Van Der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts CD (album) cover


Van Der Graaf Generator


Eclectic Prog

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The Runaway
5 stars Pawn Hearts is one of the greatest Van der Graaf albums in the opinion of Mr. musical genius Aragorn here, and I can list all the reasons why: A. I had time review this

Pawn Hearts is an excellent album, featuring only THREE songs, all of which are fantastic Prog masterpieces. Lemmings is more of a low(er)-volumed song, mostly piano-based, but it doesn't mean the song doesn't have it's hard sax moments with David Jackson, or Guy Evans' funky drumming. Man-Erg is a more rock song, more to the tendency of Theme One, which we all probably know from various radio shows. But the real gem of this album, is the 22-minute long masterpiece, A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers. Lighthouse is a 10-section song which starts out with a rocker section called Eyewitness, then tones it down a bit with sections like Presence of the Night. After Presence of the Night comes the heavy-as-hell section, Kosmos Tours, featuring synchronized triplets by the whole band, with a devestating sax solo near the end of the track. The song then goes down to some rocker sections, around the volume of Eyewitness, and then ends.

This album is a masterpiece. Must buy for anyone who's only heard of VdGG and has decided to give them a try.

5/5, cause I know what you guys think ;)

The Runaway | 5/5 |


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