The Chronicle of the Black Sword is the fourteenth studio album by the English space rock group Hawkwind, released in 1985. It spent two weeks on the UK albums chart peaking at The album is based upon the adventures of Elric of Melniboné, a recurring character in the novels of science fiction author Michael Moorcock, a long-standing associate of the group, who contributes lyrics to one track on the album.
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How dare I be so beautiful? "Chronicle of the black sword" is one of Hawkwind's most creative albums, thanks in no small part to Michael Moorcock's "Elric" stories, on which the album is based. Many of the tracks feature the familiar sound of Hawkwind's driving pace, and monotone vocals, "Song of the swords", "Sea king", and the wonderful "Needle gun" to name but three. Chronicle of the Black Sword" is another killer album with weird conceptual content from the creative mind of Michael Moorcock, and remains a fan favourite.
Album Name The Chronicle of the Black Sword. Released date 11 November 1985. Labels Griffin Music (USA) Gopaco Flicknife Records. Recorded at Rockfield Studios. Music StyleHeavy Rock. Members owning this album8. 1. Song of the Swords.
The Machine Stops by Hawkwind. Collector Series Vol 1 – Complete ’79 by Hawkwind. Early Daze by Hawkwind. The Text Of Festival – Hawkwind Live 1970-72 by Hawkwind. View all albums . The Chronicle Of The Black Sword. By: Hawkwind (1985, Rock). 4. The Pulsing Cavern. 5. Elric The Enchanter. 9. Sleep Of A Thousand Tears.
Many Hawkwind fans regard 'The Chronicle of the Black Sword' as the band's last decent album, and it's powerful anthems such as the epic 'Elric the Enchanter' and extremely groovy 'Needle Gun', a song referring to the main weapon of many of Elric's enemies throughout the eight novels. There are also quite a few psychadelic flourishes presented here as well . Unfortunately, Hawkwind have not matched the quality found here as of yet, except perhaps for 'Alien 4', released in 1995. A very interesting album conceptually, even if it doesn't live up to everybody's expectations, musically. NOTE: Any track names with a ( ) symbol next to them, will be explained below.
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