Jo'burg Hawk* ‎– Jo'burg Hawk

Label:
Charisma ‎– CAS 1064, Charisma ‎– CAS. 1064
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Vinyl, LP
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Notes

First cat.nr. on cover, second on label.

Gatefold sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A stamped): CAS 1064 A-1U R PORKY 1
  • Matrix / Runout (B stamped): CAS 1064 B-1U M PECKO 1

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
6369928 Jo'burg Hawk* El Gavilan De Johannesburg(LP, Album) Philips 6369928 Colombia 1974 Sell This Version
CHC 20 Jo'burg Hawk* Jo'burg Hawk(LP, RE) Charisma CHC 20 UK 1984 Sell This Version
6369 928 Jo'burg Hawk* Jo'burg Hawk(LP, Album, Gat) Charisma 6369 928 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
6369 928 Jo'burg Hawk* Jo'burg Hawk(LP, Album) Charisma 6369 928 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
6369 928 Jo'burg Hawk* Jo'burg Hawk(LP, Album, Gat) Charisma 6369 928 Italy 1973 Sell This Version

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leonthepro

leonthepro

January 8, 2019
edited 7 months ago

Comparing with my Dutch copy I finally realize the reason for price differences being so drastic.
The Netherlands might have been the last place to receive the original tapes or close to it, because the sound is clearly more detailed, dynamic and full on that release compared to the more strained UK. Its by no means bad sounding, and Porky probably did his best. But this is a case that really shows what a better source can do, or so I speculate. It reminds me a bit of King Crimsons debut LP where the tapes were lost and Porky had to work on worse quality sources. The consensus was still strong in favor of the original.
The drum cymbals really shimmer on the Dutch and voices sound more in the room. The bass is also not as present on the UK.
For the price a UK might be more worth it though. Find any copy cheap and you will be happy.

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davegmalherbe

davegmalherbe

October 15, 2016
My brother Brahm on drums. Still one of my favourites !!!
gzussturbo

gzussturbo

September 7, 2013

This album is a true hidden gem. My girlfriend found it at a thrift store and liked the album art so she purchased it. Now, it is a staple in our house. I get requests all the time to play it when we have people over for drinks. This is a concept album from a South African band. It has everything you want in that good classic vinyl 70's rock sound but still very original. The lyrics are very colorful and sung with feeling and the music really gives you that African vibe, mixed with Jesus Christ SuperStar-ish rock. I can honestly say that there is not one single song on this album I ever feel like skipping. If you find this album and dig that psychedelic 70's progressive rock sound with crazy bass riffs, rocking guitars, oooo's and ahhh's, amazing drumming, awesome flutes, and african drums all mixed in a progressive stew, BUY IT! you will not be disappointed!