donderdag 9 februari 2017

NEW: Peter Hammill live in Wien 2012 - 1DVD - October 25

Peter Hammill
Wien - Porgy & Bess - 25/10/2012

Pal DVD Aspect Ratio 16:9

List of complete video concert:
01 - The Mercy
02 - Driven
03 - Shingle Song
04 - Patient
05 - Not for Keith
06 - In the End
07 - Stranger Still
08 - Your Tall Ship

List of a mixed incomplete video recording:
Don't Tell Me
Gone Ahead
His Best Girl
Unrehearsed
A Run of Luck
Slender Threads
The Habit of the Broken Heart
Friday Afternoon
When She Comes


Recorded with Canon Powershot sx220 in Full HD
Editing with Adobe Premiere
Export with Adobe Media Encoder
Authoring with Ulead Dvd Workshop

Excellent Audio/Video quality
DVD artwork included
Menu DVD with selection track

Size: 4,22 GB
Total time: 58:31

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NEW: Peter Hammill live in Saarbrucken 1998 - 1DVD - February 3

Peter Hammill
Garage
Saarbrücken, Germany
3 February 1998

PH: voice, piano, acoustic and electric guitars
Stuart Gordan: Violin

Good audience Shot Video

01.Easy To Slip Away (cuts in)
02.The Siren Song
03.Nothing Comes
04.A Better Time
05.Been Alone So Long
06.Comfortable
07.Stranger Still
08.After The Show
09.Faculty X
10.Bubble
11.A Way Out
12.Last Frame
13.Skin
14.Primo On The Parapet

Lineage: Maxell Hi-Grade VHS (SP) (unknown generation) > panasonic dvd recorder > extract to harddrive > you

Video
Codec: MPEG2
Bitrate: 4515 kbps
Aspect: 4:3
Resolution: Pic (w x h) 720 x 480
Format: NTSC
Framerate: 29.970 fps

Audio
Codec: AC3
Bitrate: CBR; 256 kb/s tot, stereo (2/0)

Chapters every 5 minutes

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maandag 6 februari 2017

NEW: Van Der Graaf Generator live in Manchester 1976 - 2CD - November 22

Van Der Graff Generator

Manchester
Free Trade Hall
22 November 1976
Audience Recording
Source: Unknown

Lineup:

Peter Hammill
David Jackson
Guy Evans
Hugh Banton

Setlist:

01) when she comes
02) masks
03) arrow
04) still life
05) lemmings
06) childlike faithe in childhood's end

01) meurglys III
02) gog
03) the slee3pwalkers
04) killer

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NEW: Van Der Graaf Generator live in New York 1976 - 1CD - October 18

Van Der Graaf Generator
N.Y.78 bootleg vinyl LP
Reno Records
RR 5578

1. When She Comes (9:20)
2. Lemmings (15:48)
3. La Rossa (13:31)
4. Murgleys III (17:15)

Recorded 1976-10-18 Beacon Theater, New York, NY

Tracks one and three are tracked at the beginning of each LP side.  Track four is tracked at the break in the original taper's recording.

                   

NEW: Van Der Graaf Generator live in Paris 1975 - 2CD - November 24

Van der Graaf Generator
Paris - La Mutualite
1975-11-24.

This is a well known bootleg.

taper unknown

cd1
The Undercover Man (cut) /
Scorched Earth
Faint-Heart And The Sermon
Arrow
A Louse Is Not A Home
La Rossa

cd2
Lemmings
Gog
The Sleepwalkers
Man-Erg

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NEW: Van Der Graaf Generator live in London 1975 - 2CD - October 14

VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR
London
Imperial College, Great Hall
14 October 1975

Hugh Banton
Guy Evans
Peter Hammill
David Jackson

CD1 (66:45)
1 The undercover Man
2 (In The Black Room)
3 Arrow
4 Forsaken Gardens
5 La Rossa
6 Lemmings

CD2 (60:01)
1 Scorched Earth
2 Gog
3 The Sleepwalkers
4 Man-Erg
5 A Louse Is Not A Home
6 Urban

transfered from original mastertape!
cassette recording with a sony recorder and stero microphone

I got this and three other original recordings by a friend
who was studying in London in the second half of 1975.

