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25 Years On


Download links and information about 25 Years On by Hawklords. This album was released in 1978 and it belongs to Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Heavy Metal genres. It contains 25 tracks with total duration of 01:53:55 minutes.

Artist: Hawklords
Release date: 1978
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Heavy Metal
Tracks: 25
Duration: 01:53:55
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No. Title Length
1. PSI Power 6:05
2. Free Fall 5:13
3. Automoton 1:12
4. 25 Years 4:35
5. Flying Doctor 5:37
6. The Only Ones 4:17
7. (Only) The Dreams of the Cold War Kid 3:50
8. The Age of the Micro Man 3:35
9. PSI Power (Single Version) 4:27
10. Death Trap (Single Mix) 3:53
11. 25 Years (Sinlge Mix) 3:31
12. Over the Top 7:52
13. Magnu 3:13
14. Angels of Life 1:12
15. Free Fall 7:58
16. Death Trap 4:31
17. The Only Ones (Acoustic Demo) 4:39
18. (Only) The Dreams of the Cold War Kid [Demo] 3:32
19. Flying Doctor (Live Studio Rehearsal) 5:39
20. 25 Years (Take One) 8:02
21. Assassination 3:57
22. Free Fall (Take Two) 5:29
23. (Only) The Dreams of the Cold War Kid [Take Two] 3:17
24. The Age of the Microman (Take One) 5:45
25. Automoton 2:34



When Hawkwind, fresh from the latest round of breakups and defections, reignited themselves as the Hawklords, few among even the grassroots faithful knew precisely what to expect. The main band's last album, Quark Strangeness and Charm, had drifted far from the miasmic space drone of the "classic" years, and a growing interest in electronics and quirk left the band teetering on the edge of new wave pop — again, a long way from any sphere the group might normally have orbited. 25 Years On continued that reinvention and, in so doing, emerged as one of the last truly great Hawkwind-related albums before the precipitous dip into cliché and pretension that would scar so much of their 1980s output — the following year's P.X.R.5 would, of course, complete this final cycle of excellence. Opening with the death-defying breeziness of "Psi Power," passing on through the spacious pomp of "Free Fall" and the self-abusing autobiography of "25 Years" ("Have they really been going that long?" pleaded one U.K. review), the album also dipped into comedy ("Flying Doctor"), sci-fi ("[Only] The Dead Dreams of the Cold War Kid"), and bleeping futurism (the synth-joke "Automotion") — the same formula, of course, that marked out its predecessors, but a slap in the face for anyone who still tried to accuse the bandmembers of taking their mission too seriously. Indeed, looking back, it seems obvious that it was the Hawks' reputation (however they tried to disguise their name) rather than their music that prevented both album and single from scoring major hits — they were that in step with the then-current fascinations of the U.K. music scene. [Atomhenge's 2009 edition included an additional CD of bonus material.]