Silver Machine" is released on Samurai
-The 12" EP "Zarozinia" is released on Flicknife
-The single "Zarozinia/Assault and Battery" is released on Flicknife
-The single "Motorhead/Hurry on Sundown" is released on Flicknife
-The single "Silver Machine/Magnu" is released on Samurai
-The "Countdown" cassette is released. This is a slightly modified copy of the "Hawkfan" 12"
-The video "Chaos" is released
-The video "Chronicle of the Black Sword", filmed with Michael Moorcock guesting at the
Hammersmith Odeon, is released on Jettisoundz

1987

-The CD "Bring Me The Head Of Yuri Gagarin" is reissued on Thunderbolt
-The CD "Bring Me The Head Of Yuri Gagarin" is reissued on Decal/Charley
-The CD "Levitation" is reissued on Castle
-The LP "Out and Intake" is released in April on Flicknife Records
-The CD "Out and Intake" is released on Flicknife Records with two extra tracks
-The CD "Space Ritual II" is reissued on American Phonograph
-The LP "British Tribal Music" is released in November on Start Records
-The CD "British Tribal Music" is released on Start Records
-The LP "Early Daze" is released in November on Thunderbolt
-The CD "Early Daze" is released on Thunderbolt with the extra track "Gaga"
-The LP "In Search of Space" is reissued on Fame
-The LP "Levitation" is reissued on Castle
-The four LP box set "The Official Picture Log Book" is released in November on Flicknife Records. It
contains picture discs of "This is Hawkwind Do Not Panic", "Chronicle of The Black Sword", and
"Out & Intake" plus a plain 12" disc containing an interview with Hawkwind and also a biography
booklet and button
-The LP "Zones" is reissued on VAP in Japan
-The flexidisc "Assassins of Allah" is released in issue 7 of the Italian magazine "Vanile"
-The cassette "The Hawkwind Collection" is released
-The video "Bristol Custom Bike Show" is released. "Master of the Universe" is the only Hawkwind
track on this video

1988

-Hawkwind headline at several huge open-air gigs
-Robert Calvert dies of a heart attack at his home in Kent on 14th August
-Hawkwind plays benefit concerts for Calvert's family
-The LP "The Xenon Codex" is released in May on GWR Records and reaches number 79 on the UK
charts
-The CD "Spirit of the Age" is released in September on Virgin
-The CD "Best of Hawkwind Friends and Relations" is released in November on Flicknife
-The CD "Hawkwind Live" is released on Imtrat in Germany. It is the same as Space Ritual II
-The CD "Live Levitation" is released on Teichiku in Japan without the live version of "Motorway City"
-The CD "The Text of Festival: Live 1970-2" is reissued on Thunderbolt, but with the last track omitted
-The double CD "That's Original: Levitation/Live '79" is released on Castle
-The CD "Zones/Stonehenge" is released in November on Flicknife
-The CD "The Xenon Codex" is released on GWR
-The double LP "The Text of Festival: Live 1970-2" is reissued on Demi-Monde/Thunderbolt
-The double LP "That's Original: Levitation/Live '79" is released in December on Castle
-The double live LP "The Travelers Aid Trust" is released on Flicknife. Hawkwind is one of several
bands on the album
-The CD "The Travelers Aid Trust" is released on Flicknife
-LP and CD versions of "The Xenon Codex" are reissued on Enigma in the US

1989

-The CD "Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music" is reissued on Virgin
-The CD "Hall of the Mountain Grill" is reissued on EMI
-The CD "In Search of Space" is reissued on EMI
-The CD "Ironstrike" is released in March on Avanti Records in Switzerland
-The double CD "Levitation/Live '79" is released in Japan
-The LP "Night of the Hawk" is released in April on Powerhouse Compilation
-The CD "Masters of the Universe" is reissued by EMI
-The CD "Night of the Hawk" is reissued on Powerhouse with three extra tracks
-The CD "PXR5" is reissued on Virgin with a different version of "High Rise"
-The CD "Quark, Strangeness and Charm" is reissued on Virgin
-The Hawklords CD "25 Years On" is reissued on Virgin
-The LP "Night of the Hawk" is released on Powerhouse in Australia with three extra tracks
-The video "Treworgey Tree Fayre" is released

