Live Albums

There’s no shortage of live material from over the last 50 years. From official live albums released around the times of the tours covered to semi-official archive recordings that vary quite a bit in quality. There’s also a huge bootleg market for Hawkwind which I’m not going to get into – check out The Hawkwind Bootleg Emporium for more info if that’s what you’re after.

The Space Ritual Alive in Liverpool and London (1973)

Earth Calling / Born To Go / Down Through The Night / The Awakening / Lord Orgone Accumulator / Upside Down / Ten Seconds Of Forever / Brainstorm / S Master Of The Universe / Welcome To The Future The Night / The Awakening / Lord Orgone Accumulator / Upside Down / Ten Seconds Of Forever / Brainstorm / Master Of The Universe / Welcome To The Future

Live Seventy Nine (1980)

Shot Down in the Night / Motorway City / Spirit of the Age / Brainstorm / Lighthouse / Master Of the Universe / Silver Machine (Requiem)

Live Chronicles (1986)

Song of the Swords / Dragons and Fables / Narration / The Sea King / Angels of Death / Shade Gate / Rocky Paths / Narration – Elric The Enchanter (Part 1) / The Pulsing Cavern / Master of the Universe / Dreaming City / Choose Your Masques / Fight Sequence / Needle Gun / Zarozinia / Lords of Chaos / The Dark Lords / Wizards of Pan Tang / Moonglum / Elric the Enchanter (Part 2) / Conjuration of Magnu / Magnu / Dust of Time

Palace Springs (1991)

Back In The Box / Treadmill / Assault And Battery / The Golden Void / Time We Left (This World Today) / Heads / Acid Test / Damnation Alley

The Business Trip (1994)

Altair / Quark, Strangeness And Charm / L.S.D. / The Camera That Could Lie / Green Finned Demon / Do That / You Shouldn’t Do That / The Day A Wall Came Down / Berlin Axis / The Golden Void / The Right Stuff / Wastelands / The Dream Goes On / Right To Decide / The Dream Has Ended / Welcome To The Future / Terra Mystic

Love in Space (1996)

Abducted / Death Trap / Wastelands / Are You Losing Your Mind? / Photo Encounter / Blue Skin / Sputnik Stan / Robot / Alien (I Am) / Xenomorph / Vega / Love In Space / Kapal / Elfin / Silver Machine / Welcome To The Future / Assassins / Space Is Their (Palestine)

Yule Ritual (2001)

Electronic Intro / Levitation / Spacebrock / Space Is Deep / Flying Doctor / Warrior at the Edge of Time / Angels of Death / High Rise / Damage of Life / Lighthouse / Sonic Attack / Free Fall / Motorway City / Hurry On Sundown / Spirit of the Age/ Assassins of Allah

Canterbury Fayre (2001)

5th Second of Forever / Levitation / Spiral Galaxy / Solitary Mind Games / Angels of Death / Spirit of the Age / Magnu / Dust of Time excerpt] / Motorway City / Hurry on Sundown / Assassins of Allah / Space Is Their (Palestine) / Silver Machine / Arthur’s Poem / Assault and Battery / The Golden Void / Ejection

Knights of Space (2008)

Black Corridor / Aero Space Age Inferno / Space Love / The Awakening / Orgone Accumulator / Paradox / Robot / Abducted / Alien (I Am) / Alien Poem / Master of the Universe / Time We Left / Lighthouse / Arrival in Utopia / Damnation Alley / Sonic Attack / Welcome to the Future / Flying Doctor / Silver Machine

Space Ritual Live (2015)

Seasons / Steppenwolf / Arrival in Utopia / Opa Loka / Spiral Galaxy / Reefer Madness / Sentinel / Spirit of the Age / Earth Calling / Born To Go / Down Through The Night / The Awakening / Lord of Light / The Black Corridor / Space is Deep / A Step into Space / Orgone Accumulator / Upside Down / The Tenth Second Forever / Brainstorm / Seven by Seven / Sonic Attack / Time We Left (This World Today) / Masters of the Universe / Welcome To The Future

At The Roundhouse (2017)

Ascent / We Took The Wrong Step Years Ago / The Watcher / Born To Go / First Landing / You Better Believe It / Earthbound / Have You Seen Them / Vegan Lunch / Steppenwolf / Darklands / Magnu / Golden Void / Synchronized Blue / Deep Cavern / Into The Woods / The Machine / Welcome / Brainbox Pollution / Silver Machine


The following CDs have variable credentials and quality. Some are better than others and it might depend on the period or tracklisting as to whether you want to take a chance or not. Check out reviews on Amazon and elsewhere if in doubt. Not all of these are full live albums, many contain extra studio outtakes and odd live tracks from odd gigs. Few are full concert recordings.

