Van Der Graaf Generator - The Charisma Years 20 Disc CD/Blu-Ray Box Set

A lavish deluxe 20 disc boxed set comprising 17 CDs and 3 Blu Ray discs covering Van der Graaf Generator’s entire recorded work for Charisma Records. Between the years 1970 – 1978 the band released 8 albums (two under the name Van der Graaf) for the legendary Charisma label. Each...
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A lavish deluxe 20 disc boxed set comprising 17 CDs and 3 Blu Ray discs covering Van der Graaf Generator’s entire recorded work for Charisma Records. Between the years 1970 – 1978 the band released 8 albums (two under the name Van der Graaf) for the legendary Charisma label. Each record was ground breaking and the influence of the band’s unique music would be felt in the ensuing decades by artists of many different musical genres. This boxed set features all of their Charisma albums newly re-mastered from the first generation master tapes and much more.

The albums “H to He Who Am the Only One”, “Pawn Hearts”, “Godbluff” and “Still Life” have been stunningly 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 their appearance on German TV’s “Beat Club” in 1970, their 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.

Lavishly packaged with a 68 page book and rare photos, “The Charisma Years” is the definitive collection of work by Van der Graaf Generator.

Tracklist:
CD 1- The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other
1 Darkness (11/11)
2 Refugees
3 White Hammer
4 Whatever Would Robert Have Said ?
5 Out of my Book
6 After the Flood
7 Refugees - 7" single version
8 The Boat of A Million Years
9 Darkness (11/11) - Radio1 Top Gear Session
10 After the Flood - Radio1 Top Gear Session
CD 2
1 Killer
2 House with No Door
3 The Emperor in His War Room
4 Lost
5 Pioneers Over C
6 Killer (first version) - unreleased
7 The Emperor in His War Room (first version)
8 Killer - Radio1 Top Gear Session 12/10/70
9 Lost - Radio1 Top Gear Session 12/10/70
CD 3 – Pawn Hearts
1 Lemmings (including Cog)
2 Man Erg
3 A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers
4 Man Erg -Sounds of the 70s 1971
5 Theme One -Sounds of the 70s 1971
6 Vision -Sounds of the 70s 1971
7 Darkness -Sounds of the 70s 1971
CD 4 – Pawn Hearts Sessions
1 Theme One
2 W
3 Squid / Octopus
4 Angle of Incidents
5 Ponker’s Theme
6 Dimunitions
7 W (first version)
8 Theme One (original mix)
9 Man Erg - Radio 1 John Peel 1971
10 W - Radio 1 John Peel 1971
11 Killer- Radio 1 John Peel 1971
12 Refugees- Radio 1 John Peel 1971
CD 5 – Godbluff
1 The Undercover Man
2 Scorched Earth
3 Arrow
4 The Sleepwalkers
5 Scorched Earth - BBC Radio One John Peel session – 3rd July 1975
6 The Sleepwalkers - BBC Radio One John Peel session – 3rd July 1975
CD 6 – Live in Rimini
1 A Louse is Not a Home - Live in Rimini 1975
2 (In the) Black Room / The Tower- Live in Rimini 1975
3 Forsaken Gardens- Live in Rimini 1975
4 Lemmings- Live in Rimini 1975
5 Scorched Earth- Live in Rimini 1975
6 Man-Erg- Live in Rimini 1975
CD 7 – Still Life
1 Pilgrims
2 Still Life
3 La Rossa
4 My Room (Waiting for Wonderland)
5 Childlike Faith in Childhood’s End
6 Gog (live)
7 Still Life – Radio 1 John Peel April 1976
8 La Rossa – Radio 1 John Peel April 1976
CD 8 – World Record
1 When She Comes
2 A Place to Survive
3 Masks
4 Meurglys III (The Songwriters Guild)
5 Wondering
6 When She Comes
7 Masks - BBC Radio One John Peel session
8 Part One (Approx. 35% of) Meurglys III (The Songwriters Guild)
CD 9 - Live At Maison Mutualite, Paris (Part 1)
1 Arrow – Live at Maison Mutualite, Paris, 1976
2 When She Comes – Live at Maison Mutualite, Paris, 1976
3 Masks – Live at Maison Mutualite, Paris, 1976
4 Still Life – Live at Maison Mutualite, Paris, 1976
5 Lemmings – Live at Maison Mutualite, Paris, 1976
6 Childlike Faith in Childhood’s End – Live at Maison Mutualite, Paris, 1976
CD 10 – Live At Maison Mutualite, Paris, (Part 2)
1 Meurglys III (The Songwriter’s Guild) – Live at Maison Mutualite, Paris, 1976
