Van der Graaf Generator '68-'71

68-71 cover

Label Label
68-71 Compilation Album (1972)
1. Afterwards
2. Boat of Millions of Years
3. Whatever would Robert have said
4. Lost
5. Necromancer
6. Refugees
7. Darkness
8. Killer
(Click on album covers below for more information)

Record Collector valuation: £12

This album contained the track that caught my attention, namely "Necromancer", previously unreleased in the UK as it turned out. Tim Locke brought the album along to a party that I had at my parents house in 1972. The party landed me in a heap of trouble but that's another story.

I think it was Peter Hammill's voice that I originally liked, but of course it didn't take long to realise what a brilliant lyricist he was.

There follows some extracts from the album cover which give an overview of the early days of Van der Graaf Generator and a brief discography via the album cover links.

Picture:The earliest days with Nick Pearne
Peter Hammill+Chris Smith+Nick Pearne. A few gigs around Manchester. No recording. ('67 - spring '68).

Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton, Chris Smith - abortive recording (spring '68 - Autumn '68).

More on Theme OnePicture:AGM More about The Aerosol Grey Machine
Theme One single ***************************************The Aerosol Grey Machine

More about The least we can do is wave to each otherPicture:VdGGMore about H to He, who am the Only One
The least we can do is wave to each other********************H to He, who am the Only One

Picture:Tracks from The Least and H to He






The Italian cassette tape