Van Der Graaf Generator: The Charisma Years

The Charisma Years

Van Der Graaf Generator

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  • Release Date 03 September 2021
Product code
3523454
Format
CD Box Set
Label
UMC / Virgin EMI

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.

Tracks
CD 1- The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other
1 Darkness (11/11)  
2 Refugees  
3 White Hammer  
4 Whatever Would Robert Have Said ?  
5 Out of my Book  
6 After the Flood  
7 Refugees - 7" single version  
8 The Boat of A Million Years  
9 Darkness (11/11) - Radio1 Top Gear Session  
10 After the Flood - Radio1 Top Gear Session  
Tracks
CD 2
1 Killer  
2 House with No Door  
3 The Emperor in His War Room  
4 Lost  
5 Pioneers Over C  
6 Killer (first version) - unreleased  
7 The Emperor in His War Room (first version)  
8 Killer - Radio1 Top Gear Session 12/10/70  
9 Lost - Radio1 Top Gear Session 12/10/70  
Tracks
CD 3 – Pawn Hearts
1 Lemmings (including Cog)  
2 Man Erg  
3 A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers  
4 Man Erg -Sounds of the 70s 1971  
5 Theme One -Sounds of the 70s 1971  
6 Vision -Sounds of the 70s 1971  
7 Darkness -Sounds of the 70s 1971  
Tracks
CD 4 – Pawn Hearts Sessions
1 Theme One  
2 W  
3 Squid / Octopus  
4 Angle of Incidents  
5 Ponker’s Theme  
6 Dimunitions  
7 W (first version)  
8 Theme One (original mix)  
9 Man Erg - Radio 1 John Peel 1971  
10 W - Radio 1 John Peel 1971  
11 Killer- Radio 1 John Peel 1971  
12 Refugees- Radio 1 John Peel 1971  
Tracks
CD 5 – Godbluff
1 The Undercover Man  
2 Scorched Earth  
3 Arrow  
4 The Sleepwalkers  
5 Scorched Earth - BBC Radio One John Peel session – 3rd July 1975  
6 The Sleepwalkers - BBC Radio One John Peel session – 3rd July 1975  
Tracks
CD 6 – Live in Rimini
1 A Louse is Not a Home - Live in Rimini 1975  
2 (In the) Black Room / The Tower- Live in Rimini 1975  
3 Forsaken Gardens- Live in Rimini 1975  
4 Lemmings- Live in Rimini 1975  
5 Scorched Earth- Live in Rimini 1975  
6 Man-Erg- Live in Rimini 1975  
Tracks
CD 7 – Still Life
1 Pilgrims  
2 Still Life  
3 La Rossa  
4 My Room (Waiting for Wonderland)  
5 Childlike Faith in Childhood’s End  
6 Gog (live)  
7 Still Life – Radio 1 John Peel April 1976  
8 La Rossa – Radio 1 John Peel April 1976  
Tracks
CD 8 – World Record
1 When She Comes  
2 A Place to Survive  
3 Masks  
4 Meurglys III (The Songwriters Guild)  
5 Wondering  
6 When She Comes  
7 Masks - BBC Radio One John Peel session  
8 Part One (Approx. 35% of) Meurglys III (The Songwriters Guild)  
Tracks
CD 9 - Live At Maison Mutualite, Paris (Part 1)
1 Arrow – Live at Maison Mutualite, Paris, 1976  
2 When She Comes – Live at Maison Mutualite, Paris, 1976  
3 Masks – Live at Maison Mutualite, Paris, 1976  
4 Still Life – Live at Maison Mutualite, Paris, 1976  
5 Lemmings – Live at Maison Mutualite, Paris, 1976  
6 Childlike Faith in Childhood’s End – Live at Maison Mutualite, Paris, 1976  
Tracks
CD 10 – Live At Maison Mutualite, Paris, (Part 2)
1 Meurglys III (The Songwriter’s Guild) – Live at Maison Mutualite, Paris, 1976  
2 Gog– Live at Maison Mutualite, Paris, 1976  
3 Sleepwalkers– Live at Maison Mutualite, Paris, 1976  
4 Killer– Live at Maison Mutualite, Paris, 1976  
5 Man-Erg– Live at Maison Mutualite, Paris, 1976  
Tracks
CD 11 – The Quiet Zone/ The Pleasure Dome
1 Lizard Play  
2 The Habit of the Broken Heart  
3 The Siren Song  
4 Last Frame  
5 The Wave  
6 Cat’s Eye / Yellow Fever (Running)  
7 The Sphinx in the Face  
8 Chemical World  
9 The Sphinx Returns  
10 Door  
11 Ship of Fools  
12 The Wave (demo version)  
13 Cat’s Eye / Yellow Fever – BBC Radio 1 John Peel 1977  
