VDGG — UK Tour to follow chart success of The Charisma Years

VDGG — UK Tour to follow chart success of The Charisma Years

Plus: 4 x 3-disc Special Edition CD/DVD album releases + Vinyl news

Van Der Graaf Generator have recently jolted the charts with The Charisma Years box — the archive release of the year.

Highest chart placings include UK Rock & Metal Album Chart No. 3; UK Physical Album Chart No. 14; and German Album Chart No. 20.

Peter Hammill on the response to the Box:

"It is gratifying – as well as a little bit strange – for the Box set to receive such a great reception on its release and, to be honest, very impressive that it managed to enter the Charts. The Hit Parade has always been quite a long way from our natural territory. We think everyone involved has done a capital job in pulling together a presentation and celebration of our work together in the Charisma years. Now, on with the next bit!"

And Hugh Banton says the Box reminds him of the particular creative conditions the band worked within:

"Revisiting the recordings we made in the 70s proved to be a fascinating experience. Nowadays musicians have the dubious luxury of near infinite tracks, countless takes and endless choice, but back then, recording onto multi-track tape, you often just had that one shot at getting it right ... if indeed there is ever a 'right'. I believe the jeopardy and tension lent a unique flavour to so much recorded music created during that time. And we knew a thing or two about tension."

* VDGG SPECIAL EDITIONS, PAWN HEARTS 50TH ANNIVERSARY, PLUS NEWS OF VINYL RELEASES

Special CD/DVD Editions

Aside from the The Charisma Years box, there are now 4 Special Edition CD/DVD remastered albums available in 3-disc form, with new mixes and wonderful booklets, including a 50th anniversary edition of Pawn Hearts — please see below for more information and images.

Special Vinyl Editions

And we are pleased to announce that 4 Special Edition Vinyl LPs are now scheduled for release in April 2022, plus 2 vinyl 7" singles available separately. Each of the singles will come with a rare poster. We will have more details in due course.

And at last we will be able to see Van Der Graaf Generator play live across the UK...

* UK TOUR DATES 2022 (RESCHEDULED FROM 2021)

Tickets are available

Tickets Link

February 2022

  • 21st Birmingham Town Hall
  • 22nd Manchester Bridgewater Hall
  • 24th London Palladium
  • 26th Edinburgh Queen's Hall

March 2022

  • 1st Bath The Forum

* 4 NEW SPECIAL EDITION 3-DISC CD/DVD ALBUMS FEATURE NEW STEREO & SURROUND SOUND MIXES...

Newly remastered 3-disc deluxe editions (2CD+DVD) of the classic albums. Each includes bonus tracks plus new stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound remixes by Stephen W Tayler. And each includes a booklet with many unseen photographs and an essay with exclusive interviews. Out now.

Selected photographs from the CD/DVD booklets:

The Special Editions:

H to He Who Am the Only One CD / DVD

  • A 3-disc special edition of the classic 1970 album
  • 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

Pawn Hearts CD / DVD

  • A 3-disc special edition of the classic 1971 album (50th anniversary edition)
  • 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 CD / DVD

  • A 3-disc special edition of the classic 1975 album
  • 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 CD / DVD

  • A 3-disc special edition of the classic 1976 album
  • 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 and 1976 and a 1976 John Peel BBC session

VDGG in 2021 photo Max D
VDGG in 2021 photo Max D'Orsogna
VDGG in rehearsal Exeter Aug 22 2021 photo credit Ed Clarke
VDGG in rehearsal Exeter Aug 22 2021 photo credit Ed Clarke

* For more information — please contact us...

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