Kevin Bryan delivers his verdict on some of this week's CD releases.

Hawkwind,"50th Anniversary Live" (Cherry Red)- Legendary space rockers Hawkwind have gone through a whole host of line-up changes over the years but guitarist and veteran frontman Dave Brock has remained at the helm throughout the band's five decades together.This atmospheric 2 CD set finds Brock and company in typically fine fettle as they celebrate half a century's worth of exemplary music-making with an enjoyable jaunt down memory lane boasting energised revamps of back catalogue gems such as "Master of the Universe," "Hurry On Sundown" and their 1972 hit anthem,"Silver Machine."

Jeremiah Johnson,"Unemployed Highly Annoyed" (Ruf Records)- The Covid 19 pandemic has effectively halted the careers of rock musicians around the globe, as most of them were reliant on the income generated by live performances to keep body and soul together. St.Louis born singer-guitarist Jeremiah Johnson has responded to the months of enforced quarantine by assembling a concept album capturing his response to the crisis, with drummer Tony Antonelli and bass and keyboards wizard Paul Niehaus IV stepping up to the plate to underpin his stunning fusion of rock, country and Mississippi river blues . The finished product must rank as Jeremiah's finest offering to date,showcasing some highly topical self-penned material alongside a splendid revamp of Luther Allison's "Cherry Red Wine."

Stevie Palmer,"We Become The Sunshine" (Greentrax)-The latest offering from multi-award winning acoustic tunesmith Stevie Palmer draws on contributions from fellow Scottish folkies Phil Cunningham, Karine Polwart and harpist Mary MacMaster, who all play their part in creating a subtly memorable collection which provides an ideal follow-up to Palmer's critically acclaimed Greentrax debut, "Heartprint Shadow." It's a measure of Stevie's natural eclecticism that the singer-songwriter is able to cite musical influences as diverse as Nick Drake,Paul Weller and Dick Gaughan, and the latter is such an admirer of his compatriot's work that he personally volunteered to lend a hand in the creation of this excellent addition to Greentrax's recorded repertoire.