14 The Sphinx in the Face - BBC Radio 1 John Peel 1977  
15 (Fragments of) A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers / Sleepwalker’s End - BBC Radio 1 John Peel 1977  
Tracks
CD 12 – Vital (CD One)
1 Ship of Fools  
2 Still Life  
3 Last Frame  
4 Mirror Images  
5 Medley: A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers / Sleepwalkers  
Tracks
CD 13- Vital (CD Two)
1 Pioneers Over C  
2 Sci-Finance  
3 Door  
4 Urban / Killer / Urban  
5 Nadir’s Big Chance  
Tracks
CD 14- H to He Who Am The Only One (New Stereo Mix)
1 Killer (New Stereo Mix 2021)  
2 House with No Door (New Stereo Mix 2021)  
3 The Emperor in His War Room (New Stereo Mix 2021)  
4 Lost (New Stereo Mix 2021)  
5 Pioneers Over C (New Stereo Mix 2021)  
Tracks
CD 15 - Pawn Hearts (New Stereo Mix)
1 Lemmings (including Cog)  
2 Man Erg  
3 A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers  
4 Theme One (new stereo mix)  
5 W (new stereo mix)  
Tracks
CD 16 – Godbluff (New Stereo Mix)
1 The Undercover Man (New Stereo Mix)  
2 Scorched Earth (New Stereo Mix)  
3 Arrow (New Stereo Mix)  
4 The Sleepwalkers (New Stereo Mix)  
Tracks
CD 17 – Still Life (New Stereo Mix)
1 Pilgrims (New Stereo Mix)  
2 Still Life (New Stereo Mix)  
3 La Rossa (New Stereo Mix)  
4 My Room (Waiting for Wonderland) (New Stereo Mix)  
5 Childlike Faith in Childhood’s End (New Stereo Mix)  
Tracks
Disc Eighteen – Blu-ray Disc:
1 “H to He Who Am the Only One”  
2 High resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix / New Stereo Mix / Original stereo mix  
3 Killer  
4 House with No Door  
5 The Emperor in His War Room  
6 Lost  
7 Pioneers Over C  
8 “Pawn Hearts”  
9 High resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix / New Stereo Mix / Original stereo mix  
10 Lemmings (including Cog)  
11 Man Erg  
12 A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers  
13 Eyewitness  
14 Pictures / Lighthouse  
15 Eyewitness  
16 SHM  
17 Presence of the Night  
18 Kosmos Tours  
19 (Custard’s) Last Stand  
20 The Clot Thickens  
21 Land’s End (Sineline)  
22 We Go Now  
Tracks
Disc Nineteen – Blu-ray Disc
1 “Godbluff”  
2 High resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix / New Stereo Mix / Original stereo mix  
3 The Undercover Man  
4 Scorched Earth  
5 Arrow  
6 The Sleepwalkers  
7 “Still Life”  
8 High resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix / New Stereo Mix / Original stereo mix  
9 Pilgrims  
10 La Rossa  
11 My Room (Waiting for Wonderland)  
12 Childlike Faith in Childhood’s End  
Tracks
Disc Twenty – Blu-ray Disc
1 The video vaults:  
2 Darkness  
3 Whatever Would Robert Have Said  
4 “Beat Club” – German TV 23rd June 1970  
5 Previously unreleased  
6 Lost  
7 Killer  
8 Octopus  
9 “Pop Deux”  
10 Filmed at The Bataclan Theatre, Paris 18th March 1972  
11 Broadcast 27th May 1972 on French TV  
12 Previously unreleased  
13 Theme One  
14 A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers  
15 “Pop Shop”  
16 Recorded 23rd March 1972  
17 Broadcast RTBF TV, Belgium 21st September 1972  
18 FIRST OFFICIAL RELEASE  
19 The Undercover Man  
20 Arrow  
21 Scorched Earth  
22 Sleepwalkers  
23 “Live in Charleroi Palais des Expos – 27th September 1975”  
24 Broadcast RTBF TV Belgium 17th April 1976  
25 FIRST OFFICIAL RELEASE  
26 Wondering  
27 Charisma promotional film 1976  
28 Previously unreleased  
29 Cat’s Eye  
30 Charisma promotional film  
31 Previously unreleased  
32 Van der Graaf in Concert  
33 The Kohfidisch Open Air Festival, Austria 17th June 1978  
34 Broadcast by ORF TV, Austria 1st July 1978  
35 Previously unreleased  

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