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First Generation
Van Der Graaf Generator
First Generation
Genres: Pop, Rock
 
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Mid-priced U.K. reissue of 1986 comp covering thelegendary prog act's best for Virgin, 1969-1971. The line upduring this period featured Peter Hammill, Hugo Banton, GuyGuy Evans & David Jackson. Seven tracks, including the...  more »

      
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All Artists: Van Der Graaf Generator
Title: First Generation
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Emd Int'l
Release Date: 4/20/1995
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 077778754626

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Mid-priced U.K. reissue of 1986 comp covering thelegendary prog act's best for Virgin, 1969-1971. The line upduring this period featured Peter Hammill, Hugo Banton, GuyGuy Evans & David Jackson. Seven tracks, including the non-album cut 'Theme One'. Other six: 'Darkness (11/11)','Killer', 'Man Erg', 'Pioneers Over C', 'A Plague Of Light-house Keepers: a)Eyewitness b)Pictures/ Lighthouse c)Eyewit-ness d)S.H.M. e)Presence Of The Night f)Komos Tours g)(Custard's) Last Stand h)The Clot Thickens i)Land's End(Sineline) j)We Go Now' and 'Refugees'.

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CD Reviews

Absolutely excellent.
Ignaciocue | Mexico | 12/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a wonderful compilation of Van der Graff. Ther is also a "Second Generation " compilation of their second era. Triple AAA progressive rock. I bought these two compilations and later had to buy each and every studio albums, totally hooked by this incredible group."
The best-value compilation of early VdGG work
Gavin Wilson | 03/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Over 71 minutes worth of first-phase Van Der Graaf: two tracks from THE LEAST WE CAN DO, two tracks from H2HE, all the tracks bar one from the classic PAWN HEARTS, and the previously unobtainable 'Theme One', written by Beatles producer George Martin. And it's one of the cheapest CDs in the catalogue -- what more could you ask for?Well, it's not remastered. But I'm quibbling. This is an excellent portfolio from a band which rose to the heights in 70/71 of headlining a tour organised by its label, Charisma, above its stable-mate Genesis! There's nothing from THE AEROSOL GREY MACHINE, the band's first album, which was never released in the UK. It's not an album I know.Until VdGG released the recent INTRODUCTION compilation, this was always the album that I pointed new fans to, along with its companion SECOND GENERATION (if you can get it). Some books classify Van Der Graaf not as progressive but as 'experimental', and far closer to the ambitions of German bands such as Can. Once you know VdGG, you realise how utterly unique they were. Any band that sings about a plague of lighthousekeepers has got to be very weird indeed."