1990

-Hawkwind record a TV appearance in Nottingham on 25th January. It is broadcast by ITV on 10th May
-The double CD "Acid Daze" is released on Receiver. It contains the three "Acid Daze" LPs
-The CD "The Best and the Rest of Hawkwind" is released on Action Replay
-The triple LP box set "Acid Daze" is released in April on Receiver with a booklet
-The CD "Night Riding" is released on Knight
-The CD "Ridicule" is reissued on Obsession
-The CD "Space Bandits" is released on Road Racer in the US
-The CD "Stasis - The U.A. Years 1971-1975" is reissued on EMI
-The LP "Acid Daze Vol. I" is released in April by Receiver. It is a reissue of "The Hawkwind
Anthology Vol. I"
-The LP "Acid Daze Vol. II" is released in April by Receiver. It is a reissue of "The Hawkwind
Anthology Vol. II"
-The LP "Acid Daze Vol. III" is released in April by Receiver. It is a reissue of "The Hawkwind
Anthology Vol. III"
-The LP "Ridicule" (aka "Live 1973") is re-released on Obsession
-The LP "Space Bandits" is released Road Racer records in the US
-The LP "Stasis - The U.A. Years 1971-1975" is released in April on EMI
-The cassette "The Best of Hawkwind" (Vol. 2 of Metal Classics) is released on EMI
-The cassette "The Best and the Rest of Hawkwind" is released
-The LP "Space Bandits" is released in September on GWR records
-The CD "Space Bandits" is released in September on GWR
-The video "Live Legends" is released

1991

-The LP "Palace Springs" is released in March on GWR records
-The CD "Hawkwind: Space Rock from London" is released in September on Gensch. It is a remix of
the 1972 BBC Transcription Disc
-The "BBC Radio One Live in Concert" CD is released in October on Windsong of a 1972 recording that
was broadcast in 1973
-The CD "Castle Masters Collection" is released on Castle Communications
-The CD "Doremi Fasol Latido" is reissued on One Way
-The CD "Friday Rock Show - Live at Reading '86" is released on Raw Fruit
-The CD "Hawkwind at Glastonbury 1981" is released on Buccaneer
-The CD "In Search of Space" is reissued on One Way
-The CD "Masters of the Universe" is released in October on Marble Arch
-The CD "The Never Ending Story of The Psychedelic Warlords" is released in November by SIAE in
Italy with a book by Gigi Marinoni
-The CD "Palace Springs" is released on GWR
-The CD "Palace Springs" is released on Road Racer in the US
-The CD "Spirit of the Age" is released in October on Elite
-The double LP "Castle Masters Collection" is released on Castle Communications
-The bootleg LP "The Golden Void (Live at Glasgow Apollo 19/10/82)" is released with a blank label.
1000 copies were made, but the sleeve says 500
-The EP "Early Years Live" is released on Receiver
-The triple CD "Hawkwind Anthology" is released in December on Essential!/Castle Communications
-The video "Hawkwind 1979-1989" is released