The Weird Tapes No. 1 (1980)
The Weird Tapes No. 2 (1980)
The Weird Tapes No. 3 (1981)
The Weird Tapes No. 4 (1981)
The Weird Tapes No. 5 (1982)
The Weird Tapes No. 6 (1982)
The Weird Tapes No. 7 (1983)
The Weird Tapes No. 8 (1983)
The Text of Festival (1983)
Zones (1983)
This is Hawkwind: Do Not Panic (1984)
Space Ritual Volume 2 (1984)
Bring Me The Head of Yuri Gagarin (1985)
Anthology (1985)
Out & Intake (1987)
BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert (1991)
The Friday Rock Show Sessions (1992)
Hawklords Live (1992)
California Brainstorm (1992)
Undisclosed Files Addendum (1995)
The 1999 Party (1997)
Glastonbury 90 (1999)
Choose Your Masques: Collectors Series Volume 2 (1999)
Complete’79: Collectors Series Volume 1 (1999)
Atomhenge 76 (2000)
Live 1990 (2002)
Live ‘74 – The Chicago Auditorium (2006)
Greasy Truckers 1972 (2007)
Minneapolis, 4th October 1989 (2008)
Reading University, 19th May 1992 (2009)
Live ’78 (2009)
Winter Solstice 2005 (2009)
Treworgey Tree Fayre 1989 (2010)
San Francisco 1990 (2010)
At The BBC – 1972 (2010)
No Star Unturned (2011)
Parallel Universe (2011)

Here’s a slightly different view of the Live Albums List – sorted by year of earliest track to help track down particular tours etc.:

EarliestTitleLabelRelease
1967Weird Tape Volume 8Weird, 1081983
1967Hawkwind AnthologySamurai, SAMR038/039/0401985
1970Weird Tape Volume 6Weird, 1061982
1970The Text of FestivalIlluminated, JAMS291983
1970Parallel UniverseEMI, HAWKS82011
1972The Space Ritual AliveUnited Artists, UAD60037/81973
1972Space Ritual Volume 2American Phonograph, APK81984
1972 Greasy Truckers EMI ‎– 50999 503239 2007
1972BBC Radio 1 Live in ConcertWindsong, WINCD0071991
1972At The BBC – 1972EMI, HAWKS72010
1972No Star UnturnedEasy Action, EARS0412011
1973Bring Me the Head of Yuri GagarinDemi Monde, DM0021985
1974The 1999 PartyEMI, HAWKS61997
1975Weird Tape Volume 3Weird, 1031981
1976Weird Tape Volume 5Weird, 1051982
1976Atomhenge 76Voiceprint, HAWKVP5CD2000
1977Weird Tape Volume 1Weird, 1011980
1977Weird Tape Volume 2Weird, 1021980
1978Weird Tape Volume 4Weird, 1041981
1978Hawklords LiveHawkdiscs, DOJOCD71992
1978Live ’78Atomhenge, ATOMCD10142009
1979Live Seventy NineBronze, BRON5271980
1979Weird Tape Volume 7Weird, 1071983
1979Complete’79: Collectors Series Volume 1Voiceprint, HAWKVP4CD1999
1980ZonesFlicknife, SHARP014, UK#451983
1980This Is Hawkwind, Do Not PanicFlicknife, SHARP022, UK#1011984
1982Out & IntakeFlicknife, SHARP0401987
1982Choose Your Masques: Collectors Series Volume 2Voiceprint, HAWKVP3CD1999
1984Undisclosed Files AddendumEBS, EBS1141995
1985Live ChroniclesGWR, GWS11986
1986The Friday Rock Show SessionsRaw Fruit, FRSCD0051992
1989Palace SpringsGWR, GWLP1041991
1989Minneapolis, 4th October 1989Voiceprint, HAWKVP45CD2008
1989Treworgey Tree Fayre 1989Voiceprint, HAWKVP47CD2010
1990California BrainstormIloki, ILCD 10141992
1990Glastonbury 90Voiceprint, HAWKVP1CD1999
1990Live 1990Voiceprint, HAWKVP12CD2002
1990San Francisco 1990Voiceprint, HAWKVP48CD2010
1992Reading University, 19th May 1992Voiceprint, HAWKVP46CD2009
1993The Business TripEBS, EBS1111994
1995Love in SpaceEBS, EBS1201996
2000Yule RitualVoiceprint2001
2001Canterbury Fayre 2001Voiceprint2002
2005Winter Solstice 2005Voiceprint, HAWKVP44CD2009
2007Knights of SpaceVision Music2008
2014Space Ritual LiveGonzo Media2015
2017At The RoundhouseCherry Red2017

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