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Captain Lockheed & The Starfighters by Robert Calvert

Captain Lockheed & The Starfighters
by Robert Calvert

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180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed
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Robert Calvert Captain Lockheed & The Starfighters Vinyl Record | Vinyl LP Album

Recorded in 1974 for United Artists Records, the concept album featured classic songs such as Ejection, The Right Stuff and The Widowmaker interwoven with humorous satirical dialogue from Calvert, Jim Capaldi & Viv Stanshall. The musical guests included Hawkwind, Arthur Brown and Brian Eno, making for a unique and legendary album.
Side A:
1. Franz Josef Strauss, Defence Minister Reviews The Luftwaffe In 1958
2. The Aerospaceage Inferno
3. Aircraft Salesman (A Door In The Foot)
4. The Widow Maker
5. Two Test Pilots Discuss The Starfighter’s Performance

Side B:
6. The Right Stuff
7. Board Meeting (Seen Through A Contract Lense)
8. The Song Of The Gremlin Pt.1
9. Ground Crew
10. Hero With A Wing

Side C:
11. Ground Control To Pilot
12. Ejection
13. Interview
14. I Resign
15. The Song Of The Gremlin Pt.2

Side D:
16. Bier Garten
17. Catch A Falling Starfighter
18. The Right Stuff
19. Ejection
20. Catch A Falling Starfighter

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180/200 GRAM Vinyl LP

These vinyl records are produced with 180 or 200 grams of high definition premium grade virgin vinyl. This is a higher quality audiophile pressing than the typical vinyl record of 100-120 grams. These limited edition LP's are manufactured with the hi-fi enthusiast in mind. A 180 or 200 gram LP is sometimes also referred to as an audiophile pressing, there is a higher bass response and an even warmer High Fidelity sound. 180 or 200 grams LP's are typically manufactured in limited amounts and are considered collectables, commanding a higher price.


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