1992

-The CD "The Hawklords Live" is released in February on Dojo
-The triple CD "Three Originals" is reissued in February on Castle. It contains "Levitation", "Live '79",
and "Space Bandits"
-The CD "Mighty Hawkwind Classics 1980-1985" is released in April on Flicknife/Anagram
-The CD "Acid Daze Volume I" is released on Receiver
-The double LP "Electric Tepee" is released in May on GWR
-The CD "(The Best of) Psychedelic Warlords" is released in May on Cleopatra. It is a limited edition
pressing and comes in a cloth bag with a button and a picture
-The CD "Bring Me The Head Of Yuri Gagarin" is reissued on Demi-Monde
-The CD "California Brainstorm" is released in July on Cyclone with the extra track "Images"
-The CD "California Brainstorm" is released in August on Iloki
-The CD "The Chronicle of the Black Sword" is released on Dojo with two extra live tracks
-The CD "Electric Tepee" is reissued on Essential!
-The CD "Electric Tepee" is reissued on Dojo
-The CD "Electric Tepee" is reissued on Griffin
-The CD "Frenchy Scissorhands" is released on Cherry Red/Anagram with two previously released
Hawkwind tracks
-The CD "Hall of the Mountain Grill" is reissued on One Way
-The CD "The Hawklords Live" is released on Griffin
-The CD "Hawkwind" is released on One Way
-The CD "Live At Reading '86" is released on Raw Fruit
-The CD "Live Chronicles" is released on Castle
-The CD "Orgasmatron" is released on Cargo
-The CD "Out and Intake" is released on Griffin with two extra tracks
-The CD "Space Bandits" is reissued on Castle
-The double CD "Space Ritual Alive" is released on One Way
-The CD "Stonehenge (This Is Hawkwind / Do Not Panic)" is reissued on Anagram
-The CD "Tales from Atom Henge" is released in October on Virgin
-The CD "The Text of Festival: Live 1970-2" is reissued
-The CD "The Xenon Codex" is reissued on Castle
-The CD "Warrior on the Edge of Time" is reissued on Dojo with the extra track "Motorhead"
-The CD "Zones" is reissued on Flicknife/Anagram. on Demi-Monde/Magnum, but with the last track
omitted
-The double LP "Electric Tepee" is reissued on Essential!
-The bootleg LP "Solstice at Stonehenge 1983" is released
-The promo 10" "Right to Decide" is released
-The video "Bournemouth Academy 1990" is released
-The video "Hawkwind Promos" is released
-The video "Hawkwind USA Tour 89/90" is released
-The video "M.A.G. Festival 1983" is released
-The video "Sonic Attack Tour '81" is released

1993

-The CD "Acid Daze Vol. II" is released by Receiver
-The CD "Acid Daze Vel. III" is released by Receiver with the tracks in a different order plus the extra
track "Silver Machine"
-The CD "Best of Hawkwind Friends and Relations" is released in March on Anagram
-The CD "Decide Your Future" is released by Griffin
-The 4-track mini CD "Gimme Shelter" charity compilation is released. Hawkwind perform Gimme
Shelter with Samantha Fox on vocals
-The bootleg CD "Live - St.Albans 1979" is released
-The CD "It Is the Business of the Future to be Dangerous" is released on Castle/Essential!
-The CD "It Is the Business of the Future to be Dangerous" is released on Griffin
-The CD "Lord of Light" is released in April on Cleopatra
-The bootleg CD "Lords of Light, Kings of Speed" is released. In spite of what the sleeve notes say, it is
recorded in Bochum, Germany, on October 8, 1991
-The LP "Undisclosed Files - Addendum (live 1984 and 1989)" is released in July on EBS
-The CD "Master of the Universe" is released on Thunderbolt. This is sides 1 and 2 of the 1983 album
"Text of Festival"
-The CD single "Spirit of the Age (Solstice Remixes of Spirit of the Age by Astralasia)" is released by
4Real Communications under the Hawkwind name
-The double LP "It Is the Business of the Future to be Dangerous" is released in November on
Castle/Essential!
-The EP "Decide Your Future" is released. It includes remixes by Alien Prophets and Astralasia
-The 12" EP "Spirit of the Age (Solstice Remixes of Spirit of the Age by Astralasia)" is released by EBS
under the Hawkwind name

