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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

News: Gunter Schickert's "Samtvogel" to finally come out on CD!

You all might remember my announcement of this.... all the way back to 2010! Thanks to a comment from reader Eric, we learned that Important Records is still planning on reissuing the album, and they have tentatively set the date for April! (update: Released on April 29th!)

So that's two Gunter Schickert announcements in 3 days. That's a good week I think!

Monday, February 25, 2013

News: Schulze-Schickert Session to be released!

To be reissued on CD and LP from MiruMir, a new(ish) label that concentrates on the electronic pioneers of the 60s and 70s. I wasn't aware of this session, but in doing some research, it appears it's been in the CD-R market for some years now. Presumably this will be a much enhanced version. I love both Schickert and Schulze's 70s works, and I had no idea they ever played together, so this could prove to be most interesting.

Label says: "For the FIRST TIME, from the vaults of electronic music guru, KLAUS SCHULZE, comes The Schulze-Schickert Session, a RARE and PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED private session featuring echo-guitar pioneer, GÜNTER SCHICKERT. Recorded on 26 September 1975 in Klaus Schulze’s home STUDIO in Hambuehren, Germany, Schulze can be heard playing an EMS Synthi A, as well as keyboards, and a Syntanorma, while Schickert plays a 12-string Framus with metal strings and also sings on a few tracks. Although Schickert’s name is little-known outside of a very select circle of krautrock fans, he was a key member of the Berlin free jazz scene of the 1960s and a pioneer of the echo-guitar. Just prior to the recording of this informal session, Schickert’s first LP,Samtvogel, was released on the seminal Brain label. On the two bonus tracks, found only on both CD versions, Schickert’s playing ebbs, as Schulze takes on the more dominant role.


Side A: 1 Die Sehnsucht des Laien 2. Hymns to the Night 3. No-Frills
Side B: 1. Heart of Darkness 2. Twilight Chill 3. Blessed Twilight"

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

News: Atomhenge to reissue Hawkwind's "Warrior on the Edge of Time"

Not an announcement you would typically expect from the CDRWL this late in the game, but surprisingly this particular Hawkwind has been subject to dodgy reissues in the past. Well that's all in the past now. The master tapes have been found, and Atomhenge (basically Esoteric) are here for the rescue. The official press release is below:

"Atomhenge, the Cherry Red Records label managed by Esoteric Recordings, the home of the entire HAWKWIND catalogue released between 1975 and 1997, are very pleased to announce that the classic HAWKWIND album “WARRIOR ON THE EDGE OF TIME” will be released in May 2013 as a newly remastered edition from the original stereo master tapes. Atomhenge label manager Mark Powell said: “Contrary to popular myth, the master tapes of this classic album were never lost. They remained in the United Artists vaults. The Atomhenge reissue will be the first ever CD edition to be taken from the original first generation master tapes. All previous editions have been taken from vinyl transfers or inferior copy master tapes”.

Aside from a single disc remastered edition, there will be two other expanded editions of the album. Mark Powell adds; “I’m extremely pleased to say that Steven Wilson has mixed the album into a stunning 5.1 Surround Sound mix from the original multi-track master tapes and has also undertaken a new stereo mix of the album which has an amazing depth and clarity whilst remaining faithful to the original release. “Warrior” is one of THE classic albums of the 1970s and is a land-mark album in Hawkwind’s history. The forthcoming reissues will do justice this magnificent record”.

Full details of the editions of “Warrior” will be announced in the coming weeks.
Cherry Red managing director, Adam Velasco added; “The album “Warrior on the Edge of Time” has been unavailable officially on CD for many years and it is our intention to make the forthcoming releases definitive editions in terms of audio remastering (from the original master tapes), content and packaging”.

Hawkwind will be touring in April 2013 performing WARRIOR ON THE EDGE OF TIME, with further dates planned later in the year. Confirmed dates are:

Saturday 30th March – Sunday 31st March
HawkEaster, Seaton Devon
Tuesday 2nd April -     Cardiff The Coal Exchange
Wednesday 3rd April -    Bath Komedia
Friday 5th April -        Preston 53 Degrees
Saturday 6th April -     Hawkwind headline Hard Rock Hell (HRH) Prog
Sunday 7th April -         Norwich Epic Centre

Visit www.hawkwind.com for further details"