Van der Graaf Generator - Live at Metropolis Studios, London 2 x CDs + DVD

SKU 21-CVX902139
Few bands of the late 60s and 70s inspired such a devoted following as Van Der Graaf Generator. Fans found theirs some of the most rewarding and challenging music of the era. "The times were intense, and we were an intense, even scary band," admitted founder member Peter Hammill (whose work was a major influence on many musicians, including David Bowie and John Lydon).
Splits and reunions, an ongoing Hammill solo career, CD reissues, a box set, sporadic one-off get togethers and on and off reunions eventually culminated in this studio rendezvous for three charter members of the band in December, 2010. On the evening in question, 120 lucky Van Der Graaf Generator fans braved a blizzard to travel to Metropolis Studios, West London, to take in a rare UK appearance by Hammill, Hugh Banton and Guy Evans in an intimate atmosphere that was captured in a manner unlikely ever to be achieved again. The DVD also includes revealing interviews with all three band members in which they describe this "unrepeatable, fantastic event" which showcases work from their recent A Grounding In Numbers album as well as their illustrious past.
Fractured time signatures... Hammill's fervent, occasionally terrifying, vocals... the complexity of the band's music... the inscrutability of their lyrics... it all adds up to a unique and inimitable performance."

01. Interference
02. Nutter Alert
03. Your Time Starts Now
04. Lemmings
05. Lifetime
06. Bunsho
07. Childlike Faith
08. Mr. Sands
09. Over The Hill
10. We Are Not Here
11. Man-Erg
12. Interviews with Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton & Guy Evans
  • Format TypeNTSC
  • Region CodingAll Region
  • LabelConveyor
  • UPC680889021398
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