“As you can imagine there has been an overwhelming response to the very sad news of Huw’s passing. We have had thousands of messages from all around the world. There are so many folk who would have loved to come and pay their respects to Huw in person on Thursday, but practicalities would not allow. Marion and Kirsty have expressed their wishes that those people from around the world, who cannot be present, light a candle at 12 noon and say a few words in Huw’s memory. If you would like to follow the service, we will be publishing the Order of Service on Thursday morning on the Hawkwind website.”
As previously reported, before Huw Lloyd-Langton passed away, he had put the finishing touches on a very personal, very unique collection of tracks from his private vault. On January 29th, Cleopatra Records will release Huw Lloyd-Langton: Rare & Unreleased Anthology 1971-2012. This 2CD set includes seldom or never-heard gems that highlight Huw’s legacy of dynamic and melodic guitarwork.
Rare & Unreleased Anthology features unheard solo acoustic recordings of 'Rocky Paths' and 'Damn Shame' (later recorded by Hawkwind and THE LLOYD LANGTON GROUP), full-band recordings from side projects MAGILL and JAWA, and brand new acoustic recordings from 2012 being released for the first time here.
Self-taught guitarist with mind-bending scope and range, Lloyd-Langton joined Hawkwind as a teen in 1970 and immediately made his mark by contributing his unique guitar stylings on the band’s groundbreaking self-titled debut album, considered one the first space-rock albums to be released. While maintaining an important albeit inconsistent role in Hawkwind for many years, Lloyd-Langton expanded his personal creativity with heavy focus on songwriting and via bands he formed, like Magill.