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NEW: Van Der Graaf Generator live in Bracknell 1975 - 2CD - September 20

Van Der Graaf Generator
Bracknell / UK
Sports Centre
20 September 1975

Hugh Banton - organ + bass
Guy Evans - drums + prcussion
Peter Hammill - vocals, keyboards, el-guitar
David Jackson - saxes + flute

01 welcome clapping
02 The Undercover Man --> Scorched Earth
03 (In The) Black Room
04 Faint-Heart + The Sermon
05 Lemmings
06 La Rossa
07 Arrow
08 Man-Erg
09 Gog
(The sleepwalkers - not recorded)

total time: 95 min

x-generation cassette from trades

quality: B-

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woensdag 1 februari 2017

NEW: Van Der Graaf Generator live in Pescara 1975 - 2CD - August 14

Van Der Graaf Generator
Pescara / I
14 August 1975

Hugh Banton - organ + bass
Guy Evans - drums + prcussion
Peter Hammill - vocals, keyboards, el-guitar
David Jackson - saxes + flute

01 Lemmings
02 The Undercover Man
03 (In The) Black Room
04 Arrow
05 Faint-Heart + The Sermon
06 La Rossa
07 A Louse Is Not A Home
08 The Sleepwalkers
09 Scorched Earth
10 Man-Erg

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NEW: Van Der Graaf Generator live in Sarzana 1975 - 2CD - August 10

Van Der Graaf Generator
Sarzana / I
Stadio Miro Luperi
10 August 1975

Hugh Banton - organ + bass
Guy Evans - drums + prcussion
Peter Hammill - vocals, keyboards, el-guitar
David Jackson - saxes + flute

01 (In The) Black Room (End)
02 Arrow
03 Faint-Heart + The Sermon
04 Lemmings
05 La Rossa
06 Pilgrims
07 The Sleepwalkers
08 Scorched Earth
09 Man-Erg
10 Urban

total time: 117 min

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NEW: Van Der Graaf Generator live in Rimini 1975 - 2CD - August 9 - early show

Van der Graaf Generator
Rimini, L'Altro Mondo
9 August 1975 (early show = afternoon show)

audience recording


setlist:
101 - The Undercover Man
102 - Scorched Earth
103 - Man-Erg
104 - Lemmings
105 - La Rossa
201 - Arrow
202 - A Louse Is Not A Home
203 - Faint-Heart And The Sermon
204 - The Sleepwalkers


The story of this tape is quite interesting, as it comes from a whole batch of open reels all taped within a less
than 2 weeks long span at the same venue, L'Altro Mondo in Rimini, Italy, a kind of giant hangar, very innovative
 at the time, where hundreds of people were stuffed dancing (and doing other things). Amongst the recordings there
were a few Italian artists (most prominently Banco del Mutuo Soccorso and Fabrizio De Andrè) and some foreigners
(Van der Graaf Generator, obviously, but also Suzi Quatro, Demis Roussous and more). That said, the two performances
Van der Graaf Generator put on that same day (afternoon and evening shows were common in those days) were astounding.
The band had reformed only a few months before but was in fantastic shape. Listening to the energy coming out of
that stage is indeed amazing even nowadays.
The setlist mixed a few "old" classics with the recently recorded material from Godbluff, but also added numbers
from Peter Hammill solo side of the discography.
Since the evening show = late show surfaced years ago as a bootleg double cd (Worldly Men And Strangers,
Reel Tapes Records), a copy of it ended up in Peter Hammill's own hands. Tracks from that show have since appeared
in a few official releases (The Box 4cd set and various remastered editions of VdGG albums).

I've seen a tracklist for this same show that was quite different: but I can guarantee this is the real deal, as it
is sourced directly from the original reels (as stated above).
Also, Rimini's tapes from this batch have often been defined as mixing desk sourced. They are not. The original taper
did set up his Revox close to the mixing desk but then, rather than plugging into the board itself, ran his microphone
wires all the way to the stage, bundled with the electricity wires for the lighting rig. From what he told me (a long
long time ago, I must say), I seem to remember they were actually fixed to the lighting rigs with gaffa tape.
And that's the reason for what has elsewhere being described as "PA hum": the damned noise present in all of these
recordings is not, unfortunately a simple hum, but keeps increasing (and decreasing) in volume and frequency, the more
(or less) the lights were turned on (or off) to illuminate the stage...
That's basically the reason why no amount of "automatic" denoising or equalizing will go anywhere near getting rid of
the nuisance.
Still, the dynamic of this recording - with quiet nearly solo passages which suddenly give space to loud and vibrant
band ensambles - is absolutely superb! For your own sake: listen to this as loud as you can...

