Van Der Graaf

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Van Der Graaf - Vital Vital
Prog New - LP PVC 9901 PVC
Factory Sealed 1978 2LP Gatefold Original. No Promo Or Deletion Markings. "The Lineup Was Peter Hammill On Vocals, Guitars, And Keyboards; Nic Potter On Bass; Dave Jackson On Saxes And Keyboards; Guy Evans On Drums; And Graham Smith On Violin, Keyboards, And Vocals. The Recording Quality Is Surprisingly Good, With A Close, Intimate Sound, Which Is The Only Way One Could Properly Capture This Band Live And Not Have The Results Come Out Like A Bunch Of Noise. As A Title, "Vital" Also Accurately Describes The Disc, For The Group Presents The Raw, Up-Close, In-Your-Face Approach That Made Van Der Graaf Generator Favorites Of The Punk Bands Despite The Group's Prog Rock Origins — Between Hammill's Loud, Raspy Vocals And His Crunchy Overamplified Guitar, "Still Life," "Door," And "Pioneers Over C" All Sound Almost Like Punk Band Performances, And The Medley Of "A Plague Of Lighthouse Keepers/The Sleepwalkers" Isn't Much Different Despite The Presence Of A Violin In There."-AMG... more details
 
Van Der Graaf - Vital Vital
Pop New - LP 9901 PVC
Factory Sealed 1978 2LP 2nd Pressing In Single Jacket, Tiny Saw-Cut. "The Lineup Was Peter Hammill On Vocals, Guitars, And Keyboards; Nic Potter On Bass; Dave Jackson On Saxes And Keyboards; Guy Evans On Drums; And Graham Smith On Violin, Keyboards, And Vocals. The Recording Quality Is Surprisingly Good, With A Close, Intimate Sound, Which Is The Only Way One Could Properly Capture This Band Live And Not Have The Results Come Out Like A Bunch Of Noise. As A Title, "Vital" Also Accurately Describes The Disc, For The Group Presents The Raw, Up-Close, In-Your-Face Approach That Made Van Der Graaf Generator Favorites Of The Punk Bands Despite The Group's Prog Rock Origins — Between Hammill's Loud, Raspy Vocals And His Crunchy Overamplified Guitar, "Still Life," "Door," And "Pioneers Over C" All Sound Almost Like Punk Band Performances, And The Medley Of "A Plague Of Lighthouse Keepers/The Sleepwalkers" Isn't Much Different Despite The Presence Of A Violin In There."-AMG... more details
 
Van Der Graaf - Vital Vital
Prog New - LP 9901 PVC
Factory Sealed 1978 2LP Gatefold Original. Cut Out Hole. "The Lineup Was Peter Hammill On Vocals, Guitars, And Keyboards; Nic Potter On Bass; Dave Jackson On Saxes And Keyboards; Guy Evans On Drums; And Graham Smith On Violin, Keyboards, And Vocals. The Recording Quality Is Surprisingly Good, With A Close, Intimate Sound, Which Is The Only Way One Could Properly Capture This Band Live And Not Have The Results Come Out Like A Bunch Of Noise. As A Title, "Vital" Also Accurately Describes The Disc, For The Group Presents The Raw, Up-Close, In-Your-Face Approach That Made Van Der Graaf Generator Favorites Of The Punk Bands Despite The Group's Prog Rock Origins — Between Hammill's Loud, Raspy Vocals And His Crunchy Overamplified Guitar, "Still Life," "Door," And "Pioneers Over C" All Sound Almost Like Punk Band Performances, And The Medley Of "A Plague Of Lighthouse Keepers/The Sleepwalkers" Isn't Much Different Despite The Presence Of A Violin In There."-AMG... more details
 
Van Der Graaf - The Quiet Zone / The Pleasure Dome The Quiet Zone / The Pleasure Dome
Prog Used - LP CAS 1131 Charisma
1977 UK Original With Custom Insert. A Couple Spindle Marks And Some Rubbing On Bottom Seam, Hence Price. “Somehow This Combination Made Sense: A Revised Band (With Nic Potter Returning On Bass And The Addition Of Graham Smith, Formerly Of String Driven Thing, On Violin) With A Shortened Name, And An Album That Was Named Twice, With Different Cover Art For Each Name. What Also Made Sense Was The Focus On Shorter Songs And A Change Of Musical Attitude. While Hammill Could Never Entirely Shake Off His Approach To Songwriting, He Was Able To Modify It Somewhat. Working With The New Band, He Was Able To Generate Considerably More Energy Than On World Record. "Lizard Play" And "Cat's Eye/Yellow Fever (Running)" Are Wonderfully Gymnastic Songwriting Exercises, Yet Remain Engaging By Dint Of Their Forcefulness. Written And Performed At The Top Of Hammill's Game, This Album Is A Delight.” – Steven McDonald, AMG... more details
 
Van Der Graaf - The Quiet Zone / The Pleasure Dome The Quiet Zone / The Pleasure Dome
Prog Used - LP CAS 1131 Charisma
Stunning UK Original With Insert And A1/B2 Stampers. Appears Unplayed. “Somehow This Combination Made Sense: A Revised Band (With Nic Potter Returning On Bass And The Addition Of Graham Smith, Formerly Of String Driven Thing, On Violin) With A Shortened Name, And An Album That Was Named Twice, With Different Cover Art For Each Name. What Also Made Sense Was The Focus On Shorter Songs And A Change Of Musical Attitude. While Hammill Could Never Entirely Shake Off His Approach To Songwriting, He Was Able To Modify It Somewhat. Working With The New Band, He Was Able To Generate Considerably More Energy Than On World Record. "Lizard Play" And "Cat's Eye/Yellow Fever (Running)" Are Wonderfully Gymnastic Songwriting Exercises, Yet Remain Engaging By Dint Of Their Forcefulness. Written And Performed At The Top Of Hammill's Game, This Album Is A Delight.” – Steven McDonald, AMG.... more details
 

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