Van Der Graaf Generator: The Charisma Years 1970-1978
Universal 43523454 (3 discs)
Van Der Graaf Generator
A deluxe 20 disc (17 CD / 3 Blu Ray) box set covering Van der Graaf Generator’s entire recorded work for Charisma Records.
Between the years 1970-1978, VdGG released 8 unique and uncompromising albums for the legendary Charisma label.
This set features all eight of the band's Charisma albums remastered from the first generation master tapes plus much more.
Additionally, H to He Who Am the Only One, Pawn Hearts, Godbluff and Still Life have been 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 the band's appearance on German TV’s “Beat Club” in 1970, a 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.
Packaged with a 68 page book and rare photos, The Charisma Years is a definitive account of an essential career.
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