2021 UK/EU Super Deluxe Limited Edition box set – A lavish 20 disc release comprising 17 CDs and 3 multi-region Blu-Ray discs containing all the recordings made by VDGG for Charisma Records between December 1969 and July 1978. Featuring newly remastered versions of their 8 albums, a previously unreleased concert in Paris from 1976, BBC sessions 1970-77 and unreleased studio out-takes. The Blu-Ray discs feature stereo & 5.1 Surround Sound mixes of H to He…, Pawn Hearts, Godbluff and Still Life, plus THE VIDEO VAULTS. Deluxe box with illustrated book, essays, interviews and photographs.
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.
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- Van Der Graaf Generator - 68-71 (Sixty Eight To Seventy One) - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $62.50, €59.00 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2022 15:53)on May 21, 2022 at 5:25 pm
VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR 68-71 (1972 UK first press 8-track LP compilation on the pink 'scroll' Charisma label, including Necromancer that was previously unreleased in the UK plus the exceptional Killer. The picture sleeve shows only light shelfwear with just a few spots of edge wear and small imprint from a previous store sticker, otherwise remaining in Excellent shape. The vinyl on the other hand steals the show remaining in near 'as new' condition looking seldom played, not the rarest pink scroll but a great compilation in its earliest form and hard to find with vinyl in such lovely condition CS2)
- Van Der Graaf Generator - The Least We Can Do - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $93.75, €88.50 (New Item) (arrived 08-Feb-2022 17:28)on May 21, 2022 at 5:25 pm
VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other (1970 UK first press 6-track LP on the pink Charisma 'scroll' label, matte gatefold picture sleeve. The cover has a degree of scuffing/edegwear and a patch of sticker lift wear,but otherwise still holds up well, with no seam splits. The heavyweight vinyl [VG] has some paper hairlines, light scuffs and spindle marks by the centre hole which are primarily cosmetic in nature. By no means mint, this is still a respectable starter copy of this rare first issue now well over fifty years on! CAS1007)
- Van Der Graaf Generator - Godbluff - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £40.00, $50.00, €47.20 (New Item) (arrived 11-Dec-2021 09:32)on May 21, 2022 at 5:25 pm
VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR Godbluff (1975 UK first press 4-track LP on the small Madhatter label with 'Marketed & Distributed by Phonogram' perimeter text, housed in a picture sleeve with lyric card inner. The sleeve has a slight crease in the opening edge and a few very light storage marks, whilst the vinyl looks barely played CAS1109)
- Van Der Graaf Generator - The Aerosol Grey Machine - German - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.25, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 18-Dec-2021 09:52)on May 21, 2022 at 5:25 pm
VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR The Aerosol Grey Machine (1978 German issue of the 1969 10-track stereo LP, on the blue & silver Fontana label with black ring around the centre hole. Never issued in the UK, this album was originally only released in the States. The glossy picture sleeve shows some light paper scuff marks & the vinyl still looks barely played)
- Van Der Graaf Generator - The Least We Can Do - Small Madhatter - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.25, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 28-Dec-2021 16:28)on May 21, 2022 at 5:25 pm
VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR The Least We Can Do (Mid to late 70s UK small 'Mad Hatter' label issue of the 1970 6-track vinyl LP, the second longplayer by one of the most distinctive British progressive rock bands to date. The matt gatefold picture sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl appears barely played CAS1007)
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