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The Charisma Years 1970-1979

a Compilation/Boxed-Set release
by
Van der Graaf Generator

Release Year: 2021

Date Label Catalog # Comments
03 Sep 2021 17xCD, 3xBlu-ray

A deluxe 20 disc (17xCD / 3xBlu Ray) box set covering Van der Graaf Generator’s entire recorded work for Charisma Records.

A limited exclusive edition with a postcard signed by Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton, Guy Evans and David Jackson.

This set features all of the band's Charisma albums remastered from the first generation master tapes plus much more.

The albums 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.

Included are 2 CDs of a recently discovered and previously unreleased entire concert recorded in Paris in Dec 1976 by French radio and all of the surviving BBC sessions recorded by the band.

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.

This set is packaged with a 68 page book and rare photos.

Added To Proggnosis Database on: 6/10/2021 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 6/11/2021 7:41:00 AM by: DBSilver

CD 1: The Least We Can Do is Wave to Each Other (Feb 1970)

  1. Darkness (11/11)
  2. Refugees
  3. White Hammer
  4. Whatever Would Robert Have Said?
  5. Out of My Book
  6. After the Flood
Bonus tracks: A & B-sides of single (Apr 1970):
  1. Refugees (single version)
  2. Boat of Millions of Years
Bonus tracks: BBC Radio One Top Gear session (20 Jan 1970):
  1. Darkness
  2. After the Flood

CD 2: H to He Who Am the Only One (Dec 1970)

  1. Killer
  2. House with No Door
  3. The Emperor in His War Room
  4. Lost
  5. Pioneers Over C
Bonus tracks: Recorded at Trident Studios in Jul 1970:
  1. Killer (first version) – Previously unreleased
  2. The Emperor in His War Room (first version)
Bonus tracks: BBC Radio One Top Gear session (12 Oct 1970) - Previously unreleased:
  1. Lost
  2. Killer

CD 3: Pawn Hearts (Oct 1971)

  1. Lemmings (including Cog)
  2. Man Erg
  3. A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers
  4. Eyewitness
  5. Pictures / Lighthouse
  6. Eyewitness
  7. SHM
  8. Presence of the Night
  9. Kosmos Tours
  10. (Custard’s) Last Stand
  11. The Clot Thickens
  12. Land’s End (Sineline)
  13. We Go Now
Bonus tracks: BBC Radio One Sounds of the Seventies session (10 Jun 1971):
  1. Man Erg
  2. Theme One
  3. Vision
  4. Darkness

CD 4:

A & B-sides of single – Released as Charisma CB 175 in February 1972:
  1. Theme One
  2. W
The Pawn Hearts sessions:
  1. Squid / Octopus
  2. Angle of Incidents
  3. Ponker’s Theme
  4. Dimunitions
  5. W (first version)
  6. Theme One (original mix)
BBC Radio One John Peel Concert – 23 Sep 1971:
  1. Man Erg
  2. W
  3. Killer
BBC Radio One John Peel session – 14 Dec 1971:
  1. Refugees

CD 5: Godbluff (Oct 1975)

  1. The Undercover Man
  2. Scorched Earth
  3. Arrow
  4. The Sleepwalkers
Bonus tracks: BBC Radio One John Peel session (3 Jul 1975):
  1. Scorched Earth
  2. The Sleepwalkers

CD 6: Live in Rimini 9 Aug 1975

  1. A Louse is Not a Home
  2. (In the) Black Room / The Tower
  3. Forsaken Gardens
  4. Lemmings
  5. Scorched Earth
  6. Man-Erg

CD 7: Still Life (Apr 1976)

  1. Pilgrims
  2. Still Life
  3. La Rossa
  4. My Room (Waiting for Wonderland)
  5. Childlike Faith in Childhood’s End
Bonus track: Recorded at the Theatr Gwynedd, Bangor, Wales (10 May 1975):
  1. Gog (live)
Bonus tracks: BBC Radio One John Peel session (1 Apr 1976):
  1. Still Life
  2. La Rossa

CD 8: World Record (Oct 1976)

  1. When She Comes
  2. A Place to Survive
  3. Masks
  4. Meurglys III (The Songwriters Guild)
  5. Wondering
Bonus tracks: BBC Radio One John Peel session (11 Nov 1976):
  1. When She Comes
  2. Masks
Bonus track: B-side of single – Oct 1976 Previously unreleased on CD:
  1. Part One (Approx. 35% of) Meurglys III (The Songwriters Guild)

