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VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR - THE CHARISMA YEARS 1970 -1978 [20 DISC BOXSET]

UMC/Virgin

  • £162.00 ( )

Format: 17CD/3DVD
Catalogue No.: 3523454
Barcode: 00602435234540
Release Date: 3rd September 2021
Genre: Progressive Rock

A lavish deluxe 20 disc boxed set comprising 17 CDs and 3 Blu Ray discs covering Van der Graaf Generator’s entire recorded work for Charisma Records. Between the years 1970 – 1978 the band released 8 albums (two under the name Van der Graaf) for the legendary Charisma label. Each record was ground breaking and the influence of the band’s unique music would be felt in the ensuing decades by artists of many different musical genres. This boxed set features all of their Charisma albums newly re-mastered from the first generation master tapes and much more.

The albums “H to He Who Am the Only One”, “Pawn Hearts”, “Godbluff” and “Still Life” have been stunningly remixed from the original multi-track tapes in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound by Stephen W Tayler. These feature on 4 additional CDs and two Blu ray discs. Also featured are two CDs of a recently discovered and previously unreleased entire concert recorded in Paris in December 1976 by French radio and all of the surviving BBC sessions recorded by the band. In addition there is a Blu ray disc featuring all of the surviving VdGG television footage and promotional films including their appearance on German TV’s “Beat Club” in 1970, their filmed appearance at The Bataclan in Paris in 1972 for the French TV show “Pop Deux”, the 1972 appearance on “Pop Shop” for RTBF Belgium, a live performance shot by Belgian TV in Chaleroi in September 1975, the promotional films of “Wondering” and “Cat’s Eye”, and a 20 minute documentary with live footage shot by Austrian television at The Kohfidisch Open Air Festival, Austria in June 1978.

Lavishly packaged with a 68 page book and rare photos, “The Charisma Years” is the definitive collection of work by Van der Graaf Generator.

H to He Who Am the Only One – 2 CD / 1 DVD – 00602508960727

A 3-disc edition of the classic album from Van der Graaf Generator. Newly remastered from the original first-generation master tapes featuring a new stereo mix and 5.1 Surround sound mix by Stephen W Tayler and additional bonus tracks. One of the defining progressive rock releases of its era.

Pawn Hearts 2 CD / 1 DVD – 00602508960864

A 3-disc edition of the classic 1971 album from Van der Graaf Generator heralded as one of the groundbreaking albums of the progressive era. Newly remastered from the original first-generation master tapes featuring a new stereo mix and 5.1 Surround sound mix by Stephen W Tayler and additional bonus tracks from the album sessions.

Godbluff 2 CD / 1 DVD – 00602508960987

A 3-disc edition of the classic 1975 album from Van der Graaf Generator newly remastered from the original first-generation master tapes featuring a new stereo mix and 5.1 Surround sound mix by Stephen W Tayler and additional live bonus tracks from 1975.

Still Life 2 CD / 1 DVD – 00602508961090

A 3-disc edition of the classic 1976 album from Van der Graaf Generator newly remastered from the original first-generation master tapes featuring a stunning new stereo mix and 5.1 Surround sound mix by Stephen W Tayler and additional live bonus tracks from 1975 and 1976 and a 1976 John Peel BBC session

CD One:
“The Least We Can Do is Wave to Each Other”
Released as Charisma CAS 1007 in February 1970
Darkness (11/11)
Refugees
White Hammer
Whatever Would Robert Have Said?
Out of My Book
After the Flood

Bonus tracks:
Refugees (single version)
Boat of Millions of Years

A & B-sides of single – Released as Charisma CB 122 in April 1970
Darkness
After the Flood
BBC Radio One “Top Gear” session – 20th January 1970

CD Two:
“H to He Who Am the Only One”
Released as Charisma CAS 1027 in December 1970
Killer
House with No Door
The Emperor in His War Room
Lost
Pioneers Over C

Bonus track:
Killer (first version) – Previously unreleased
The Emperor in His War Room (first version)
Recorded at Trident Studios in July 1970
Lost
Killer
BBC Radio One “Top Gear” session – 12th October 1970
Previously unreleased

CD Three:
“Pawn Hearts”
Released as Charisma CAS 1051 in October 1971
Lemmings (including Cog)
Man Erg
A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers
Eyewitness
Pictures / Lighthouse
Eyewitness
SHM
Presence of the Night
Kosmos Tours
(Custard’s) Last Stand
The Clot Thickens
Land’s End (Sineline)
We Go Now

Bonus tracks:
Man Erg
Theme One
Vision
Darkness

BBC Radio One “Sounds of the Seventies” session – 10th June 1971

CD Four:
Theme One

W

A & B-sides of single – Released as Charisma CB 175 in February 1972

The Pawn Hearts sessions:
Squid / Octopus
Angle of Incidents
Ponker’s Theme
Dimunitions
W (first version)
Theme One (original mix)

Man Erg
W
Killer

BBC Radio One John Peel Concert – 23rd September 1971

Refugees

BBC Radio One John Peel session – 14th December 1971

CD Five:
“Godbluff”
Released as Charisma CAS 1109 in October 1975

The Undercover Man
Scorched Earth
Arrow
The Sleepwalkers

Bonus tracks:
Scorched Earth
The Sleepwalkers

BBC Radio One John Peel session – 3rd July 1975

CD Six:
“Live in Rimini 9th August 1975”
A Louse is Not a Home
(In the) Black Room / The Tower
Forsaken Gardens
Lemmings
Scorched Earth
Man-Erg

