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Van der Graaf Generator
CD Reviews
1 Prophesy Disaster
Review by Bruce Stringer
With a title taken from the epic “A Plague Of Lighthouse Keepers,” this compilation was obviously the product of some well researched members of Virgin Records back in the early 1990s.
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Do Not Disturb
Review by Gary Hill
This new disc from Van Der Graaf Generator is sure to please long time fans of the band. Personally, I don't think I'm the target audience for this.

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Live at Metropolis Studios London
Review by Gary Hill
I really have a lot of trouble with the vocals on this thing.  

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Merlin Atmos: Live Performances 2013
Review by Gary Hill
This is a legendary band.

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Pawn Hearts
Review by Julie Knispel
Pawn Hearts, the fourth album by the first incarnation of the seminal British progressive band Van der Graaf Generator, is the fullest distillation of the band’s multiple talents.
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Present
Review by Steve Alspach
The Van is Back! Um, no.

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Still Life
Review by Steve Alspach
 "At the time it seemed a reasonable course to harness all the force of life without the threat of death, but soon we found that boredom and inertia are not negatives but all the law we know, and dead are will and words like survival."
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Vital Live
Review by Bruce Stringer
With the recording of this live performance in the care of drummer extraordinaire, Guy Evans, this incarnation of Van der Graaf Generator, as always, speaks volumes in it's work. With his ear, that of a seasoned engineer, the mix is bass-end heavy and has the dynamic control of expansive tension rarely heard on live recordings.
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DVD Reviews
Van der Graaf Generator - Live at Rockpalast - Leverkusen 2005 DVD
Review by Gary Hill

The concert captured here was a very special event. It was the reunion of Van der Graaf Generator.


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Van der Graaf Generator - Masters From the Vaults DVD
Review by Bruce Stringer
One of the most underrated of the 70's prog-rock acts, this Van Der Graaf Generator TV appearance (looking to possibly be from French or Belgium TV) demonstrates the incredible chemistry that these guys had.
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Nic Potter
Review by Bruce Stringer
Interview with Nic Potter From 2008
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David Cross and David Jackson - Another Day
Review by Gary Hill

Before I gave this disc a spin, I was expecting something very different than what it turned out to be. For some reason I thought this would be particularly mellow and restful music.


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Various Artists - Citizens of Hope and Glory. The Story of Progressive Rock written by Stephen Lambe
Review by Scott Montgomery

This is an enjoyable read that saunters through the chronology and culture of progressive rock.


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Mr. Averell - Gridlock
Review by G. W. Hill

The main man behind this project is René van Commenée.


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Various Artists - Mountains Come Out of the Sky. The Illustrated History of Prog Rock – written by Will Romano
Review by Scott Montgomery
Overall, this is a very good and highly recommended overview of the genre and its history. 
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Nic Potter - Nic Potter & Friends – Live in Italy
Review by Bruce Stringer
The triumphant return of ex-Van Der Graaf Generator bass man Nic Potter contains an intriguing mixture of songs old and not so old in celebratory performances with Italian musicians on their home turf. To have chosen a live forum to display his renewed invigoration is no surprise; he is a man that sets his sights and hits the mark with the flair and finesse of a great artist.
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Judge Smith - Orfeas: A Song Story
Review by G. W. Hill

While this album didn’t completely blow me away in terms of being something I’d listen to a lot, I was quite taken by the artistic nature of it.


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Various Artists - Popoff Archive 2: Progressive Rock written by Martin Popoff
Review by Greg Olma
The music world has many characters who work behind the scenes, from producers to engineers to marketing people (and many more). 

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Huw Lloyd Langton - Rare & Unreleased Anthology 1971-2010
Review by G. W. Hill

This double CD set was apparently in the works before Huw Lloyd-Langton’s recent death.


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Various Artists - The Hammond Organ: An Introduction to the Instrument and the Players Who Made it Famous written by Scott Faragher
Review by G. W. Hill

There are only a few musical instruments that have changed music and defined a sound.


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