                    

NEW: Van Der Graaf Generator live in Gazzuolo 1975 - 2CD - August 5

Van Der Graaf Generator
Gazzuolo (Mantova), Country Arena
5 August 1975

Source: Unknown
Sound: Good - Very Good

Vdgg: HAMMILL, BANTON, EVANS, JACKSON

This recording is not complete but it is BTN (better then nothing)

Setlist:
cd1
the undercover man
scorched earth
man-erg
lemmings
*(killer)

cd2
la Rossa
arrow
A louse is not a home
Faint heart and the sermon
darkness (cut)
*(the sleepwalkers)
*(forsaken gardens)
*(in the black room)

* missing tracks

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NEW: Van Der Graaf Generator live in Grenoble 1975 - 2CD - May 24

VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR

GRENOBLE, France
Palais des Sports
24 may 1975

01 The undercover man (7:50) >
02 Scorched earth (11:43)
03 Forsaken gardens (7:54)
04 (In the) Black room (11:28)
05 Lemmings (6:05)
06 La Rossa (8:36)
07 Arrow (10:47)
08 Urban (7:08)
09 Darkness (11-11) (7:17)
10 A louse is not a home (12:59)
11 Faint-heart and the sermon (9:02)
12 The sleepwalkers (9:57)

Total : 1h51

Peter Hammill (voc, g, k)
Hugh Banton (b, k)
David Jackson (sax, fl)
Guy Evans (dr)

Recorded by The French Gentleman.

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NEW: Van Der Graaf Generator live in Verona 1972 - 1CD - June 3

Van Der Graaf Generator
LEM Club, Verona, Italy
1972-06-03

audience recording

As I saw a request for this I am happy to fulfill it in the hope that this minor flood of early
VDGG continues and yields to me some other unheard gems (An Epidemic Of Father Christmases, anyone?).

This is an very good recording. No major problems other than a certain distance and a fair amount
of chatter (blooming Italians, eh?) The sound is clear and undistorted with plenty of top end-you
can clearly hear the acoustic guitar and the cymbals-so I'd give it a B+.


01. Darkness (11/11)                7'07
02. Lost                           14'12
03. Lemmings                       13'44
04. W                               7'31
05. Killer                          9'12
06. Man-Erg(cut)                    1'56 07. Theme One                       5'04

Total Playing Time                  58'46

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NEW: Van Der Graaf Generator live in Basel 1972 - 2CD - May 7

VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR
1972-5-7 Cinema Mascotte Basel CD1 DGY-REM
1972-5-7 Cinema Mascotte Basel CD2 DGY-REM

contrast clause: from ORIGINAL audience recording

Hugh Banton - organ, effects
Guy Evans - drums, percussion
David Jackson - saxes
Peter Hammill - vocals, guitars, piano, & effects

Transfered from ORIGINAL audience recording made with
Sony Stereo Cassette recorder and stereo microphone!!!!

cd1  66:41
01 - Announcement & Tuning   1:34
02 - Theme One    5:08
03 - Introduction    0:44
04 - After The Flood   13:52
05 - Killer   9:27
06 - Navigated Jaxon's German Intro   1:49
07 - Lemmings (cut-in)    12:40
08 - Introduction    0:28
09 - W    6:44
10 - Introduction    0:42
11 - Lost    13:26

cd2  21:35
01 - Darkness (11/11)   8:29
02 - Octopus    13:03

                  

NEW: Van Der Graaf Generator live in Bern 1971 - 1CD - May 23

VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR
1971-05-23
Festhalle
Bern, Switzerland


Recorded by; "Judge Free"

Recorded on; AGFA Fe Master Cassettes>Phillips Deck(Mono)>second generation EL3302

Setlist

1. CANDLE#
2. SUNSHINE(False Start)#
3. SUNSHINE#
4. ?? #
5. AFTERWARDS
6. AQUARIAN
7. DARKNESS
8. LOST
9. KILLER(Cuts Off)
10. AFTER THE FLOOD
11. OCTOPUS
12. THEME ONE



Musicians;

PETER HAMMILL - Guitar/Piano/Keyboard & Vocals (1967-1978, 2005-PRESENT)
HUGH BANTON - Organ/Bass Pedals & Bass Guitar (1968-1976, 2005-PRESENT)
GUY EVANS - Drums (1968-1978, 2005-PRESENT)
DAVID JACKSON - Saxophone & Flute (1970-1977, 1978, 2005)

#These songs feature Peter Hammill alone on acoustic guitar playing songs from his upcomming solo release while the soundman tries to "get it together".

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