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Van Der Graaf Generator World Record (1976)

Van Der Graaf Generator - World Record (1976) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2015] PS3 + Hi-Res FLAC

Van Der Graaf Generator - World Record (1976) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2015]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 67:53 minutes | Scans included | 2,04 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,39 GB
Van Der Graaf Generator - World Record (1976) (2005 remaster)

Van Der Graaf Generator - World Record (1976) (2005 remaster)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Virgin/EMI | 540Mb

Released in the latter half of 1976 as a half-hearted attempt at some sort of commercial focus in the U.K. and U.S., World Record suffers from several ailments: there was much tension in the band at this point, particularly between leader Peter Hammill and keyboardist Hugh Banton. In the end, the band would split apart, with Banton and wind player David Jackson leaving, while Hammill and drummer Guy Evans recruited replacements. World Record is very much a divided record, sounding beautifully clean, but lacking in both performance and focus.
Van Der Graaf Generator - 5 Studio Albums (1970-1975) [Non-remastered]

Van Der Graaf Generator - 5 Studio Albums (1970-1975) [Non-remastered]
EAC Rip | FLAC, WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 1,3 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 531 MB | Covers - 220 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin/Charisma

Van Der Graaf Generator is an English eclectic progressive rock band with front man Peter Hammill from 'the classic period' that has proven be one of the most important bands of the progressive genre. An eye-opening trip to San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury during the summer of 1967 inspired British-born drummer Chris Judge Smith to compose a list of possible names for the rock group he wished to form. Upon his return to Manchester University, he began performing with singer/songwriter Peter Hammill and keyboardist Nick Peame; employing one of the names from Judge Smith's list, the band dubbed itself Van der Graaf Generator (after a machine that creates static electricity), eventually earning an intense cult following as one of the era's preeminent art rock groups…

Van Der Graaf Generator - Still Life (1976) [Non-remastered]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Aug. 15, 2017
Van Der Graaf Generator - Still Life (1976) [Non-remastered]

Van Der Graaf Generator - Still Life (1976) [Non-remastered]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 266 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 107 MB | Covers (2 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin/Charisma (CASCD 1116)

VDGG's second step on the mid-'70s comeback trail saw Peter Hammill attempting to meld the introspective and the cosmic throughout, though this did not stop him from taking a dead run at a grandiose concept or two - the consequences of immortality on the title track, and the grand fate of humanity on the epic "Childlike Faith in Childhood's End." The theme of humane cooperation informs the opening "Pilgrims," while "La Rossa" is an epic tale of desire fulfilled (a story that would be concluded on Hammill's solo album, Over). The true highlight, however, is the beautiful, pensive "My Room (Waiting for Wonderland)," with its echoes of imagination and loss. Hammill did not achieve such a level of painful beauty again until "This Side of the Looking Glass" on Over.
Van Der Graaf Generator - Still Life (1976) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2015] PS3 + Hi-Res FLAC

Van Der Graaf Generator - Still Life (1976) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2015]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 55:09 minutes | Scans included | 1,68 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,11 GB
Van Der Graaf Generator - Still Life (1976) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40138]

Van Der Graaf Generator - Still Life (1976)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-40138 | ~ 331 or 131 Mb | Scans(png) -> 172 Mb
Progressive Rock

VDGG's second step on the mid-'70s comeback trail saw Peter Hammill attempting to meld the introspective and the cosmic throughout, though this did not stop him from taking a dead run at a grandiose concept or two – the consequences of immortality on the title track, and the grand fate of humanity on the epic "Childlike Faith in Childhood's End."…
Van Der Graaf Generator - Time Vaults (1982) [Reissue 2008] (Repost)

Van Der Graaf Generator - Time Vaults (1982) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 310 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 110 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Plastic Head Records (PHRL014CD)

Since bootleggers were fetching high prices for Van Der Graaf Generator rarities compilations from fans, VDGG leader Peter Hammill decided to compile ten of the best tracks and give them an official release. Since some of the tracks were never even completed, some present-day overdubbing was required, but according to Hammill in the liner notes, "all dubbing was completed in nine hours, in order to stay true to the spirit of the venture." And although the listener is warned that these are not studio quality recordings, the overall sound is consistently good. Besides, most of the people who would buy this album in the first place are the VDGG fanatics, who will be happy just to acquire this material…

Van Der Graaf Generator - Trisector (2008) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at June 23, 2018
Van Der Graaf Generator - Trisector (2008) (Repost)

Van Der Graaf Generator - Trisector (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 343 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 126 MB | Covers - 20 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin/EMI (50999 5 21030 0 1)

Usually, the first comeback album is a pretext for a comeback tour; the second comeback album is the real test. And Van Der Graaf Generator passed that test, although fans may argue about that for years. Vintage VDGG this is not (and if you're still hoping for that, well, it won't happen). And, of course, Trisector sounds closer to a Peter Hammill solo album than any VDGG LP from the '70s. After all, drummer Guy Evans has released very few albums (let alone under his own name) during the interim, and organist Hugh Banton has released only one, while Hammill chugged out three dozens or so…
Van Der Graaf Generator - The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other (1970) [SHM-SACD 2015] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Van Der Graaf Generator - The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other (1970) [Japanese SHM-SACD 2015]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 52:52 minutes | Scans included | 1,58 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,15 GB
Van Der Graaf Generator - The Quiet Zone / The Pleasure Dome (1977) [Japanese SHM-SACD 2015] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Van Der Graaf - The Quiet Zone / The Pleasure Dome (1977) [Japanese SHM-SACD 2015]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 53:20 minutes | Scans included | 1,58 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,07 GB