Robert Calvert ‎– Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters

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UAG 29507 Robert Calvert Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters(LP, Album, Gat) United Artists Records UAG 29507 UK 1974 Sell This Version
8XU 29507 Robert Calvert Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters(8-Trk, Album) United Artists Records 8XU 29507 UK 1974 Sell This Version
TCK 29507 Robert Calvert Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters(Cass, Album) United Artists Records TCK 29507 UK 1974 Sell This Version
UAG 29507 Robert Calvert Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters(LP, Album, Gat) United Artists Records UAG 29507 France 1974 Sell This Version
UAG 29507 Robert Calvert Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters(LP, Album, Gat) United Artists Records UAG 29507 UK 1974 Sell This Version
UAS 29507 Robert Calvert Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters(LP, Album, Gat) United Artists Records UAS 29507 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
UAG 29507 Robert Calvert Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters(LP, Album, Gat) United Artists Records UAG 29507 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
IMP 1011 Robert Calvert Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters(LP, Album) Import Records IMP 1011 US 1977 Sell This Version
BGOLP5, UAG 29507 Robert Calvert Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters(LP, RE, Gat) BGO Records, BGO Records BGOLP5, UAG 29507 UK 1988 Sell This Version
BGOCD5 Robert Calvert Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters(CD, Album, RE) BGO Records BGOCD5 UK 1994 Sell This Version
BGOCD5 Robert Calvert Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters(CD, Album, RE) BGO Records BGOCD5 UK 1999 Sell This Version
ECLCD1056 Robert Calvert Captain Lockheed & The Starfighters(CD, Album, RE, RM) Eclectic Discs ECLCD1056 UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
ATOMCD 1017 Robert Calvert Captain Lockheed & The Starfighters(CD, Album, RE, RM) Atomhenge ATOMCD 1017 UK 2009 Sell This Version
RCV014LP(G) Robert Calvert Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters(2xLP, Col) Back On Black RCV014LP(G) UK 2010 Sell This Version
IECP-10256 Robert Calvert Captain Lockheed & The Starfighters(CD, Album, RE, RM) WHD Entertainment, Inc., Atomhenge IECP-10256 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
WPCR-17308 Robert Calvert Captain Lockheed & The Starfighters(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Parlophone WPCR-17308 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
MOVLP2043 Robert Calvert Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters(LP, Album, Gat) Music On Vinyl MOVLP2043 Europe 2018 Sell This Version

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damo6662

damo6662

March 16, 2017
referencing Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters, LP, Album, Gat, UAG 29507
I have this cover with 2 single sided test presses. Stamped matrix UAG 29507 A-1U and B-1U.
Should I make a separate entry for it?
MrAAD

MrAAD

December 19, 2016
referencing Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters, 2xLP, Col, RCV014LP(G)

A concept album about a business deal between a megalomaniac German and an American salesman, in which the ultimate war plane is purchased , outfitted, and launched.- Basically a Hawkwind album and spoken word parts. 'Right Stuff' and 'Ejection' are highlights and are very similar in sound to Hawkwind of the period (In Search of Space...). The spoken word parts do move the story along and are somewhat humorous in parts, but they also sadly reveal Calvert's crumbling mental state Oddly enough, Arthur Brown appears as the Gremlin who ultimately takes down the Starfighter's plane. In the end, one of the more mentally anguished and drug addled albums I have ever heard - and rock n roll on par with Hawkwind where it appears.
damo6662

damo6662

June 28, 2016
referencing Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters, 2xLP, Col, RCV014LP(G)
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DBMTB

DBMTB

September 20, 2015
referencing Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters, 2xLP, Col, RCV014LP(G)
Nice reissue. Only drawback is having to turn so many sides over to hear what was originally a single LP.

Sound is nice but can't compare with the original pressing as I've not heard it.

Vinyl is grey.
moecurlythanu

moecurlythanu

November 24, 2012
referencing Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters, CD, Album, RE, BGOCD5
My copy says 1999. Sure you didn't misread?
progfan97402

progfan97402

October 12, 2011
referencing Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters, LP, Album, Gat, UAG 29507
This is essentially another Hawkwind album, as many of the members appear on the album, even Dave Brock. Plus Twink, Jim Capaldi, Adrian Wagner, and Arthur Brown make an appearance here. The music regards the German Air Force purchasing the Lockheed F-104 with upgrades that rendered the aircraft unsafe and prone to crashing. Of course take it to Mr. Calvert to give the album a humorous twist, with comedy dialog not unlike Monty Python in between Hawkwind-like songs. Songs like "Aerospace Inferno", "The Widowmaker", "The Right Stuff" and "Ejection" can pass for classic Hawkwind, while "Song of the Gremlin" is less Hawkwind like, especially the the electronics and Arthur Brown's voice, at times reminding one of Arthur Brown's band Kingdom Come. I really dig "Catch a Falling Starfighter" with those vocal harmonies. "Ejection" has became a live Hawkwind staple, even after the unfortunate passing of Calvert in 1988.

If you're to get the LP, pass on the 1977 American version on Import and go for the British original on United Artists as it features superior packaging, with embossed cover, silvery lettering, and a stapled-on booklet (I noticed there are many United Artists titles with gimmick packaging, which lead me to show great respect for the label, because their willingness to manufacture gimmick LP packaging and the many great titles on the label). There's no getting around it, if you're a Hawkwind fan, you need this album!
splitenz0074

splitenz0074

February 6, 2010
referencing Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters, LP, Album, Gat, UAG 29507

Foldout album with silver lettering on front, liner notes and track 7, 8, & 9 lyrics inside. Silver inner sleeve with crest on both sides.