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« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2015, 12:06:31 PM »

Yeah, I noticed that a few days ago. Great, great versions, and most are pretty different from the album versions, many are even better than the album versions.

I love all the BBC stuff, also from other bands and musicians.

Agreed. The policy of making bands record in the BBC's studios produced interesting alt versions of just about anything ever assayed. I don't know if it was a case of someone different engineering the things, limitations of the studio, rearrangements or whatever, but the different versions are almost always interesting. Not necessarily better than the album cuts . . . just different. But, as you say, sometimes better too.

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« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2016, 12:01:09 PM »

New studio release coming: https://www.amazon.co.uk/NOT-DISTURB-Van-Graaf-Generator/dp/B01HD34PSO/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1468173199&sr=1-1&keywords=van+der+graaf+generator

Holy crap, and there's this too: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Live-Rockpalast-Peter-Hammill-Group/dp/B00FU5G6BM/ref=pd_bxgy_15_img_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=10SYXNRJYFMRWJWFF2A6

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« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2016, 03:18:54 AM »


Great, than I can replace the VHS tape of this concert.


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« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2016, 02:30:13 PM »

Great, than I can replace the VHS tape of this concert.
You've already got the CD too? How did you do that?

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« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2016, 05:35:29 AM »

You've already got the CD too? How did you do that?

I have a several concerts from PH and VdGG on CD or (now) on MP3 or (then) on Audio-Tape. From time to time I love to listen to this lo-fi mono stuff. There is an incredible energy in the live versions, and the Hammill motto of "controlled chaos" comes through very lively.

Actually, if one wanted, one could get every concert that was recorded by hardcore fans as a bootleg CD-R release with cover. Many of these are a bit difficult to listen too though.

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« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2016, 04:30:07 PM »

Actually, if one wanted, one could get every concert that was recorded by hardcore fans as a bootleg CD-R release with cover. Many of these are a bit difficult to listen too though.
I have all the officially released Hammill live stuff, and a lot of the VDGG. I've seen Hammill live only once, in Tokyo. I think his live stuff is ALWAYS better than what he does in the studio (although his studio work is good too). I like getting recordings/videos of his live work, but there's so much of it that there's no reason to settle for sub-par releases.

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« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2016, 01:26:55 PM »

CD in da house!

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« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2016, 05:36:20 AM »

CD in da house!

And? Do you like it?

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« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2016, 09:43:38 AM »

I've only had time to listen to the first 2 tracks, but yeah, so far, so good.

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