CD Seven:
“Still Life”
Released as Charisma CAS 1116 in April 1976

Pilgrims
Still Life
La Rossa
My Room (Waiting for Wonderland)
Childlike Faith in Childhood’s End

Bonus tracks:
Gog (live)

Recorded at the Theatr Gwynedd, Bangor, Wales 10th May 1975

Still Life
La Rossa

BBC Radio One John Peel session – 1st April 1976

CD Eight:
“World Record”
Released as Charisma CAS 1120 in October 1976

When She Comes
A Place to Survive
Masks
Meurglys III (The Songwriters Guild)
Wondering

Bonus tracks:
When She Comes
Masks

BBC Radio One John Peel session – 11th November 1976

Part One (Approx. 35% of) Meurglys III (The Songwriters Guild)

B-side of single – Released as Charisma CB 297 in October 1976

Previously unreleased on CD

CD Nine:
Live at Maison de la Mutualite´, Paris
6th December 1976
Previously unreleased

Arrow
When She Comes
Masks
Still Life
Lemmings
Childlike Faith in Childhood’s End

CD Ten:
Live at Maison de la Mutualite´, Paris
6th December 1976
Previously unreleased

Meurglys III (The Songwriter’s Guild)
Gog
Sleepwalkers
Killer
Man-Erg

CD Eleven:
“The Quiet Zone / The Pleasure Dome”
Released as Charisma CAS 1131 in September 1977
Lizard Play
The Habit of the Broken Heart
The Siren Song
Last Frame
The Wave

Cat’s Eye / Yellow Fever (Running)
The Sphinx in the Face
Chemical World
The Sphinx Returns

Bonus tracks:
Door
Ship of Fools
B-side of single
Released in France as Charisma 6837 441 in September 1977

The Wave (demo version)
Cat’s Eye / Yellow Fever
The Sphinx in the Face
(Fragments of) A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers / Sleepwalker’s End

BBC Radio One John Peel session – 24th October 1977

CD Twelve:
“Vital”
Released as Charisma CVLD 101 in July 1978

Ship of Fools
Still Life
Last Frame
Mirror Images
Medley: A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers / Sleepwalkers


CD Thirteen:
“Vital”
Released as Charisma CVLD 101 in July 1978

Pioneers Over C
Sci-Finance
Door
Urban / Killer / Urban
Nadir’s Big Chance

Disc Fourteen
“H to He Who Am the Only One”
Released as Charisma CAS 1027 in December 1970
THE NEW STEREO MIX

Killer
House with No Door
The Emperor in His War Room
Lost
Pioneers Over C

Disc Fifteen
“Pawn Hearts”
Released as Charisma CAS 1051 in October 1971
THE NEW STEREO MIX
1.Lemmings (including Cog)
2. Man Erg
3. A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers
Eyewitness
Pictures / Lighthouse
Eyewitness
SHM
Presence of the Night
Kosmos Tours
(Custard’s) Last Stand
The Clot Thickens
Land’s End (Sineline)
We Go Now

Bonus tracks:
4. Theme One (new stereo mix)
5. W (new stereo mix)

Disc Sixteen
“Godbluff”
Released as Charisma CAS 1109 in October 1975

THE NEW STEREO MIX
The Undercover Man
Scorched Earth
Arrow
The Sleepwalkers

Disc Seventeen
“Still Life”
Released as Charisma CAS 1116 in April 1976
THE NEW STEREO MIX

Pilgrims
Still Life
La Rossa
My Room (Waiting for Wonderland)
Childlike Faith in Childhood’s End

Disc Eighteen – Blu-ray Disc:
“H to He Who Am the Only One”
High resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix / New Stereo Mix / Original stereo mix

Killer
House with No Door
The Emperor in His War Room
Lost
Pioneers Over C

“Pawn Hearts”
High resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix / New Stereo Mix / Original stereo mix

Lemmings (including Cog)
Man Erg
A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers
Eyewitness
Pictures / Lighthouse
Eyewitness
SHM
Presence of the Night
Kosmos Tours
(Custard’s) Last Stand
The Clot Thickens
Land’s End (Sineline)
We Go Now

Disc Nineteen – Blu-ray Disc
“Godbluff”
High resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix / New Stereo Mix / Original stereo mix

The Undercover Man
Scorched Earth
Arrow
The Sleepwalkers

“Still Life”
High resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix / New Stereo Mix / Original stereo mix

Pilgrims
La Rossa
My Room (Waiting for Wonderland)
Childlike Faith in Childhood’s End

Disc Twenty – Blu-ray Disc
The video vaults:
Darkness
Whatever Would Robert Have Said
“Beat Club” – German TV 23rd June 1970
Previously unreleased

Lost
Killer
Octopus

“Pop Deux”
Filmed at The Bataclan Theatre, Paris 18th March 1972
Broadcast 27th May 1972 on French TV
Previously unreleased

Theme One
A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers

“Pop Shop”
Recorded 23rd March 1972
Broadcast RTBF TV, Belgium 21st September 1972
FIRST OFFICIAL RELEASE

The Undercover Man
Arrow
Scorched Earth
Sleepwalkers

“Live in Charleroi Palais des Expos – 27th September 1975”
Broadcast RTBF TV Belgium 17th April 1976
FIRST OFFICIAL RELEASE

Wondering
Charisma promotional film 1976
Previously unreleased

Cat’s Eye
Charisma promotional film
Previously unreleased

Van der Graaf in Concert
The Kohfidisch Open Air Festival, Austria 17th June 1978
Broadcast by ORF TV, Austria 1st July 1978
Previously unreleased

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