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THEME ONE / W

Van Der Graaf Generator

 

Eclectic Prog

3.57 | 21 ratings

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burgersoft777
4 stars This is an interesting single by VDGG. Released around the same time as Pawns Heart it sold very well on the continent and pretty well at home. It is still possible to buy a copy on ebay but prices are starting to rise. Theme One is unusual as it is an instrumental with no sign of Mr Hammil's wonderful voice. In fact this track was composed by George Martin the Beatles producer. It showcases Jaxon's sax playing and it is a good track. However the real meal is the Flip side "W" is a brilliant example of VDGG's music with a fun lyric about death and some very interesting sounds. "W" is available on the box set and a couple of compilations and Theme one is available on more and also on the American version of Pawn Hearts. This single is on the highly valued and desired Charisma Pink Label and is a decent pressing as you would expect. This single is a must own item for serious VDGG fans and it is likely that its price will rise over the next few years. As far as Stars go I award 3 to Theme one and the Full 5 to "W". So it gets 4 which is very high for any single release most especially a prog single.
burgersoft777 | 4/5 |

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