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Van Der Graaf Generator - H To He, Who Am The Only One CD (album) cover


Van Der Graaf Generator


Eclectic Prog

4.31 | 1480 ratings

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5 stars This was my second VdGG album i bought, the first was The least we can do is wave to eachothers wich was a great starting album, anyway the only VdGG song i ever heard before i started buying thiere albums was White Hammer so i hade not heard anything from this album before i bought it wich i always like i like to not know what im geting. The album starts with Killer and i remember loving this song very fast after yust some lisening its a sax riff driven tune and very straightforward and catchy coming from VdGG great lyrics and singing from Hammill very good rocking opener to the album, after that the album gets much softer with the incredibly sad ballad House with no door, i cant say many songs have made me cry but this one have, i have played it for friends who dont like prog rock or dont even know what prog is but this song everyone i played it for have liked. Its very emotional and moving, if this song dont make you feel anything you got a heart of stone. After that sobfest we get a more typical VdGG number The emperor in his war- room starting with great flute playing by jackson and later nice organ riff by Banton this is one of my abosulte favorite VdGG songs ever this song also have a great Fripp guitar solo towards the end he was a big VdGG fan and guested on this album and Pawn hearts very nice stuff and as always amazing singing and lyrics by Hammill. Okay now the album gets a bit weirder with Lost this is a very complex song and will proboby take you many lisen to love but trust me its amazing song many tempo shifts the ending with hammill sining I love you is fantastic. The orginal LP ended with the most heavy prog rocking song on the album Pioneers over C and to be honest this is a song i still find new things in every time i hear it i have hade the album for i think 2 years now but this song is simply incredibly complex and wierd not my favorite from the album but still a cool way to end this amazing album, and i dont know if i will ever undestand it completly but then again its about space travels so it shuld be wierd and hard to understand yust dont get mad if you dont like it the first time you hear it. The 2005 remastered edition CD got 2 nice Bonus tracks an never before realed live in the studio version of the song Squid 1 / Squid 2 / Octopus from the Aerosol gray machine album and this version of it is superior in everyway the orginal will sound very lame and tame after you heard this one simply amazing and an alternative take on The emperor in his war-room wich i dont realy hear much difrence between the 2 but i gues there is some still i dont mind too hear this amazing song another time so i never skip it. Well this is a masterpice of prog for sure not an easy lisen so be warned lisen with an openmind and dont give up if you dont like it rightaway this is some of the hardest prog to get into but when you do you will love it and never get tierd of it.

Zargus | 5/5 |


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