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GODBLUFF

Van Der Graaf Generator

 

Eclectic Prog

4.50 | 1341 ratings

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mootbooxle
5 stars My first introduction to Van der Graaf Generator was through the record "The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other". I was intrigued, but not thoroughly knocked-out enough to buy any more of their records. One day I was in a record store, and picked up a used copy of "Godbluff" on a whim. I was BLOWN AWAY!

From the first note of "The Undercover Man", I knew that I was in for a treat. There is hardly anything that could be added to the pantheon of rave reviews seen here previously. I could literally gush on and on about this fantastic record. I only want to get the remastered CD now that it is available.

To that end, it must be said that the general level at which this record is mastered is quite low. So low, in fact, that the opening flute / organ notes are nearly buried in hiss. Overall, the sounds are recorded quite nicely. Notable is the CREEPY (!) voice processed through Leslie speaker in "Scorched Earth" ("his latest exponent of heresy...."); and the slightly dirty Clavinet, which serves a unique function here as a sort of quasi-harpsichord.

This is the only Van der Graaf album (I have them all now) that I can listen to from start to finish without ever losing interest. That is not to say that there are not others which are fantastic. But Godbluff...Godbluff is my favourite. This is Van der Graaf's "Close To The Edge" or "Lamb Lies Down On Broadway"!

mootbooxle | 5/5 |

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