CD 9: Live at Maison de la Mutualité, Paris 6 Dec 1976

  1. Arrow
  2. When She Comes
  3. Masks
  4. Still Life
  5. Lemmings
  6. Childlike Faith in Childhood’s End

CD 10: Live at Maison de la Mutualité, Paris 6 Dec 1976

  1. Meurglys III (The Songwriter’s Guild)
  2. Gog
  3. Sleepwalkers
  4. Killer
  5. Man-Erg

CD 11: The Quiet Zone / The Pleasure Dome (Sep 1977)

  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
Bonus tracks:
  1. Door
  2. Ship of Fools (B-side of single released in France as Charisma 6837 441 in September 1977)
  3. The Wave (demo version)
Bonus tracks:  BBC Radio One John Peel session (24 Oct 1977):
  1. Cat’s Eye / Yellow Fever
  2. The Sphinx in the Face
  3. (Fragments of) A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers / Sleepwalker’s End

CD 12: Vital (Jul 1978)

  1. Ship of Fools
  2. Still Life
  3. Last Frame
  4. Mirror Images
  5. Medley: A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers / Sleepwalkers

CD 13: Vital (Jul 1978)

  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 (THE NEW STEREO MIX)

  1. Killer
  2. House with No Door
  3. The Emperor in His War Room
  4. Lost
  5. Pioneers Over C

CD 15: Pawn Hearts (THE NEW STEREO MIX)

  1. Lemmings (including Cog)
  2. Man Erg
  3. A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers
  4. Eyewitness
  5. Pictures / Lighthouse
  6. Eyewitness
  7. SHM
  8. Presence of the Night
  9. Kosmos Tours
  10. (Custard’s) Last Stand
  11. The Clot Thickens
  12. Land’s End (Sineline)
  13. We Go Now
Bonus tracks:
  1. Theme One (new stereo mix)
  2. W (new stereo mix)

CD 16: Godbluff (THE NEW STEREO MIX) (Oct 1975)

  1. The Undercover Man
  2. Scorched Earth
  3. Arrow
  4. The Sleepwalkers

CD 17: Still Life (THE NEW STEREO MIX) (Apr 1976)

  1. Pilgrims
  2. Still Life
  3. La Rossa
  4. My Room (Waiting for Wonderland)
  5. Childlike Faith in Childhood’s End

Disc 18: Blu-Ray (High resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix / New Stereo Mix / Original stereo mix)

H to He Who Am the Only One:
  1. Killer
  2. House with No Door
  3. The Emperor in His War Room
  4. Lost
  5. Pioneers Over C
Pawn Hearts:
  1. Lemmings (including Cog)
  2. Man Erg
  3. A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers
  4. Eyewitness
  5. Pictures / Lighthouse
  6. Eyewitness
  7. SHM
  8. Presence of the Night
  9. Kosmos Tours
  10. (Custard’s) Last Stand
  11. The Clot Thickens
  12. Land’s End (Sineline)
  13. We Go Now
Bonus Tracks:
  1. Boat Of Millions Of Years
  2. Theme One
  3. W

Disc 19 Blu-Ray (High resolution 5.1 Surround Sound Mix / New Stereo Mix / Original stereo mix)

Godbluff:
  1. The Undercover Man
  2. Scorched Earth
  3. Arrow
  4. The Sleepwalkers
Still Life:
  1. Pilgrims
  2. La Rossa
  3. My Room (Waiting for Wonderland)
  4. Childlike Faith in Childhood’s End

Disc 20 Blu-Ray

The video vaults: Beat Club – German TV 23 Jun 1970 Previously unreleased:
  1. Darkness
  2. Whatever Would Robert Have Said
Pop Deux Filmed at The Bataclan Theatre, Paris 18 Mar 1972 Broadcast 27 May 1972 on French TV Previously unreleased:
  1. Lost
  2. Killer
  3. Octopus
Pop Shop Recorded 23 Mar 1972 Broadcast RTBF TV, Belgium 21 Sep 1972  FIRST OFFICIAL RELEASE:
  1. Theme One
  2. A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers
Live in Charleroi Palais des Expos – 27 Sep 1975 Broadcast RTBF TV Belgium 17 Apr 1976 FIRST OFFICIAL RELEASE:
  1. The Undercover Man
  2. Arrow
  3. Scorched Earth
  4. Sleepwalkers
Charisma promotional film 1976 Previously unreleased:
  1. Wondering
Van der Graaf in Concert The Kohfidisch Open Air Festival, Austria 17 Jun 1978  Broadcast by ORF TV, Austria 1 Jul 1978 Previously unreleased:
  1. Cat’s Eye

Various Members of Van der Graaf Generator

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