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3.66 | 12 ratings | 3 reviews | 8% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1978

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Imperial Zeppelin (3:38)
2. (No More) The Submariner (5:43)
3. Modern (7:28)
4. Dropping the Torch (4:10)
5. Vision (3:11)
6. Sunshine (3:55)
7. Nadir's Big Chance (3:27)
8. The Institute of Mental Health, Burning (3:50)
9. The Comet the Course the Tail (5:57)
10. In the End (7:21)

Total Time 48:40

Line-up / Musicians

- Peter Hammill / guitar (1,3,4,6,7,8,9), piano (1,2,6,10), bass (2,3,9), ARP 2600 synthesizer (2,9), Mellotron (3), harmonium (3), vocals

- Guy Evans / drums & percussion (1,6,7,8)
- Martin Pottinger / drums (1)
- Hugh Banton / piano, organ (1,5,6,7,8)
- Nic Potter / bass (1,6)
- David Jackson / alto & tenor saxophones, flute (1,6,7,8)
- Robert Fripp / electric guitar (1,6)

Releases information

Tracks taken from:
- Fool's Mate (1,5,6)
- Chameleon in the Shadow of the Night (4,10)
- The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage (3)
- In Camera (2,9)
- Nadir's Big Chance (7,8)

12" Import Records - IMP 1016 (US)
Cassette GRT ? 5356-1016 (US)

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PETER HAMMILL Vision ratings distribution

(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(8%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(75%)
Good, but non-essential (17%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Fishy
3 stars This is a compilation album which was released to promote Hammill's north American tour of 1978. The track listing includes tracks from "Fools mate, "Chameleon in the shadow of the night", "The silent corner and the silent stage", "In Camera" and "Nadir's big chance". To be honest, I don't think Hammill's music is suited to be compiled as each album has it's own character. Nevertheless I consider this man as the best songwriter in progressive rock scene but is he really a progressive artist ? Sometimes he sounds progressive like on "modern" and sometimes he doesn't like on "Nadirs big chance" but why should anyone care, it's a great song anyway. The songs which appear on "vision" came from albums which were recorded in the time gap between the first and the second period of time during the existince of Van Der Graaf Generator. Obviously his best music was written in this period.
Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
4 stars Sadly, I have never purchased any of the early Peter Hammill albums that this, his first collection, was derived from. It wasn't for lack of trying. His albums, back in the late seventies and early eighties were rarely found in the used record stores in Boston and Cambridge. New copies of his albums were rarely stocked, even in good record stores, like The Harvard Coop.

This album indicates that on Hammill's early albums, he retained much of the style of Van Der Graaf Generator (as well as the musicians). His songwirting was just beginning to have that personal edge that made his singing so heartfelt. Being a compilation, the themes jump around quite a bit, and you can't get a handle of what each album was about, but you do get the idea that these are some of his best works.

Latest members reviews

4 stars This is my favorite PETER HAMMILL solo album. Features ROBERT FRIPP on guitar.Although not as highly praised as PH 7 or the groundbreaking THE FUTURE NOW,this effort comes off with a great line up of songs from the first track to the last.The sound is a bit more on the popish side and that may ... (read more)

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