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Van Der Graaf Generator

The Charisma Years 1970-1978

£139.99

Released: 3rd September 2021. A lavish deluxe 20-disc boxed set covering Van der Graaf Generator's entire recorded work for Charisma Records. Between the years 1970-1978 the band released 8 albums (two under the name Van der Graaf) for the legendary Charisma label. Each record was ground breaking and the influence of the band's unique music would be felt in the ensuing decades by artists of many different musical genres. The albums 'H to He Who Am the Only One', 'Pawn Hearts', 'Godbluff' and 'Still Life' have been stunningly remixed from the original multi-track tapes in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound by Stephen W Tayler. These feature on 4 additional CDs and two Blu ray discs. Also featured are two CDs of a recently discovered and previously unreleased entire concert recorded in Paris in December 1976 by French radio and all of the surviving BBC sessions recorded by the band, plus much much more.

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  • Details

    Released:
    3rd September 2021
    Category:
    Rock & Pop
    Format:
    CD/Blu-ray Album
    Barcode:
    602435234540
  • Description

    A lavish deluxe 20-disc boxed set covering Van der Graaf Generator's entire recorded work for Charisma Records. Between the years 1970-1978 the band released 8 albums (two under the name Van der Graaf) for the legendary Charisma label. Each record was ground breaking and the influence of the band's unique music would be felt in the ensuing decades by artists of many different musical genres. The albums 'H to He Who Am the Only One', 'Pawn Hearts', 'Godbluff' and 'Still Life' have been stunningly remixed from the original multi-track tapes in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound by Stephen W Tayler. These feature on 4 additional CDs and two Blu ray discs. Also featured are two CDs of a recently discovered and previously unreleased entire concert recorded in Paris in December 1976 by French radio and all of the surviving BBC sessions recorded by the band, plus much much more.
    Extras:
    Bookletbr/ Lavishly packaged with a 68-page book and rare photosbr/
  • Track listing

    Disc 1

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Darkness (11/11)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    2.Refugees
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    3.White Hammer
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    4.Whatever Would Robert Have Said?
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    5.Out of My Book
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    6.After the Flood
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    7.Refugees (Single Version)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    8.Boat of Millions of Years
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    9.Darkness (BBC Radio One 'Top Gear' Session, 20th January 1970)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    10.After the Flood (BBC Radio One 'Top Gear' Session, 20th January 1970)
    Van Der Graaf Generator

    Disc 2

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Killer
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    2.House With No Door
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    3.The Emperor in His War Room
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    4.Lost
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    5.Pioneers Over C
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    6.Killer (First Version - Previously Unreleased)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    7.The Emperor in His War Room (First Version)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    8.Lost (BBC Radio One 'Top Gear' Session, 12th October 1970)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    9.Killer (BBC Radio One 'Top Gear' Session, 12th October 1970)
    Van Der Graaf Generator

    Disc 3

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Lemmings (Including Cog)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    2.Man Erg
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    3.A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    4.Eyewitness
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    5.Pictures/Lighthouse
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    6.Eyewitness
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    7.SHM
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    8.Presence of the Night
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    9.Kosmos Tours
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    10.(Custard's) Last Stand
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    11.The Clot Thickens
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    12.Land's End (Sineline)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    13.We Go Now
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    14.Man Erg (BBC Radio One 'Sounds of the Seventies Session', 10th June 1971)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    15.Theme One (BBC Radio One 'Sounds of the Seventies Session', 10th June 1971)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    16.Vision (BBC Radio One 'Sounds of the Seventies Session', 10th June 1971)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    17.Darkness (BBC Radio One 'Sounds of the Seventies Session', 10th June 1971)
    Van Der Graaf Generator

