Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography


Peter Hammill

Eclectic Prog

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Peter Hammill The Essential Collection album cover
3.86 | 3 ratings | 1 reviews | 0% 5 stars

Write a review
from partners
Boxset/Compilation, released in 1986

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Labour Of Love (5:54)
2. Film Noir (4:19)
3. Just Good Friends (4:25)
4. Don't Tell Me (4:44)
5. She Wraps It Up (4:20)
6. Comfortable? (4:55)
7. Patient (6:15)
8. The Unconscious Life (5:06)
9. Accidents (4:36)
10. Now More Than Ever (5:31)
11. The Great Experiment (5:06)
12. Happy Hour (9:11)

Total Time 64:08

Line-up / Musicians

See original albums

Releases information

Spartan Records SPDCD1
Contains tracks from "Enter K" and "Patience"

Thanks to Evolver for the addition
Edit this entry

Buy PETER HAMMILL The Essential Collection Music

More places to buy PETER HAMMILL music online Buy PETER HAMMILL & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

PETER HAMMILL The Essential Collection ratings distribution

(3 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (33%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

PETER HAMMILL The Essential Collection reviews

Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
4 stars This album has a misleading title. It is not a truly representative, or essential collection. It contains songs from only two Peter Hammill albums, Enter K and Patience. And at sixty four minutes, it covers about two thirds of those albums. That doesn't make this a bad compilations. Those two albums are both strong albums from Hammill. His songwriting at that point was at a peak, both lyrically and compositionally.

So while I would not recommend this collection over the individual albums (if you could still find this album anywhere), on it's own it's still a good listening album.

A solid four stars.

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of PETER HAMMILL "The Essential Collection"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives