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Van Der Graaf Generator


Eclectic Prog

3.57 | 35 ratings

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4 stars I was always very fond of this compilation. For many years it was impossible to find a copy of aerosol gray machine in the UK, so this was the only place you could find the Necromancer and Afterwords both excellent tracks. The boat of millions of years was also on the surprisingly rare and even harder to obtain Refugees single release. The rest of this album is made up of generally excellent tracks from the first two Charisma recordings. These days there is nothing to recommend this release to anyone as all of the tracks are available elsewhere. However it has a nice cover with some decent shots of the band and it is also on the highly collectible Charisma pink Scroll label (as are most of the early VDGG records ). The music is brilliant and the pressing was ok considering that this was a budget release. It is probably still essential to all serious collectors of VDGG for the cover art. It would make a decent introduction to the early VDGG but it is pre-pawn hearts so it is far from complete. It plays very well by which I mean it works well as a record and is the best VDGG compilation in that respect ,as it both stands up well as a set and doesnt have the large change in styles that many later VDGG compilations have. If it had the single version of refugees rather than this version it would remain an important release as it is I still like this record a lot and it gets 4 stars not bad for a compilation.
burgersoft777 | 4/5 |


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