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Van Der Graaf Generator


Eclectic Prog

3.28 | 658 ratings

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3 stars Maybe it depends when in time you first heard this record as to how you feel about it. Admittedly it has dated less well than the later recordings but sounded pretty darn good in 1974 when I heard it for the very first time. Considering it was recoded in a single day its a brilliant demo. But yes it has dated badly and is nothing like as good as later recordings on the Charisma label. Highlights include the wonderfully dreamy "Afterwords" and the original version of octopus-squid is essential if only for historic comparison. The Title track is a lark, but warns of the dangers of inhaling Aerosols (instant death a possibility ). The rest of the Album is pleasant if not gripping. I have a fond place in my heart for this record and its closest equivalent Fools Mate. Running back is a strong song and I also quite like Aquarian. Necromancer was well known to many long before the German imports finally got into the UK, and for a long time A.G.M was an expensive record to get hold of here. Peters Voice is unbearable sweet as it remained during the first three Charisma records. A record that VDGG fans really should have in their collection. The Fie CD has different additional tracks to the Repertoire one which has the impossible rare Firebrand-people you were going to tagged on it. Both are worth buying in my opinion.
burgersoft777 | 3/5 |


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