1994

-The CD "The Best of Hawkwind" is released in February on Castle
-The bootleg LP "The Cyberspace Conspiracy" is released in March. It is a copy of the "Live Legends"
video. Sleeve says it is a limited edition of 250
-The CD "The Best of Hawkwind Friends and Relations" is released on Anagram
-The CD "The Best of Hawkwind Friends and Relations" is released on Emporio
-The CD "The Business Trip" is released on EBS with one track omitted
-The CD "The Business Trip" is released on Griffin with one track omitted
-The CD "The Chronicle of the Black Sword" is released on Griffin with two extra live tracks, one
outtake, and a booklet
-The CD "Church of Hawkwind" is re-released by Griffin with three new tracks
-The CD "Church of Hawkwind" is re-released by Dojo with three new tracks
-The bootleg CD "Dawn of Hawkwind" is released in February
-The bootleg LP "Assassins of Allah" is released in February
-The CD "Hawkwind" is released on Repertoire
-The CD "In the Beginning" is released. This is sides 1 and 2 of the 1983 album "Text of Festival"
-The double CD "Live Chronicles" is released on Griffin with some extra tracks
-The CD single and 12" EP "Quark Strangeness and Charm" is released on The Emergency Broadcast
System and Griffin
-The bootleg CD "Rock City" is released in April
-The CD single "Spirit of the Age (Solstice Remixes of Spirit of the Age by Astralasia)" is released by
Griffin under the Hawkwind name
-The CD "Undisclosed Files - Addendum (live 1984 and 1989)" is released on EBS
-The CD "Undisclosed Files - Addendum (live 1984 and 1989)" is released on Griffin
-The CD "Warrior on the Edge of Time" is reissued on Griffin with the extra track "Motorhead"
-The double LP "The Business Trip" is released in September on EBS
-The 4 CD box set "25 Years On" is released in November on Griffin
-The bootleg CD "Silver Machine" is released in December
-The double LP "The Business Trip" is released on Griffin

1995

-The CD "Alien4" is released on The Emergency Broadcast System
-The mini CD "Area S4" is released on The Emergency Broadcast System
-The CD "Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music" is reissued on Griffin with three bonus outtakes
-The CD "Hawkwind Friends and Relations - The Rarities" is released in March on Anagram
-The bootleg CD "Nova Drive" is released in July
-The CD "Quark, Strangeness and Charm" is reissued on Griffin
-The CD "Silver Machine" is released on Karussell in Germany
-The CD "White Zone" is released in February on Griffin by Hawkwind posing as "The Psychedelic
Warriors"
-The CD "Independent Days Volumes 1 & 2" is released in September
-The CD "White Zone" is released on EBS by Hawkwind posing as "The Psychedelic Warriors"
-The double LP "Alien4" is released in October on The Emergency Broadcast System with an extra
track
-The CD "Space Is Deep" is released in October on Receiver Records
-The EP "Area S4" is released on The Emergency Broadcast System with an extra track

1996

-The LP "Love in Space" is released in January on The Emergency Broadcast System
-The bootleg CD "Timeless Paeans From The Ongoing Rituals of Space" is released in January
-The bootleg CD "Corridor of Flame" is released in May
-The bootleg CD "Damnation Alley" is released. It contains a 1989 performance in Minneapolis
-The CD "The Emergency Broadcast System Samples" is released on The Emergency Broadcast
System
-The CD "Hawkwind, Friends & Relations: Cosmic Travellers" is released
-The CD EP "Love in Space" is released on The Emergency Broadcast System
-The CD "Love in Space" is released on The Emergency Broadcast System. The CD contains an extra
track for a change
-The bootleg CD "The Secret Tepee" is released
-The bootleg CD "Theta Orionis" is released in July
-The bootleg CD "The A Files" is released in July

1997

-Alan Davey leaves from full-time membership to pursue his own band called "Bedouin". He releases the
CD "Captured Rotation"
-The bootleg CD "Live and Rare - Onward Flies the Bord" is released in March
-The CD "Les Genies du Rock: Urban Guerilla" is released in March
-The CD "Master of the Universe" is released in April
-Jerry Richards becomes a full-time member on lead guitar and keyboards
-Ron Tree becomes the bass player
-The band plays a short (four venue) tour of the U.S., culminating in the Strange Days '97 Music
Festival at Sherman, NY, on August 31
-The band begins its UK tour on September 27. Captain Rizz joins them for the tour
-Crum joins the band for the rest of the UK tour on October 2
-The band finishes the UK tour on November 10
-The CD "Ambient Anarchists" is released in October
-The CD "Distant Horizons" is released in October on The Emergency Broadcast System
-The CD "The 1999 Party" is released in November on The Emergency Broadcast System on
November 17. It is the long-awaited release of the 1974 tour. It was recorded at the Chicago
Auditorium on 21 March, 1974
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