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Van Der Graaf Generator


Eclectic Prog

4.10 | 150 ratings

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4 stars I have always been a fan of Session Albums like this one, they offer a very unique look at what a band was really like in their prime. This collection of VDGG recorded at the BBC with the classic line-up offers in my opinion the definitive experience of Van Der Graaf Generator at their peek of performance. With songs from each of the classic albums performed flawlessly you do get a real feel of a band in full motion.

It showcases both the simple ballad-esque songs that Hammill made famous such as Man-Erg aswell as the heavier songs like Darkness and Sleepwalkers performed flawlessly. After hearing this it is almost impossible to resist exploring the bands studio albums which may often be daunting if you are a first time listener to VDGG, such as H to He and Still Life which can be more difficult to get into on first listen.

For anyone wanting to hear VDGG live in full flow this collection is perfect, and anybody wishing to buy their first VDGG this is the perfect starting point.

topographicbroadways | 4/5 |


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