    Disc 4

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Theme One
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    2.W
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    3.Squid/Octopus (The Pawn Hearts Sessions)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    4.Angle of Incidents (The Pawn Hearts Sessions)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    5.Ponker's Theme (The Pawn Hearts Sessions)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    6.Dimunitions (The Pawn Hearts Sessions)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    7.W (First Version) [The Pawn Hearts Sessions]
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    8.Theme One (Original Mix) [The Pawn Hearts Sessions]
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    9.Man Erg (BBC Radio One John Peel Concert, 23rd September 1971)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    10.W (BBC Radio One John Peel Concert, 23rd September 1971)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    11.Killer (BBC Radio One John Peel Concert, 23rd September 1971)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    12.Refugees (BBC Radio One John Peel Session, 14th December 1971)
    Van Der Graaf Generator

    Disc 5

    Track name
    Artist
    1.The Undercover Man
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    2.Scorched Earth
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    3.Arrow
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    4.The Sleepwalkers
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    5.Scorched Earth (BBC Radio One John Peel Session, 3rd July, 1975)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    6.The Sleepwalkers (BBC Radio One John Peel Session, 3rd July, 1975)
    Van Der Graaf Generator

    Disc 6

    Track name
    Artist
    1.A Louse Is Not a Home (Live in Rimini, 9th August, 1975)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    2.(In The) Black Room/The Tower (Live in Rimini, 9th August, 1975)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    3.Forsaken Gardens (Live in Rimini, 9th August, 1975)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    4.Lemmings (Live in Rimini, 9th August, 1975)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    5.Scorched Earth (Live in Rimini, 9th August, 1975)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    6.Man-erg (Live in Rimini, 9th August, 1975)
    Van Der Graaf Generator

    Disc 7

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Pilgrims
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    2.Still Life
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    3.La Rossa
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    4.My Room (Waiting for Wonderland)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    5.Childlike Faith in Childhood's End
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    6.Gog (Live at the Theatr Gwynedd, Bangor, Wales, 10th May, 1975)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    7.Still Life (BBC Radio One John Peel Session, 1st April, 1976)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    8.La Rossa (BBC Radio One John Peel Session, 1st April, 1976)
    Van Der Graaf Generator

    Disc 8

    Track name
    Artist
    1.When She Comes
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    2.A Place to Survive
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    3.Masks
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    4.Meurglys III (The Songwriters Guild)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    5.Wondering
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    6.When She Comes (BBC Radio One John Peel Session, 11th November, 1976)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    7.Masks (BBC Radio One John Peel Session, 11th November, 1976)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    8.Part One (Approx. 35% Of) Meurglys III (The Songwriters Guild)
    Van Der Graaf Generator

    Disc 9

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Arrow (Live at Maison De La Mutualite', Paris, 6th December, 1976)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    2.When She Comes (Live at Maison De La Mutualite', Paris, 6th December, 1976)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    3.Masks (Live at Maison De La Mutualite', Paris, 6th December, 1976)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    4.Still Life (Live at Maison De La Mutualite', Paris, 6th December, 1976)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    5.Lemmings (Live at Maison De La Mutualite', Paris, 6th December, 1976)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    6.Childlike Faith in Childhood's End (Live at Maison De La Mutualite', Paris, 6th December, 1976)
    Van Der Graaf Generator

    Disc 10

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Meurglys III (The Songwriter's Guild) [live at Maison De La Mutualite', Paris, 6th December, 1976]
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    2.Gog (Live at Maison De La Mutualite', Paris, 6th December, 1976)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    3.Sleepwalkers (Live at Maison De La Mutualite', Paris, 6th December, 1976)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    4.Killer (Live at Maison De La Mutualite', Paris, 6th December, 1976)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    5.Man-erg (Live at Maison De La Mutualite', Paris, 6th December, 1976)
    Van Der Graaf Generator

    Disc 11

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Lizard Play
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    2.The Habit of the Broken Heart
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    3.The Siren Song
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    4.Last Frame
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    5.The Wave
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    6.Cat's Eye/Yellow Fever (Running)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    7.The Sphinx in the Face
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    8.Chemical World
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    9.The Sphinx Returns
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    10.Door
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    11.Ship of Fools
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    12.The Wave
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    13.Cat's Eye/Yellow Fever (BBC Radio One John Peel Session, 24th October, 1977)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    14.The Sphinx in the Face (BBC Radio One John Peel Session, 24th October, 1977)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    15.(Fragments Of) a Plague of Lighthouse Keepers/Sleepwalker's End (BBC Radio One John Peel Session, 24th October, 1977)
    Van Der Graaf Generator

