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MAIDA VALE (THE BBC RADIO ONE SESSIONS)

Van Der Graaf Generator

 

Eclectic Prog

4.09 | 130 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
4 stars Actually very few live recordings of VDGG exists because on the group's own admittance , they were horrible on 40% of their gigs and bearble on 30% of the others. This left only 30% of the gigs were they could've recorded (given that they knew in advance they would smoke and that conditions allowed the recording) and this explains that the only real live album was Vital under the VDG monicker. So are we thankfull that the Beeb existed. While not really live recordings per se , the sessions made that they played together some of those real classic tracks . Unfortunately most of the tracks are from the second era (I said unfortunately but I like that one better than the first) so the early stuff is not well represented here as well. I think the material from Pawnheart or The Least is most interesting to hear live.

Nevertheless we have some kind of live recordings and it should please all unconditional fans.

Sean Trane | 4/5 |

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