Hawklords / 25 Years On

Vinyl variants


Again, only minor differences between territories. Some came with a picture inner, some didn't. There was some extra pink detailing on the back of the German sleeve. And an insert with sleeve notes and lyrics in the Japanese version.

German version (1978) - back
Japanese insert


However, promo copies of the album exist with the front and back images swapped. Note how the superimposed lines on the 'factory' remain on the back.


Cassettes


The vinyl running order was retained. The Australian version emphasises the 25 Years On title.

UK cassette version (1978)
Australian cassette version (1979)

8-tracks


The 8-track also retained the vinyl order, but couldn't resist correcting the spelling of 'Automoton'. This was the last Hawkwind album to appear on 8-track.

8-track version (1978) - front
8-track version - back

Days Of The Underground is an in-depth primer to the music of Hawkwind in the 1970s. It also explores the ideas and concepts that fuelled the band during this period, and speaks to the crew that manned the ship.