Tracks 1-3 Recorded live in England, 1971 Tracks 4-6 BBC-Session 1974 (Peter Hammill solo) Tracks 7-8 First Van Der Graaf single, 1968. Matrix, Runout: CO 25136 01. Rights Society: .
Van der Graaf Generator are an English progressive rock band, formed in 1967 in Manchester by singer-songwriters Peter Hammill and Chris Judge Smith and the first act signed by Charisma Records. They did not experience much commercial success in the UK, but became popular in Italy during the 1970s. In 2005 the band reformed, and are still musically active with a line-up of Hammill, organist Hugh Banton and drummer Guy Evans.
Van der Graaf Generator. RIO Rock in Opposition. Of all the major figures associated with the British progressive-rock movement of the early ’70s, Peter Hammill might be the only one still devoting himself to seriously creative new work. Peter Hammill: a story unfolding.
Vital (Van der Graaf Generator album). Vital: Van der Graaf Live is the first live album by English progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. It was recorded 16 January 1978 at the Marquee Club in London and was released in July, one month after the band's 1978 break-up
Vocalist and chief songwriter Peter Hammill’s lengthy and elaborate but thrillingly untamed and spiky compositions, full of churning riffs and brutal dynamics, tapped into something darker and more primitive than anything you could have found amid ELP’s virtuoso showing off or Yes’s quasi-spiritual opulence. The band’s 13th studio album, Do Not Disturb, released in September, is a fervently experimental affair, full of jaw-dropping moments of angular fury and exquisite quiet, not to mention another typically startling display of Hammill’s extraordinary multi-octave range. Perhaps the most interesting thing that Van der Graaf Generator have had to deal with in recent times is the transition from quartet to trio, and the challenges thrown up by the absence of Jackson’s brass and woodwind embellishments.
Van Der Graaf Generator is ranked number 391 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 6,371. Members who like this artist also like: Peter Hammill, Pink Floyd and David Bowie. VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR - MERLIN ATMOS: LIVE PERFORMANCES 2013 USED - VERY GOOD Condition: Very Good. Time left: 23m 36s. Ships to: Worldwide. Van Der Graaf Generator. The Aerosol Grey Machine L. EALED RE ISSUE Condition: New. Time left: 1h 35m 6s.
Plus, musicians including Peter Hammill of Van der Graaf Generator, Judy Dyble of Fairport Convention and Alvin Stardust discuss their recollections of these sessions. BBC Radio 4 - Monday 21st October at 4pm Radio Times listing. PH Wins Visionary Award (2012). Van der Graaf Generator's new instrumental album "ALT" released on June 28th 2012. In the early part of 1971 Van der Graaf Generator embarked on a tour of the UK with Lindisfarne and Genesis, fellow Charisma Records artists.