2 Gog– Live at Maison Mutualite, Paris, 1976
3 Sleepwalkers– Live at Maison Mutualite, Paris, 1976
4 Killer– Live at Maison Mutualite, Paris, 1976
5 Man-Erg– Live at Maison Mutualite, Paris, 1976
CD 11 – The Quiet Zone/ The Pleasure Dome
1 Lizard Play
2 The Habit of the Broken Heart
3 The Siren Song
4 Last Frame
5 The Wave
6 Cat’s Eye / Yellow Fever (Running)
7 The Sphinx in the Face
8 Chemical World
9 The Sphinx Returns
10 Door
11 Ship of Fools
12 The Wave (demo version)
13 Cat’s Eye / Yellow Fever – BBC Radio 1 John Peel 1977
14 The Sphinx in the Face - BBC Radio 1 John Peel 1977
15 (Fragments of) A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers / Sleepwalker’s End - BBC Radio 1 John Peel 1977
CD 12 – Vital (CD One)
1 Ship of Fools
2 Still Life
3 Last Frame
4 Mirror Images
5 Medley: A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers / Sleepwalkers
CD 13- Vital (CD Two)
1 Pioneers Over C
2 Sci-Finance
3 Door
4 Urban / Killer / Urban
5 Nadir’s Big Chance
CD 14- H to He Who Am The Only One (New Stereo Mix)
1 Killer (New Stereo Mix 2021)
2 House with No Door (New Stereo Mix 2021)
3 The Emperor in His War Room (New Stereo Mix 2021)
4 Lost (New Stereo Mix 2021)
5 Pioneers Over C (New Stereo Mix 2021)
CD 15 - Pawn Hearts (New Stereo Mix)
1 Lemmings (including Cog)
2 Man Erg
3 A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers
4 Theme One (new stereo mix)
5 W (new stereo mix)
CD 16 – Godbluff (New Stereo Mix)
1 The Undercover Man (New Stereo Mix)
2 Scorched Earth (New Stereo Mix)
3 Arrow (New Stereo Mix)
4 The Sleepwalkers (New Stereo Mix)
CD 17 – Still Life (New Stereo Mix)
1 Pilgrims (New Stereo Mix)
2 Still Life (New Stereo Mix)
3 La Rossa (New Stereo Mix)
4 My Room (Waiting for Wonderland) (New Stereo Mix)
5 Childlike Faith in Childhood’s End (New Stereo Mix)
Disc Eighteen – Blu-ray Disc:
1 “H to He Who Am the Only One”
2 High resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix / New Stereo Mix / Original stereo mix
3 Killer
4 House with No Door
5 The Emperor in His War Room
6 Lost
7 Pioneers Over C
8 “Pawn Hearts”
9 High resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix / New Stereo Mix / Original stereo mix
10 Lemmings (including Cog)
11 Man Erg
12 A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers
13 Eyewitness
14 Pictures / Lighthouse
15 Eyewitness
16 SHM
17 Presence of the Night
18 Kosmos Tours
19 (Custard’s) Last Stand
20 The Clot Thickens
21 Land’s End (Sineline)
22 We Go Now
Disc Nineteen – Blu-ray Disc
1 “Godbluff”
2 High resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix / New Stereo Mix / Original stereo mix
3 The Undercover Man
4 Scorched Earth
5 Arrow
6 The Sleepwalkers
7 “Still Life”
8 High resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix / New Stereo Mix / Original stereo mix
9 Pilgrims
10 La Rossa
11 My Room (Waiting for Wonderland)
12 Childlike Faith in Childhood’s End
Disc Twenty – Blu-ray Disc
1 The video vaults:
2 Darkness
3 Whatever Would Robert Have Said
4 “Beat Club” – German TV 23rd June 1970
5 Previously unreleased
6 Lost
7 Killer
8 Octopus
9 “Pop Deux”
10 Filmed at The Bataclan Theatre, Paris 18th March 1972
11 Broadcast 27th May 1972 on French TV
12 Previously unreleased
13 Theme One
14 A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers
15 “Pop Shop”
16 Recorded 23rd March 1972
17 Broadcast RTBF TV, Belgium 21st September 1972
18 FIRST OFFICIAL RELEASE
19 The Undercover Man
20 Arrow
21 Scorched Earth
22 Sleepwalkers
23 “Live in Charleroi Palais des Expos – 27th September 1975”
24 Broadcast RTBF TV Belgium 17th April 1976
25 FIRST OFFICIAL RELEASE
26 Wondering
27 Charisma promotional film 1976
28 Previously unreleased
29 Cat’s Eye
30 Charisma promotional film
31 Previously unreleased
32 Van der Graaf in Concert
33 The Kohfidisch Open Air Festival, Austria 17th June 1978
34 Broadcast by ORF TV, Austria 1st July 1978
35 Previously unreleased

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