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Peter Hammill


Eclectic Prog

3.96 | 309 ratings

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Billy Pilgrim
5 stars Over is my personal favorite solo Hammill album, and would probably be in my top five list of things Hammill has ever recorded even with Van Der Graaf Generator. The reasons for this is the lyrical themes, as I've never heard Hammill write this way before. The album of course is about a breakup, and he captures this theme so well. The end result of Hammill's great lyrics and a theme like this is a very therapeutic experience. The greatness of it all is that the last song shows hope and is very bright, and is probably my favorite on the album along with "Time Heals". Another thing that is interesting is that there is a part in the last song, "Lost and Found", where Hammill does a quick reprise of La Rossa. The lyrics to this part of the song along with the melody make for a beautiful experience. Every track on this album is great, and there's no filler anywhere to be heard.

Speaking instruments, the album is fine in this category as well. Guitar, Piano, Organ, are all here and are all played very well. Of course Van Der Graafs own Guy Evans does all the drum work, and we get old member Nic Potter playing bass. Top it off with some great violin work and we have a winning formula.

In conclusion this album should be more well known and deserves your listen. This masterpiece is highly recommended.

Billy Pilgrim | 5/5 |


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