    Disc 12

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Ship of Fools
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    2.Still Life
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    3.Last Frame
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    4.Mirror Images
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    5.Medley: A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers/Sleepwalkers
    Van Der Graaf Generator

    Disc 13

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Pioneers Over C
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    2.Sci-finance
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    3.Door
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    4.Urban/Killer/Urban
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    5.Nadir's Big Chance
    Van Der Graaf Generator

    Disc 14

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Killer (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    2.House With No Door (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    3.The Emperor in His War Room (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    4.Lost (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    5.Pioneers Over C (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator

    Disc 15

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Lemmings (Including Cog) [stereo Mix]
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    2.Man Erg (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    3.A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    4.Eyewitness (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    5.Pictures/Lighthouse (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    6.Eyewitness (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    7.SHM (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    8.Presence of the Night (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    9.Kosmos Tours (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    10.(Custard's) Last Stand (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    11.The Clot Thickens (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    12.Land's End (Sineline) [stereo Mix]
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    13.We Go Now (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    14.Theme One (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    15.W (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator

    Disc 16

    Track name
    Artist
    1.The Undercover Man (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    2.Scorched Earth (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    3.Arrow (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    4.The Sleepwalkers (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator

    Disc 17

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Pilgrims (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    2.Still Life (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    3.La Rossa (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    4.My Room (Waiting for Wonderland) [stereo Mix]
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    5.Childlike Faith in Childhood's End (Stereo Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator

    Disc 18

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Killer (High Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    2.House With No Door (High Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    3.The Emperor in His War Room (High Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    4.Lost (High Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    5.Pioneers Over C (High Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    6.Lemmings (Including Cog) [high Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix]
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    7.Man Erg (High Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    8.A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers (High Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    9.Eyewitness (High Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    10.Pictures/Lighthouse (High Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    11.Eyewitness (High Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    12.SHM (High Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    13.Presence of the Night (High Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    14.Kosmos Tours (High Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    15.(Custard's) Last Stand (High Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    16.The Clot Thickens (High Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    17.Land's End (Sineline) [high Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix]
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    18.We Go Now (High Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator

    Disc 19

    Track name
    Artist
    1.The Undercover Man (High Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    2.Scorched Earth (High Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    3.Arrow (High Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    4.The Sleepwalkers (High Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    5.Pilgrims (High Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    6.La Rossa (High Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    7.My Room (Waiting for Wonderland) [high Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix]
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    8.Childlike Faith in Childhood's End (High Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
    Van Der Graaf Generator

    Disc 20

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Darkness (Beat Club - German TV, 23rd June, 1970)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    2.Whatever Robert Would Have Said (Beat Club - German TV, 23rd June, 1970)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    3.Lost (Filmed at the Bataclan Theatre, Paris 18th March 1972)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    4.Killer (Filmed at the Bataclan Theatre, Paris 18th March 1972)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    5.Octopus (Filmed at the Bataclan Theatre, Paris 18th March 1972)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    6.Theme One ('Pop Shop', 23rd March, 1972)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    7.A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers ('Pop Shop', 23rd March, 1972)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    8.The Undercover Man (Live in Charleroi Palais Des Expos, 27th September, 1975)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    9.Arrow (Live in Charleroi Palais Des Expos, 27th September, 1975)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    10.Scorched Earth (Live in Charleroi Palais Des Expos, 27th September, 1975)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    11.Sleepwalkers (Live in Charleroi Palais Des Expos, 27th September, 1975)
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    12.Wondering (Charisma Promotional Film, 1976) [previously Unreleased]
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    13.Cat's Eye (Charisma Promotional Film) [previously Unreleased]
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    14.Van Der Graaf in Concert (The Kohfidisch Open Air Festival, Austria, 17th June, 1978) [previously Unreleased]
    Van Der Graaf Generator
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