Green Ritual (DVD)
Very Limited Edition
(Sorry, all gone.)
Filmed at the Big Green Gathering in 2003.
There are fewer than 100 copies of this DVD. It's a good looking souvenir of the event and great for all Nik/Hawkwind completists, especially at this price. As always with Nik anticipate some great fun passages in the mix.
"This is what happens when uncle Nik and some old friends get together for an impromptu in a large tent at one of the best 'good vibe' festivals around. With no mains electricity on site the stage is solar-powered and run with a lorry load of batteries.
The band is a mix of old faces and some newly recruited talent. With no rehearsals the music is fast moving and exciting, with some really wild moments - reminiscent of the early 70's in fact.
It starts with a tribal chant into a Zappesque acid-jazz with the audience not quite sure what to expect - then straight into those old space-rock standards that get the whole tent shaking. With some rare classics such as Orgone Accumulator and Children of the Sun.
This is a professionally produced video super-imposed with psychedelic viual effects. The soundtrack is taken off the mixing desk and processed through a fat analog mastering compressor, and the vocals are uncommonly good. Play it loud, it rocks."